January 12, 2009

My results (with commentary!)

1. Started your own blog -This is kind of a "gimme"
2. Slept under the stars - Spent a lot of time camping in my youth...not always with a tent.
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii - Carolyn and I went there last January
5. Watched a meteor shower - I remember sitting, half drunk, on my back out at Yakima with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) getting an awesome show.
6. Been to Disneyland/world - As a child
7. Climbed a mountain.
8. Held a praying mantis
9. Sang a solo
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris - Why the hell whould I visit Paris? Only Eastern France for me....
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Taught yourself an art from scratch - I'm assuming Photoshop counts.....ok, I drew a bit as a kid, was only "ok"
14. Adopted a child - Never plan to.
15. Had food poisoning -Mild, but yes.
16. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
17. Grown your own vegetables - Yep. Here in Boise, as a kid, and I tried to when I was in Bosnia.
18. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - Wouldn't I have to go to Paris? Sounds like a double dip scenario for the list maker!
19. Slept on an overnight train - Yep, had to take Amtrack back to Ft. Lewis from Omaha.
20. Had a pillow fight
21. Hitch hiked - Yep, a couple of times. Only time not picked up I was in a Boy Scout uniform...peaople must have thought I was out for a hike.
22. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - Yep, but only to finish up a school project.
23. Built a snow fort - Many times
24. Held a lamb - Yes, and for the record.....I HATE sheep! Even baby ones (but they taste good)
25. Gone skinny dipping - Details witheld though
26. Run a Marathon -Nope, won't ever.
27. Ridden in a gondola in Venice -No, but I have been to Venice
28. Seen a total eclipse -Several times
29. Watched a sunrise or sunset -Yes, but never both on the same day, which is my goal.
30. Hit a home run
31. Been on a cruise
32. Seen Niagara Falls in person
33. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- Actual birthplace, or do you mean seen their home?
34. Seen an Amish community - Lots of those in SE Iowa
35. Taught yourself a new language -Just a smattering, but in several languages
36. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - Not until I have about 5 Mil...
37. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
38. Gone rock climbing
39. Seen Michelangelo’s David
40. Sung karaoke -Unfortunately....after-work drinks at the bar
41. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt -Very cool
42. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant -I'm counting buying the car behind me thier meal at a drive through when I was in a great mood.
43. Visited Africa
44. Walked on a beach by moonlight -Yes
45. Been transported in an ambulance - Nope, never plan to either!
46. Had your portrait painted
47. Gone deep sea fishing
48. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
49. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris -WTF?! Another damned paris question? Seriously on a 100 count list, does Paris need to be 3 times in the top 50?!
50. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling- Was a junior PADI diver
51. Kissed in the rain - I'm sure I have.
52. Played in the mud -Used to make mud pies
53. Gone to a drive-in theater -These are drying up across the US
54. Been in a movie -Porn count?
55. Visited the Great Wall of China
56. Started a business - Not yet, but planning on it.
57. Taken a martial arts class
58. Visited Russia
59. Served at a soup kitchen
60. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Yes, I hawked some of my sister's cookies before.
61. Gone whale watching - Yep....uber cool
62. Gotten flowers for no reason - I find this question generally sexist!
63. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma -Yes, and sold some too
64. Gone sky diving -Did a static-line once
65. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
66. Bounced a check -Sorry, my bad.
67. Flown in a helicopter -A couple of times
68. Saved a favorite childhood toy -Yep, but I have more stashed at my Father's house
69. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - More of a drive-by, but technically yes
70. Eaten Caviar - Yes
71. Pieced a quilt -Yep, at church. Also made a quilt rack once as a Xmas present for my Step-mother
72. Stood in Times Square -Another NYC question?
73. Toured the Everglades -Briefly
74. Been fired from a job - Yep
75. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
76. Broken a bone - Mine or someone else's?
77. Been on a speeding motorcycle -Yes, but it was a scooter
78. Seen the Grand Canyon in person -Only from a plane
79. Published a book -Not yet, maybe next year
80. Visited the Vatican -So a second Vatican question (see #48)
81. Bought a brand new car -Yep, what a rip-off
82. Walked in Jerusalem
83. Had your picture in the newspaper - Yes, several times...mostly in High School
84. Read the entire Bible
85. Visited the White House
86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - Hells, yah!
87. Had chickenpox -Yep, and gave them to my brother.
88. Saved someone’s life - Yes, rushed to (almost into) a burning building to save a guy...had to put him out.
89. Sat on a jury -Yes, but the kid plea-bargained as soon as he had to walk by the jury on the way into the trial.
90. Met someone famous- Yes, but I don't want to name-drop any more than I have. i was very polite though.
91. Joined a book club -Does Waldonbooks count...I say yes since I did have to pay a dues.
92. Lost a loved one -Unfortunately, mostly friends and family.
93. Had a baby- Not planning on it
94. Seen the Alamo in person -Yep, but didn't tour it.
95. Swam in the Great Salt Lake -Soon.....soon.
96. Been involved in a lawsuit -Yep, went to a long deposition for a work lawsuit.
97. Owned a cell phone - Quite a few...
98. Been stung by a bee - And a wasp
99. Fallen in LOVE - Better have, or why the hell did I get married?
100. Decorated a Birthday Cake - Yes, I think it was chocolate

55 out of 100....not bad, figuring I'm not yet half-way through my lifespan.....or at least I hope not.

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