Saturday, March 22, 2008

Meme> Things I have done

It's been a while since I did a meme. I like list memes, probably because I'm in love with list making. I think I will start posting more lists. In the meantime, I liked the list over at A Summer's Day.

I've bolded the things that I have done on the list. Considering the mishmash of positives and negatives on the list, I'm not sure how I feel about being able to claim so few.


  1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

  2. Swam with wild dolphins

  3. Climbed a mountain

  4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

  5. Been inside the Great Pyramid

  6. Held a tarantula

  7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

  8. Said “I love you” and meant it

  9. Hugged a tree

  10. Bungee jumped

  11. Visited Paris

  12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

  13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

  14. Seen the Northern Lights

  15. Gone to a huge sports game

  16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

  17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

  18. Touched an iceberg

  19. Slept under the stars

  20. Changed a baby’s diaper

  21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

  22. Watched a meteor shower

  23. Gotten drunk on champagne

  24. Given more than you can afford to charity

  25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

  26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

  27. Had a food fight

  28. Bet on a winning horse

  29. Asked out a stranger

  30. Had a snowball fight

  31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

  32. Held a lamb

  33. Seen a total eclipse

  34. Ridden a roller coaster

  35. Hit a home run

  36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking

  37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

  38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

  39. Had two hard drives for your computer

  40. Visited all 50 states

  41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

  42. Had amazing friends

  43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

  44. Watched whales

  45. Stolen a sign

  46. Backpacked in Europe

  47. Taken a road-trip

  48. Gone rock climbing

  49. Midnight walk on the beach

  50. Gone sky diving

  51. Visited Ireland

  52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

  53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

  54. Visited Japan

  55. Milked a cow

  56. Alphabetized your CDs

  57. Pretended to be a superhero

  58. Sung karaoke

  59. Lounged around in bed all day

  60. Played touch football

  61. Gone scuba diving

  62. Kissed in the rain

  63. Played in the mud

  64. Played in the rain

  65. Gone to a drive-in theater

  66. Visited the Great Wall of China

  67. Started a business

  68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

  69. Toured ancient sites

  70. Taken a martial arts class

  71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

  72. Gotten married

  73. Been in a movie

  74. Crashed a party

  75. Gotten divorced

  76. Gone without food for 5 days

  77. Made cookies from scratch

  78. Won first prize in a costume contes

  79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

  80. Gotten a tattoo

  81. Rafted the Snake River

  82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”

  83. Gotten flowers for no reason

  84. Performed on stage

  85. Been to Las Vegas

  86. Recorded music

  87. Eaten shark

  88. Kissed on the first date

  89. Gone to Thailand

  90. Bought a house

  91. Been in a combat zone

  92. Buried one/both of your parents

  93. Been on a cruise ship

  94. Spoken more than one language fluently

  95. Performed in Rocky Horror

  96. Raised children

  97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

  98. Passed out cold

  99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

  100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

  101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

  102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking

  103. Had plastic surgery

  104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

  105. Wrote articles for a large publication

  106. Lost over 100 pounds

  107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

  108. Piloted an airplane

  109. Touched a stingray

  110. Broken someone’s heart

  111. Helped an animal give birth

  112. Won money on a T.V. game show

  113. Broken a bone

  114. Gone on an African photo safari

  115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

  116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

  117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

  118. Ridden a horse

  119. Had major surgery

  120. Had a snake as a pet

  121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

  122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

  123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

  124. Visited all 7 continents

  125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

  126. Eaten kangaroo meat

  127. Eaten sushi

  128. Had your picture in the newspaper

  129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

  130. Gone back to school

  131. Parasailed

  132. Touched a cockroach

  133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

  134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

  135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

  136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

  137. Skipped all your school reunions

  138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

  139. Been elected to public office

  140. Written your own computer language

  141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

  142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

  143. Built your own PC from parts

  144. Sold your artwork to someone you didn't know.

  145. Had a booth at a street fair

  146. Dyed your hair

  147. Been a DJ

  148. Shaved your head

  149. Caused a car accident

  150. Saved someone’s life

4 comments:

Cobwebs said...

