Sunday, November 16, 2008

What have I done?

I have seen this list several places and thought it might be fun to do to see how much I've really done in my life. Except, that this is someone else's list and not really the complete list of the things I want to do. But, oh well. It's fun! Play along and let me know by leaving a comment so I can see what you've done. I added a few comments of my own here and there...

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to:


1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower( that was in Hawaii)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (a small one)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (not happenin' ever)
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(on the first trip to China, fortunately not on a plane)
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
22. Hitch hiked(thought about it a few times as a teenager but the fear of my mom finding out was enough to stop me)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill(yep)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
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
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke( at many a wedding reception)
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
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
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. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving(also won't be happening anytime soon)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (my Raggedy Ann and first Barbie doll)
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
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
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
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (many times as a nurse)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
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


I believe my total was 58 which isn't too bad. I've been fortunate to be able to travel and hopefully will be able to more in my lifetime. Your turn!

8 kind words:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is quite a list....

Just because I am the curious type....who is the famous person that you met?

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Steffie B. said...

Skinny dippping.....why Gail....I am SHOCKED! lol ;)

OH MY #6 said...

You have been to Niagara Falls! You are almost here!

Lea
xo

The Morris Family said...

...pretty inspiring...thanks for sharing Gail!

Brandi said...

Nice list....I played along

China Dreams said...

Hi Gail,

Not sure what you wanted for response (these lists are a little confusing), so here are those that I've done:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (several-small by western standards)
10. Sang a solo (several)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
18. Grown your own vegetables
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
26. Gone skinny dipping
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
63. Gotten flowers for no reason)
67. Bounced a check
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
72. Pieced a quilt (many-used to do it with my grandmother when I was young)
75. Been fired from a job
82. Bought a brand new car
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
88. Had chickenpox
91. Met someone famous (several someones, actually)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Sharon said...

You have done some amazing things in your life. What a great idea! It really puts it in front of you what your life has yielded. I hope I will sit down and do this!! haha I might save it for the next time i am feeling blue.

PS I have actually skinny dipped too but does it count when you are married?? haha

Dita said...

Loved the list and it made me realize that making a list like this and looking at it often is a great way to remind ourselves how much we have done and how much we have to be grateful for.

You've inspired me to make a list of my own....thanks!

 
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