Thursday, December 11, 2008

99 Things on the Wall ~ A Blog Meme

Items I have completed are in orange.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (5th grade - 12th)
4. Visited Hawaii (5 times: Oahu & Kauai / Maui / Big Island / Kauai / Maui)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world (both)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (I can't hold a tune!)
11. Bungee jumped
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
17. Been 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 (in Ecuador)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (with my mom when I was about 12)
27. Run a Marathon (I've done 3!)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (I've seen a partial)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - on a Wii
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (hopefully, soon)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (sign language & working on Mandarin)
37. Have enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (as a kid at the beach - not with equipment)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (with a group of friends in college)
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 (charcoal & pencil)
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, hope to scuba in future)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (many times as a child and still do with my own)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (but it was closed down - no movie was playing)
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (though my peeps have)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (in Maui just a few weeks ago)
63. Got flowers for no reason (from my son)
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 Kauai)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
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 (my wrist just 2 years ago)
78. Been on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (does Blurb count?)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (multiple times when I was teaching as a grant recipient)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (I've seen it, but never went in it)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (technically, my dad did the killing but I helped in the preparation)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Barbara Bush and Alex met her, too)
92. Joined a book club (started one & 3 yrs later resigned / started a 2nd / joined 2 online clubs)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (twice)
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 (desperately want an iPhone)
99. Been stung by a bee

ORN: 5.5 miles easy (w/ 1/2 mile cool-down) average 10 min mile pace


  1. I want an iPhone too! Or I'll settle for a Blackberry Storm :)

    And just the mention of caviar makes me drool. Yum.

  2. That was a cool list, I did 50 of those things, more or less. One thing I remember doing that you didn't--I saw Michealangelo's David in NYC when it traveled here in the 60s for something, maybe the World's Fair. It was magnificent. One thing I have yet to do that you have done--see Old Faithful erupt. And I want to swim in the Great Salt Lake, now that you put that idea in my head!


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