Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In honor of the day....L'Chaim

Election Day

Thursday, January 01, 2009

What have YOU done?

I found this list and thought I'd answer. If you'd like to comment with your own answers, or ask questions, please do; or share the list on your own blog.

01. Start your own blog -- Yes
02. Sleep under the stars -- Yes, truly under the stars, along Highway 1 on the Pacific ocean on the beach.
03. Play in a band -- No
04. Visit Hawaii -- No
05. Watch a meteor shower -- Yes
06. Give more than you can afford to charity -- No
07. Go to Disneyworld -- Yes but only once when I was a kid
08. Climb a mountain -- No. I've been ON some big ones skiing or hiking, but not actually climbing a mountain
09. Hold a praying mantis -- Yes
10. Sing a solo -- No, just a solo part in a duet or choral number
11. Bungee jump -- No, but I did hang by my hair off a cliff (caught in a metal rack while rapelling) for over an hour
12. Visit Paris -- Yes
13. Watch a lightning storm at sea -- Yes
14. Teach yourself an art technique -- Yes
15. Adopt a child -- No, but I did have an exchange student for a year
16. Eat sushi -- No
17. Walk to the top of the Statue of Liberty -- No
18. Grow your own vegetables -- Yes
19. See the Mona Lisa in France -- Yes
20. Sleep on an overnight train -- Yes
21. Have a pillow fight -- Yes
22. Hitch hike -- Yes, in Greece with three children
23. Look at the rings of Saturn through a telescope -- Yes
24. Build a snow fort -- No
25. Hold a lamb -- No
26. Climb to the top of a lighthouse -- Yes
27. Run a Marathon -- No
28. Ride in a gondola in Venice -- Yes. Well, it was more a water taxi than a gondola, but let's not be technical!
29. See a total eclipse -- Yes
30. Watch a sunrise or sunset -- Yes
31. Hit a home run -- No
32. Go on a cruise -- Yes
33. See Niagara Falls in person -- No
34. Visit the birthplace of your ancestors -- Yes, in a general sort of way. We went to Scotland, but not to a specific town or anything.
35. Visit an Amish community -- Yes
36. Teach yourself a new language -- No
37. Have enough money to be truly satisfied -- Yes
38. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person -- No
39. Go rock climbing -- Yes, although it was the rapelling I was there for, not the climbing
40. See Michelangelo's David -- Yes
41. Sing karaoke in public -- No
42. See Old Faithful geyser erupt in person -- No
43. Buy a stranger a meal at a restaurant -- Yes
44. Visit Africa -- Yes
45. Walk on a beach by moonlight -- Yes
46. Ride in a helicopter -- No
47. Have your portrait painted -- No, but I've painted the portraits of others!
48. Go deep sea fishing -- No
49. See the Sistine Chapel in person -- Yes
50. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris -- Yes
51. Go scuba diving or snorkeling -- Yes in Bermuda and Mexico
52. Kiss in the rain -- Yes
53. Play in the mud -- Hmmm. Not that I remember.
54. Watch a movie at a drive-in theater -- No
55. Be in a movie -- No
56. Visit the Great Wall of China -- No
57. Start a business -- No
58. Take a martial arts class -- No. I don't think yoga counts as "martial". :-)
59. Visit Russia -- Yes
60. Serve meals at a soup kitchen -- Yes
61. Sell Girl Scout cookies -- Yes
62. Go whale watching -- No
63. Get or send flowers for no reason -- Yes
64. Donate blood, platelets or plasma -- No. My needle phobia precludes this.
65. Go sky diving -- No
66. Visit a Nazi Concentration Camp -- No. But my dad liberated one.
67. Adopt a pet from a rescue shelter -- Yes
68. Pilot an airplane -- No
69. Save a favorite childhood toy -- No
70. Visit the Lincoln Memorial -- Yes
71. Eat Caviar -- Yes
72. Make a quilt -- Yes
73. Stand in Times Square -- Yes
74. Tour the Everglades -- No
75. Visit the Viet Nam Memorial -- Yes
76. See the Changing of the Guard in London -- Yes
77. Drive a race car -- No
78. Ride on a speeding motorcycle -- Yes
79. See the Grand Canyon in person -- Yes
80. Publish a book -- No
81. Visit the Vatican -- Yes. Saw the pope too (John Paul II)
82. Buy a brand new car -- Yes
83. Walk in Jerusalem -- Yes
84. Have your picture in the newspaper -- Yes
85. Read the entire Bible -- Yes
86. Visit the White House -- Yes
87. Kill and prepare an animal for eating -- I guess if you count fishing with my grandfather, I did the killing thing. But the preparing? No.
88. Hike the Appalachian Trail -- No
89. Save someone's life -- No
90. Sit on a jury -- No, I was called for jury duty but never sat on a jury
91. Meet someone famous -- Yes, mostly politicians. Billy Graham.
92. Join a book club --Yes
93. Own an iPod -- Yes
94. Have a Facebook page -- Yes
95. See the Alamo in person -- No
96. Swim in the Great Salt Lake -- No, but I did swim in the Dead Sea
97. Cross country snow ski -- No
98. Hold a snake -- Yes
99. See DaVinci’s Starry Night in person -- Yes. Well I saw Van Gogh's Starry Night. I don't think I've heard of DaVinci's Starry Night! :-)
100. Read an entire book in one day -- Yes