Monday, September 15, 2008

Life Meme

Saw this posted to Darla's blog, and thought I'd play along. Personal asides are in italics. Feel free to nab this one yourself!

Highlight the ones you've done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with wild dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath

08. Said I love you and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby's diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states (Hey, I'm working on it--I'm about halfway there!)

41. Taken care of someone who was too drunk

42. Had amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (Disco in Paris...)

44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them (Does the college dining room count??)

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs. (How else do you keep track of them??)

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers (That would be a big hell no!)

61. Gone scuba diving (Sounds fun!)

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites (I've been to an Iron Age farm in Norway, and seen Paris, baby!)

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played a Computer game for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie (No, but one of my sisters has)

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (When do we leave??)

80. Gotten a tattoo (Not gonna happen--ever!)

81. Rafted the Snake River (No, but I have been white water canoeing in Canada!)

82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"

83. Got flowers for no reason (I wish!)

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Had a one-night stand

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (Almost--we were supposed to ride from Versailles to Giverny, but there weren't enough bikes for our group)

100. Picked up and moved to another city

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking (I sing in the grocery store too, so there!)

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived (Friends and I had a very close call on the Milw interchange one day)

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane (No, but I have been inside a helicopter simulator...doesn't that count for something?)

109. Petted a stingray

110. Broken some one's heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show (But I know two people who have been on game shows)

113. Broken a bone (Not that I know of--which I know surprises people)

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (Again--not gonna happen)

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (I'd like to work on this one!)

124. Visited all 7 continents (Ditto above)

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days (Darn it, my trip was exactly two days!)

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi (I don't eat cooked fish and you think I'm going to eat it raw??)

128. Had your picture in the newspaper (I've been on TV, too--I can't seem to avoid the darn news cameras at the annual Cemetery tour. They've caught me the past three years!)

129. Changed some one's mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Para sailed

132. Petted a cockroach (WHY??)

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (Can't eat tomatoes.)

134. Read The Iliad (Not yet)

135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school and read something by them

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions (I have been to only one of four HS reunions, but none of the college ones)

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (Edited -- unfortunately, yes, in January 2010)

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair (Highlights count...right?)

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone's life


Nina said...

I nagged it! :)

Now, what kind of sign did you steal and what animal did you help give birth?


Heather said...

Nina~ LOL--perhaps I should plead the fifth on the sign, though it was actually my sister and her friends; I just happened to be in the car when the delinquents thought it would be funny to borrow a flashing road sign.

As for the animal I assisted during birth...that would be a black siamese we had when I was in HS, Curio. I was the only one she would let near her the day she gave birth, and she would onyl stay in her box so long as I say beside her. I had to play midwife and help with one of her kittens.

Eaton Bennett said...

Ooh! I love this, when I have a minute spare I am going to tick some of those. Good fun!! :)

Nina said...

Hm... borrowing eh? :)

Ohh kittens! Cute!!!


Eaton Bennett said...

I did this week's TT on some of the ones I could tick off...some I am keeping to myself, too embarrassed to divulge. LOL

Heather said...

Eaton~ Cool! Will definitely have to check that out! ;)

Nina~ Yes, borrowed. I believe they eventually left it somewhere it would be found. After they pranked a friend, of course. *shakes head*