Tuesday, May 29, 2012

99 Things - Babbling Non-Polish Post

I'll start this with the same text as the blog from which I got it:

I found this meme at Art Evolve, who said she popped over to The Polished Pixie and saw this super cute post that she got from Jenna over at Jenna Froggy Has a Life, who got it from ChiChi over at I'm Just Me... ChiChi, who got it from someone else, who got it from someone else... I'm stopping myself before I go on forever... :P

So, there's a list of 99 things, and you are supposed to bold all the things that you've done. I'm a sucker for meme's like this, but I'm also a babbler, so expect at least one or two explanations along the way...

1. Started your own blog (duh!)
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
8. Climbed a mountain9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (only if school plays count!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
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 (I'm not sure - does a family garden that you helped weed and harvest count? I haven't grown my *own* since I've been a grown-up...)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight22. 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 (longest race I ran in high school track was 5 miles)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (it doesn't specify - I've seen total eclipse of the moon, but not the sun)
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 (I'm assuming "ancestors" means farther back than your parents. ;)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
...but then, I stay satisfied no matter what $ level I'm at, honestly. I enjoy buying stuff, but I don't mind when I can't. I know that's weird of me. ^_^
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s 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
 (not that I actually remember this, but I'm certain at least two of my accidents in my childhood would have required an ambulance ride.)
47. Had your portrait painted (umm...but it's a nekkid one, and not technically "my" portrait - I was a model for an artist's rendition of the three muses)
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
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving - WANT WANT WANT!!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (only one - my tailbone!)
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - when I won the National Honor Society Merit Scholarship my senior year...though I'm pretty sure there was at least once or twice before that.
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (a fish is an animal right?)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
 ...x7 plus 4 miscarriages...
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

Wow, that's almost half of them. And there's a couple I'm not sure - I was present during the filming of a documentary once, and I signed a waiver to allow them to use my likeness, but I'm not sure if I was actually in the final cut or not. And it's been soooo long that I don't remember what documentary it was, so I can't check! (My high school was used in the opening scenes of a cheesy TV movie where the Russians invade America, though. :) I have met someone who is famous in certain circles, but not country-wide - I've met a few authors who are famous in their arenas, for instance. My parents once met Roddy Piper. ^_^

Now that you know a bit more about me than you probably wanted to know...if you snag this meme and put it on your own blog, let me know! And feel free to ask if something got you curious - I'm a ridiculously open book most of the time.

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