No Fancy Name
Monday, October 18, 2004
list o' 200 things
I wasn't going to do this meme, but profgrrrrl did it and Rana did it and frog did it and yes, if you all jumped off a bridge I probably would, too. Ok, not really. But anyway...I said in profgrrrrl's comments that I'd only done 55, but it turns out that I've done 65. I've made comments in italics, and I have a sinking feeling that I'm going to regret doing so on a few, after my folks read this.

1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
--->Depends on the defintion of "mountain"...I've hiked to the top of hills that are called "mountains" but technically aren't.
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
--->No, but I've been a passenger in one, and in a Maserati!
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
--->hell no
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
--->That would have to be one hell of a large bathtub
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
--->see #6
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise
--->This happens at least two to three times a week.
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
--->Although "huge" is relative, I'm bolding this one because in my world, NLCS games count as "huge".
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
--->Not unless "in an A-Frame at Girl Scout Camp" counts.
21. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
--->It was a short trip, but it wasn't tethered
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
--->I've had a lot of champagne in my time, but I don't tend to get drunk.
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
--->I may have done this as a wee child, but I'm not sure.
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
--->Berkeley folk are interesting.
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Rode on a roller coaster
--->Anytime I get the chance!
42. Hit a home run
--->Softball counts.
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
--->Depends on which generation counts as "ancestor", and which side of the family.
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
--->I'm missing ME, WA, OR, AK, HI
50. Loved your job for all accounts
--->Yes, but not the current one.
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
--->I've driven coast-to-coast at least six times.
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
--->see #6
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
--->Slackware Linux, Corel Linux, SuSE Linux
84. Started a business
--->Twice. Both failed for completely different reasons.
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
--->Don't know. Probably not.
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Rode a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
--->Thirteen Twelve times over (you'd think I'd know this).
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
--->No, and isn't that sad?
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
--->But I would have liked to, back in the day
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
--->Not on stage (dressing up, in the audience, is "performing" to an extent).
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
--->I'm very good at this.
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
--->Not an entire tour, but several dates on the tour, sure.
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
--->To the extent that none of them have done anything really significant, yes.
132. Called or written your Congress person
134. ...more than once?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
--->In my field, such that it is.
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
--->I've broken my arm and my hand, and cracked my kneecap and my eye socket.
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Rode on a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
--->Boobies, although I took the rings out a few years ago.
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
--->I was in 4-H and shot air pistol and air rifle. It should count.
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Rode a horse
--->Yep, owned one as a kid for awhile, even showed him. We were both terrible. I also was a trail guide for a summer (and blew my knee out) and another summer managed the horse-related stuff at a camp for blind folks.
158. Had major surgery
--->ACL reconstruction.
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet see #6
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
--->Post-surgery, drug-induced.
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
--->Every chance I get.
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
--->see #6
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
--->I've built probably five or six desktops and both my rackmount servers are hand-built.
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via Blogger
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested


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