Friday, 28 May 2010

99 things (or how memorable has my life been so far??)

Over the last couple of days, I've really wanted to blog but had no idea what to blog about! I was half toying with the idea of posting about my plans for the weekend, but as I'm planning to do a weekend round up post in a few days anyway, I thought 2 posts about the weekend might just be overkill!! So I decided to catch up on reading some posts instead, and that's when I came across this over at The World is My Oyster . Basically, it's just a list of 99 memorable experiences, and you highlight the things you've done. So let's go! I wonder how memorable my life has really been so far...I'm guessing not so much lol!

99 Memorable Experiences

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars (Does camping count?? If so, then I have, but if you can't be under canvas, then no I've not!!)

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 Disney

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (This all depends on if you class cookery as an art...I am doing btw!!)

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

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 in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

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 (No, although some of my ancestors were born very close to where I live now, so I guess by default maybe...)

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

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in 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

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater (No, although I did go to an open air film screening for the first time yesterday and absolutely loved it!! Apart from when it rained...)

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

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Been sky diving

66. Visited a 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 (Hmmmm...I've been to London twice but I can't honestly remember if I've done this or not!!)

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a 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 your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve (Well, I'd known him about 5 minutes...I think that makes him a stranger. And I've never seen him since lol!!)

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. Gotten a tattoo

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

And that's my list!! Totting up, I've done 20 out of 99...which isn't really that many, just over a fifth! I'm not going to take the list too seriously though, as I can think of so many memorable moments in my life like graduating (twice!!), auditioning for, and getting, the lead role in my college play, many drunken parties with friends, being proposed to, travelling abroad etc that are on my own list, even though they're not featured here!

However, of the ones that I haven't done on this particular list I'd love to do 3, 12, 26, 36, 37, 40, 44, 45, 51 (snorkelling only!), 55, 57, 82, 86, 89 and 94 and it would be absolutely amazing if I could find a way to do 13, given my deep set fear of thunder and lightning. If I could do that, I'd definitely be cured!!

So why don't you have a go?? It'd be great to compare lists, and to hear your most memorable moments!! Hope everyone has a fab 3 day weekend (it seems that both the UK and US have got a long weekend ahead) and I'll be back very soon :-) Till next time...

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