Things I’ve done or want to do

So I’ve read Bye Bye Pie’s blog for a few years now.  She’s usually funny and always an interesting read. A couple of days ago she linked to the blog archives of the year she took off spending. I’ve been enjoying reading it. Of course I find myself wanting to comment or respond to comments that are years old, but it’s still fun. She had this list there and I thought it was interesting. Things I’ve done are bolded, with commentary, of course


01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (only because we were the only ones there.
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain – At 13, no less
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula – had one as a pet for a while
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea ocean?
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. 
14. Seen the Northern Lights.
15. Gone to a huge sports game. Went to a Lakers game. Actually had fun.
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables. Yearly
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower. (And slept under the stars and climbed a mountain, all on the same trip.)
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. If a kir counts. Goes with #1
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse And in a really cool way. I worked for a company that made lenses. They set up reflectors and lenses and filters and reflected the image down a really long hallway. You could see sunspots and everything as it was slowly eclipsed.
34. Ridden a roller coaster – I was born about six miles from the land of D, so yeah.
35. Hit a home run – Hah!
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales – Swam with a wild whale mother and calf!
45. Stolen a sign – Well, I didn’t do it, but I still have it.
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sang karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain 
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken – Still together
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days – As long as IV’s don’t count.
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice – California
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas – Every time I go, I hope it’s my last
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark – goat, guinnea pig, alpaca
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children/currently raising child – Contributed a little on my stepson
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery  – Had my nose fixed. Have never regretted it. Inherited my dad’s nose. Looked better on him.
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived – Sure wouldn’t have survived it if I hadn’t been wearing a seat belt.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost 100 pounds – Weighed less than a hundred pounds once.
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth – Kittens!
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari – Does the Galapagos count? Don’t care if it counts to you, it sure counted to me!
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet – It got out. Oh, did Mom scream.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours  – goes along with the not eating for 5 days.
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi– After a bottle of sake, sushi is great
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes – Too easy, a restaurant across the street makes them.
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read – But not because I didn’t read it in high school.
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions – Went to the first one and decided I didn’t want to go back to high school any more than that.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office – No, thank goodness. I work in a local city council office. It’s NOT glamorous.
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

65 out of 150.