Thank You for Things I’ve Done and Anhinga’s meme

Here’s a fun meme passed on from  A N H I N G A

Thanks, Anhinga!
•    The things I have done
What about you?
•    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
•    7. Been to Disneyland
•    8. Climbed a mountain
•    9. Held a praying mantis
•    10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
•    12. Visited Paris
•    13. Watched a lightning storm
•    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
36. Taught yourself a new language
•    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 at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
•    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
•    46. Been transported in an ambulance
•    47. Had your portrait painted
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. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
•    65. Gone sky diving (How a bout Hang Gliding?)
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. (Toe)
•    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
•    80. Published a book (Do magazine or newspaper articles count?)
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. (Heimlich Maneuver on a child))
•    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 mobile phone
•    99. Been stung by a bee
•    100. Read an entire book in one day

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~ by leakelley on December 12, 2008.

2 Responses to “Thank You for Things I’ve Done and Anhinga’s meme”

  1. 1. swum so far out in Baja Mexico that the only thing around were sharks and fishing boats
    2. watched the tides turn at St. Johns at dawn
    3. saved a few people from drowning
    4. watched crabs dance under the full moon
    5. shopped in Baclaran market
    6. outwitted a robber
    7. presided over my mom’s funeral
    8. investigated a murder
    9. been a boss
    10. been a worker
    11. taught archery
    12. called dolphins and waded with them in the Pacific
    13. watched whales play in Kauai
    14. become engaged a few times
    15. broken engagements every time
    16. fallen in love slowly
    17. fallen in love in an instant
    18. had my heart broken
    19. fought with raccoons over Doritos in Yosemite
    20. fed raccoons, and feral cats for a decade in Oregon moutains
    21. “tamed” a feral cat
    22. kept a childhood friend (to this day)
    23. gathered a lot of presents for a lot of kids
    24. lived in Hawaii
    25. fed the swans at the Palace of the Fine Arts
    26. lived through a huge earthquake
    27. survived cancer
    28. made Christmas ornaments
    29. taken people to Big Sur
    30. seen the America’s cup races
    31. driven though most of the USA
    32. had a private tour of the Washington Monument one freezing morning
    33. been propositioned by three senators
    34. had lunch in the senate dining room
    35. gone under Niagara Falls
    36. watched the sunset on the Badlands
    37. heard ghosts at Little Big Horn cry
    38. gone to Texas for lunch, running the funny lights most of the way
    39. walked through Anasazi ruins
    40. awakened to deer nibbling my feet
    41. climbed along the ridges of the Rockies and found a dinosaur spine
    42. grown food and flowers wherever I lived, even in apartments
    43. met fascinating people…Lea is one
    44. photographed actors and models
    45. watched the sun break through the Pacific Northwest clouds
    45. watched the moon make stars dance on the sea
    46. drag raced
    47. dyed my hair a different color each week for 6 months
    48. held a dog’s hand while she was put to sleep
    49. danced with a Frenchmen on the South Pacific balcony (same one as the movie)
    50. sung with friends
    51. been a fairy Godmother
    52. quit jobs abruptly
    53. fallen down a flight of stairs (on purpose, and accidentally)
    54. hung out in Hollywood
    55. interviewed Chippendale dancers
    56. wrote resumes for friends
    57. loved with all my heart
    58. almost shot a man for hurting my cat
    59. made people feel welcome in my home, for as long as they needed
    60. stood up to bullies
    61. sailed under bridges, including the Golden Gate
    62. painted portraits of people I love
    63. became part of the riverboat tour guide’s shtick at Disneyland
    64. hitchhiked through desert in Mexico at 3 AM
    65. bailed someone out of jail
    66. drove the wrong way down a one-way street
    67. been on a 12 ft. catamaran in high seas when a sudden storm came up
    68. scuba dived
    69. learned to speak Japanese and Russian
    70. prayed
    71. learned humility is a good thing
    72. nearly lost my mind once
    73. wrote and illustrated rhymes for children
    74. bought a house
    75. fixed a radio
    76. had the love and respect of children and critters
    77. weed-whacked 5 acres of 6 ft grass
    78. shot a machine gun
    79. climbed a tree and picked mangoes for lunch
    80. learned to golf
    81. protested VN war, and was suspended for it in high school
    82. ran into some dark witches and handled it when I was 17
    83. studied history and anthropology
    84. taught
    85. somehow got my dirt bike to the top of a mountain
    86. rode the Dunes on a quad in Oregon
    87. completed a pipe the day a white buffalo was born
    88. cleaned my own chimney
    89. watched eagles fly
    90. encouraged others
    91. learned to forgive for real
    92. felt my heart break seeing Tondo
    93. changed my own oil
    94. made snow forts
    95. made a tree house
    96. drove the Beartooth the day it opened that spring
    97. have been nose-to-nose with a Buffalo
    98. won a race on horseback
    99. stopped smoking
    100. thrown dozens of roses into the sea…one rose, one wish…12:01 AM New Years morning…and watched delighted children, and curious adults find them for miles along the coast the next day, floating in the gentle surf, as a young couple was married next to our fire pit…and our circle.

  2. I’ve done: 1, 2, 3, 13, 14 (poetry), 21, 23, 26 (with my spouse), 29, 30, 32, (River Rouge), 37, 41, 45 (with my spouse), 46 (3 times), 52 (with my spouse), 53, 54 (with my spouse), 63 (from my spouse) 64, 67 (twice), 69, 70, 73 (with fellow members of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, which I was a member of at that time), 88, 91 (Fred Penner) 93 (My mother died in 1993), 97 (I WAS FRAMED, FRAMED I TELL YA), 99 (7 times), 100 (Robert’s Rules of Order)

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