Thursday, February 26, 2009

100 things to experience...

I saw this on another blog and thought I would give it a try. Must be hitting 40 making me nostalgic and at the same time excited for what the future holds. Those things I have experienced are in bold type...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band - at Marryatville High School. Poor
Mr Johnson had to teach me the xylophone... he is still receiving counselling!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - sad isn't it
7. Been to Disneyland - no, but it is on my list of things to do
8. Climbed a mountain - yes, well I think it was a moutain
in the Flinders Ranges. If it wasn't it was a bloody big hill!
9. Held a praying mantis - yes at the boys' kindy
10. Sang a solo - only in the shower
11. Bungee jumped - no way
12. Visited Paris - and it was wonderful...
13. Watched a lightening storm at sea - yes on the way
from the mainland to Kangaroo Island. Everyopne else was throwing up and I
was taking photos!
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - does scrapping
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - or maybe it was alcohol poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - I would LOVE to go to the USA
18. Grown your own vegetables - yes a number of times
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - yes, and I cried
20. Slept on an overnight train - a number of times with
my mum, heading to Melbourne for the footy
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - not my brightest move
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill - mental health
day of course
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping - enough said about that
27. Run a Marathon - only at school
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - with my mum and dad
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - I totally suck at sport
32. Been on a cruise - loved it!!!
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - does 4 year old count? (grin)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - must admit
money isn't a prime focus of our lives...
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - yes! And it
was much smaller than I imagined.
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David - yes with my mum and dad - a
breathtaking work of art
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - no, but I must do this one day
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance - as a nurse
47. Had your portrait painted - think I might crack the canvas :-)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - all by
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - snorkelling :)
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 class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching - not deliberately, but they were
near the coast at Middleton
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - no, and I should!
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter - yes when I was younger with my
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - I have my panda that
Auntie Vicky gave me when I was little - now Mitch takes him to bed
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar - mmmmm
72. Pieced a quilt - nope
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job - thanks Maccas!@#%@
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - yes up to Normanville -
it was exhilarating!
79. 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 - yes with my boys
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - does a
fish count?
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - well sort of... Brett Maher
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one - yes
94. Had a baby
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
100.Read an entire book in one day -yes, but that was
before I had kids!!!

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