Meme – my 99

I read this great meme on Violetsky and just had to play, too! It’s a list of 99 life experiences, and you bold the ones that you have had so far.

I quite surprised myself with how many I have already done! Of course, there are quite a few activities that I personally have no inclination to do EVAR – but that’s what makes each of us an individual, isn’t it? Check out my list, and let me know if you want to play too, so I can read your list.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (It was an accordion band and I was 10 years old)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (when I was 5, at the church concert. I think I sang “My pigeon house” complete with hand gestures.)
11. Bungee jumped (with MY fear of heights?? Are you kidding??)
12. Visited Paris (three or four times. My all-time fave city.)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (macramé is an art, right?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I’ve seen it up close and personal but didn’t have a ticket to go in. You can’t go all the way to the top now, anyway.)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
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 (hard to do in Vancouver, but one year there was enough snow to do it!)
25. Held a lamb (does touching one at the petting zoo count?)
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
31. Hit a home run (I did play a lot of ball, but I only remember ever hitting a double.)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Got close: my ancestors are from Ukraine and I was in Russia.)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (is this even possible?)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (okay, I had been drinking and it was at my uncle’s house and it was Christmas carols)
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 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
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (except they’re called Girl Guide cookies in

62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (in my defense, the last time I had blood tests done, I fainted)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (I’ve actually been to Dachau twice – and it’s NOT twice as nice)
67. Bounced a cheque (only once. Really.)
68. Flown in a helicopter (again, with MY fear of heights??)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (my Barbies, my Baby Brite doll, my Lego)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (didn’t like it. Is that bad?)
72. Pieced a quilt (made a quilt piece once, but I don’t think that’s the same thing)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London (didn’t see it in London, but saw it at Windsor Castle, the palace at Monaco, and Parliament Hill in Ottawa)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (yes – twice this year alone)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (didn’t have a ticket to actually get in for a tour, but did check it out pretty thoroughly from the outside and went to the visitor centre)
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 (hockey players count, don’t they? Hey, I’m Canadian!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
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


2 responses to “Meme – my 99

  1. Nice try, VioletSky! Actually, the story is better than that: I tripped down ONE step going into a club for a girlfriend’s staggette. I hadn’t even had a drink yet! I partied all night, in great pain (alcohol is very helpful in such a situation), then got x-rays the next morning to discover that I’d broken my right foot. In two places.

  2. Did you break that bone while on a speeding motorcycle? Just curious!