January 13, 2009

have you ever...

I found this on a blog I stumbled upon. And since I love lists, well, thought I’d give this one a go. I took it as a have you ever done these things. Take it as you like.

01. Start your own blog — Yes. I have several now. Several meaning at least four.

02. Sleep under the stars — Yes—several times.

03. Play in a band — Yes, in elementary school, and jr. high.

04. Visit Hawaii — No

05. Watch a meteor shower — Yes—amazing.

06. Give more than you can afford to charity — Yes. And it was worth it.

07. Go to Disneyworld — Yes

08. Climb a mountain — No

09. Hold a praying mantis — No

10. Sing a solo — Yes… more than one. Unfortunately for all of you.

11. Bungee jump — No—with no real desire at all to do it.

12. Visit Paris — No

13. Watch a lightning storm at sea — No, but I would love to.

14. Teach yourself an art technique — Yes, if photography counts.

15. Adopt a child — No

16. Eat sushi — No, and again, no real desire.

17. Walk to the top of the Statue of Liberty — They don’t let you do this anymore—but I took the elevator as far as they would let me, and hobbled down all those steps. So I say Yes.

18. Grow your own vegetables — Yes

19. See the Mona Lisa in France — No

20. Sleep on an overnight train — No

21. Have a pillow fight — No

22. Hitch hike — Yes. In Africa.

23. Look at the rings of Saturn through a telescope — No

24. Build a snow fort — Yes

25. Hold a lamb — Yes

26. Climb to the top of a lighthouse — No

27. Run a Marathon — No—and it’s unlikely I ever will—compliments of running-induced asthma.

28. Ride in a gondola in Venice — No

29. See a total eclipse — Yes

30. Watch a sunrise or sunset — Yes

31. Hit a home run — Not that I recall

32. Go on a cruise — Only if Jungle Cruise at Disney counts—otherwise, No, not yet

33. See Niagara Falls in person — No

34. Visit the birthplace of your ancestors — No

35. Visit an Amish community — No

36. Teach yourself a new language — No

37. Have enough money to be truly satisfied — No

38. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person –No

39. Go rock climbing — No

40. See Michelangelo’s David — No

41. Sing karaoke in public — Yes

42. See Old Faithful geyser erupt in person — Yes

43. Buy a stranger a meal at a restaurant — No, but I might try that sometime.

44. Visit Africa — Yes

45. Walk on a beach by moonlight — No

46. Ride in a helicopter — No

47. Have your portrait painted — No

48. Go deep sea fishing — No

49. See the Sistine Chapel in person — No

50. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris — No

51. Go scuba diving or snorkeling — No—well, at Disney, but that was in a pool, so No.

52. Kiss in the rain — No

53. Play in the mud — Yes

54. Watch a movie at a drive-in theater — No

55. Be in a movie — Yes (it didn’t say Hollywood—and I was in a short film for a play at church).

56. Visit the Great Wall of China — No

57. Start a business — No

58. Take a martial arts class — Yes

59. Visit Russia — No

60. Serve meals at a soup kitchen — Yes

61. Sell Girl Scout cookies/Boy Scout popcorn — Yes

62. Go whale watching — Yes, and had an amazing time.

63. Get or send flowers for no reason — No

64. Donate blood, platelets or plasma — Yes

65. Go sky diving — No

66. Visit a Nazi Concentration Camp — No.

67. Adopt a pet from a rescue shelter — No

68. Pilot an airplane — No

69. Save a favorite childhood toy — Yes

70. Visit the Lincoln Memorial — Yes

71. Eat Caviar — No

72. Make a quilt — I’ve tried, but quilting is not my cup of tea. I’ve crocheted blankets--

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 — No

77. Drive a race car — No—but I could, if I asked my uncle real nice like…

78. Ride on a speeding motorcycle — No

79. See the Grand Canyon in person — Yes

80. Publish a book — Not yet

81. Visit the Vatican — No

82. Buy a brand new car — Yes

83. Walk in Jerusalem — No, but I would love to.

84. Have your picture in the newspaper — Yes

85. Read the entire Bible — Yes

86. Visit the White House — Yes--didn't go inside, but stood outside.

87. Kill and prepare an animal for eating — Yes

88. Hike the Appalachian Trail — No

89. Save someone’s life — Not that I know of—but I’ve given blood many times…

90. Sit on a jury — Not yet, but I so want to.

91. Meet someone famous — Yes

92. Join a book club –No

93. Own an iPod — No

94. Have a Facebook page — Yes (oh the shame of it—and this will go on FB)

95. See the Alamo in person — No

96. Swim in the Great Salt Lake — No

97. Cross country snow ski — No

98. Hold a snake — Yes

99. See DaVinci’s Starry Night in person — This cracks me up—we all know that Van Gogh painted Starry Night, right? And No, haven’t seen it in person.

100. Read an entire book in one day — Yes—many many many books…

Now go and answer these on your own blogs!

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