Thursday, February 25, 2010

99 Things

After blogging about my baby bucket list last week (you can get caught up on that post here) I started noticing a lot of the blogs in my reader posting a list of 99 life experiences, highlighting the ones they have completed. After completing the list myself I have realized that I have had some great experiences in my life so far but there are still may left that I want to accomplish (particularly # 94)

Bold the things that you've done...

Started your own blog - yup, and here it is
Slept under the stars - yes, lots. Camping is one of all time favorite activities
3. Played in a band - not unless you count "Rock Band"

Visited Hawaii- need to do this
Watched a meteor shower - another favorite activity. I LOVE the night sky
Given more than you can afford to charity - I don't know if it's truly more than I can afford since I was able to give it, but I try to help when I can
Been to DisneyWorld - I grew up in Orlando, kinda hard to have missed it
Climbed a mountain - I enjoy hiking in the mountains and hills although I complain almost every time we are going uphill
9. Held a praying mantis - I didn't have a lot of bug fears as a child

10. Sang a solo -I loved to sing as a child

11. Bungee jumped - for my 27th birthday.Scariest thing I have done, ever

Visited Paris - We were in Paris for our 2nd wedding anniversary. I wasn't expecting to love it as much I did
Watched a lightning storm - Growing up in the lightning capital of the world makes this one impossible to miss. I love a good storm
Taught yourself an art from scratch - I don't have enough patience with myself
15. Adopted a child - not yet, but it's definitely still on the list of possibilities for me

Had food poisoning - ugh so awful
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - I have been to it but the top was closed to visitors

Grown your own vegetables - I have Japanese eggplant growing in my garden now
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - We saw the outside of the Louvre but never made it inside

20. Slept on an overnight train - solo trip from Orlando to NYC, amazing experience
Had a pillow fight - I had a love for slumber parties and all things that went with them
22. Hitch hiked - no and don't ever plan too, eek!
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - and I felt sooo guilty all day
24. Built a snow fort -no snow in my childhood but I have built lots of sheet forts

Held a lamb - never had the opportunity
Gone skinny dipping - one of those crazy in my younger days things
27. Run a Marathon - I have walked a 5k though

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - I was on a boat
in a canal in Venice , I'm counting it
29. Seen a total eclipse - no but I would really love to
and I have seen a lunar eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - of course!

31. Hit a home run - once that I can remember and I am still in disbelief

32. Been on a cruise - a few actually. One of my favorite ways to vacation

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person- I should add this to the list

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- I would love to visit Czech!

35. Seen an Amish community- do the Mennonites count?

36. Taught yourself a new language- I am working on learning Espanol
and I am still very fluent in pig-latin
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I have no complaints

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - We weren't in Italy long enough
to visit Pisa
39. Gone rock climbing - indoor rock climbing counts, right?

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
- he wasn't seeing visitors
Sung karaoke - and it was plenty hilarious
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
- maybe on a future camping trip?
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
- I bought a stranger a meal at a drive thru, does that count?
44. Visited Africa -
would very much love to
Walked on a beach by moonlight - definitely
46. Been transported in an ambulance - and it was pretty scary and very uncomfortable

47. Had your portrait painted - not sure if I could hold still long enough

48. Gone deep sea fishing - I went with my dad in Alaska. It was a lot of fun!

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person- it was closed that day

Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - watched the sunset from the top, gorgeous
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - I can't scuba thanks to bad ears but snorkeling is fun
52. Kissed in the rain - so cheesy romantic
53. Played in the mud - childhood requirement
Gone to a drive-in theater - a plan is in the works
55. Been in a movie - it was a high school indie contest thing, I got stabbed in the shower

56. Visited the Great Wall of China - maybe one day
57. Started a business
- does nannying/babysitting count?
58. Taken a martial arts class - I took Tae Kwon Do in high school, made it to green belt

59. Visited Russia - maybe an Eastern European tour when I visit Czech

60. Served at a soup kitchen - no but I have plan to soon

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - I rocked the girl scout thing in elementary school

