Saturday, May 1, 2010

99 Things About Me

I saw this done at other blogs and wanted to join in. If you’d like to participate, copy and paste the list and bold all the things you’ve done!

99 Things About Me

1. Started your own blog – Yes, two of them
2. Slept under the stars -- I've slept in tents, but not under the open sky
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 DisneyWorld -- Disneyland several times, DisneyWorld never
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis -- ick! I hate bugs
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris -- want to, will someday
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (This one made me laugh. I am not remotely artsy.)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I have visited Lady Liberty, but we were not permitted to go to the top)
18. Grown your own vegetables (I have had a houseplant for nearly 3 years that I have managed not to kill. That's about the extent of my "green thumb.")
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Um, wouldn't you have to visit Paris to do this? See #12)
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 -- Does The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas count?
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Both, though sunsets much more often)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise -- want to, will someday
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I learned about 10 words of Navajo when I was working at my first hospital but am far from fluent)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person -- want to, will someday
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David -- want to, will someday
41. Sung karaoke (often!)
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 -- I have as a nurse, never as a patient
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Again, see #12)
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 -- want to, will someday
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving -- want to, will someday
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
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book -- want to, will someday, I hope
81. Visited the Vatican -- want to, will someday
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- ick! I'd be a vegetarian if I had to do this to eat meat.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury -- almost, but got struck.
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo (Never have and never would)
94. Had a baby -- I hope to say "yes" to this someday!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit -- I'm involved in law suits constantly for my job (lawyer), but I have also been involved in one as a nurse.
98. Owned a cell phone -- Nonstop since spring 2001, and now I don't know how I ever lived without one! LOL
99. Been stung by a bee -- No, and yet I am irrationally afraid of them

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