4.24.2007

150 Things I May (or May Not) Have Done

Here's a meme I found over at Sunne’s blog. My first thought was that both my mom and my mother-in-law read my blog, so do I dare to list yes/no to the following 150 things I’ve done in my life?

But it’s not so bad. For example, in college I modelled for art classes (it was one of the best-paying campus jobs). So “posing nude in front of strangers” seems like one of the less racy things I've done. HAW!

Sunne prefaces hers by saying, “This came from Heidiho and it’s just a little quiz showing what you may or may not have done throughout your life. An X marks each affirmative statement. It’s a nice distraction from all the horrible (media) news right now.”

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain X
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive (X if a Porsche Boxter counts)
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone X
8. Said “I love you” and meant it X
9. Hugged a tree X
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris X
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea X
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise X
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game X
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (well, I’ve been to the Leaning Tower, but it was closed for renovations)


17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables X
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars X
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower X
23. Gotten drunk on champagne X
24. Given more than you can afford to charity X
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope X
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment X
27. Had a food fight X
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger X
30. Had a snowball fight X
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can X
32. Held a lamb X
33. Seen a total eclipse X
34. Ridden a roller coaster X
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking X
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment X
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states (no, but I’ve been to 42 of them)

States I have visited (in red).

41. Taken care of someone who was shit-faced X
42. Had an amazing friend X
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country X
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign X
46. Backpacked in Europe X
47. Taken a road-trip X
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach X
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love X
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them X
54. Visited Japan (how about Korea? I’ve been there)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs X
57. Pretended to be a superhero X

This is me as Pris from Blade Runner. I was also Poison Ivy two Halloweens ago, with Mr. O'Kitten was Supergirl. (He has fantastic legs...)

58. Sung karaoke X
59. Lounged around in bed all day X
60. Posed nude in front of strangers X
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain X
63. Played in the mud X
64. Played in the rain X
65. Gone to a drive-in theater X
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business X
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken X
69. Toured ancient sites X
70. Taken a martial arts class X
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married X
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party X
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch X
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo X

I have one tattoo--this celtic cat.
I got it in New Mexico on our honeymoon in June 2002.

81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert X
83. Got flowers for no reason X
84. Performed on stage X
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music X
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand X
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over X

In June 2004 we moved from here...


...to here. The green house on the right in the top photo is where we live.
It wasn't exactly a sudden move, but it certainly was drastic.
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking X
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived X
105. Wrote articles for a large publication X
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart X
111. Ridden a bike X
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone X
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol X
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild X
118. Ridden a horse X
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours X
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

Countries I have visited.

124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi X
128. Had your picture in the newspaper X
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about X
130. Gone back to school X
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes X
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey X
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read X
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language X
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream X
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you X
145. Had a booth at a street fair X
146. Dyed your hair X
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head X

I've had the all-over shave, too, but I thought y'all might enjoy this picture.
This was about five years ago.

149. Caused a car accident X
150. Saved someone’s life X

7 comments:

Chris said...

WOW!

Elizabeth said...

Well, that's quite a list. I just saw something on it that I may be able to check off that I never thought I would. You just never know what can happen in a lifetime, which is what makes it interesting.
I love the cat paws!

roxtarchic said...

i was poison ivy a few years ago TOO... heheh... best costume ever tho... was when my sista & i went as Glenda the Ghetto Witch (my sista) and White Trash Dorothy (me w/a toto tattoo on one arm & auntie em on the other) hehe!

LOVE the shaved head pic! ;)

Joanie said...

Very interesting..I can check off many on that list and then add some..

Gee I guess I just missed the all over shave hair style by a few months. Different very different

Enjoy the day..

KnitXcorE said...

damn girl!!!! i gave up after #30... love the shaved head and crazy make-up pic!!!!! cyber o'kittie :-P

pins&needles said...

Looking at this list, I'm still young and havent done as much as you did. Plus, you've never been to Arkansas? Thats okay, lots of people have no desire to be down here.

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