Thursday, January 1, 2009

been there, done some of that

a new year's day meme
by way of the metaphorical magpie

nostalgia and anticipation...

the original list ends at 99. the
additional entries are mine

things you've done: bold
things you want to do: italicize
things you haven't done and don't want to: regular font

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 a Disney theme park
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
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
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 a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse of the sun
30. watched a sunrise or sunset

31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. been to Niagara Falls
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
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo's David
41. sung karaoke
42. seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. bought a stranger a meal in 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
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre

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. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a 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 guard in London
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the Grand Canyon

80. published a book
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
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. swum in the great Salt Lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

100. smoked pot
101. flown to paris by concorde
102. held an iguana
103. kissed a parrot
104. been in a hot air balloon
105. had your words and photographs published in a newspaper
106. worked on a kibbutz
107. spent new year's eve alone and enjoyed it
108. written a fan letter
109. attended opening night at the ballet
110. attended the after party for a movie premiere
111. sold your art to a stranger


  1. Thanks for the great list! Quite inspiring and challenging.
    I copied it, turned it vanilla, and proceeded to make it appropriate for my profile.
    I showed it to my wife and she got turned on as well, so I printed one for her.
    We now have one for each profile, and will be adding our own desires.
    Have a as best a new year as it can be.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention how many of the items on your list I had done, including the more quirky or unique ones. The list gives an inkingly of you, and myself as well.
    I'll be adding to mine - done and want to do as well.

    Steve in snowy Chicago, home of our new president.

  3. steverino -
    it's really someone else's list - passed from blog to blog - but i kind of liked it. it does give a quirky kind of impression, tho, seeing what someone's done...


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