Thursday, December 04, 2008

The blogger's list of 100

This meme is making the rounds. It's a list of 100 things, and the point is to bold the ones you've done. Here goes....

1. Started your own blog -- yep, this is my third and longest-lasting blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower -- had the chance, but didn't go!

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea -- I've seen a lightning storm from on board a plane; it was frightening

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch -- if carpet-hooking using a kit bought at Wal-mart is an art

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning -- probably, but not entirely sure

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -- I was there, but didn't walk all the way up :(

18. Grown your own vegetables -- I've tended to other people's vegetable gardens, but never had my own

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. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse -- again, I had the chance, but was too lazy to get up

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied -- yeah, I think I was six, and had five bucks....

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 your 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

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

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 your 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

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

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 law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

This list includes a few things I really want to do, such as kissing in the rain, visiting Africa, and adopting a child. But I think the first thing I could feasibly do and should definitely go accomplish is donating blood. I've always been squeamish whenever there needed to be bloodwork done for routine medical exams, but honestly, I'm old enough to get over this phobia, am I not?

I wonder who came up with this to begin with? Why these 100 items, and not others??


  1. My question for you: When were you transported in an ambulance? What happened? I'm surprised that you've not donated blood before because it's something I thought you'd do regularly. I'm also jealous that you have gone to all those places!

  2. Me too, jealous of your travels. I know it must be exam time for you, so I want to wish you good luck! (As if you need!)