List of activities – meme

I saw both Theresa and Steve had completed this meme and posted their results. I should be finishing packing but I thought I would take a break and go through this list of activities.As Steve said “The idea is simple. A list of 100 activities trails off almost into infinity. Be patient. Read. Learn.

The items in bold are the ones I have done; the items in italics are things I would like to do; the items in italics with an * are things I really want to do. And then there are the items in regular font — haven’t done, don’t care to.

So, here goes. Remember, there are 100.

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii – over 20 times. I love Kauai.

5. Watched a meteor shower *

6. Given more than I can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped – no desire what so ever to try this

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched lightning at sea – well the lightening was out to sea but I wasn’t. Does that count?

14. Taught myself an art from scratch* – I would like to but in reality I don’t have much art creativity in me

15. Adopted a child –raised one of my own and am now to close to retirement to even consider this

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown my own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on a overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight I am one of six children so it was inevitable

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill – where I work its called time off paid whether I am sick or on vacation

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb – My mother’s parents had a working farm

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (of the moon and the sun)

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 land of my ancestors* I could accomplish #66 with this one

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language – well sort of

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*

41. Sung Karaoke – my daughter tells me I can’t sing

42. Seen Old Faithful Geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger dinner

44. Visited Africa*

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance – only as a passenger

47. Had my portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing – living in Oregon this is mandatory at some point

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

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 – see #48 and #4

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp* see #34

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy – only until a kid at my daughter’s day care destroyed my Madge doll (Barbie’s cousin?)

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 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

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had my picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating – why when there are perfectly good grocery stores and restaraunts?

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (I like to think that I was responsible for saving my daughter’s life 12 years ago when she had her first cardiac arrest but really it was the EMTs who so quickly responded to my call to 911.)

90. Sat on a jury – got my first summons just this year but had to move out the date

91. Met someone famous – JFK and RFK, drank beer with Billie Idol in Playa del Carmen many years ago

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

100. Rode an elephant – when I was about 7 years old there was an elephant at a local grocery store along with some clowns

I have done 50% of the activities and identified several  others that I would like to do. What does that say about me? That I am a boring mediocre person?

OK, got to go finish packing now that I have wasted my time posting this meme.

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