Monday, November 27, 2006

What in the World have you done?

I got this from my second cousin's Terry's blog (Alone on a Limb) who got it from his sister' Carol's (The Median Sib) blog. She got it from their younger sister Beth's (Blue Star Chronicles) site.

Okay, I am game...

(Copy and paste the list below. Highlight the things you have done. And delete my green comments, of course.)

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (Though sadly not one of Colorado's 50 14ers yet.)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula ('Rosie' a Chilean rose-haired tarantula at Butterfly Pavilion in nearby Westminster, CO.)
07. Taken a candlelight bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it.
09. Hugged a tree (Maybe as a joke.)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
14. Seen the Northern Lights.
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (Most memorable was in Mongolia.)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (Yesterday and probably again before the day is out.)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight (Most memorable was with neighborhood kids in Kazakhstan.)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse (Through wielding helmet as a Freshman in college along with other workers on my work-study job of maintenance. About all I can remember doing in that job other than painting a laundry room, cutting some grass and going to one of the girl's dorm to change light bulbs was this.)
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (On a Neva river cruise in St. Petersburg Russia.)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (Couple of times had a British accent in college plays - so maybe not all day like in "When Harry Met Sally" but used the accent for several days.)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends (My wife is tops.)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country. (see #36; was pulled up on stage.)
44. Watched wild whales (off coast in San Diego, got a little sick too.)
45. Stolen a sign (Some 'curve ahead' sign off of a construction truck parked at a hotel when I was in college. Stupid.)
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing (Mt. Yonah between Cleveland and Helen Georgia.)
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love (everybody prior to Robin.)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan (Just the airport though I have seen Mt. Fuji from the plane window.)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (I am sure it was not pleasant to the audience.)
59. Lounged around in bed all day (maybe not all day.)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China (Five times.)
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (Robin.)
69. Toured ancient sites (Seen ruins of the ancient Mongolian empire in Karakorum among other places.)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie (Was in a Chinese TV movie where I played a US soldier visiting Chiang Kai Shek as part of General Marshall entourage. Had no lines.)
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason (Bought and gave flowers for no reason.)
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas (Though only traveling through - did eat at a breakfast bar at one of the big hotels for real cheap.)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date (On the first and only date I had in high school.)
89. Gone to Thailand (One of coolest places was Koh Hai - an island where I stayed in my own private bungalow for $10 a night and we rented fins and goggles for 50 cents a day to swim among the tropical fish. Never have a desire to visit Bangkok again though.)
90. Bought a house (does a town home count?)
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship (no desire to do that again.)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (Not fluently, though I know a little Chinese and Russian.)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (In process.)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (Not sure it counts as exotic but I have rented a bike for a day in Switzerland. And owned two bikes in China.)
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (well not all the way just on it.)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived (brakes on the 1950's van I drove for a summer job as a chimney sweep in Athens gave out as I came down hill on College avenue.)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication (Wrote a small one for Worldwide Challenge magazine once. So not articles and not sure if its a large publication.)
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray (see #6 and #89.)
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (Not sure it was really major except to me.)
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 (maybe when jetlaggin'.)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (not even if you counted airports.)
124. Visited all 7 continents (all but Antarctica.)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (Once was because of #104. Front-page news in Athens Banner Herald.)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about (It's my job.)
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Only fish.)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream (Especially when I look over most of these and realize I did them because of my job.)
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
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head (well had it shaved by students. Fulfilling a promise if we had 100 students from our Crusade group at University of Northern Colorado attend the Denver Christmas Conference.)
149. Caused a car accident (see #104)
150. Saved someone’s life (if you count #129!)


Jane said...

Very interesting. I love finding out such great things about family!

Terrell said...

I enjoyed your responses. I'm jealous of your travels. I hope I get a chance one day to visit some of those places you've been!

Ruth said...

I enjoyed reading your and all the family interesting responses! Thought to try the exercise myself but find it intersting at all the things..I have NOT done?

Joan said...

what wonderful traveling adventures you have had! 5 times to the Great Wall!