Monday, December 22, 2008

100 Things

Copying my pal, Buschini ...

1. Started your own blog (May 2008)
2. Slept under the stars (Camping)
3. Played in a band (sorry elementary school orchestra)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (Valley Forge Park, freezing)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (Went to Disneyworld first)
8. Climbed a mountain (Guess climbing in a car doesn’t count!)
9. Held a praying mantis (watched them in the grass instead)
10. Sang a solo (Sweet Little Jesus Boy, June is Busting out All Over!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (Not yet)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Sorry - I was on the beach, like an idiot)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I can barely draw in class)
15. Adopted a child (Not yet)
16. Had food poisoning (I love seafood, but …)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (Bad pumpkins, good peppers)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight (Yea!)
22. Hitch hiked (It was the 70s)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Doesn’t really count, because my boss knew)
24. Built a snow fort (yea!)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (It was the 70s)

27. Run a Marathon (pant, pant … no)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (twice)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (It was the 70s)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (So much better than I thought it would be!)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (Lancaster Co. is an hour away. Can’t believe that I drive slower than Maryanne)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (It ain't the money)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karoke (naturally)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (Are they a stranger if you introduce yourself?)
44. Visited Africa (same as 34)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (This year. Herniated disc. Yeah, that was great.)
47. Had your portrait painted (Guess drawn don’t count)
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 in the Bahamas. There’s this old barracuda around Paradise Island…)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater (It was the 70s)
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 (I stink)
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies (Boxes and boxes.)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (parasailing is not the same, is it?)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (I am so very, very sorry ...)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I don’t know that I had a favorite)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (I can knit, crochet, and cross-stich, though)
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 (ankle, playing Kick Ball)

78. Maryanne skipped 78, so I do not know what it is. Oh! Cherie had it: Been on a speeding motorcycle. I was on a slowww motorcycle. 'Cus I was a kid.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (Oh, THAT’S why I’m still broke!)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Being hit in the head with a Frisbee at a stadium concert. It was the ... oh never mind)
85. Read the entire Bible (I'm such a pagan baby!)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury! (Robbery trial)
91. Met someone famous (Sally Starr)
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 (only walked on the shore)
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day (See, it was really good …)

Guess I have a lot of work to do! ;-)

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