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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Games for the Idle

I picked this one up at Snoring Scholar. Let me make it clear that I'm not proud of all the things on this list!

How to play: BOLD anything you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (DisneyWorld)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
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
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (in general)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
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 (do ride-alongs count?)
47. Had your portrait painted - (Caricature, actually. Does that count?)
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
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (actually, it was a commercial)
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
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
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
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
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (have had 2 short stories published in an anthology)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (over the course of years, not all at once)
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
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (it was my job!)
98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day


Anonymous said...

The things I have done (besides most of yours):
Visited Hawaii
Watched a Meteor Shower (every birthday!)
Been to Disney World
Held a Praying Mantis (used to catch them)
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Adopted a Child (through SOS Children's Services)
Grown own Veggies
Held a Lamb
Seen a Total Eclipse
Seen Niagara Falls in Person (both sides - CA & USA)
Seen an Amish Community (all over OH & PA)
Taught myself a new language (besides Pig Latin; German)
Gone Rock Climbing (Arizona)
Bought a Stranger a meal
Whale Watching
Got flowers for no reason
Gone Sky Diving (amazing!!!)
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check (oops!)
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar (don't like it)
Pieced a Quilt
Toured the Everglades
Broken a Bone
Seen the Grand Canyon
Bought a brand new car
Killed & Prepared an animal for eating (Chicken)

It's totally amazing when you look back ... so many experiences - and they bring back so many memories.

Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah Reinhard said...

I know what you mean about not being PROUD about all the things on the list, but sometimes, I find it's good to do a list like this, revisit who I am and where I've been, and that always leads me to thinking about where I'm going... :)

owenswain said...

Slowly getting the word out but I have begun to blog again on luminous-miseries and believe it or not...I did this meme!