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Friday, November 21, 2008

99 Things

I stole this from Erin. Things I've done are in bold. It's odd to me that on a few of these, I actually couldn't remember. I decided that if I didn't have a specific memory, I wouldn't mark it.

I've done a few things that are pretty cool (running marathons, seeing things in Europe), but what is more striking to me is the many things I haven't.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
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
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Carissa J said...

You've never built a snow fort?!

Voth said...

I don't really have a comment, but my word verification is spellypoo, and I really wanted to type that out a few times.

We should go to Jerusalem and walk sometime, as it's something both of us have yet to do. I'll let you know when I win the lotto.

I Hope So said...

you've done faaar more than i have.

and i haven't gotten a good word verification yet. mine: auncent.


Ashley said...

As soon as I began reading your post I thought, "This! I can do THIS on OUR blog! (Since I'm not much into writing anything anymore)" but it turns out my list wouldn't be very interesting. Can we trade pasts, just for a day? :)

Or maybe you can write about these places? Maybe which places you'd go back to (and why), which you wouldn't (and why), and your general interesting sentiments about them. Since I've asked it wouldn't seem too braggy or pretentious. Indulge me :)

I enjoy your blog, thanks for writing (something I can obviously appreciate but don't do well meself :)).

Ern said...

I've been reading everyone's 99 things, thinking, "of course, EVERYONE has taken a sick day when they aren't sick." Really? You haven't?


CëRïSë said...

I can't recall either building a snow fort nor calling in sick when I wasn't; I'm attributing these oversights to, respectively, having grown up where it doesn't really snow, and having had very few real jobs.

Wendy, I am all about going to Jerusalem to walk with you. Do keep me posted on the lotto.

And Ashley, I love it when you blog! Maybe you could come up with a list of 99 things you have done; I think that would be interesting. Some of the stories, I've already told, but I could think about some of the others.