Saturday, May 12, 2012

99 questions

christina, over at christina's pop life, just posted this list of 99 "have you ever" things.  i always love these silly memes, so i thought i'd copy and post my own list! 

1. Started your own blog (I have this one and I also had a wedding one)
2. Slept under the stars (Yup, in the Australia Outback.  It was the best night of my life.)
3. Played in a band (Only in middle school - I played the clarinet)
4. Visited Hawaii (Twice - once with my family to Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui, and once with my bff and his family to Maui)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland  (Once, when I was 7.  I've been to Disney World 3 times)
8. Climbed a mountain (Does Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
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 (Way back in the 80s, long before 9/11 closed her down)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (My sister and I didn't waste our time with the Louvre in Paris)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (If you say you've never done this, I'm calling you a liar)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Callie and I also skipped the obligatory gondola ride)
29. Seen a total eclipse (Solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Both)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (Once)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Ireland)
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 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 (In Hawaii, St. Lucia, and Ocean City, MD)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I rode in one with a friend, does that count?)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (Seriously incredible)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (we saw it, but we got there too late to go up - dumb!)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Hawaii, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Australia, Bahamas)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Prefontaine)
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 (Hawaii)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (Blood)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (In my early 20s)
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 a passenger on a motorcycle (Once with my friend Keith)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (A 2007 Sentra - I will never buy brand-new again, though)
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
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
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 (I'm being deposed in a suit at work)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

56 out of 99!  not too bad, i say!  definitely a few of those are on my bucketlist (like visiting africa and actually going to the top of the eiffel tower).  some, on the other hand, i could live my whole life without doing, like breaking a bone and killing and preparing an animal.  

i'll have more info on the deposition after it happens, which is on may 30th.  i'm certainly nervous but i think it'll be kind of a neat experience!  and, of course, i didn't bold #94, but fingers-crossed, in january 2013 i can cross that one off the list, too! 

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