Another blog cop-out – a meme of random things I’ve done/not done

Pulled off of Rev. Dr. Mom’s blog

1. Started my own blog – yes
2. Slept under the stars – yes
3. Played in a band – does high school orchestra count?
4. Visited Hawaii – yes
5. Watched a meteor shower – yes
6. Given more than I can afford to charity – yes
7. Been to Disneyland/world – yes – disney world only
8. Climbed a mountain – no
9. Held a praying mantis – ew, no
10. Sung a solo – yes
11. Bungee jumped – no, sounds like fun
12. Visited Paris – no
13. Watched lightning at sea – does from the beach count?
14. Taught myself an art from scratch – not really, except for the basics of video editing
15. Adopted a child – no, hopefully someday
16. Had food poisoning – ugh, more than once
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty – no
18. Grown my own vegetables – yes, peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers
19. Seen the Mona Lisa – no
20. Slept on an overnight train – no
21. Had a pillow fight – yes
22. Hitchhiked – no
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill – yes
24. Built a snow fort – yes
25. Held a lamb – no
26. Gone skinny dipping – yes
27. Run a Marathon – no
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice – no
29. Seen a total eclipse – of the moon, yes, of the sun, no, it was cloudy last time it happened
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset – yes
31. Hit a home run – not a chance
32. Been on a cruise – sightseeing only; real one coming up in January
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person – yes
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors – no
35. Seen an Amish community – yes
36. Taught myself a new language – no, except for a little Hebrew, which I have since forgotten
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied – yes
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person – no
39. Gone rock climbing – no
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David – no
41. Sung karaoke – yes
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt – no
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant – no
44. Visited Africa – no
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight – yes
46. Been transported in an ambulance – no, but I have had the special NYC experience of transport to the ER by taxi while injured
47. Had my portrait painted – no
48. Gone deep sea fishing – no
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person – no
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris – since I’ve never been to Paris, no
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling – snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain – yes
53. Played in the mud – yes
54. Gone to a drive-in theater – no
55. Been in a movie – no
56. Visited the Great Wall of China – no
57. Started a business – no
58. Taken a martial arts class – yes
59. Visited Russia – no
60. Served at a soup kitchen – yes
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies – yes
62. Gone whale watching – yes, off both Pacific and Atlantic coats
63. Got flowers for no reason – yes
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma – yes
65. Gone sky diving – no, would love to
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp – no
67. Bounced a check – yes
68. Flown in a helicopter – yes
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy – yes
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial – yes
71. Eaten caviar – yes
72. Pieced a quilt – no, I’m lucky I can replace a button
73. Stood in Times Square – yes, and as a pseudo-New Yorker I avoid doing that when at all possible
74. Toured the Everglades – no
75. Been fired from a job – yes
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London – no
77. Broken a bone – yes
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle – no
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person – yes
80. Published a book – no
81. Visited the Vatican – no
82. Bought a brand new car – no
83. Walked in Jerusalem – no
84. Had my picture in the newspaper – yes
85. Read the entire Bible – all the way through, cover to cover, hmm, um, no
86. Visited the White House – yes
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating – no
88. Had chickenpox – ugh, I was 12, what a nightmare
89. Saved someone’s life – yes, not in the pulling someone from a burning building sort of way, but rather in the “I refuse to let you kill yourself” and accompanying someone on a multi-year walk out of depression sort of way
90. Sat on a jury – yes, if a law school trial training program jury counts. It was two whole days of winter break last year!
91. Met someone famous – yes
92. Joined a book club – no
93. Lost a loved one – yes
94. Had a baby – no
95. Seen the Alamo in person – yes
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake – no
97. Been involved in a law suit – no
98. Owned a cell phone – duh
99. Been stung by a bee – yes, and a wasp
100. Ridden an elephant – no

This list is obviously biased based on what the person or people who wrote it had done. So here are some things I’d add that specifically include the bias of my own life experience.

Have you ever –

– Been on a cattle drive
– Jumped over a fence on horseback
– Been thrown from a horse
– Gotten lost in the woods
– Missed a flight
– Been flooded out of a tent
– Pumped out a flooded basement
– Gone to school in a different region of the country than where you are from
– Stood on the eastern most point of Europe
– Sailed around the northwestern most point of the continental US
– Been onstage during a Broadway musical
– Been in the audience of a game show
– Been in the audience of Saturday Night Live
– Served Communion at a cathedral
– Lived in Manhattan
– Dislocated a joint
– Been bitten by a dog hard enough to break the skin
– Written a really nasty letter or email you’re glad you didn’t send
– Been stepped on by a horse
– Looked out over the city of Lisbon from the old Arab quarter
– Been blessed by a newly ordained priest
– Participated in a protest, demonstration, or march
– Gone door-to-door for a political candidate
– Seriously considered converting to another religion
– Stood in the middle of a herd of horses
– Been to a rooftop party in NYC
– Broken an engagement
– Seen a Holy Week procession in Spain
– Been soaked by a car driving through a puddle
– Been caught outside alone in a severe storm
– Had a crush on a close friend
– Kayaked in the dark
– Held a hawk on your arm
– Sat with someone who was dying
– Had on a complete set of fire fighting gear including boots, pants, coat, gloves, helmet, and SCBA
– Held a baby in neonatal intensive care
– Blessed a bug
– Conquered a fear
– Had a friend, teacher, or lover who changed everything about how you see the world
– Been to a funeral that made the news
– Ridden in a hot air balloon
– Been a godparent
– Won a popularity contest
– Lost a part of your bathing suit in front of other people
– Taught a child to tie their shoes
– Changed everything about the way someone else sees the world
– Crashed a kite into the ocean
– Explained the facts of life to a younger sibling
– Taught someone how to make a paper airplane
– Had a secret admirer
– Driven a horse and carriage
– Been cheated on
– Forgotten to pay the rent
– Started a fight at a holiday meal
– Spent an afternoon wandering a city alone for the sheer joy of it
– Been to the Prado
– Studied the sport of dressage


~ by Sophia on December 13, 2008.

One Response to “Another blog cop-out – a meme of random things I’ve done/not done”

  1. I love your additions, and I’ll do them soon.

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