Monday, December 15, 2008


Even my Dad wanted me to do this meme:

The meme going around. 100 things I've done. Those in bold, are it.

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars.

3. Played in a marching band. (theramin)

4. Visited Hawaii. (Never been west of Albequerque)

5. Watched a meteor shower.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity. (What have those beggars given to ME?!)

7. Been to Disneyland. (Disney World, actually)

8. Climbed a mountain. (Sugarloaf in Frederick Maryland count? Probably not.)

9. Held a praying mantis. (many times)

10. Sang a solo. (… make it simple… to last the whole day looooooooong)

11. Bungee jumped. (never with a bungee cord)

12. Visited Paris. (I was kicked out of Toulon, though. Damn Frogs.)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (Cabinetmaking is more a craft…)

15. Adopted a child. (Not allowed to.)

16. Had food poisoning. (Ohhhhhh, Sun-Brewed mayonaise)

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. (it was closed)

18. Grown your own vegetables. (If you mean by ‘grow’, ‘avoid like the plague’)

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.

20. Slept on an overnight train. (On the list of things to do.)

21. Had a pillow fight.

22. Hitch hiked. (Wearing a uniform during the first Gulf War had bennies even for a slob like me.)

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. (HA!)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.

29. Seen a total eclipse.

30. Watched a sunrise and sunset.

31. Hit a home run. (T-Ball, 3rd Grade.)

32. Been on a cruise. (Paid for by the US Gov’t. I even slept in the CPO compartment)

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (I’ve been to Washington DC many times, since I live 6 miles from it.)

35. Seen an Amish community.

36. Taught yourself a new language. (HTML)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (I sorta have this now, as long as no extra big expenses crop up)

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. (Albequerque)

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.

44. Visited Africa. (I could see the shore from the ship.)

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.

46. Been transported in an ambulance. (Boy Scouts fake wounds/triage to train firefighters and paramedic.)

47. Had your portrait painted.

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. (Snorkeling yes, my friggin ears!)

52. Kissed in the rain. (how can you not?)

53. Played in the mud. (see above)

54. Gone to a drive-in theater. (Saw Hancock, ET, Horton hears a Who, and the Doberman Gang.)

55. Been in a movie.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China.

57. Started a business.

58. Taken a martial arts class. (pistol training)

59. Visited Russia. (I’m no gotdem commy!)

60. Served at a soup kitchen.

61. Ate Girl Scout Cookies.

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Got flowers for no reason.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.

65. Gone sky diving. (See bungee jumping,)

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.

67. Bounced a check. (I don’t think… over draft covered my butt once.)

68. Flown in a helicopter. (Uncle Sam's)

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial. (nor the Washington Monument, nor Jefferson… I am a Washingtonian. We never do that.)

71. Eaten Caviar. (and other fish roe)

72. Pieced a quilt.

73. Stood in Times Square.

74. Toured the Everglades. (GATORS!)

75. Been fired from a job. (for once I want to go to a new job after not having to leave one because of a layoff or a bidness failure.)

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.

77. Broken a bone. (rib, arm, sesamoid bone, but not all at once.)

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.

80. Published a book. (Want to.)

81. Visited the Vatican.

82. Bought a brand new car. (Never again.)

83. Walked in Jerusalem.

84. Had your picture in the newspaper. (Boy Scouts.)

85. Read the entire Bible. (Old Testament, mostly, so far. New is next.)

86. Visited the White House. (See Lincoln Memorial. WASHINGTONIAN.)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Kill and cleaned fish, cleaned deer.)

88. Had chickenpox.

89. Saved someone’s life. (I’ve refrained from killing someone that deserved it. Does that count?)

90. Sat on a jury.

91. Met someone famous.

92. Joined a book club. (Sci Fi in Jr. High)

93. Lost a loved one.

94. Had a baby. (men can’t have babies)

95. Seen the Alamo in person. (My boots have never touched Texas soil.)

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.

97. Been involved in a law suit.

98. Owned a cell phone. (Not yet. I am a Luddite.)

99. Been stung by a bee. (The pool in my childhood neighborhood was on the other side of a cloverfield… Many foot stings.)

100. Read an entire book in one day.


The reader you won't acknowledge said...

"My boots have never touched Texas soil."
But you got me a t-shirt in Texas. It has an armadillo on it.

Also, does it count as visiting the Lincoln Memorial if you stop there to use the restrooms, because they are real plumbing not port-a-johns?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...