99 things

I found this while reading k’s archives.  I know doing a meme during NaBloPoMo is kind of cheating, but I really like this one.  I think the rest of the NaBloPoMo-ers should do it, too, so I can see their answers!  k could even do it again…

I decided to do it today, because you can only read so many people’s lists of what they’re thankful for, right? I’ll spare you mine, because it mainly contains the usuals – family, health, home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

99 Things I May or May Not Have Done

(Things I HAVE done are in bold.)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
Help Writing Dissertation Proposal Project 10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
source 12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm at sea
Dissertation Services Uk Umi 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (does knitting count?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (it was closed for repairs when I was in NYC)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (the Louve was ALSO closed for repairs when I was in Paris.  I must have bad timing)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
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
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagra Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (not with actual rocks, but I’ve been on rock-climbing walls, both indoors and out)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke (not in public, but with the Karaoke machine my grandparents bought us.  I wonder how much my parents hated them for that gift?)
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 inside an ambulance
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
52. Kissed in the rain (I think? I can’t think of a specific instance, though.)
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 (in Alaska!)
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
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalum
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (I’ve tried the Bible-in-a-year things several times, but never completed it)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
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
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


  1. You need to come visit me this winter and knock #24 “Built a snort fort” off your list. : )