Friday, December 21, 2007

175. A List to Consider

Thanks to Samatakah (Princess Always Learning) for noticing this list on another blog. Attributed to "Cole" (but I don't know who that is).

Bold indicates what you've done. Or you could, as Smatakah has done, comment and explain and discuss and analyze. And have fun.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
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
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
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
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care 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 [No, but I did try, and got a pretty big lead.]
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends [Still do!]
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
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
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving--I don't swim, so despite the lovely location, I haven't done this. But I've snorkeled at Managaha, in the 80's, 90's and 2000's, which I've been told by some is better than diving in many places in the world!
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business--well a not-for-profit day care.
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sitesMany, but my favorite being Nan Madol.
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie--do Dad's home movies count?!!
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--no, but I've rafted the Cheat River!
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand--not yet.
90. Bought a house--no, but I built a house.
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over--well, not really to "just start over" but that was the effect.
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--I've probably done this, but not all at once!
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback--not flashbacks, but hallucinations
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray (cheating-at an aquarium)
110. Broken someone’s heart--maybe.
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
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours I've been that sick.
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 Hasn't everyone?!
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Para sailed
132. Touched a cockroach
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 I'm assuming fish count.
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


Samatakah said...

I didn't realize how much text that was going to be to read until after I'd written it. This way is much better - but I want to know, what was the costume and which "important" author did you read?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Merry Christmas, Jane

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Saipan Writer said...

Back when I was young and slim, I went to a Halloween costume party as "Irizumi--the spirit of tattoo." I had a friend paint "tattooes" all over my body and I wore a sheer wrap (actually a fringed table cloth!)). It was unseasonably warm that Halloween, which was lucky, so I could show off all of the great body art.

Important author--Jane Austen. I'm not sure how I missed her in high school and college. I was an English major for two of my 4 years at college, and I still missed out on reading her, although I'd certainly heard of her and read about her. I also went back and tried to read Thomas Pyncheon, but never made it through his books.

Angelo, Merry Christmas back.

Adam--stop spamming. NO ONE should enter his site. (but I leave the spam as a warning to all who blog--be prepared!)

Samatakah said...

I've only lived places where it's too cold to go about half-naked on Halloween!

I was Sappho in 1990 while living in Tacoma, WA, and pretty much ruined the toga look by wearing my longies underneath. But I didn't freeze.

Saipan Writer said...

I was living in Cleveland, Ohio at the time. Like I said--it was unseasonably warm--one of the only Halloween's I ever remember in Ohio where I could dress so "fashionably."

Sappho sounds good. Did you recite her poetry?