Friday, September 22, 2006

I've done some stuff

But not much, I think. Let's see.

This is from Suzanne.

Here is a list of 150 things -- I have done the things in italics.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain a very small mountain but a mountain nonetheless.
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 much good may it do me.
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped - not...gonna...happen. It's not the first drop that bothers me, it's the unanticipatable number of rebounces before they take you down.
11. Visited Paris looking forward to going again.
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea - with my fear of drowing, yeah, this is gonna happen.
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise Did this a lot as a teen, living on the Atlantic it was a kick to go to the beach and see the sun rise over the ocean.
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 - I've not been to Italy yet, really looking forward to that.
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables, yes, thank you mom.
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars, and I'm pretty much committing my life to never having to do that again unless a house with an enormous, screened skylight is involved.
20. Changed a baby’s diaper, fairly recently too considering I neither teach nor have my own kids.
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne, all...the...time, it's my drink of choice.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity - working on this one for this Christmas.
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope.
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment it's probably good that this one doesn't make you admit what you consider the worst possible moment: funeral, wedding, sex, birds & bees talk with a child?
27. Had a food fight, at a Bat Mitzvah even, very mature.
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger - Hmmmm, probably but I can't think of who so I can't, in good conscience, report it.
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly could, I was an angry teen.
32. Held a lamb, they're NUBBLY! This Jehovah's Witness kid in my 2nd grade class brought one in. I still remember how cool it felt.
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run - Ha!
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, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer - I need to do this and fucking soon.
40. Visited all 50 states - not even close. Want to work on that.
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends Have.
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - does dancing with a new classmate in NY when I first moved here count? But then on second thought I actually have done that in the UK.
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
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love - again with the probably but can't get specific so can't say.
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, sometimes I wish I had my own karaoke machine. One of my idols, Allison Janney, has a karaoke machine she brings with her everywhere she goes.
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain, rain, snow, sleet, hail, dark of night; kissing is one of the best inventions of all time.
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater and I'd really like to do that again.
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business and it's going pretty fucking slowly.
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken - is this actually possible? Discuss.
69. Toured ancient sites. Hadrian's Wall, The Acropolis, Stonehenge. I don't suppose Jim Morrison's grave fits in this category.
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced - not technically but...
76. Gone without food for 5 days - not entirely but my teen years were pretty lean.
77. Made cookies from scratch, if I felt better I'd be doing that right now.
78. Won first prize in a costume contest, I'm counting this but technically it was my dog that won.
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice - also really looking forward to doing this. Anyone ever seen A Little Romance?
80. Gotten a tattoo - am interested in this but where can I fet a tattoo that won't blimp out when/if I do and won't hurt so bad that I cry?
81. Gone white water rafting - um, also no. But thanks.
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage, looking forward to doing that again soon.
85. Been to Las Vegas - soon, my trip got postponed.
86. Recorded music, for three different CDs actually.
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house, I'm counting this because my apartment costs more than a lot of homes. I love New York, though, so totally worth it.
91. Been in a combat zone - does Belfast in 1995 count?
92. Buried one/both of your parents - lots and lots of grandparents but fortunately no parents yet.
93. Been on a cruise ship - see above re: drowning and hear my NO!
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children. - not technically but I continue to spread my questionable influence far and wide.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour - Does Red Molly and most of the E-Records crowd count?
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
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. - I'm just going to guess that a really bad relationship doesn't count so I can't have this one.
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 - This one seems particularly timely.
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone, collar bone and my nose a few times.
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol - really would like to do this.
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild - mushrooms are gross!
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet - Do you people know me at all? Of course not! I did house sit for people with a snake, but I was young and needed the cash.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours - probably as a teenager...or in my 20s..or possibly last weekend.
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 - accomplishing this would likely ruin my goal of trying never again to camp. Ever.
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi Yum!
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. Petted a cockroach I live in New York City.
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 - I am a reunion junkie. I want to have reunions with every group I've ever been a part of. I am in an eensy small minority.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language I live in New York City.
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream Very briefly but more than once, which is cool.
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care I've watched people die it's not all quite the same but it's close enough.
143. Built your own PC from parts - Bwa ha ha ha ha!
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair Face painting for JDRF.
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head - want to but have been told that I don't have the head or the wardrobe for it.
149: Caused a car accident, I'm a shitty parker.
150: Saved someone’s life

OK, so around 63 things, with room to grow. Not so bad.

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