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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