Friday, January 2, 2009

been there, done that

i've seen this list several times
it was interesting to see how many i've done(in bold)
things i would like to do(italicize)
and things i haven't done, don't want to do or just can't
understand why they were put on the list( regular font)

1. started your own blog ( so glad i did)
2. slept under the stars (several times in the b.c. rockies)
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 a Disney theme park
8. climbed a mountain (one of my favorite memories)
9. held a praying mantis(i was a tomboy and held many insects)
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris(would love to visit again)
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning(hopefully never again)
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa
20. slept on an overnight train(from paris to barcelona)
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked(many times and lived to tell about)
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 a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse of the sun
30. watched a sunrise or sunset(as often as i can)
31. hit a home run(only once)
32. been on a cruise
33. been to Niagara Falls
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors(ireland and scotland)
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
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo's David
41. sung karaoke(and apologize)
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(my favorite)
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted(actually sketched)
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel(when it was half way cleaned)
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud(again the tomboy thing)
54. gone to a drive-in theatre
55. been in a movie
56. visited the great wall of China
57. started a business(several)
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold Girl Scout cookies(not as a girl scout or guide)
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone 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 guard in London
77. broken a bone
78.been on a speeding motorcycle(driven)
79. seen the Grand Canyon(twice, loved it)
80. published a book
81. visited the Vatican(drank wine on the steps,
seen the pieta`, cried)
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(too many)
94. had a baby
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(not by choice)
99. been stung by a bee


Leslie Jane Moran said...

I love this list! I also love that photo! Guess I just love your work :) More please.

nancy said...

thanks leslie, the photo is a combo of two taken in california, layed in ps and playing with the blending modes.

Joanne Huffman said...

love the photo, enjoyed the list.


Susan Williamson said...

This has to be the best "been there, done that" list I've ever read. What an interesting life you have Nancy. I feel like framing your list!
P.S. Happy 2009.

Seth said...

I have seen this list all over the blogosphere too. Just seeing all these items makes me wnat to move!! An thanks for sharing what you have done.

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