Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My 99 things.... Jumped on the bandwagon!

Time for me to jump on the bandwagon I suppose.
It's a good morning for it - so much to write that it's getting bottlenecked inside my brain and won't come out.   My brain is a heinz ketchup bottle.
So here's my 99 things.... enjoy!

1. Started your own blog - so so SO glad I did - it's been a life saver. Literally.

2. Slept under the stars - fave way to sleep.

3. Played in a band - more than one

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity- time wise, yes.  Money wise, no.  If I had then I would have gone hungry and required charity myself.

7. Been to DisneyWorld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis - D is the insect/reptile/wierd thing king... so of course I have to bold this one....

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch -guitar, cello, really any art I'm into at the moment I taught myself.  The arts I was taught by someone else I don't quite enjoy as much.

15. Adopted a child - do fur babies count?

16. Had food poisoning

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 - not proud of this one. It was dumb but I was lucky.

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb - ummmmm why is this on here?

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 - really want to go soon!  I think D is almost convinced.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - I've been to Czechoslovakia (before it separated) and that's where my adopted parents are from....

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I have brief moments like this during the summer - only to be replaced with insurmountable broke-ness in the winter.  Should probably learn to manage our money much better.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke - SOOOOO FUNNNNN!!!!!   If I could do this every night I would.

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - does McD's count? I've done that more than once....

44. Visited Africa- DEFINATELY want to do this one.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

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 - used to LOVE going mudsliding at overnight camp when I was a kid.

54. Gone to a drive-in theater 

55. Been in a movie - was 'almost' an extra in the movie "The Rock" because we were visiting Alcatraz the day it was being filmed.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China - not YET.

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class - not YET.

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching - not YET.

63. Got flowers for no reason -  D is good like that - he sometimes hand picks em for me on dog walks in the summer.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - been meaning to go at some point.  It will be a very emotional experience for me, as my grandmother was in Auschwitz and has the tattoo still.

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - my mother saved EVERYTHING.  I just brought a ton of it home and now am wondering if I should keep em or give em away.  Kind of want to keep at least all the books for my own kids....

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt - currently knitting squares to make a woolen quilt...

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades - not YET but D is dying to.

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone- I am a huge clutz.  Was even more of a clutz when younger.  Broken many bones.

78. Been a passenger on a 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. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- does fish count?

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life - when I working at a day camp a kid almost drowned and I pulled him out and did CPR.

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous - Amanda Marshall - her mom worked at my high school.

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby :( :( :( :( :(

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit - UGH. Am now.....

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee - and am allergic to em!  Had to give myself an epi-shot on a canoe trip once.  That really sucked.

Well! I have actually done quite a few cool things! Mind you, most of the European stuff I've done I don't fully remember, I was so young, but I have the pics to prove I was there....MUST go back soon though.  

Please comment - hearing from you makes me happy!


  1. I realized my dream of going to Paris hasn't happened yet, I scored 65 out of 100. This was a fun list!



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