Thursday, December 04, 2008

The 100 Meme

I saw this on Sharp as a Marble, and thought it would be fun to play. Items in bold are affirmatives.

1. Started your own blog. Do ya think?
2. Slept under the stars. Until it poured, anyway.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. That would be irresponsible.
7. Been to Disneyland. Disney WORLD, but what the heck, I'll take it.
8. Climbed a mountain. Not a particularly tall one, but I ran the trail from the top of Garrett Mountain and back countless times.
9. Held a praying mantis. Then I threw it at a buddy in a college dorm gang shower. Great hilarity ensued.
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. Pleh!
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I grew up a dozen miles away, and have never been there.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France. Kind of underwhelming, if you ask me.
20. Slept on a train. Countless nights while bumming around Europe one semester.
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. Naaaaaah!
26. Gone skinny dipping. Sadly, never with anybody.
27. Run a Marathon. Ran a Half Marathon pretty smartly at 1:29
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice. Those things are way over-priced.
29. Seen a total eclipse. Sun and Moon.
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. Deutschland Uber Alles!
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. Learned some rudimentary German and Danish while passing through.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. And it's slipping away fast these days!
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. A pretty dangerous climb by American standards. We are such a country of wusses.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David Overwhelming.
41. Sung karaoke. I am still embarrassed.
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. With the Club Med "Lambada" instructor. I think she wanted it, but I will never know.
46. Been transported in an ambulance. Thank goodness.
47. Had your portrait painted / drawn. My caricature, at Disney World.
48. Gone deep sea fishing. Caught a 70 pound Wahoo.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I was there, but I didn't go up.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. Dove on a German U-Boat at 125 feet off the Carolina coast.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class. Judo in high school gym class. I think I still remember a few throws.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies.
62. Gone whale watching. Hey, dolphins are a type of whale.
63. Got flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. Dachau. Chilling.
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. I have done lots of things in Times Square!
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London. A bit overrated.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. Wheeeee!
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. From a 737 on the way to Vegas, but it counts!
80. Published a book. My thesis is bound in hardcover and sitting in the Clemson library.
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. I wish I had my little Honda CRX back.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. Cleaned a mullet I caught with my Dad. Ewwww.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life. I tried, but it was too late.
90. Sat on a jury. They settled out of court while we were at lunch, so I went home.
91. Met someone famous. Some baseball players and Brooke Shields.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one. WAY too many times.
94. Had a baby. I am so blessed.
95. Seen the Alamo in person. Been to San Antonio, but missed this landmark. I did get many geocaches, though.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit. No comment.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.


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