99 Things

I saw this over at a blog that my friend from school hosts (which is always an interesting read, since she lives in the Marshall Islands! And her daughter is just too cute for words, always looking forward to seeing more photos of her and the family!).

So I just had to do it too. I think these are a great way to share information about yourself, but also gives you a chance to look back at your life and see what you have accomplished, and what you might still have left to do. (Thank you Amber!)

Instructions: Copy the list, bold the ones you’ve done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.

  1. Started your own blog
  2. Slept under the stars. (Not sure what constitutes this, but I fell asleep at a bonfire one night…does that count?)
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii (NO! I was supposed to get a trip, like my sister did, when I was 14…never happened. I’m still bitter)
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland. (Although I barely remember most of it)
  8. Climbed a mountain (Once a year in Gatlinburg, Tennessee growing up. We took our annual pilgrimage every year and would walk the 4? miles up and then 4 miles back down!)
  9. Held a praying mantis (Um…hell no!)
  10. Sang a solo (In church)
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (Graphic Design, Painting–watercolor, oils, acrylics, Drawing, Knitting, Crocheting, Origami, Kirigami, Sewing, Book making, Quilting, I’m sure there are many more)
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning. (It’s entirely possible. I may have blocked the details from my memory)
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
  18. Grown your own vegetables. (Not me personally, but my family always has)
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train.
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill … come on, haven’t we all?
  24. Built a snow fort. (Many, Many Times–although they always scared the crap out of me going through the small tunnels)
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse (Mr. Bode’s class in my Senior? or Junior Year)
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
  31. Hit a home run (My memory is hazy…but I think I did, once, in Junior High)
  32. Been on a cruise.  (And going again Next year!)
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Um. Does Duluth count?)
  35. Seen an Amish community. (Not a whole community, but I saw Amish people and their wagon in Northtown at a shop right next to Mill End Textiles. They were getting a weird looking blade sharpened.)
  36. Taught yourself a new language…Be trying to learn Hawaiian and Irish.
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (For awhile when working with Amy at P.I.M.M.S.)
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (Does it have to be the real one? There was a life size duplicate in Sioux Falls)
  41. Sung karaoke. (It’s how I met my wife!)
  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
  47. Had your portrait painted (I did it myself)
  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
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud (Which my father never understood. I would do this, but not help him get “dirty” working on cars in the garage)
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Been in a movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business.
  58. Taken a martial arts class (No, but seriously thinking about it)
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason (And electronics, and new computers, and books, and…let’s just say my wife spoils me rotten!)
  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 (My mom and I had kept my original He-man, ThunderCats, GI Joe, Transformers, Star Wars and many many other of my old toys for my boys to play with.)
  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 . (Well, I tore a ligament, but it still involved a toe-to-knee cast and crutches)
  78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle (My dad use to have a moped, does that count?)
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book (I hope to have a photo book published soon!)
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car
  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 (Met Dolly Parton’s Aunt, Uncle and cousins at DollyWood, Met She-Ra)
  92. Joined a book club (Tried to many, many times, but they always fell apart and never really met. But I did “join”. Still looking for a good one though!)
  93. Got a tattoo. (Contemplated it heavily)
  94. Had a baby (Not me personally, but I have four kids…does that count?)
  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’ve done 45 (Did I count that right?) things on the list-Not too shabby.  If you copy and re-post, email me your blog address so I can see 99 things about you too!

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