Friday, November 21, 2008

Me, me, me

I'm going to work on the profile post today, but I'm deciding not to stress myself about it and instead of rushing to post it today I'm going to do a meme post that I saw on a couple of other blogs, like Safire and Miss X. Nablopomoers love the meme! This is only the second one I've done on this blog. The first was about class privilege. This one is a bit more light-hearted.

100 Things
(the ones I've done are in bold)
and of course I can't help but comment on them

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars on the polo practice field at UVa. We were woken up by the horses. Scary.
3. Played in a band TA-WVFCI/OP(?)MPB&CSRU!!!, The Award-Winning Virginia Fighting Cavalier Indoor/Outdoor Precision (?) Marching Pep Band & Chowder Society Review Unlimited!!!, through which I met J
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity this one is nebulous to me, what is more than I can afford? But we love to give to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo for Evie, any day
11. Bungee jumped do the bungee "swings" at amusement parks count? I love those.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea while trying to see flamingos in Mexico
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch I pretty much taught myself scrapbooking, but that's a craft, not an art
15. Adopted a child I heart Evie Bea
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train New Orleans to D.C. for my 8th grade trip
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked does it count that a random woman gave me a lift home from the grocery store one time when I was a first year in college?
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill it's called a mental health day
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping boy, do I ever have great stories for this one
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice how about at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas? :)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise from England to Sweden and back, but I guess that counts
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person as a baby
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors I've been to Sweden, Norway, England and Germany, but not to Ireland yet.
35. Seen an Amish community in Ohio
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied Dave Ramsey rocks
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 I have no clue
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie A local film about Yosemite when I was young (around 7) and we lived in CA; we were visiting the park and they filmed me running around in a field of wildflowers.
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 I'm no longer allowed to donate after new rules were put in place banning people who lived in England in the 1980's (mad cow disease)
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 I was fired from a telemarketing job when I was 18 (summer job); I didn't even survive through the second day of training. They sent me home before lunch! They trained us by putting us on fake calls and then yelling at us to see if we could remain poised. I couldn't.
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 never have, never will (Dave Ramsey again)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible I've tried a few times...
86. Visited the White House outside only
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating lobster
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous * Reggie Jackson when I was young (6 or 7?) and attending a medical convention with my family (my dad's a doc, remember?). Jackson was there in a booth signing autographs as a giveaway. My little brother and I were running around the place getting all of the free stuff we could and came back with his autograph as one of our pieces of loot. My Dad freaked out and we had to try to lead him back to where we'd seen Jackson. Imagine being an adult and wanting to see a famous sports hero and having to find him based on directions from a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old! * Pierce Brosnan when I was 19; I was in London for a summer abroad term (for my English major) and I met him during intermission at a play titled Shopping and F***ing; he was standing right next to me at the bar and we were both ordering wine. When I saw him I immediately thought "Crap! It's James Bond!" * Wallace Shawn ("Inconceivable!" guy, Vizzini, from The Princess Bride) at a poetry reading at U.Va. when I was 20
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 I saw it, though, when I was a kid
97. Been involved in a law suit do class action suits count?
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

56 out of 100 by age 30 ain't bad...

1 comment:

  1. 56 is great! Looks like you've had some fun times!


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