Monday, December 22, 2008


    from Nikkishell .. who I just happened to bump into at our local bookstore the other day.
    This is blogger-riche territory here, let me tell you ....

    Things you've already done: bold
    Things you want to do: italicize
    Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

    1. started your own blog

    2. slept under the stars

    3. played in a band ( I used to sing in a choir though ! )

    4. visited hawaii ( I think it would be exactly like Fiji - *yawn* )

    5. watched a meteor shower

    6. given more than you can afford to charity

    7. been to disneyland/world- both

    8. climbed a mountain. Kosciusko.

    In inappropriate footwear, no less

    9. held a praying mantis. Not sure ? Probably.

    10. sang a solo.

    11. bungee jumped. No f'n thanks.

    12. visited Paris- oh yes, beautiful !

    13. watched a lightning storm at sea. Have I done this ? Maybe..

    14. taught yourself an art from scratch ...
    well, there was always instructions, a book, a teacher or a friend to start, so no ?

    15. adopted a child - we have a World Vision kid, does that count ?

    16. had food poisoning- oh yes :(

    17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty. AB has.

    18. grown your own vegetables- yep!

    19. seen the Mona Lisa in France

    20. slept on an overnight train

    21. had a pillow fight

    22. hitch hiked. No WAY !

    23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill

    24. built a snow fort

    25. held a lamb. Probably ?

    26. gone skinny dipping. Topless sunbaking, yes

    27. run a marathon. Anyone who knows my hatred of sport will be surprised, but.. yes.. ok .. no .. that was a fun-run .. my bad :p

    28. ridden a gondola in venice

    29. seen a total eclipse. When I was a kid.

    I remember being underwhelmed

    30. watched a sunrise or sunset

    31. hit a home run. Like, *yawn*

    32. been on a cruise. Does the Spirit of Tasmania count ?
    It was taste enough for me.... floating disco/buffet/casino - yeurgh.

    33. seen niagara falls in person

    34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors. Well AB's, and strangely enough my BIL's, accidentally, as they came from just down the road ( Scotland )

    35. seen an amish community

    36. taught yourself a new language. Lol. I wish you could like, download one into your mind - i'd love to be bilingual. Attempts at this have been dismal failures in tenacity...

    37. had enough money to be truly satisfied. I think I am.

    38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person.

    39. gone rock climbing

    40. seen Michelangelo's David in person

    41. sung karaoke. I love karaoke.

    42. seen old faithful geyser erupt.

    I've seen geysers erupting in New Zealand though!

    43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant

    44. visited africa

    45. walked on a beach by moonlight. Beautiful.

    46. been transported in an ambulance- once - only recently, for the little guy when he was a newbie and not breathing properly..

    47. had your portrait painted

    48. gone deep sea fishing. Ack, no

    49. seen the Sistene Chapel in person.
    No offense, but I think we saw enough domos and chapels to make up for it....

    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Yay ! :)

    51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling.

    I have breathing co-ordination issues :(

    52. kissed in the rain

    53. played in the mud

    54. gone to a drive-in theatre. Of course !

    That's all we had 'back then' ...

    55. been in a movie.

    Does a work corporate video count ? Or being on tele ?

    56. visited the great wall of china.

    My sister has - it looked pretty awesome !

    57. started a business

    58. taken a martial arts class- no, but i've always been intrigued by fencing - I like the attire.... and elegant Zorro moves...

    59. visited russia. After my girlfriend's experience with the mafia and finding her accomodation was in a bordello ... maybe not...

    60. served at a soup kitchen.

    61. sold girl scout cookies.

    I was never allowed to doorknock for ANY reason

    62. gone whale watching.

    Every year for 9 years when I lived in a whaling town..

    63. gotten flowers for no reason

    64. donated blood- I really should............

    65. gone sky diving. No thanks

    66. visited a nazi concentration camp.

    Supposed to be harrowingly horrific, but yes.

    67. bounced a cheque

    68. flown in a helicopter.

    As long as it wasn't one that plummeted to the ground...

    69. saved a favorite childhood toy.

    I'm not really sentimental like that.

    70. visited the lincoln memorial

    71. eaten caviar

    72. pieced a quilt

    73. stood in times square

    74. toured the everglades

    75. been fired from a job. Basically, life became hard when I refuted my bosses' advances :(

    76. seen the changing of the guard in london.

    Saw it at Arlington Cemetery, does that count ?

    77. broken a bone. No !!

    78. been on a speeding motorcycle. Yes :(

    79. seen the grand canyon in person

    80. published a book

    81. visited the vatican.

    I'll say 'yes', just so I can have an excuse to go back :)

    82. bought a brand new car

    83. walked in jerusalem

    84. had your picture in the newspaper

    85. read the entire bible. Who the ?!

    86. visited the white house. Absolutely WONDERFUL. I don't think they allow it any more though. I love old/historic homes..

    87. killed and prepared an animal for eating.

    Um, no. I've been present during a fair bit of this though, when I was younger :(

    88. had chickenpox. Not sure ?

    89. saved someone’s life

    90. sat on a jury

    91. met someone famous-a few

    92. joined a book club. I loved it, fun times.

    93. lost a loved one

    94. had a baby- went back for seconds..

    95. seen the alamo in person.

    96. swum in the great salt lake. I looked at it through a car window, does that count ? ( it was BIG ! ) It was also November, so it was f'n COLD ! Utah at Christmas though - stunning...

    97. been involved in a law suit

    98. owned a cell phone

    99. been stung by a bee. Possibly ?

    1 comment:

    Muzbot said...

    You've never been stung by a bee?! Wow.

    Hope you and your family have an absolutely beautiful Christmas.

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