August 29, 2011

Updated Experiences List

I think it is a good idea to reflect once in a while on things you've done.  I went through my blog a bit this morning and noticed that I should a) spell check before I post and b) update my experience list.

In late 2008 or early 2009 I took one of those experiential polls.  I found what I thought was a good one of 100 questions, but when I took it I saw unnecessary duplication.  Some duplication were just two close to each other, like seeing the Mona Lisa in Paris and another question about just being to Paris.  One set of questions were nearly identical regarding a visit to the Sistine Chapel.  I snipped what I thought were decent enough questions and made my own list, editing some of the original list's items and adding my own.

Here's the list (stuff I've done in Bold, and new additions in Red):

1. Googled yourself
2. Gone gone camping without a tent or trailer (slept out under the stars)
3. Been to a live rock concert
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Been to Disneyland/world
7. Climbed a mountain.
8. Been to summer camp

9. Streaked in front of an audience
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited your state Capitol building
12. Been out to sea in international waters
13. Made an art project as a gift after child-hood
14. Mentored a child (Big Brother/Sister, been a Cub Scout leader, etc.)
15. Gotten a tattoo
16. Been in New York City
17. Grown your own vegetables
18. Been to an art museum
19. Slept on an overnight train
20. Been on a sleep-over as a child
21. Hitch hiked
22. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
23. Built a snow fort
24. Caught fireflies
25. Gone skinny dipping
26. Been in a charity walk-a-thon
27. Seen the Redwoods
28. Seen a total eclipse
29. Watched both the sunrise and sunset on the same day
30. Hit a home run
31. Been on the Mississippi River
32. Been to Yellowstone
33. Seen the place where you were born (building or even room)
34. Seen an Amish community
35. Gotten your passport stamped
36. Gone hunting
37. Seen Mount Rushmore
38. Gone horseback riding
39. Seen the Declaration of Independence (the original document)
40. Sung karaoke
41. Rode a unicycle
42. Given money to a homeless man (or woman)
43. Swam in the both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
44. Walked on a beach by moonlight
45. Been transported in an ambulance
46. Had a formal portrait taken
47. Gone fishing
48. Handled a snake
49. Been in a cave
50. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

51. Had sex outdoors in a public place
52. Intentionally eaten a bug
53. Gone to a drive-in theater
54. Been in a movie
55. Had a "Lemonade" stand
56. Started a business
57. Taken a local community education class
58. Caught a bullfrog (tadpoles good enough!)
59. Served at a soup kitchen
60. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
61. Gone whale watching
62. Aced a test in school
63. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
64. Gone sky diving
65. Served your community (military or civil service...voluntary counts)
66. Bounced a check
67. Flown in a helicopter
68. Saved a favorite childhood toy
69. Been to a professional sporting event
70. Made your own bread
71. Pieced a quilt
72. Won a ribbon at a fair (city/county/state)
73. Toured the Everglades
74. Been fired from a job
75. Been in a parade
76. Broken a bone
77. Talked your way out of a speeding ticket
78. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
79. Witnessed a birth (human or animal)
80. Gone skiing/snowboarding
81. Bought a brand new car
82. Delivered newspapers
83. Had your picture in the newspaper
84. Had a pen-pal
85. Been a pallbearer
86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
87. Had chickenpox
88. Saved someone’s life
89. Sat on a jury
90. Met someone famous
91. Graduated college
92. Been asked to be a Best Man/Maid of Honor
93. Gone on a blind date
94. Seen the Alamo in person
95. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
96. Pulled a prank on someone
97. Been drunk in public
98. Been stung by a bee
99. Fallen in LOVE
100. Seemingly done the impossible

I'm up to 86.  I need to work on some of these.  Every time we go down to Salt Lake City I wish I'd remember to do #95, and just for the sake of my marriage, I'll probably never claim #51.  Either that or I'll mark it off and edit every instance so you couldn't even guess when it happened.  I'll be OK if #85 never occurs.

#29 is kind of special for me.  I want to do more than just "watch both the sunrise and sunset on the same day".  I want to see the sun rise on the East Coast and watch it set that same day on the West Coast, specifically from one ocean to the next.


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