Monday, January 05, 2009

99 Things

The 99 Things Meme!

Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to: leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog. Um, yeah.

2. Slept under the stars. I did, whenI was a camp counselor. Our every other week overnight was just us, in sleeping bags under the stars. I caught bronchitis and slept so close to the fire that my pillow case burned. Did I mention we were left in charge of 10 8-year old kids? The powers that be paired girl and boy counselors together, not sure about the thought process there. My partner in crime was named Mike and he was a shaved head skateboarder dude. And by the end of the summer? He was also my boyfriend.

3. Played in a band. ahahahahaha! No.

4. Visited Hawaii. Nope. And I'm pretty sure I never will.

5. Watched a meteor shower. Once.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity. More than I can afford? No. But we do give.

7. Been to Disneyland/World. Disney World. Once, in sixth grade. Another place I've got zero interest in. Sorry kids!

8. Climbed a mountain. I've climbed Blue Hill. You can ski somewhere nearby, maybe even there. But it's just a hill.

9. Held a praying mantis. I've seen plenty of them. But I have no inclination to HOLD one.

10. Sang a solo. Have you heard me sing? No? There's a good reason for that.

11. Bungee jumped. Nope. I would do one of those crazy long zip lines though...

12. Visited Paris. I'd like to. Someday.

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. Just last summer.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. I taught myself embroidery in the past few years. And I just taught myself how to thread my daughter's sewing machine today. Does that count?

15. Adopted a child.

16. Had food poisoning. Thank god, no.

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. How high can you go up? Her head?

18. Grown your own vegetables. Tomatoes. I have visions of a vegetable garden but for now that's what they'll stay...visions.

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France. I think Blackbird mentioned a long line. If that's the case then forget it. Still, though - a short line and I'm in.

20. Slept on an overnight train. I would LOVE to travel this way with the kids.

21. Had a pillow fight. A bunch of us teenage girls had a slumber party and we were all in our bras and panties....HAH! Not! Not as much fun as it looks.

22. Hitch hiked. Nope.

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. You bet. I went to Martha's Vinyard and went to the beach.

24. Built a snow fort. Still do.

25. Held a lamb. Aw, who wouldn't want to hold a lamb?

26. Gone skinny dipping. Yep.

27. Run a Marathon. Longest distance ever: 5 miles. And that was years ago.

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice. I'm thinking this would be smellier and dirtier and not as fun as it looks like in the movies.

29. Seen a total eclipse. I'm pretty sure I have. I'm bolding.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. Not many sunrises, except when I've been up all night.

31. Hit a home run. Once. In elementary school. An infield homerun. Not the same.

32. Been on a cruise. Honeymoon. Yawn. I mean, it was okay. But I wouldn't go on another one.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. How have I never been here?

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. My parents? Yes. Grandparents? No, it's far into Maine. 12+ hours away.

35. Seen an Amish community. We went to Pennsylvania when I was in Junior High School. Saw the buggies. Wasn't interesting at the time. I'm sure I'd appreciate it more now but maybe not.

36. Taught yourself a new language. No thanks.

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. Oh, yeah. With my husband laid off and my work hours set to NEVER increase? Not likely anytime soon.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. I'd like to see this.

39. Gone rock climbing. On one of those flooky indoor rock walls.

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David. I'll include this as part of my trip to see the Tower of Pisa and the Mona Lisa.

41. Sung karaoke. Drunk and only as a back-up singer.

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant. Okay, I'm bolding but really - I've only paid for someone's coffee at the drive-thru.

44. Visited Africa. No, and I have no real urge.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. That question about sleeping under the stars? Same guy.

46. Been transported in an ambulance. No, thankfully.

47. Had your portrait painted. *snickers* A caricature.

48. Gone deep sea fishing. A few times.

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Apparently, I'll be busy while I'm in Europe.

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. Snorkeling. And I hyperventilate. We were with stingrays. Good times.

52. Kissed in the rain. To be young...

53. Played in the mud. Yep.

54. Gone to a drive-in theater. We used to go all the time when I was a kid. There are a few around here now, around here being a forty five minute drive...I've been meaning to take the kids...

55. Been in a movie. I'm going out on a limb here to say that home movies don't count do they?

56. Visited the Great Wall of China. That's what aerial photography is for.

57. Started a business. Good god. NO. I would be an utter failure.

58. Taken a martial arts class. Yawn.

59. Visited Russia. See number 37. Basically I'll probably never get there. Still, italics.

60. Served at a soup kitchen. No, I haven't. I'm not saying I want to. But I wouldn't be opposed to it.

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies. As a girl scout my dad took the form to work and I cleaned up. As a mom - once. And I sold the bare minimum.

62. Gone whale watching. Dismal failure.

63. Gotten flowers for no reason. Yep and I think they're kind of a waste of money.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma. I went once and they turned me away because of my tattoo.

65. Gone sky diving. No freaking thank you.

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. I'm not sure I could do this. I don't do well with memorials.

67. Bounced a check. Not recently but yes.

68. Flown in a helicopter. Once. Great fun.

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. Little People cruise ship? Barn? That big green inch-worm? Got them.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial. This type of memorial doesn't bother me. But The Wall? Or something like that? I just burst into tears.

71. Eaten Caviar. I loved it. Or convinced myself I did. I was a kid and it was so EXOTIC. I haven't had it since.

72. Pieced a quilt. I just learned to thread a sewing machine. Today.

73. Stood in Times Square. Once.

74. Toured the Everglades. I sort of italicized this one for the kids - THEY'D love it.

75. Been fired from a job. Sort of. I was offered a job change where I was working and while I was on vacation I was told not to report to back to work the next day - they were auditing my work at my previous position. When all was said and done what they thought they knew was totally WRONG and I was vindicated. And then I resigned.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London. Something I can skip during my EuroTour.

77. Broken a bone. No, never - thankfully.

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. Once. And never again.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. I would love to. I've heard Zion is better, though.

80. Published a book. I can't even write regularly on a blog. What on earth could fill the pages of a book.

81. Visited the Vatican. Eh, maybe.

82. Bought a brand new car. Maybe next time.

83. Walked in Jerusalem. Do they make kevlar for tourists? No thank you.

84. Had your picture in the newspaper. During my illustrious days as a brownie scout.

85. Read the entire Bible. No but the LOL Cat version is damned funny.

86. Visited the White House. From the outside. Long lines.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. I won't even help my husband clean a fish.

88. Had chickenpox. Yep.

89. Saved someone’s life. No.

90. Sat on a jury. Once, I was like ten people away from being questioned during the voir dire. It was a horrible, violent case. I go again on February 3rd. - it's only trial court this time.

91. Met someone famous. For a split second.

92. Joined a book club. Still in one.

93. Lost a loved one.

94. Had a baby. Two.

95. Seen the Alamo in person. I have!

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake. No.

97. Been involved in a law suit. Only a class-action suit. For which I recieved a check for, like, three dollars.

98. Owned a cell phone. Uncharged and at the bottom of my purse, but yes.

99. Been stung by a bee. Yes, but not recently. The trick is to close your eyes and repeat "Bread and butter, bread and butter" over and over until the danger has passed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just found your blog through Dawn's and am going to do your meme!