99 Things

  I stumbled across this while looking at random blogs on the internet (you know you do it too!) and since I really don't have too much to post about and no pictures to share, I thought I'd give it a go.  Enjoy!


Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars... in Minnesota, Montana, Washington, Alaska, at sea, in Kenya, Australia, Australia again, Antarctica and in the Marshall Islands

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii ... Every time I fly back to the states, but all I've seen of it is Waikiki
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland... in Japan!
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch...quilting and I re-taught myself cross-stitch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
...oh, you evil three-week-old feta!

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty... if I remember correctly I collapsed in tears when we were almost to the top because you could see through the stairs and it terrified me (I was 8).
18. Grown your own vegetables...one of the many things I miss out here
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train...traveling across Kenya
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill ... come on, haven't we all?
24. Built a snow fort... I've been told that my brother buried me in the snow when I was about two...
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset... saw one just this morning while running with Sky, one of my favorite times of the day
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise... Does 3.5 months on a converted cruise ship sailing around the world count? 
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person... with D, at sunrise
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community... I lived in PA until I was 11- driving to Lancaster was a regular event
36. Taught yourself a new language... I have learned some of the language of most of the contries I've visited but I did try to learn arabic for no reason other than to see if I could, and I made a pretty good start before I returned to work
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied... finally.  I'm sure this will change but for now, yes.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
. Sung karaoke... in Japan and badly!

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa... Kenya and Morocco
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 in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
... I'm not sure if RedHead Bread counts but it was paying for itself so maybe it does
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. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter... living here gives me an unfair advantage on this one
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 Guards in London
77. Broken a bone ... Just some toes, but man they hurt!
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
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. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
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. Got a tattoo
... actually 7 tattoos
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake... I've swum in the Dead Sea, does that count?
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I've done 56 things on the list- I think that's pretty good.  Feel free to email or comment if you want me to expand on any of these.  If you copy and re-post, email me your blog address so I can see 99 things about you too!


  1. Loved this! And I did one too!


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