Most awesome. And I'd say you've done quite a number of them. You and I overlap on several. Here are the ones I've done:

Climbed a mountain - Just a small one. Sugarloaf. But it was a mountain, dammit. Says so right in its title.

Held a tarantula - A girl I knew in elementary school had one as a pet.

Said “I love you” and meant it - You betcha.

Hugged a tree - Yes, but only in a platonic way.

Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise - I'm fairly sure this is known as "college."

Gone to a huge sports game - I was dragged to see the Redkins once.

Grown and eaten your own vegetables - Still do, every year.

Slept under the stars - There was a tent between me and them. I hope that counts.

Changed a baby’s diaper - More than one, sister.

Watched a meteor shower - Done this several times.

Gotten drunk on champagne

Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - I think "during my wedding vows" probably qualifies.

Had a snowball fight

Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

Held a lamb

Seen a total eclipse

Ridden a roller coaster

Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking - The only way I am capable of dancing is like a fool.

Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

Had two hard drives for your computer - Just two?

Had amazing friends

Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

Watched whales

Backpacked in Europe

Midnight walk on the beach

Milked a cow

Alphabetized your CDs

Pretended to be a superhero - I'd like to point out that I was six years old at the time.

Sung karaoke - I believe this was actually during the "drunk on champagne" incident.

Kissed in the rain

Played in the mud

Played in the rain

Gone to a drive-in theater

Started a business

Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

Toured ancient sites

Taken a martial arts class

Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

Gotten married

Gotten divorced

Made cookies from scratch

Won first prize in a costume contest

Performed on stage

Been to Las Vegas

Eaten shark

Bought a house

Been in a combat zone - Does my teenage daughter's room count?

Raised children

Passed out cold

Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking

Wrote articles for a large publication

Touched a stingray

Broken someone’s heart

Helped an animal give birth

Broken a bone

Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

Ridden a horse

Had major surgery

Had a snake as a pet

Eaten kangaroo meat

Eaten sushi

Had your picture in the newspaper

Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

Gone back to school

Touched a cockroach

Eaten fried green tomatoes

Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

Killed and prepared an animal for eating - My father's side of the family is all farmers in rural Nebraska. Hence the lamb-holding, cow-milking, and animal-greasing experience.

Skipped all your school reunions

Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

Had to put someone you love into hospice care

Built your own PC from parts

Sold your artwork to someone you didn't know

Dyed your hair

Caused a car accident - Uh. Heh.

Saved someone’s life - By proxy. I'm a regular blood donor.

changejunkie said...

I have to say there are some of these I just don't want to do, but there are some I hope to still cross off, mostly travel related. And scuba diving, which has been on my list since I was little.
Here's my done it list:

Climbed a mountain
Held a tarantula
Taken a candlelit bath with someone
Said “I love you” and meant it
Hugged a tree
Visited Paris
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Slept under the stars
Changed a baby’s diaper
Gotten drunk on champagne
Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had a food fight
Bet on a winning horse
Had a snowball fight
Held a lamb
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
Had two hard drives for your computer
Taken care of someone who was drunk
Had amazing friends
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
Milked a cow
Pretended to be a superhero
Played touch football
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
Gotten married
Made cookies from scratch
Been on television news programs as an “expert”
Gotten flowers for no reason
Eaten shark
Kissed on the first date
Bought a house
Raised children
Passed out cold
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
Touched a stingray
Broken someone’s heart
Helped an animal give birth
Broken a bone
Ridden a horse
Had a snake as a pet
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the newspaper
Gone back to school
Touched a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Skipped all your school reunions
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Dyed your hair
Caused a car accident

barbie2be said...

holy crap... i have done 104 of those things.

briwei said...

Interesting list. Guess I'll have to look it over and see what I have done.