Saturday, March 20, 2010

99 Things I Ought to Have Done

This idea was taken from Jules over at Mommy Ramblings.

Since yesterday was my 32nd birthday, I've been thinking about all the things I have or haven't done in the time I've been on this earth.  I'm so thankful for the time I've been given thus far, and hope that there will be many more years ahead.  So, this was a fun activity to remember what cool opportunities I've had and also a good reminder to keep shooting for those things I've yet to do.

Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed) and share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars 
3. Played in a band- Played the flute for many years.
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower- Saw an incredible one when I was in college.  The sky was filled with shooting stars for hours.  So awesome.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland- Been to Disneyworld a few times, but have only driven by Disneyland.
8. Climbed a mountain- Wouldn't necessarily say "climbed" with hardcore gear and such... But I did climb to the top of Mt.Vesuvius in Italy. No lie.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo- Yep, those were my old school days.
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris- Sang for mass at Notre Dame Cathedral while I was there.
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm- I LOVE thunderstorms when tornado warnings aren't involved.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch- Currently in the VERY beginning stages of learning photography.
15. Adopted a child-  Would love to do this one day down the road, God willing.
16. Had food poisoning- The worst 3 days of my life. AND I was 28 weeks pregnant. HORRIBLE.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables- Nothing better than a home-grown tomato and bacon sandwich in the summer time.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France- It's a LOT smaller than I had imagined.
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill- I call these "mental health" days. And yes, they're necessary some times, too. 
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon- I did run a 10K but no marathons.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice- Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world.
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise- Senior trip, baby!
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community- Here's a shout out to Lawrenceburg!
36. Taught yourself a new language- I don't think HTML counts...
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- Working on this one... the contentment part, not necessarily the money part.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person- Yep, ALL of him.
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- About 8 months ago. Don't do it unless you HAVE to. VERY expensive!
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person- It was beautiful. 
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain- Actually got engaged in the pouring rain. : )
53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie- My hubby has!
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business-  Here we are: BluEyEdea Media
58. Taken a martial arts class- Still have the belts to prove it!
59. Visited Russia- A gloriously shabby place. 
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 childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar-
In Russia!
72. Pieced a quilt- Saw my grandmother do it a time or two.
73. Stood in Times Square- I ♥ NYC!
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job- Long, long story...
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car- TERRIBLE mistake.  Will never waste money by doing that again.
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve-
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby- Two to be exact.
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee- Does a yellow jacket count as a bee?

Now it's your turn!  Be sure to come back and leave a comment with a link to your list of "99 things."


tasha said...

I don't think I want to play this game -- you're WAYYYY more interesting than me :)

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed! Here's my list...

~SHANNON~ said...

I'm your newest subscriber, I found you through Friday follow! Only it's Sunday now! Do I still count?

I hope you will come follow/subscribe my blog out as well!Nice to meet you!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a fun list. You've had some great experiences - wow, sang at Notre Dame in Paris and ate caviar in Russia?? How can I beat that?

Happy belated Birthday!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your list! I found your blog on Friday Follow. I'm now a follower.

Have a GREAT day!

Rachel said...

Hi- Thanks for stopping by-fellow sunshine winner! :)

I can't wait to keep up with your blog BUT #87?!?
I'm a vegan and this one made me want to crawl in a whole and pray for God's poor little creations!!!! :(

My- you've had some great life memories! :) YAY!!!