Monday, April 20, 2009

a sum of our experiences

Have you ever been at a point in your life when you're really not sure what comes next? I've been talking to lots of friends about the future lately — about jobs, moving, travelling among other things. 

Then, one of my fave bloggers, Magchunk, posted a fun list of 99 things ... a sort of way to see what you've done and where you've been ... so I thought I'd play along. You simply bold the things you've done:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band — Does my wedding day cameo in BJ Got Married count?
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity — This one was by accident actually .. I thought I was giving a one-time donation and actually got signed up for a monthly payroll deduction! Oops!
7. Been to Disneyworld/Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo — Be glad you missed this one ...
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
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
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you were not ill
24. Built a 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. Watched a sunrise or sunset
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. 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
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business — Working on this one ... more exciting news to come!
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
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childho
od toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt — This one is also a work in progress 
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been laid off from a job
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 — I'd like to, at some point.
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper — Oh so many times
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating — Never ever ever ever
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
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
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cellphone
99. Been stung by a bee

I've actually done a lot more of these things than I originally thought. Feel free to paste this into your own blog and participate. Be sure to comment with a link so we can check out your list, too!


  1. You don't consider the ferry ride to Newfoundland a cruise??

  2. No, nor do I consider the ferry ride to Maine a cruise, considering I was popping Gravol on both and still wanted to hurl.

  3. this is a cute idea, thanks for sharing your blog with me. are you a nestie? (i saw you have bryn's blog on your list) anyways, nice to meet you!

  4. So fun to see everyone's answers!

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