Thursday, March 5, 2009

Reminisce Tag

Stevie tagged me to do a Things I've Done meme. I bolded the things I have done. This was really fun! Care to reminisce with me?

1. Started my own blog (obviously!)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (drums!)
4. Visited Hawaii (my son and parents have)
5. Watched a meteor shower (once right before we got married and once right before our 25th anniversary!)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (You can't outgive God)
7. Been to Disneyland/world (Disney World, lots of times. It's only a few hours away, we can go up in the morning, stay all day and get home to bed).
8. Climbed a mountain (hiked and camped in the mountains though)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (or maybe it was a duet. Whatever it was, I don't plan to ever do it again!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (I was at the beach and the lightning storm was at sea! Or maybe that doesn't count?)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (had a foster child)
16. Had food poisoning (and heat stroke)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (my son did for Science one year)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
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 in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Both!)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (within the U.S., but my mom went further back and visited Germany)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (Tried, anyway)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (yep, lots of times, because it doesn't take much at all).
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa (my son has, and my other son has been to Greece and Bulgaria, and a third son has been to Las Vegas. I've only been to Canada).
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (too many times!)
47. Had my 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 (my hubby used to scuba dive)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (my dad and my uncle have both been in movies).
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. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (tried, they never will let me)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter (no, but I've flown in my Grandfather's small airplane!)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar (no, but I've eaten escargot and frog legs)
72. Pieced a quilt (my mom does)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (in an airboat, swamp buggy and Land Rover, as well as on foot)
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (2 bones! My son broke 2 at one time).
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (no, I don't think we were speeding).
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (not a whole book, but I have been published several times).
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper (and had things I wrote in a newspaper)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (I have shot guns, though)
88. Had chickenpox (No one in my family has. I think we're all immune).
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Margaret Goff Clark, that wrote the children's books. She was at our tiny writer's club because someone knew her, and she liked my story!)
92. Joined a book club (Nope, but did join a writer's club!)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person (planned to, but ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks instead)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant (twice!)

(The following I've added)
101. Been on t.v. several times
102. Swam with and touched a manatee
103. Seen 2 sitting U. S. Presidents in person (saw Roy Rogers too, he was adorable!)
104. Ridden on a float in a parade
105. Been waterskiing and snow skiing
106. Done Chinese Fire Drills on a bus
107. Been through hurricanes (and an earthquake)
108. Ridden bareback with no bridle/reins
109. Homeschooled all 3 sons from K-12
110. Graduated on the same day from the same college with my oldest son
111. Lived in a house with no indoor bathroom - we had an outhouse
112. Married Prince Charming and Lived Happily Ever After

Ok, I've done 40 of the 100. I might even have some pics of some of them that I can post later. How about you? If you've read this far, you know you want to do this! Let me know if you do so I can come see it.


steviewren said...

Okay, I'll bite...what is a Chinese Fire Drill? Inquiring minds want to know.

Ridden an elephant twice? Do tell more about that!

Lucky you...Prince Charming...I married the Big Bad Wolf....hehe

Rosezilla said...

A Chinese Fire Drill is where, when you get to a stop light that's red, everyone hops out and runs around the car and gets back in, in time to take off when it turns green. But our school band did it around the bus, because my boyfriend had convinced our band director that he'd let everyone in the back so it wouldn't take too long. Instead he held on to the door so no one could get in, laughing his head off, and it took twice as long by the time we gave up and ran around to the front. Then, at the next light, he promised he'd let us in this time, and instead he motioned to the bus behind us to pull up real close, so we had to run around TWO buses! It was a blast. We'd won some band contest, so our director was in a really good mood.

As for the elephants, one was at a circus when I was small, and another was at a place called Lion Country Safari when two of my boys were small, so I rode with them. Later our youngest got to ride one at another circus.

Susan said...

I did it awhile back ... it WAS fun! I enjoyed reading your answers. Things I remember - wow, you're lucky to be so close to Disney - I'm very impressed that you HS'ed your kids K-12 - awww, I love manatees and how cool that you got to swim with/touch one!

Connie said...

Great!!! I am currently working on a revised "To Do" or bucket list...I have done a lot of things and want to experience a few more.

Cathy said...

Hello RoseZ
Thanks for dropping in, it was nice to see you.

Chinese Fire Drill was new to me as well, hopefully the other road users would know what you all were up to or would've been in for the shock of their lives lol

The only CFD I've done is when we've been in the middle of nowhere on a long trip and have changed drivers. Normally would be at a road house but sometimes out in the bush theres more than 2 hours between them (roadhouses that is) so its hop out and run round to the other side while the passenger runs the other way and hops into the driver's seat.
You have to try and time it when there isn't a road train in sight or you'd get blown away as it passes

Take care

daffy said...

You've ridden an elephant!!!! No Way! Aw! I wanna ride an elephant! I mean, I have elephants on my blog and everything.... :o)
I like the description of the Chinese fire drill in your comment too! I learn so much over here!
Skinny Dipping! My word!! :o)

Country Girl said...

I love that you added the extra ones. I don't think I've seen anyone do that and I think it's great.
What a huge accomplishment: homeschooling 3 children for 13 years each. Amazing!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog tonight. I need to get out more . . .

Lavinia said...

You've led a rich full life! But about those ambulance rides! I hope you are all better now!!!

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