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Monday, November 13, 2006

What Someone with Too Much Time on Her Hands Does

She goes to Barbara's blog and copies another list. I bet we each wish the other would quit finding these lists. OK, things in bold green are things I have done. I will also add comments.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (Enchanted Rock)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive (actually it was a Maserati)
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula (RIP, Chichi)
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it (but will I ever again?)
09. Hugged a tree (it's my religion)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (a college bowl game in New Orleans)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
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
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity (my freakin' SOUL)
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 (I have hugged a sheep)
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (but I do not like it)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (Buckwheat Zydeco 1986)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (10/31/06)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer (this one, right here, under the desk)
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. (wedding night, 1990)
42. Had amazing friends (present tense)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach (watch out for sand dunes)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland (but, not any more, sigh)
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love (an actual pattern!)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them (conference for previous job)
54. Visited Japan - no but had a Japanese boyfriend, see #52
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero (Supergirl)
58. Sung karaoke (in public, ACK)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football (lots when young)
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
69. Toured ancient sites (see #51, also Wales and England)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married (twice)
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced (twice)
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (well, funniest costume 10/31/06)

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
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 (love it, regardless of my "talent")
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
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 (I did not personally bury her, but my mother is dead)
93. Been on a cruise ship (but never on a cruise)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (no, never that good at either language I am OK at)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (in the process thereof)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (one's partner does not count)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (no, but that's where my ex met his new spouse)
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 (it amused the kids)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication (I don't think "NB" is a large publication)
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart (and I feel awful about it)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (never will, either)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (cesarean, gall bladder)
120. Had a snake as a pet (technically my son's but I had to feed it)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
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
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 (hard to avoid in Gainesville, Florida)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (mmm)
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (a fish)
137. Skipped all your school reunions (tried to go this year but lost my job)

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
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 (if a scarf is art)
145. Had a booth at a street fair (ugh)

146. Dyed your hair (no one's hair is this color naturally)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life (probably)

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