99 Things

August 11, 2009

It’s my 200th post! I have something else to report today, but it’s not very pleasant for a 200th post, so first let’s do something else totally different, the 99 Things meme. I’ve seen it on many blogs, most recently at Two Kayaks.

The rules:
Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to – leave in plain font

If you want to do it to, just leave a comment with the link to your post.

Annotated, because I’m me.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band Not a good band, but a band nonetheless.
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Written something that was published
11. Bungee jumped or parachuted
12. Walked across the Golden Gate Bridge I have driven, but not walked.
13. Been in a fist fight
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch Several, actually.
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning Booo!
17. Seen the Rings of Saturn with a telescope
18. Grown your own vegetables It didn’t go well, but yes.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train “Failed to sleep” would be more accurate.
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when not ill
24. Built a tree house or 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
30. Fired a gun
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
38. Visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David More stunning than I ever imagined.
41. Sung karaoke In the U.S. and in Japan!
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal
44. Visited Africa
45. Cried yourself to sleep
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted Drawn but not painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person Wow.
50. Visited the Eiffel Tower
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling Snorkel, yes. Scuba, no thanks.
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Pretended you cooked something from scratch when you didn’t
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie or commercial
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 I sorted cans in the back. That counts, right?
61. Sold something door to door Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale or dolphin watching
64. Donated blood, marrow, etc
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter Hopefully not a medical helicopter, please.
69. Held onto a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten frog legs or 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 Athens and Copenhagen, yes.
77. Broken a bone
78. Done something illegal
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Sang a solo
81. Visited the Vatican The best museum I’ve seen anywhere.
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Climbed a mountain I climbed a 4700-foot rock formation, but technically not a mountain.
86. Visited the White House Outside but not inside.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had surgery
89. Directly saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury Civil and criminal juries, and I’ve been the foreman!
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Seen a loved one die
94. Given birth to a baby Not for a couple of months, please.
95. Visited the Alamo
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Sent a text message while driving
99. Been stung by a bee By a wasp, in the face!

Total: 55 done.
Stay tuned for the not-so-good post.

8 Responses to “99 Things”

  1. jill Says:

    Fun list! I haven’t seen this one before. I might steal it for ICLW 😉 Hope you don’t mind!

  2. Two Kayaks Says:

    I don’t usually do these things, but I thought it was a fun one. Hmmm, I wonder what your illegal action was…

  3. Mel Says:

    Seriously? No Disney World yet?

    Happy 200th!

  4. Happy 200th post! 55 is a nice number!

  5. […] Stole this from BabySmiling […]

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