Monday, January 12, 2009

Just something fun

OK, so I totally stole this from Shannan's blog, but it was so much fun reading about all the "shannan-igans" (ha! get it?) she's gotten into in her life that I thought I'd share mine... The items in bold are things I've done in my life...with commentary...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ( I ROCK the cowbell)
4. Visited Hawaii (obviously)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (funny story...I totally went through this raging PETA phase in college....I won't go into details, but I'm mostly over it - although I still agree with the principles they stand for).
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
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 (ok, technically not an OVERNIGHT train, but I've slept on a train).
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (who, me?? NEVER!)
24. Built a snow fort (back before my days as a Hawaii resident...when I was an Okie)
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 (does T-ball count?)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (yeah, my ancestors are all from the same birthplace as me...I'm just the first one to escape that tiny little town!!! ha!)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (technically I probably didn't teach MYSELF)
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 (in the passenger's seat once when my Dad was being transported...does that count?)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (ok, I've been on a boat while OTHERS were 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 (home movie! LOL)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (I'm totally counting Billy Blanks' Tae-Bo)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (actually I haven't because embarrassingly enough I don't weigh enough, but I would love to do this and would if I could - I have WORKED a blood drive before though).
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
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
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (ok, I didn't AUTHOR the book, but I'm getting published IN a book that is due out next month)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - ummm, NO.
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 law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I promise I'll be back in a day or two with a Crafty post of some sort!! Thanks for humoring me!!


Justine said...

I wish it weren't midnight, I would so add this to my blog for today.... Maybe I can do it at work tomorrow.
BTW, I am getting ready to see if you have a feedblitz blinkie, if not you need to load one or a follow this blog thing. Guess I better go check before I say all that. O well too late.

Justine said...

Alrighty then, I am all signed up....

Sankari W. said...

Oh this is so cool Jen - I love this list! WOW - so you were in a band!!?!!! I can totally seeing you ROCK the cowbell!! More details More details!!!! and I think you should share a story for allllllll the things in bold!

Can we go sing Karaoke together one night!?! It would have to be to David Bowie of course!!!

sending you lots of happy wishes from freezing iowa!!!
Sankari :)

PS - did you take your potted plants inside - heard its going to be some severe weather down there!!! LOL!!!!

talk to you sooN!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a fun list, Jen! Wanted to let you know I left an award for you on my blog. Feel free to play along if you'd like - my feelings won't be hurt, though, if you don't. Mostly just wanted you to know I'm a fan!