Monday, November 27, 2006

Accomplishments of a Lifetime??

I found this meme on my Brother’s (Alone on a Limb) site. He found it on my third sister's (The Median Sib) blog. She got it from my fifth sister's (Blue Star Chronicles) site. (I wonder, along with him, if there are two other sisters who write separate blogs that rank in the top 100 on Truth Laid Bear's blog-ranking system?)

I started not to do this meme. I just shows how very boring I am; but here goes.

If you would like to participate, copy and paste the list below. Highlight the things you have done. And delete my red comments, of course.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (What’s a bar? kidding!)
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it. (Daily)
09. Hugged a tree (Often through the years)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris (Nice is the only French city I’ve visited)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Oh, yes! And almost wept at the beauty of the rainbow reflecting in the water afterwards)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (Thankfully, not in recent years)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (No, but I have climbed to the top of several lighthouses and the Washington Monument.)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (MANY times. Once rode the Six Flags “Mind Bender” 6 times in a row)
35. Hit a home run (Not really – maybe a double with a couple of fielding errors; but I scored!)

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign (A fascinating mistranslation from a hotel lobby in Cuenca, Ecuador -- I wish I knew where it is or could remember the exact wording.)
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (Surely everybody has done this!)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud (Not only played in it, but ate mudpies!My mother has a picture to prove this – I was about 2. If I was confident my computer wouldn’t crash before I could find it, I would try to add it to this post. Maybe my mother, Ruthlace, or one of my siblings (The Median Sib, Blue Star Chronicles, or Alone on a Limb) will add it.)
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (Unfortunately, my skills do not include handling business matters.)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites (The Parthenon, The Acropolis, The Pantheon, The Coliseum, The Dome of the Rock, Teotihuacan, The Grand Canyon -- to name seven)
70. Taken a martial arts class (Does watching my grandchildren take Karate count?)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River (well, "boated" it, anyway)
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (Not professionally)
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music (Again, not professionally)
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship (6 Wonderful vacations!)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (“Fluently” is the sticking point here.)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (completely raised my own two and helped raise several thousand students.)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (Plus 9. Actually I have lost thousands, I guess; but 109 is the most at any one time.)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (I need to blog about my two experiences with the neighers.)
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (How about to the RIM of the canyon?)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (Let’s see now – I believe it is 6 colleges/universities.)
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (With a tissue or paper towel between my hand and the varmint)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

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