22 December 2008

99 things meme

Inspired by Flexnib

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do:
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to - leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog.
Several times

2. Slept under the stars.
Last time I did this? Lake Cargelligo in the 70s in December or January - too hot to stay in the house
3. Played in a band.
School bands count? Played recorder, tenor recorder, clarinet, bass clarinet, glockenspiele at various times/bands. Also got to lead the marching band and twirl the staff.

4. Visited Hawaii

Don't have a burning desire to do this, but won't complain if I get to go there.

5. Watched a meteor shower.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.

7. Been to Disneyland/world.

8. Climbed a mountain.
Mt Warning, Mt Cougall, Mt Kosciusko (but not quite to the top) - none of these are difficult climbs

9. Held a praying mantis.

10. Sang a solo.
Annie in Annie Get Your Gun - school musical and various school concerts

11. Bungee jumped.

12. Visited Paris.

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea?
Watched plenty over the sea, but not actually while I was at sea.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
Does walking, talking count? :-)

15. Adopted a child.

16. Had food poisoning.
Only very mildly

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.

18. Grown your own vegetables
They are currently being demolished by grasshoppers. Pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, carrots, various salad greens....

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
Yep, along with the gazillion other masterpieces at the Louvre

20. Slept on an overnight train.
Delhi to Madras, Jaisalmer to Jodphur? it was a long time ago, Barcelona to Ventimiglia or thereabouts.

21. Had a pillow fight.
Has anyone not done this?

22. Hitch hiked.

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill.
I just can't do it, unless I have at least a headache or sore throat.

24. Built a snow fort.
Not a lot of snow in Australia, and not a lot of time to construct a fort when I was in Simla, Switzerland or New Zealand

25. Held a lamb.

26. Gone skinny dipping.
In the privacy of my backyard swimming pool

27. Run a marathon.
Not likely to do this

28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
Not even when I had the chance - just so darn expensive when you are travelling on a budget

29. Seen a total eclipse.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
Both, wow huh!

31. Hit a home run.
Can't remember, but I did used to play softball at school.

32. Been on a cruise.
How long does it have to be to count as a cruise? Or what about a houseboat on the Hawkesbury River?

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.
Being truly satisfied is dependent more on your state of mind, than your bank balance.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing.
Turtle Rock - Not exactly an effort worth bragging about, but we did abseil down.

40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person

41. Sung Karaoke.

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
Many times.

46. Been transported in an ambulance.
4 years old, cut open my forehead, lots of blood, 4 stitches, no siren

47. Had your portrait painted.

48. Gone deep sea fishing.
No thank-you

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Also the Taj Mahal - why is it not on this list

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Took my boys when they were 8 and 10 - we ate chocolate bars at the top

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling.
Fiji, and someplaces in North Queensland

52. Kissed in the rain.
Don't remember, but possibly. Have definitely showered in the rain during drought breaking rain, when our tanks were dribbling out sediment.

53. Played in the mud.

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
Yatala, Burleigh, some place near Cessnock - little town I think begins with H. People from Newcastle drive out there for it.

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.
Would like to take the trans-Siberian railway one day

60. Served at a soup kitchen.

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
I was a brownie guide

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Gotten flowers for no reason.

64. Donated blood
Tend to be a bit anaemic

65. Gone sky diving.

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.

67. Bounced a cheque.
What's a cheque! Haven't used them in years

68. Flown in a helicopter.

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
A doll, plus some clothes my grandma knitted for it.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.

71. Eaten Caviar.
And don't need to ever do that again

72. Pieced a quilt
Quilt was for a cot for my first child

73. Stood in Time Square

74. Toured the Everglades.
I have visited the Everglades on the Noosa River, but not in Florida

75. Been fired from a job.
I wonder if anyone is putting this in italics

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London.

77. Broken a bone.
Right wrist

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.

80. Published a book.
I've got a chapter in a book, but it's too small to count.

81. Visited the Vatican.

82. Bought a brand new car.
Well, it had only 35km on it - a demo model
. Oh and more recently a Hyundai

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
Annie Get Your Gun, School musical - managed to get my two front teeth broken while the reporter was there! The photo did not show the broken teeth, but I was captured wearing a hessian sack dress in the first scene.

85. Read the entire Bible.

86. Visited the White House.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
Seen it done at home when i was a child - it was pretty difficult meal to eat as that chicken had a name.

88. Had chickenpox.

89. Saved someone’s life.

90. Sat on a jury.

91. Met someone famous.

92. Joined a book club.

93. Lost a loved one.

94. Had a baby.
Had two

95. Seen the Alamo in person.

96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.

97. Been involved in a law suit.

98. Owned a cell phone.

99. Been stung by a bee
Aah childhood memories making daisy chains from the clover flowers