I'm an intense, hyperactive woman with an imagination in overdrive who loves her Husby, her two Wonder Wieners, and her emerging career as an author and photographer.

Tuesday, November 7


Janeen would be so proud. I'm doing my first meme. I don't even know what the word means. Wow! I've done a lot. But before we get into my meme, I have to set the record straight: my blog currently shows two posts for 11/2/6 and none for 11/3/6. This is incorrect. Maybe because I started the post as a draft on 11/2? One of those posts (Fascination with Reflection), was posted by me on 11/3/6. Blogger has made an error, and I have sent a support email to their IT department in hopes of correcting the situation, but I don't know if I'll ever hear back from them. I don't know enough HTML to backdate a post, but I want to win one of the NaBloPoMo prizes. Anyway, here's my first ever meme, someone's list of the things you should/could do in life, and the ones I've done in bold.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited
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
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (and not even my own)

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (and tequila, and vodka, and…)

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 (it was sort of mutual)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
(does a line drive to first base count?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (and at work as a movie theatre ticket seller no less)
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
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign (better than that, I helped steal a two-story high flag from the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, yes, we returned it, unharmed)
46. Backpacked in
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving (well, watched and photographed my husband doing it)
51. Visited
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (a common practice in
Europe, group tables)
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs (then decided to do them by category instead)
57. Pretended to be a superhero (I was always Marine Boy, never mind the gender confusion)
58. Sung karaoke (oh, so very badly)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (had sex in the rain, it's annoying, like Chinese water torture)
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the
Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured an ancient site (ah, Roma)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played Dungeons & Dragons for more than 6 hours straight (with John Card and Tom Hull, I would prefer to forget I was such a geek)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days (gone without for 1, went vegan for 3)
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the
Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert” (dog lover, and radio)
83. Got flowers for no reason
85. Been to
Las Vegas (blech)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark (I've eaten rattlesnake, and ostrich)
88. Kissed on the first date (among other things)
89. Gone to
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently well enough to have a decent conversation (Deutsch/German, Ausgezeichnet, mein freund)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised (raising) children (child)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (hello,
101. Walked the
Golden Gate Bridge
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
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (and gained, and lost, and gained, a 100 cumulative at least)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane (with my Dad in a Cessna)
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone (toes and fingers count, right?)
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
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 (complete with hallucinations and a fever of 105)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
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
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (the hissing ones rock)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (here fishy, fishy; crab; oyster)
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 (very badly)
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
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
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life (I watched my parents perform the Heimlich maneuver on a man choking in a restaurant)

151. Finished a marathon (on a bicycle beside my husband, who was walking, in support of him)


At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Kymberli said...

This is a way cool idea. I like it best 'cause a) it sets some real goals and I think you're more likely to make room for something when you have a physical reminder and b) it reminds you of the richness of your life experience when you're feeling blue or disconnected or unaccomplished. A GREAT TOOL!

Let's see my favorite of yours was:

62. Kissed in the rain (had sex in the rain, it's annoying, like Chinese water torture)

The one I'd like to do most that you have not done yet either:

02. Swam with wild dolphins

One I've done but you haven't:

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

The one I think I could take a pass on for all time:

91. Been in a combat zone


At 10:46 PM, Blogger mur said...

what about..pour 1000 m2 of concrete in 100 degree heat?


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