Saturday, January 3, 2009

99 Things Meme

Julie Tarr posted this on her GenBlog by Julie blog (and she found it on the Geniaus blog!) - and I thought it was interesting.

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

1. Started your own blog. (5 at last count - do I get extra credit?)
2. Slept under the stars. (when I was a kid)
3. Played in a band. (not me...)
4. Visited Hawaii. (at least six times)
5. Watched a meteor shower. (in the mountains)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world. (many times to Anaheim, twice to DW in Fla.)
8. Climbed a mountain. (a small one in San Diego back country)
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. (only in the shower, probably doesn't count!)

11. Bungee jumped. (not me... Mr. Chicken)
12. Visited Paris. (several times)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning. (not that I know of)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. (now closed...)
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France. (in the Louvre)
20. Slept on an overnight train.

21. Had a pillow fight. (too many to count)
22. Hitch hiked. (as a kid to the beach)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. (well, d'oh. I worked 40 years)
24. Built a snow fort. (what's snow?)
25. Held a lamb. (I'm a city boy)
26. Gone skinny dipping. (not that I recall, and i'm sure I would recall!)
27. Run a marathon. (can't run a block...)
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice. (only in Las Vegas...does that count?)
29. Seen a total eclipse. (an annular solar eclipse while in my backyard several years ago)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. (many sunsets, fewer sunrises)

31. Hit a home run. (only in sandlot games)
32. Been on a cruise. (Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, NY => PR)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. (in 2004, very cold and wet there!)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (some of them...)
35. Seen an Amish community. (in Lancaster PA in 1999)
36. Taught yourself a new language. (yep, FORTRAN, BASIC, etc.)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (frankly, I'm almost satisfied now)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing. (Mr. Chicken again)
40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person. (in Florence, right?)

41. Sung Karaoke. (only to the computer)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. (in 1995)
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. (I live in San Diego, come on!)
46. Been transported in an ambulance. (heaven forbid...)
47. Had your portrait painted. (I wish!)
48. Gone deep sea fishing. (when I was a kid)
49. Seen the Sistine chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (twice - in 1972 and 1984, at least as high as they will let you go)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. (snorkel in Hawaii and Caribbean)
52. Kissed in the rain. (wife, daughters, grandkids...)
53. Played in the mud. (friends, kids, grandkids)
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre. (as a kid, as a parent)
55. Been in a movie. (only on JibJab, and in home movies)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia. (on a business trip in 1997)
60. Served at a soup kitchen.

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies. (helped daughters sell)
62. Gone whale watching. (on Alaska cruise)
63. Gotten flowers for no reason. (mainly from granddaughters on walks around the block)
64. Donated blood.
65. Gone sky diving. (nope - Mr. Chicken again)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.
67. Bounced a cheque.
68. Flown in a helicopter. (in Juneau, Alaska)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. (model railroad train! - gave it to my grandsons)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.

71. Eaten Caviar. (on a Delta flight to Moscow in first Class)
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square. (does drive-through count?)
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job. (thank goodness!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London. (in 1993)
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. (several times, all from south rim, and from airplane window)
80. Published a book. (self-published two books with limited distribution)

81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. (last one was 2005 Lincoln Town Car)
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper. (interviews, no picture)
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House. (in 1999)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox. (as a kid)
89. Saved someone’s life. (hope I never have to)
90. Sat on a jury. (several times served on one)

91. Met someone famous. (is Howie Mandell famous enough? Tony Gwynn?)
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one. (parents, grandparents)
94. Had a baby. (not Mr. Chicken - his wife had two)
95. Seen the Alamo in person. (in the mid 1980's)
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone. (only for the last year)
99. Been stung by a bee. (as a kid)

OK, now who's brave enough to take this on and tell us more about their life?

UPDATED 10:15 p.m. - edited a few items.

1 comment:

TamuraJones said...

> Seen a total eclipse. (in my backyard several years ago)
Total? In your backyard? That's a solar eclipse right, not just a lunar one?
You're so lucky. I had to travel to France for that.

> Taught yourself a new language. (yep, FORTRAN, BASIC, etc.)
Really now, FORTRAN and BASIC are old languages ;-)