Wednesday, September 8, 2010

99 things to do in life

Because I am bored and don't feel like working I thought I'd add this list (that I blatantly stole from someone else's blog, but I can't remember who. Oops!).  At home I have my '25 things to do before I die' list, but this one is a little more extensive.  The ones in bold are the ones I have completed.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii (1993, 1995, and 2008)

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyworld (how sad is that?  I've never been to Disney)

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightening storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning (would not wish that on my worst enemy)

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 (no, not with a bunch of other girls in my underwear)

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 (I've run 3 half marathons, does that count???)

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

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

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing (the fake kind)

40. Gone skydiving (my sister took me for my 18th birthday. My dad was SO pissed)

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Australia

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 (snorkeling in Hawaii)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud (what kid hasn't?)

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been an extra in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Learned to juggle

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. Met a movie star  (Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling in a bar in Charleston when he was here filming 'The Notebook'

66. Lived at the beach (our house is about a mile inland, but considering I grew up in PA I count this as living at the beach)

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

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job (but it was a job in the mall so I'm not too broken up about it)

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (waaaaay too many. I was an accident prone child)

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Owned a sports car  (my 2001 Ford Mustang convertible. I'll be really sad to see it go)

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (We rescued 3 teens that were caught in a current 100 yards offshore, one of whom only had one lung and told us to let him drown. It was one of the scariest experiences of my life)

90. Sat on a jury

91. Gone down in a shark cage  (I have a fascination with sharks and would give anything to see a great white in person)

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby (I will in April 2011)

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

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