Monday, October 23, 2006

Things I have done and HOPE to do

I found this on Ann's blog and wondered how I'd score. I have to say, I'm surprised.

Bold is what I've done and italics signify what I'd like to do:

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (I was there but the Tower was closed—bummer!)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (too many times to count)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced (god, yes, more than I want to think about)
42. Had amazing friends (still do!)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip (I used to be the by-myself road-trip queen--haven't done that in a while)
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love (nah, you don't really want to know)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain (I used to imitate Gene Kelly in "Singing in the Rain")
65. Gone to a drive-in theater (the one I went to growing up is still there and open every summer)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (I taught piano in high school, I guess that's a business)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie ("Fast Charlie, Moonbeam Rider," 1979--I was an extra)
74. Crashed a Party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (I was there—does that count?)
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (back in my younger days . . . .)
85. Been to Las Vegas (I wanted to go during the Rat Pack days)
86. Recorded music (again, back in the day . . . .)
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show (sorta--I was a stagehand and sang backstage--it does too count!)
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking--still felt like an idiot, though.
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication (I used to edit articles for medical journals, and believe me, sometimes there was more writing than editing)
106. Lost over 100 pounds--maybe someday . . . .
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane--only for a minute or two!
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111.Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone--my right little toe; don't ask how.
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery (knee arthroscopy, gall bladder, thyroidectomy, a bone taken out of my little toe)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours--5 college finals in two days--what else?
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (I grew up in a small town--this was pretty common, although I did make the cover of the entertainment section of the "Edmond Sun" once. Not that that's a MAJOR publication.)

129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions--most definitely!
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (someday . . . .)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair--who doesn't?
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life

And I'll add a couple of other things I've done:

151. Shook hands with the President of the United States

152. Sang at the Metropolitan Opera (not during a performance, but still . . . .), Notre-Dame in Paris, and St. Patrick's in NYC

153. Been to the Sistine Chapel

154. Met Maria VonTrapp

155. Had to be carried down the Olympic ski jump in Insbruck, Austria, because the air was to thin for me to breathe.

156. Had a designer teddy bear named after me--it wore the clothes I designed. (She had a boy bear friend named Randall--they were too cute!)

The later years are a little sparse, but it's not too bad. Makes you think, I guess.


At October 24, 2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Missy said...

Wow. Just WOW!

At November 08, 2006 10:28 AM, Anonymous your future candlelit bath partner said...

That you even know who Maria Von Trapp is is impressive.


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