99 things

I pinched this meme from Six Impossible Things who pinched it from someone else. Feel free to rip it off for your own blog and post a link back.

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to: leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band (although only for 2-3 rehearsals)
4. visited hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity (once – went bid-silly on a charity auction)
7. been to disneyland/world
8. climbed a mountain (Mount Fansipan in Vietnam)
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped (hell, no. Jump out of a ‘plane? Easy. Bungy? NO!)
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch (playing guitar (badly) is an art, right?)
15. adopted a child (dependant on child-rearing abilities, I’d consider it)
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables (when I was a nipper and we lived in Scotland)
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France (best bit is I could have – but I couldn’t be arsed)
20. slept on an overnight train (soooo many times now)
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked (Oz, Israel, most of Europe…)
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 a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse (Dundee in… 2000?)
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors (how far back are “ancestors” anyway?)
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language (well, bits and pieces)
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person (again, had the chance, couldn’t be arsed)
41. sung karaoke
42. seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited Africa (well, Nigeria. Twice)
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance (accompanying someone else)
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person (been near, didn’t care for the queues)
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling (qualified Divemaster)
52. kissed in the rain (and more *ahem*)
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre
55. been in a movie (missed out on a chance at a Bollywood feature by hours. Dammit)
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class (one class, precisely. For 45 minutes. When I was 12)
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favourite 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 (not so much fired as failed to finish my probationary period, but…)
76. seen the changing of the guard 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 (almost, see Sistine Chapel above. One is within the other!)
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
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. swum in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee (I think – stung by something when I was younger anyway)

OK, so totals…

Done: 46
Want to do: 31
Neither: 19

Which I know doesn’t add up to 99, but it’s close enough and I’m off out to play withlook at toys to buy at Toys R Us.

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9 thoughts on “99 things”

  1. I’ve done it so many times. Mind, not in a long time and mainly when working for emplyers who themselves took the piss somewhat.

  2. Strange as a lot of people have agreed with me. How can it be *less* scary to go 100 times higher before jumping? And without being attached to anything? Yet it is.

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