Friday, August 22, 2008


Okay - so I've been needing a new post for a long time, but I never know what to post about. Does anyone else have this problem? I just feel like our lives are so boring, why would anyone find the little things that happen interesting?

So here's another one of those "generic" posts until something interesting happens in my life.

The items in bold and the ones that I have done.

1. Sang the National Anthem at a public event
2. Swam with wild dolphins

3. Climbed a mountain

4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

5. Been inside the Great Pyramid

6. Held a tarantula

7. Won a pie eating contest, or any eating contest

8. Said “I love you’ and meant it

9. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm

13. Seen the Northern Lights

14. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - (Been there, but we didn't want to spend the money, and were too pressed for time to walk to the top.)

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 slurpees

24. Given more than you can afford to charity - It seemed to be at the time, but I managed.

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. Overcome a fear

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

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run

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

39. Had two hard drives for your computer­

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Can recite something over 100 words long

42. Have amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign
Backpacked through Europe - We had on a backpack, does that count?

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

54. Visited China

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Slept in a castle

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

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played some sort of game for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Eaten food you had no clue what it was but did it out of respect for your host

76. Gone without food for 5 days - Okay, so I only had juice for that long...I wouldn't consider that "food"

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest - I was "Jack Sparrow." A lot of my coworkers didn't even know it was me.

79. Seen the canals in Venice

80. Been skinny dipping

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

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Stood up for something against the crowd

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. Asked someone for forgiveness and received it

96. Raised children - We're working on this one ;)

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Loved someone so much it brings you to tears

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

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Petted a stingray

110. Been afraid for your life

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Achieved a long time goal

115. Lived longer than a year in another country

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery
- Okay, to me, ANY surgery is major.
120. Had a snake as a pet

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
- I don't know what all the hype is. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't very flavorful - it's just trendy in my opinion.
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Para sailed

132. Petted a cockroach - HEAVEN'S NO

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read it

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - I say fish count

137. Skipped all your school reunions
- Only been one so far and we were on vacation.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office - I was Sophomore Class President in High School, does that count?

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 fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident - So the policeman said - I don't think hitting someone that randomly U-turns in front of me counts. But apparently I was "following too close" She was stopped on the side of the road, dang it! How can I "follow" when she's pulled over. It was simply that she was some 40 year old lady, and I was 16 year old.

150. Saved someone’s life - I'd love to say I had though.

81 out of 150 - Not too bad. Some of them I'm actually PROUD to say I haven't done though! Now all of you try - I want to see what "exotic" things you may have participated in!


Jennifer said...

Hey we both have accomplished number 78! I won a hundred bucks. Did you win anything. Dude! It is a dog. We've seen it twice! I swear I am going to get a picture of it. It's been a blast posting about it too. I'm in highland now for a whole week! Yipee!

Meghan N Brady said...

I have been doing really good. Working alot (gotta love accounting) I'm hopefully going back to get my master's soon. My boyfriend and I just bought a house in Clinton. He has a 4 year old son so I am also something of a step mom and absolutely love it!! Most of my time is spent with them.

Suzie said...

This book is the greatest. It would make a great little scrapbook but also great blogging material.

love your list!

Bret and Laura Nicholson said...

Soon you will have lots to blog about and lots of pictures to post :)