Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I like lists, too.


I love this list. (I love making lists.) It inspires many memories, makes me thankful to not have experienced some things, and gives me things to look forward to. Grabbed at Back Home to Rome, which has been a favorite as of late. She doesn't post 8 times a day so it's easy to keep up with it and just as important to me, it's aesthetically pleasing! (Check her out.)

I have highlighted all of these that I have done with a few descriptions…



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 - in second grade. it was weird.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it - it's the best feeling
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris - a few times
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise – more times than most would believe (easier now with my hours at work)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game - World Cup qualifying game in Dallas
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 – Girl Scout camp in gradeschool and later with friends in high school
20. Changed a baby's diaper - most recently: 3 days ago
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 - i owned my own for a while
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - i'm really bad at controlling my laughter
27. Had a food fight - that babysitter was fired
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight - each of the three times I've seen snow!
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can - my 9th grade english teacher believes in this as a stress reliever. something about some african tribe that does it... leave it to Ms. W - she's cool like that
32. Held a lamb - and a number of other young animals (my second cousins do the farm thing
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster - Six Flags is my favorite place
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage - a thrill like none other
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand - and never will...
89. Gone to Thailand – (i almost went with my 9th grade eng. teacher!)
90. Bought 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 - (believe it or not I almost took a job doing just that... sad story)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking - every day.
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
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth - nope but Jennie has! i love that story.
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone - i feel like i've spent most of my life in a hospital
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse – fewer times than i would like
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
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 - in third grade with our Japenese intern, Kimi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper - more than once
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey - my 9th grade year
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - actually, i've only helped prepare. my grandpa shot the deer.
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - WYD provided me so many experiences in such a short time!
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 – I donate blood regularly… does that count?

Yes, a big thanks to Grace at Back Home to Rome. This was very entertaining.
(So was her answer to the Tower of Pisa question...)

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