Tuesday, December 9, 2008

99 Life Experiences

I saw this on someone else's blog, and thought it would be fun to do. The bolded items are things I've done. (There are quite a few I'd still love to do... some I know I'll never do... and a few I would really rather not do!)

Feel free to copy this to your own blog and bold your experiences. Let me know if you do! I'd love to see your list!

1. Started your own blog (Duh!)
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 (Although, I don't really think about it that way. God has always met our needs, so we can never really give more than we can afford!)
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain (Not Everest or anything... but a small one, yeah.)
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 (Well, we started to the top anyway! I think we got about half way up and realized that the line was moving too slow for the amount of time we had. So we went back down.)
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 (Umm... if you haven't, and you aren't blind... I think you need to get outside more!)
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 (My satisfaction does not come from money.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (Not rappelling with ropes and gear, but on hikes, yeah.)
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 (Do home movies count? No? I didn't think so.)
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 (Unfortunately... unintentionally... *sigh*)
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 (My little toe! That's it!)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (Yes! This was one of my long-time goals and I finally got to go in 2006!)
80. Published a book (Does a self-published cookbook count? I think it should!)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (On the front page, above the fold even! Our tiny little town had a front-page feature about the library's story time. And there I was with my toddler on my lap!)
85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Okay, I've never had to do the actual killing, but I have helped pluck freshly-butchered chickens and I think that should count!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (I've been called for jury duty once, but was eventually excused.)
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

Looks like I got a lot of livin' yet to do!


Reynie said...

You've done a lot! Good for you. I want to walk the stairs of Mrs. Liberty one day! I bet that was a nice adventure.

pse said...

You've done more of the list than I have. However there are a few things not on the list that I have done. Very interesting!

Lisa said...

I'm going to go post this on my blog and see what all I've done and what all should be on my "to do" list!

Named Alicia said...

Good job. What a great list! I think mine would be rather boring if I did it. And yes, I do think that plucking a chicken counts ;)

Take care my friend!

A Romantic Porch said...

And to think...I've played in the mud with ya'!

texasdaisey said...

Loved your list! What fun.

Lady Katherine said...

Wow! What fun, you really get to know people by doing this. You have been blessed to travel to so many wonderful places. I been all over southeastern USA. I long to see Colorado. I am told by one of our pilot, we call him Idaho. That its beautiful there. I found you on an article I posted when, I did not know even how to respond back to the person leaving a comment back then. I wrote an article today and linked it back to that page and there you were!

Janeen said...

What a fun idea! I'm going to do it to on my blog! Thanks for sharing!