Gone whale watching - with my sister in Alaska
Got flowers for no reason - the best reason to get flowers
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma -I am big advocate of donation
65. Gone sky diving - I really really want to but not sure if my ears will let me
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp -
it would be sad but an important visit
Bounced a check - I'm not big on checks
68. Flown in a helicopter -
I need to
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy -
I have a teddy bear that still sleeps with me when I am particularly sad. Chad hates him
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - I was only in DC for an afternoon and didn't make it here

71. Eaten Caviar -
not very memorable actually
Pieced a quilt - my crafting skills leave something to be desired
73. Stood in Times Square - I heart NYC although I'm not a huge fan of times square

74. Toured the Everglades - Yup in an air boat and everything

75. Been fired from a job -
came really close once when I was 16 though
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - playing in the Queen's daffodil's was more fun though
77. Broken a bone - amazing considering how accident prone I am
Been a passenger on a motorcycle - love it
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - it's only 6 hours away,I should really do this

80. Published a book -
unless you count my Shutterfly photo books
81. Visited the Vatican
- very cool experience
82. Bought a brand new car - only cars that are new to me

83. Walked in Jerusalem -

Had your picture in the newspaper - when I was a kid
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve -
86. Visited the White House - I saw so many other things in DC though!
Killed and prepared an animal for eating - not so much
Had chickenpox - when I was 4. It was no fun
89. Saved someone’s life - my sister almost fell out of a moving car and I caught her. I'm a hero ;)

90. Sat on a jury - came very close but I think my work history as a victim advocate will keep me off of almost any jury

Met someone famous - Just last week I met Jim Parsons aka "Sheldon" from Big Bang Theory in case you somehow missed the announcement lol
92. Joined a book club - although we also met to discuss films and other popular media as well
Got a tattoo - I have a crescent moon and star on my left shoulder blade
Had a baby - I hope to bold this one VERY SOON
95. Seen the Alamo in person - man this list keeps naming landmarks I have missed!

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake -

97. Been involved in a law suit - nope
Owned a cell phone -uh yeah it IS 2010 after all
99. Been stung by a bee - just a few months ago..stupid bee

So counting them up I have completed 56 out of 99 items on the list. How about you? How many of these 99 life experiences have you lived through? Any you think should be added?


Lindsey said...

Thanks for sharing! Just for fun posts are good every now & then... but it made me feel like I've missed a lot of travel locations.

Candidly_Andrea said...

Great list! Only 39 for me -- guess I've got some life to live!

Waiting Lisa said...

That was fun. It's nice to get to know you better.

We live only about an hour and a half away from Niagara Falls so you can come stay with us when you visit, hehe.

Adam and I LOVE to go to the drive-in!!

Adam has never owned a cell phone. He hates them. And I got my first one just last summer. I know, it's shocking, haha.

Jen @ After The Alter said...

How fun! I'll have to do this on my blog (I will certainly link to yours) But reading this reminds me of how much i have done...but also how much I HAVEN't done! wow

Fertility Chick said...

Oh I love this! I may have to attempt it too (I'll also link back to you!). Such a cool idea!!

I live a couple of hours from Niagara Falls on the Canadian side and have been many times. Definitely worth the trip!!

Amaprincess said...

LOVE THE LIST! I want to go to Niagara Falls too! It's in my Dirty Thirty List! Let's go together!!!! ROAD TRIP!

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have to see which ones on your list that I have done. Stopping by from FF - thanks for stopping by Gaffney's Gabs... I'm now following you. I am beginning the TTC process at the moment.

Busted Kate said...

This is fanastic! Thank you so much for sharing, I might have to give this a go myself. I'm with you on #13... where did you grow up??

Sharoni said...

Regarding #89.. Where were you when I fell out of the car! I broke my nose AND RUINED MY CHRISTMAS TIGHTS! It was very traumatic. I was super young.