What on earth have you done?

27 July, 2011
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OK, a little survey to start your Wednesday here. It’ll highlight how much indeed we can stuff into a life. From various blog sites, I present this list. I’ve bold-faced the things I have done. What about you?

I have:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
(self-taught guitar player)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I wish I had! Too expensive for me back then)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (does Sun Coast count??)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (UK & France)
35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language 
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
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 my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (visited, but didn’t climb)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

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
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason
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
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
78. Been on a speeding 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 my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (my son’s — he was choking)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (VP Dan Quayle, Donald Trump, Tom Netherton!)
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
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

My addition:

101. Stood on the rooftop observation deck of the World Trade Center South Tower

Fun — though I have much to do yet, apparently. How about you? You can copy and paste this list into your comment, then delete the ones you haven’t done, or you can use the tag <strong> at the beginning of an item and close it out with </strong> at the end to boldface your choices. Interesting list — and feel free to add other stuff to it so we can comment. :-)

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Helen
Helen
27 July, 2011 9:35 am

I have: 2. Slept under the stars? 3. Played in a band? 5. Watched a meteor shower? 6. Given more than I can afford to charity? 7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World? 9. Held a praying mantis? 13. Watched lightning at sea? 14. Taught myself an art from scratch (self-taught guitar player) 16. Had food poisoning? 18. Grown my own vegetables? 21. Had a pillow fight? 22. Hitchhiked? 23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill? 25. Held a lamb? 26. Gone skinny dipping? 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset? 32. Been on a cruise 35. Seen an Amish community?… Read more »

Lars
Lars
27 July, 2011 12:15 pm
Reply to  Helen

What about our celebrity encounter with Johnny Galecki at the Black Keys Concert? He’s famous… right?

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Helen
Helen
27 July, 2011 12:55 pm
Reply to  Lars

We just saw him, Lars, we didn’t really talk to him. LOL. I didn’t count anyone like that. I didn’t even count Joey Fatone whom I unfortunately chatted with for a while. The statement did specify “celebrity.” LOL.

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Helen
Helen
27 July, 2011 9:37 am

LOL, I’m not sure why when I pasted and submitted this, it inserted question marks at the end of everything. Have I slept under the stars? LOL. Yes. etc. etc.

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Will
Will
27 July, 2011 5:16 pm

I have: 1. Started my own blog 2. Slept under the stars 5. Watched a meteor shower 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sung a solo 14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I can edit alright because I taught myself to do it.) 16. Had food poisoning 18. Grown my own vegetables 20. Slept on an overnight train (So many times.) 21. Had a pillow fight 23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill 24. Built a snow fort 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 33. Seen Niagara Falls… Read more »

RD
RD
27 July, 2011 7:58 pm

I have: 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band – in high school 4. Visited Hawaii 7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World 8. Climbed a mountain 10. Sung a solo – in the shower 12. Visited Paris 18. Grown my own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise – Caribbean (twice), Hawaii… Read more »

Suzanne
28 July, 2011 7:52 am

I’ll just delete the things I haven’t done and see what’s over 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 5. Watched a meteor shower 7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World 8. Climbed a mountain (walked a bit on one….didnt’really CLIMB it) 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sung a solo 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched lightning at sea 16. Had food poisoning 18. Grown my own vegetables 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitchhiked (never but have picked up a few over the years) 23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill 24. Built a snow fort… Read more »

Greg
Greg
28 July, 2011 12:51 pm

I have: 1. Read RF’s Blog 2. Slept in a tent as a kid 3. Never played in a band 4. Visited Bermuda and a ton of other places 5. Put up an umbrella during a meteor shower 6. Given more than I can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World 8. Climbed a mountain–only in dreams and I fell off! 9. Held several lightning bugs 10. Sung a solo 11. Jumped a flight of stairs (and sprained my ankle) 12. Was a tour guide in London, England 13. Watched a waterspout at sea 14. Taught myself an art… Read more »

BoomR
BoomR
31 July, 2011 12:00 pm

Sorry – late to the party AGAIN!!! 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band (with YOU!) 4. Visited Hawaii (actually, LIVED in Hawaii!) 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than I can afford to charity 7. Been to Disney World 8. Climbed a mountain 10. Sung a solo (in Cathedral of Notre Dame – see 12 below) 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched lightning at sea 14. Taught myself an art from scratch (self-taught flute player) 16. Had food poisoning 18. Grown my own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 23. Taken a sick… Read more »