didn’t you know these things already?

Sucked into one of these things…. from kmkat.

I suppose some people must know at least some of these things already…

Things I’ve done (in Bold)…

  1. Started my own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band (but I did play my guitar in front of people a couple of times)
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than I can afford to charity (but I have given a lot… I figure it all comes back)
  7. Been to Disneyland/world (world, in 1977 or so, when Space Mountain was new)
  8. Climbed a mountain (several, mostly in the Adirondacks)
  9. Held a praying mantis (um, yeah, and lots of other bugs)
  10. Sung a solo (but not in front of people… the good ones are in the car at 75 mph to Dean Martin’s greatest hits…sad, so sad)
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris (I have never been off of this continent, unless the Bahamas counted)
  13. Watched lightning at sea (the lightning was at sea, I was on land)
  14. Taught myself an art from scratch I suppose knitting counts?
  15. Adopted a child (No, but I have sponsored a child)
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown my own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (again, not off the continent)
  20. Slept on an overnight train (see the May/June 2007 archives)
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitchhiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (but I called them mental health days)
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb (and a goat kid)
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon (um, large breasts and running don’t mix well… I discoverd the wonderful world of double bras in my 30′s and have since found good single support items for athletic endeavors)
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run (maybe?????, but it would have been a pretty lame game)
  32. Been on a cruise (No, but I’ve taken the ferry to Nova Scotia…)
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (does Maine count???)
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught myself a new language
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (what’s with all these European trip items???)
  39. Gone rock climbing (does scrambling over boulders while mountain climbing or hiking count?)
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (train trip May/June2007)
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited Africa (yet another continent)
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (I’m counting lakeshores and cloudy nights…)
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had my 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 (many, many, many… 20+ years worth, and taught too)
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (hmmm… I was a girl scout for about 4 weeks, when I told my mother that I did not want to pay that b1tch leader a quarter each week. I’m sure I wasn’t there long enough to sell cookies… but I have bought them!)
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason (isn’t there always some reason)
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (once, nearly fainted… they kept me extra long and fed me lots of sugar)
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Flown in a helicopter (I think so…. part of some consulting work along a ROW in a NY swamp…)
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (no but my mother saved some that were not favorites…)
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten Caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt (well, does putting in a few stitches at a textile museum count?)
  73. Stood in Times Square (I think so… I was there as a kid)
  74. Toured the Everglades (Shark Valley… it’s sort of the Everglades)
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
  77. Broken a bone (from taking out the trash…)
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (the driver of said motorcycle even, but I never got my license because I had that broken ankle and the year I applied, I got chosen for a random special class, without which they would not give you a license, and I couldn’t ride in a cast…)
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (May/June 2007 train trip)
  80. Published a book (no, but I’ve published several papers… and I just finished reviewing a manuscript that a 15 year old I know is about to publish, I’ll let you know when it’s out… it’s fun)
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car (with gifted funds)
  83. Walked in Jerusalem (ack, again with off the continent…)
  84. Had my picture in the newspaper (but the funny thing is having your adult students say they read about you in the paper… huh?… in the police blotter! From a car accident… I wondered who reads the police blotter, and then I realized this particular population probably was looking to see what their friends were up to)
  85. Read the entire Bible (just parts)
  86. Visited the White House
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (no, but I dated a guy who did and for me…woodchuck stew)
  88. Had chickenpox (at 32!)
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury (does it count that after days of the selection process, we went in, sat down, and were dismissed?)
  91. Met someone famous (I’m sure I have, but what level of infamy is this about???)
  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 (settled out of court, kiddo broke his leg in a car accident when he was 18 months old)
  98. Owned a cell phone (technologically deficient?)
  99. Been stung by a bee (and a yellow jacket, and a hornet, and a paper wasp)
  100. Rode an elephant (I even have the photo someplace)

These are not especially juicy tidbits… oh well!

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    December 2, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    How did you break a bone taking out the trash?!

  2. 2

    kmkat said,

    December 2, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

    You broke your ankle once, too? Loads of fun, eh?

  3. 3

    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

    Yes, there does seem to be a lot of travel related stuff there. I want to know about the ambulance ride and the elephant, personally.

  4. 4

    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    Oh, and yes, definitely want to hear about breaking bones while taking out the trash – that’s why I avoid that chore at all costs, you know… ;)

  5. 5

    Lucia said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    Hmm, I’ve done most of the ones you’ve done. And I know you’ve met at least two famous people, for suitable definitions of famous.

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