Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I did this.
I didn't do this.
I kinda did this.

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 Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain -- Does Twin Peaks count?

9. Held a praying mantis.

10. Sang a solo

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. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -- Damn it...if only I hadn't been so lazy on my 8th grade class trip!

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

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

24. Held a lamb -- This one seems awfully kumbaya to me.

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon -- No, but I'm running my first 5k tomorrow!

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice -- I'm glad Joanie talked me into this one!

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise -- I've been on the bay cruise, but I don't think that's the same thing.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors My mom was born right after WWII when pregnant women were still birthing their babies away from the cities, but this is the street my mom grew up on:

And OMG I still have those jeans and they're skin tight. OINK!

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself 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 Michelangelos David

41. Sung karaoke

Can you see me FEELING the song?

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 My mom and grandfather have both painted me, but from a picture so I don't know if that counts.

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

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. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check I've kiiiinda bounced checks before, but my bank always pays them so the recipient of the check has no idea.

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial -- Ask me about this one again in late January!

71. Eaten Caviar -- I think fish roe on sushi should count, but I'm not sure.

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 your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- I've caught fish that I've eaten before but I have not been responsible for cleaning them.

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
-- Frank and Ty from Trading Spaces and Clinton Kelly: Cable TV stars for the WIN!

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

Burying Boppa's ashes in the back yard:

Note, those are the same jeans as in the Hemel Hempstead picture up above and they're tighter here, but not as tight as they are now.

94. Had a baby

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

99. Been stung by a bee
-- Probably like 99 times in my life. It AMAZES me that there are people who have never been stung!! It happened EVERY summer of my childhood -- multiple times, even! I'm just tooooo sweet. Awl.

100. Read an entire book in one day


Sarah said...

The emotion in that picture of you singing is palpable.
P.S. totally stealing this.

Andi said...

What is #25?

Andi said...

P.S. - Stealing also - great idea!

Elizabeth said...

@Andi -- #25 is a mystery! It wasn't included in the original I stole.

Mama Bree said...

Loved this one a bunch - considering doing the same on my blog now.... hmmmmm.

And I can't believe you scrounged up all sorts of old pics! Makes it that much better :)