Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Meme for a day in Advent when I had time for nothing else but knew I could do boldface quickly

I cannot remember where I got it!
You're supposed to boldface anything you've actually done! (Wow! It would appear, at a glance, that I'm very un-bold!)

I'm not panicking, people!

It's Advent!

I'm just busy!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (no, but I was asked to be in one once, but it didn't really count as they were just some guys I knew in college)
4. Visited Hawaii (no, but my parents did ... I had to stay in Florida at the time)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (DisneyWorld)
8. Climbed a mountain (does it count if I was in a car?)
9. Held a praying mantis (eeewwww. Sorry, Alice.)
10. Sang a solo (everyone's glad I haven't done this. I wasn't asked to join the band for my voice -- they just wanted a girl)
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 have been at the top of the World Trade Center)
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 (no, but Atticus used to)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (this was in my pre-Christian days. Now I would feel too guilty to do this)
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (Atticus runs six or seven or eight miles at a time ... talk to him .... )
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (This would be baseball, right? That's a sport. I don't do sports.)
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 (in general)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
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
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 (my children have gotten lots of saliva on me as they've kissed me over the years, but I don't think it's quite the same thing.)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China (Yes! Great food! I don't think that restaurant is still there, however.)
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. Gone sky diving
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
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 (No ... I've had plenty of paper cuts, though, and lemme tell you -- they hurt. I'm every bit as pitiable as if I've had broken bones.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (it might not have been actually speeding. It was my father's, and he was middle-aged.)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book (just a few more months .... )
81. Visited the Vatican (in my dreams)
82. Bought a brand new car (we don't do this. To do so would mean living in an alternate universe)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (over the course of years, not all in one sitting. And don't quiz me.)
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 (No, I was excused for being a nursing mother)
91. Met someone famous (Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford -- Atticus ate his heart out -- stood in an elevator with Kareem Abdul-Jabar. Yes, he's very tall.)
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. Read an entire book in one day


The Bookworm said...

I had been meaning to do this for a while too, and you spurred me into action. Fun!

MacBeth Derham said...

Definitely stealing this, Karen! Something to do while my kitchen is being sanded. Worse than watching water boil, or grass grow.

Theresa said...

Never been stung by a bee? Proof that you need to get out more!LOL!

Maureen said...

Karen, you wild thing! Too fun. I'm off to cut and paste.