Monday, April 06, 2009

100 Things

Saw this on my friend Beth's blog and a couple of others. Looks like I need to do some traveling outside the US.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars (have you met my husband??)

3. Played in a band (no, but I did play keyboard bass for our jazz choir in high school)

4. Visited Hawaii - we were going to go on our honeymoon, but we were way too poor. Maybe someday...

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you could to a charity - there is always more to give!

7. Been to Disneyland - the only time I was in California, I ended up getting sunstroke and missed the day at Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped - not yet!

12. Visited Paris - I wish!

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning - Chinese food in Provo

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa

20. Traveled by Train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked - no, but Michael did! He flew into the Seattle airport and just hoped he could find a ride to the Tri-Cities to surprise me. A four hour drive! And he did it!

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

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping - at girls' camp, but shhhh! Don't tell my Young Women...wouldn't want to give them any ideas.

27. Run a marathon - I let Michael do it twice to make up for me!

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)

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 - we spent six years in Pennsylvania!

36. Taught yourself a new language - I took French in high school and college. I can still read a bit and understand un peu, but don't ask me to say much!

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 the beach in the moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance - again, leaving that one to my sweet husband :)

47. Had your portrait painted - not painted, but we did have a pencil one done of the two of us in Vegas when we were first married

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 - I have 5 boys. 'nuf said...

54. Gone to a drive-in- one of our favorite dates when we were in college and couldn't afford a babysitter. We'd pick up Olive Garden to go, pack Matthew in his car seat and go to the drive-in in Springville, UT

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business - I was a Creative Memories consultant for 5 years.

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen - no but Michael and I are scheduled to next Monday.

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale watching - I was sure hoping to see some on the ferry ride to Vancouver Island this past Christmas, but all we saw were a few boats and a float plane

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - and Michael sold plasma all through college so we could buy groceries!

65. Gone sky diving - not yet, but I will!

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check - unfortunately. Back in the days of living on student loans and never being quite sure when they were deposited.

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 - never fired, but I was layed off once. Within a couple of months, they had to hire two people to replace me. They had NO idea how much work I actually did there.

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 - only out the window of a plane, so it probably doesn't count

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 chicken pox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous - I met several famous athletes during Michael's fellowship. And the 76ers worked out in the gym at PCOM, so I saw a lot of the team while walking on the treadmill.

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. Read an entire book in a day - many, many times