Friday, November 14, 2008

Because it's Friday . . .

. . . and I totally want to relax. Gone are the days when the weekend meant sleeping in and goofying off. Toddlers don't seem to understand the concept of letting mommies and daddies rest in peace and quiet. We can't even go to the "coffee store!" without taking care to bring them back a sample or a cookie. It's a busy life with few breaks.

Pariticipating in this little meme puts me in the frame of mind of a mental vacation. Let's see how much I got done before kids. The chances of my having done any of this afterwards are slim. ;) ha!

Things I have done are highlighted:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (on Catalina Island)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (While spending a weekend in an offshore house that was WAY COOL.)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (I saw the sun rise just this morning, in fact. I thought that was unfortunate though. - ha!)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (That's an odd accomplishment.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (Well. I was in an art class. And it was another student's assignment to draw me.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
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 (I gave up after about 10 minutes though.)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (I don't know that we were SPEEDING. I do know that my mom wasn't happy when she found out about it!)
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 my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (if I killed it, I wouldn't eat it!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (several - I used to work in a District Attorney's office)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I think you have to be a world traveler in order to be "successful" in this meme. Obviously I'm not one. I've been to England and I was in London but I didn't witness the changing of the guards.

I've been to Prince Edward Island but the writers of this meme seem to have favored France in their questions. I've never been.

Alas. I have a few things more to do.

So what have you done? I tag everyone who WANTS to play.


Ronnica said...

I wondered about the French emphasis myself. Why have "visited Paris" on the list when several items can only be done there?

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This was cute. I'll do it on my regular blog tomorrow!

B said...

This looks like fun! I'm definitely adding it to my blog :)

Sarah M. said...

This was fun and I learned more about you. :) I am going to play, but not until next week.

Btw, this list really is for a woman who has done a lot of traveling... I mean, unless being a father permits them to say they had a baby. :)

Anonymous said...

More things to do for your list...we would like to send you a review copy of Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, Volume 3 in the Planet of the Dogs series.

You can read sample chapters and learn abpout the series on

You can learn about our involvement with therapy dog reading programs at http://barkingplanet.

Please email us a postal addresss at and we will be pleased to send you the book.

Happy Holidays,
Robert McCarty
Barking Planet Productions

Top  blogs