Sunday, March 28, 2010

While We Settle in at Home

Not sure where I got this anymore, but it is a fun meme that I've been saving for awhile. Copy list, bold any experiences you have had.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (x2 - 1987 & 1995)
Big Island, August 1995
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
(hmmm... I had a tough time deciding if I've done this or not. I've certainly given more than I probably *should* give but it's not like we've gone hungry from giving to charity)
7. Been to Disneyland (both "land" and "world" - photos here and here)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (probably never, but more likely than singing a solo!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (crochet counts, right?)
15. Adopted a child
(I wish...)
16. Had food poisoning
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 (from Geneva to Venice sharing a compartment with an Italian soldier... ah... but I was too tired to care! Plus I had a very serious guy back home.)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (in Nicaragua with my sister)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (more times than I should admit)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
(doesn't my half count for anything?!?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
(I was by myself in Venice... a gondola ride seems lonely with only one! Maybe I *should* have noticed that darn soldier on the train!)
Venice, June 1993
Grand Canal, but no gondola ride
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (only once - to Alaska)
Alaska, August 1994
My grandparents 50th wedding anniversary family cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (does Nebraska count??)
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 (see here)
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 (see here)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (
I hope I never bold this one!!)
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 many times)
Maui, 1995
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
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
68. Flown in a helicopter (in Hawaii)
Kauai, 1995
Look how the pilot is fixing it in the background...
and I still went on it! Very brave of me.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (monks)
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 (my first job at the Yogurt Gazebo... because I refused to work on Prom night!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (just a toe)
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle (unless you are my mom reading this and then no... and I have no idea how I got that round burn scar on my ankle...)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Grand Canyon
December 1993
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (VW Cabrio - loved it, still miss it!)
My dad & I with our new cars
(I wanted him to jump like the old Toyota commercials,
but he refused...)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
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 (fish count, right?)
West Texas, 1997
88. had chickenpox (really bad when I was 15 & still have the scars to prove it!)
89. Saved someone’s life (C'mon... I'm a nurse!)
90. Sat on a jury (multiple times including a murder trial while I was pregnant with Kate)
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby (x2)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (I had to testify about the gas explosion in the apartment complex across the street from me in Dallas, does that count?)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

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