Friday, December 05, 2008

"What Have You Done" Meme

Got this one from Sarah at "Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering." How many of these things have you done?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (keyboards, when I lived in Senegal)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (DisneyWorld)
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 (does "counted cross-stitch" count?)
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 (they're called "mental health days," you know... once in a VERY blue moon, since I'm self-employed and my boss is very strict!)
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 (sort of. Overnight on a tin can to Bermuda)
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 (in general)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (well, an anonymous dessert for a group of 6 teenage girls who had decided to attend their prom without dates!)
44. Visited Africa (lived there for a year)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (Artists' Quarter next to Notre Dame)
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 (baraccuda scared the snot out of me)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (my parents took us to a double feature: Cinderella and Cabaret. Spent the entire second half with my face pressed into a pillow, as Joel Gray gave my mother the creeps).
55. Been in a movie (fourth grade, played Molly Pitcher)
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 (Auschwitz, Poland)
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 (helped my friend piece one, and tie it).
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (office cleaning in college. Didn't pass white glove test.)
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 (over the course of years, not all at once)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (John Paul II, Ruth Bell Graham, Elisabeth Elliot, several other authors at various stages of greatness...)
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
100. Read an entire book in one day

Just for fun, I'll add a few more:

* Potty trained a puppy
* Taught a dog a trick
* Went on a week-long, cross-country trip with less than 30 minutes' notice
* Invited a priest or religious sister for dinner
* Been in a foreign prison
* Went to a party in which you were literally the only straight, single person in the room (only one couple was married)
* Rode public transportation cross-country (any country)
* Ate kimchi
* Biked around Mackinac Island
* Milked a goat.

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