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Friday, 5 December 2008

100 things you might want to do - or not

I'm indebted to KCM over at Zen Mischief for this. I'm sure I've done fewer of these than he has. The ones I've done are in green. If you want to do it yourself then copy and paste etc:
  • Started my own blog - this is it
  • Slept under the stars - and very cold and uncomfortable it was too
  • Played in a band
  • Visited Hawaii
  • Watched a meteor shower
  • Given more than I can afford to charity
  • Been to Disneyland/world
  • Climbed a mountain - does Ingleborough count?
  • Held a praying mantis
  • Sung a solo - now that would be a good way of getting rid of unwanted guests
  • Bungee jumped - I can think of easier ways of frightening myself to death
  • Visited Paris
  • Watched lightning at sea - yes driving - well I stopped to watch it - along the cost of East Yorkshire near Bridlington
  • Taught myself an art from scratch
  • Adopted a child
  • Had food poisoning
  • Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - saw a marvellous cartoon once of someone playing golf on the top of the flame
  • Grown my own vegetables
  • Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  • Slept on an overnight train
  • Had a pillow fight
  • Hitchhiked
  • Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - yes but about 22 years ago
  • Built a snow fort
  • Held a lamb
  • Gone skinny dipping - I have swum topless though I suspect that doesn't count
  • Run a Marathon - don't intend to either
  • Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  • Seen a total eclipse
  • Watched a sunrise or sunset
  • Hit a home run
  • Been on a cruise
  • Seen Niagara Falls in person
  • Visited the birthplace of my ancestors - I live pretty close to the birthplace of one of them
  • Seen an Amish community
  • Taught myself a new language
  • Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  • Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  • Gone rock climbing
  • Seen Michelangelo’s David
  • Sung karaoke
  • Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  • Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - though I have had a stranger buy me one!
  • Visited Africa
  • Walked on a beach by moonlight
  • Been transported in an ambulance
  • Had my portrait painted
  • Gone deep sea fishing
  • Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  • Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Kissed in the rain
  • Played in the mud - yes I used to love making mud dams in streams
  • Gone to a drive-in - movies or restaurant? Been to a drive thru McDonalds
  • Been in a movie
  • Visited the Great Wall of China
  • Started a business
  • Taken a martial arts class
  • Visited Russia
  • Served at a soup kitchen
  • Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  • Gone whale watching
  • Got flowers for no reason
  • Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  • Gone sky diving
  • Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  • Bounced a check - to my eternal shame!
  • Flown in a helicopter
  • Saved a favorite childhood toy
  • Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  • Eaten Caviar
  • Pieced a quilt - if a small cushion cover counts
  • Stood in Times Square
  • Toured the Everglades
  • Been fired from a job
  • Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
  • Broken a bone
  • Been on a speeding motorcycle
  • Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  • Published a book - no but I hope to eventually
  • Visited the Vatican
  • Bought a brand new car - more than once
  • Walked in Jerusalem
  • Had my picture in the newspaper several times including earlier this year when we were campaigning to keep our office open - we failed.
  • Read the entire Bible
  • Visited the White House
  • Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  • Had chickenpox
  • Saved someone’s life
  • Sat on a jury
  • Met someone famous - Sir George Young - is or was a Tory MP
  • Joined a book club
  • Lost a loved one - depends whether you mean close relative or partner
  • Had a baby
  • Seen the Alamo in person
  • Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  • Been involved in a law suit - if divorce counts
  • Owned a cell phone
  • Been stung by a bee
  • Ridden an elephant

That was interesting - I seem to have led a very unadventurous life!


kcm said...

Hi Jilly! Thanks for doing that meme. I'm suprised how few of those things you have done; I would have expected you to have done far more than me.
Ah yes, Sir George Young. I'd forgotten I'd met him. He was our MP when we lived in Chiswick and opened a church fete for us.
"Visited the birthplace of my ancestors". Hmmm. Now I think about it yes, I have done that. Quite a few were born in and around New Romney in Kent and are buried in the church (St Nicholas). Been to the church several times.

Jilly said...

I suppose I've not travelled abroad very much and that's what a lot of them were about - otherwise I might have done more than you.