From Elisson comes this snazzy little Meme. Simply indicate the things you’ve done (or claim to have done) in boldface...

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
.... yeah.... twice.... and we sucked both times.......

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
..... my parents took me down to Florida to visit when I was 12.....

8. Climbed a mountain
.... many, many, many mountains......

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
.... no..... but that is only because they hadn't reopened it when I was there two years ago......

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train
.... took the sleeper from Montrose to London and back many, many times.....

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort
... built them and then slept in them!....

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
.... my last year of little league?...... I hit 32..... never hit a single one while in high school though..... I think I must have used up my freebies......

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara 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
.... I taught a bunch of guys to climb when I first moved to Scotland...... a friend of mine had taught me while I was in Alaska......

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa, but good god, I certainly WANT to.....

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing
..... did the Gulf a few times...... and the Bering Sea four times..... caught a very yummy halibut while fishing off of The Kuluk Clipper off Adak.....

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
.... only if skirting their airspace counts......

60. Served at a soup kitchen
.... no, never served...... but I have donated to them quite often since moving back to the USA....

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
..... Alaska, 2004..... took the Alaskan Railway out to Whittier and then cruised out to see the whales......

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
.... no.... but it IS on the horizon......

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
.... hey, what?.... I'm from Tennessee....

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
..... all of my fingers at least once..... playing baseball for fifteen years - as a catcher - well, your fingers are going to take a beating.....

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
..... and I never intend to do it again....

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 your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
..... many, many times...

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
.... hung out and had a few beers with Sam Elliot once at DFW....... shook James Taylor's hand backstage in Edinburgh once after his concert...... enjoyed both experiences very much.....

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one Dad died back in 2001....

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
.... only once I started attending blogmeets and needed to be guided in via a friendly voice.... but now?...... it is a vital communication tool......

99. Been stung by a bee
.... more times than I can remember... and hated it every single time...... my three top fears?.... Zombies, sharks, and bumblebees......

100. Read an entire book in one day
.... most definitely....

...... life is a puzzle and a journey, or so I am told....... I see that there are a LOT of things that I still need to do before I pop my proverbial clogs and check out....... and that is a GOOD thing.....

by Eric on November 25, 2008 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Good stuff. I have this meme in my hip pocket for future use.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on November 25, 2008 11:17 PM

Zombies, sharks, and bumblebees, eh? I smell PhotoShop...

...and you'll have your shot at a total eclipse in August 2017, when one will pass directly over your house in Englewood, TN...

Bullshitted by Elisson on November 25, 2008 11:18 PM

I need to do this one too . . . later though. Sleep is on the horizon for now.

Bullshitted by oddybobo on November 25, 2008 11:49 PM

61 out of 100. Now its time I should also post my list so that I can get a score of 100.

Bullshitted by Kevin on November 29, 2008 11:09 AM

This is really long list and it sure is very exciting to these things but I do not think that I will be able to get so much time out of my busy schedule and I wish luck to those who dare to do it.

Bullshitted by Moshe on November 29, 2008 09:16 PM