Friday, November 14, 2008

I Have-----

Gayle over at The White House (the one in Alaska, not the one that Barack, Michelle and the girls will be moving into soon) had this on her blog and I thought it looked like fun. So I'm giving it a go. Not much else to write about today and I couldn't think of a question for Aloha Friday so here goes.

If you want to try it, just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done. Happy discoveries.

1. Started my own blog-actually I have two of them
2. Slept under the stars-a group of us went camping one time and the two cars got separated. Our car had the food and theirs had the tents. So yup, we slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band-High school marching band
4. Visited Hawaii-We went to Oahu on our 25th wedding anniversary. I would LOVE to go back again.
5. Watched a meteor shower-Several but the one that sticks out was laying out on the beach at 3:00 in the morning. Amazing.
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world-Been to both several times
8. Climbed a mountain-I've been climbing in the Smokies and the Rockies. Not that I climbed very high, mind you
9. Held a praying mantis-It was pretty neat, acutally.
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris-
13. Watched lightening at sea-I remember watching lightning from a hotel room in Daytona and the lightning was actually going sideways.
14. Taught myself an art from scratch-I taught myself how to make Gods Eyes.
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning-not a fun experience
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - in my much younger days!!
18. Grown my own vegetables-I lived on a farm growing up so yup, grew a lot of them.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France-
20. Slept on an overnight train - my dad and I went to Texas on a train. We didn't have beds though. We slept sitting up.
21. Had a pillow fight- Hey, even people my age had PJ parties when we were growing up!!
22. Hitchhiked-
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill- I'm embarrassed to say I did although I called it a mental health day.
24. Built a snow fort- I lived on a farm and so I built lots of them.
25. Held a lamb- I've never held a baby lamb but lots of baby calves and baby pigs--and lots of baby wildlife animals.
26. Gone skinny dipping-
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse- I've seen a total eclipse of both the sun and moon.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset- Living on a barrier island, this is a must. And a common occurance.
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - Mr. Snowbird and I went on a cruise to the Caribbean. I would love to take another.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person Several times.
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors - I have been in the area in West Virginia, southern Ohio, and Massachusetts but never exactly where they were born.
35. Seen an Amish community - Both in Pennsylvania and Indiana
36. Taught myself a new language- I pretty much taught myself sign language on the job. Taught with the book in my lap.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- Even though there are lots of things I would like right now, I'm pretty satisfied with what I have.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - Does the copy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas count??
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - Many times and it never gets old.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight- What can I say? I live on a barrier island.
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my 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- I actually went scuba diving in a quarry once. Pretty awesome.
52. Kissed in the rain-
53. Played in the mud - What kid hasn't?
54. Gone to a drive-in theater- I grew up in the 50's and drive ins were the in thing.
55. Been in a movie -
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - I've never sold them but I sure have bought my share!!
62. Gone whale watching - We've been on several in Massachusetts and Maine but would love to go on an Orca whale watch.
63. Got flowers for no reason- Actually I get them for myself. When I taught, I always had fresh flowers on my desk and I still buy them once in awhile.
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 - A couple of times. This is really an impressive monument.
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square - I went to school in NYC one summer so went to Times Square numerous times.
74. Toured the Everglades - I live in SW Florida. We go to the Everglades at least once a year.
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- Both the south and north rims.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - My current car was new when we got it.
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper - Both when I was in community theatre and when I taught.
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House - I toured it on my Sr. Trip in HS and also in 1976 with my kids.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating-
88. Had chickenpox - I only had 6 pox but I had them.
89. Saved someone’s life - Not a person's but lots of wildlife and I think they count!
90. Sat on a jury - A wrongful death trial that got settled out of court on the second day of the trial.
91. Met someone famous - Our Japanese daughter's father, Kenichiro Morioka was a composer and symphony conductor in Japan. He wrote the music for several Japanese movies.
92. Joined a book club -Reader's Digest Book of the Month Club
93. Lost a loved one- both of my parents. My mom when I was 15 and my dad when I was 29.
94. Had a baby-Had a couple. One of each.
95. Seen the Alamo in person - My uncle lived in Texas so we got to go to San Antonio a couple of times.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - Not the greatest experience in the world but we had to try it.It smelled pretty bad!!
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone- Don’t use it often but it sure is handy when you need it.
99. Been stung by a bee - And a wasp. I'm allergic to wasp stings so I steer clear of both
100. Ridden an elephant.

3 comments:

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Cool! I actually learned some things about my own mom!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I saw that on Gayle's blog and thought I should give it a shot.I think I will.

Gayle said...

The next time it rains go out and get yourself that kiss! :) Nice list...