Monday, January 17, 2011

98 Things

I found this on the High in the Sky blog ( and thought it looked a fun thing to think about - sort of complementary to the 100 things to do before you die lists that I mentally make but rarely commit to paper.

  1. Started your own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyworld
  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
  17. Walked to the top of The Statue Of Liberty
  18. Grown your own veg
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  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 skinnydipping
  27. Run a marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse - nearly! - in 1999 I experience one from behind the clouds - it was eerie!
  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 Tower Of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo's David
  41. Sung Karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful
  43. Bought a stranger a meal in 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. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  50. Gone scuba diving
  51. Kissed in the rain
  52. Played in the mud
  53. Gone to a drive-in theatre
  54. Been in a movie
  55. Visited the Great Wall Of China)
  56. Started your own business
  57. Taken a martial arts class
  58. Visited Russia
  59. Served in a soup kitchen
  60. Sold Girl Scout cookies - done bob a job - does that date me?
  61. Gone whale watching
  62. Got flowers for no reason
  63. Donated blood
  64. Gone sky diving
  65. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  66. Bounced a cheque
  67. Flown in a helicopter
  68. Saved a favourite childhood toy
  69. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  70. Eaten caviar
  71. Pieced a quilt
  72. Stood in Times Square
  73. Toured The Everglades
  74. Been Fired from a job
  75. Seen the Changing Of The Guard in London
  76. Broken a bone
  77. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
  78. Seen The Grand canyon
  79. Published a book - but I have had magazine articles in print.
  80. Visited the Vatican
  81. Bought a brand new car
  82. Walked in Jerusalem
  83. Had your picture in the newspaper
  84. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Years Eve
  85. Visited the White House
  86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  87. Had chickenpox
  88. Saved someone's life
  89. Sat on a jury
  90. Met someone famous
  91. Joined a book club
  92. Had a tattoo
  93. Had a baby
  94. Seen The Alamo in person
  95. Swam in The Great Salt Lake - or any salt lake would do - and I haven't - yet!
  96. Been involved in a lawsuit
  97. Owned a cell phone
  98. Been stung by a bee

Some of these I have put in italics as they don't interest me, and would sub them for other things that do - like seeing the Pacific (tick), seeing the Northern Lights, climbing Snowdon, learning to tap dance (tick), finishing a major crochet project (underway), getting a doctorate, passing my Advanced Driving Test, buying a sculpture, seeing Machu Picchu, flying in an F16, going on a retreat, having my nose pierced and lots more that have left my head right now!