Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I stole this from Kaytabug, and it's a good thing she had it, because my brain is in sleep mode, with no improvement in sight. Today is my first of a five out of six day work run, and even though only a couple of them are twelve hour shifts, I'm tired just thinking about it. Yikes!

Things I've done are in orange, things I haven't are in black and anything pending is in blue. Ignore any editorial comments along the way. (Here's a pre-comment to ignore- dang, I need to travel more).

And away we go...

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
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 lighting 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
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

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

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run

36.Danced like a fool and didn’t care 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 (stalled at around 40)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving (there's not enough money in the world)
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. Sung 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
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a Martial arts class (couldn't walk for a week)

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (never even played once)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie (does a music video count?)
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River (Colorado yes, Snake, no)
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage

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 (heh)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently (define fluently)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror (Magenta, baby)
96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (does seeing Springsteen 13 times count?)
98. Passed out cold
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 (hey, it didn't say "published")
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
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show (lost in the first round on a Helen Keller question)
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
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery

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
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

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
137. Skipped all your school reunions
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 (I'm howling here. Where's the start button?)
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 (not that I know of, anyway)
150. Saved someone’s life


CrazyCath said...

Wow that is one cool list? Where did you get that from?

Thanks for taking the time to do all that - it's great to learn more about you.

You rafted the Colorado ? (Any river?) Wow.

Anonymous said...

Loving this list!! Very cool. So glad you took the time to do this. It was really fun to read.
Now get some rest!
Sweet dreams.

Rudee said...

Looks like you've been busy at more than just work. I think you should have taken credit for saved a life more than once though. It's probably countless times at this point.

ped crossing said...

I may just have to borrow that. Very cool. I liked the commentary, it was illuminating.

-Ann said...

Great list. Although I'm a bit bummed that Visit Ireland wasn't in blue. :)

Flowerpot said...

lordy that's one long list - no wonder you're tired!!

softinthehead said...

WOW Loved the list (and the info)- will definitely have to do that - one day!!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

crazy cath - it came from kaytabug, and she seems very willing to share!

eileen - I'm awake and rarin' to go!

rudee - you kind of lose count after a while, don't you?

ped crossing - go for it! I borrowed it because I thought it looked like fun.

ann - none of the travel ones are in blue because I (unfortunately) don't see any travel in my immediate future. But Ireland has always been at the top of my list. Always. I spent a month in England once and could never get the friend I was with to go to Ireland. I would love that one back. I'd go alone and love it.

flowerpot - very easy post. Brought to you by cut and paste. All I had to do was highlight what I'd done. (Of course I talk too much and had to put in comments, too!)

SITH - I'd love to read it. Let me know when you do.

Kaytabug said...

Cool! This is fun to read and it was easy to do!! Loved your commentary...I wanted to comment on mine but for some unknown reason didn't. I talk too much too!

PixelPi said...

I am so jealous. You have a life.

This is just a wonderful list. I think I'll make one of my own to put on the bulletin board, so that whenever I'm bored or in a bad mood, I can look at it and feel better.

Another inspirational gem, RC.

Maggie May said...

Quite a list you got there!
Bet it took time, but we learned more about you.
Lovely to be able to say you saved someone's life!

Corey~living and loving said...

interesting list. So many on there that I wouldn't even want to do....but many that I would, but probably won't. sigh.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Great list RC. There is so much I haven't done.
Hope work is ok and you're not too tired sweetie. Yay we got a blog baby. :D

Akelamalu said...

You've sure done a lot on that list! You've held a tarantula? Phew!

merry weather said...

Great list! Life would never be boring with you around :)

kitten said...

I will put mine up Sunday.

Metamorphic Sweet Wood Irene said...

RC, I felt so bad about not visiting you for awhile, but I see you have not been here either for a bit, so that's alright then. I assume you are having enough to do with the job and the kids and the dogs and everything else.

Do take care of yourself and be good for goodness sake. Take it easy!

Big hug. xoxox