Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have You Ever...

Over at From Skilled Hands, Debra asks,
“Have you ever…?”

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
(not sure what counts here)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
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
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
35. Seen an Amish community (I'm not counting seeing them downtown shopping)
36. Taught yourself a new language (do video courses count?)
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
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
46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted (sort of)
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

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. Gotten 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 (I'm not counting my nose)
78. Been on a speeding 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. Read the entire Bible
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. 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

How about you?


Denis said...

I own a cell phone!(and I've been stung by a bee- - where are all the bees?)

Billy said...

I think I can honestly say I've done about 20 of these without hedging :)

debra said...

I was amazed how many I had done :-)

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

This was fun--I just did it over at my blog, too.

liz fenwick said...

Great list - I'm surprised how many I've done......

Shauna Roberts said...

I guess I've done about a quarter of them. Interesting how different people's experiences are—some items on the list sound incredibly exotic and some are ordinary things that I would have guessed everyone has done . . . but they're on the list, so they seemed unordinary to the list maker.

Junosmom said...

Hi Lisa, I followed you over from Debra's because of your name - I know another Lisa Kenney, but you are not her :-) I do love to see that you are creative and live with a fine artist. I do to, or at least an aspiring one, but she is my daughter. I'll read more.

Lana Gramlich said...

You simply MUST see Niagara Falls in person, & not just because of the Falls, themselves, but because there's so much to see & do through the whole area! Not far away the Canadian's booted America out during the War of 1812, for example. There's the butterfly conservatory at the botanical gardens, there's the gorge, the floral clock & the aerocar over the whirlpool. You simply MUST go. Before it becomes even more commercial...

Kris B said...

Lisa, you've accidentally linked to ME instead of Debra! But, nice to meet you nonetheless. Interesting exercise, no?

Lisa said...

Denis, Who said the cell phones are doing something to the bees? Did I hear that from Bill Maher??

Billy, I was surprised at how many I'd done and yet there are plenty of things that aren't on this list that I'm surprised I haven't.

Debra, I just found out I thought I'd linked to you and I hadn't!

Judy, Maybe we ought to periodically make more lists. Here's a candidate for the first item: Have you ever had a home frosting job with one of those caps where you pull your hair out with a crochet hook? Why, yes I have -- ONCE.

Liz, You've done all kinds of amazing things that aren't on here too. Every time I check in at your place, you're on an adventure to some new exotic place.

Shauna, Yes, I had the same reaction. We could certainly have themed lists that would give away one's age: Have you ever owned an 8-track tape deck? played a stack of 45s? used "Dippedy Doo"?

Junosmom, Welcome! I'm glad you decided to stop in. Now you can say you know two Lisa Kenneys :)

Lana, Ha! I've always heard Niagra Falls was (were?) beautiful and it's kind of odd I never visited, since I lived relatively near (New England). I have to tell you though, whenever I think of Niagra Falls, I think of a 3 Stooges episode when Moe would go into a trance whenever he heard "Niagra Falls".

Kris, That's so weird! I have no idea how I did that, but I'm glad I did and I'm glad you stopped by! Yes, it was fun.

Steve Malley said...

Hm, I think I'll try this one over on my Stranger blog. Thanks!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

I've only done 34 of these things - many of these are rather focused on Northern Hemisphere activities, of course! Now, if we swapped Niagra Falls with Table Mountain etc., I'd have done a couple more of these!

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