Saturday, November 15, 2008

My First Meme!

Now that I've become a real blogger, it's about time I do a meme (isn't it like a rite of passage for blogging, or something?). I stole this from Vesper-- you know her, that chick with a quill… (thanks, Vesper!)

The question is “Have you ever…?”

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (not sure what counts here)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea(I wasn't exactly offshore, but boating during a storm in the Chesapeake is scary enough to count, I think.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
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

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (does a hot tub count?)
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
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (I'm not counting seeing them downtown shopping)

36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
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 in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (sort of)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (been there but couldn't go up)
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
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten 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
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
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
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Technically, Jason did the killing, but I've helped with the butchering, etc. And I have caught and filleted fish on my own...)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
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


Sarah Hina said...

#10: which song?

#78: C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R... ;)

#84: what was it for?

This meme is fun! But I'm greedy, and want the stories behind the bolding. :D

And is there one of these that you're still particularly eager to do?

Aine said...

Sarah~ #10-- In addition to a few small solos in church choir, I sang and danced a solo as Mistress Mary in a teacher-created school play about Mother Goose. (She had to adjust the key of the tune to match my voice... it wasn't pretty! Ha!)

#78-- :)

#84-- Lots of school events, graduation, marriage, etc.

You were so quick with commenting that I've since updated #5 and #87.

There are several (as well as many that aren't on this list) that I'd really like to do. But the two that stand out at this moment are: go whale watching and visit London.

I agree with wanting to know the stories-- it's loads of fun to learn about each other! There were things I'd love to add to the list, too. Maybe some other post....

Charles Gramlich said...

A good meme. I enjoy learning more about folks this way. I may do this one myself at some point.

JaneyV said...

Thanks for sharing this Aine. I now realise just how much travelling I have yet to do in my life. So many wonderful experiences yet to happen.

Onward to adventure!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Some of these things I could put on my bucket list - not that I have plans of kicking it any time soon.

This was fun. Got to know a little about you and Vesper. Oh, btw --- what famous person did you meet? I met Elvis - "Thank ya, thank ya very much."

Aine said...

Charles~ It's an easy post, too! :)

Janey~ Yay-- adventure! I'm waiting for the kids to grow a bit more.... I hope to travel much more in my lifetime.

Kaye~ Wow, Elvis-- sounds like an interesting story!

Believe it or not, I met Richard Nixon. When I was 16, volunteering as a candystriper on my local hospital's OB ward, he walked in while I was making a bed. Shook my hand and said a few words about the good work I was doing. His grandaughter had just given birth, so he was visiting (along with the secret service entourage). The staff and I had a laugh that they marked the baby's bassinet "baby X"-- as if we didn't know whose it was....

Anonymous said...

Had food poisoning. Yeah, you sidestepped that one nicely. ;)

Swam in the Great Salt Lake. That one sounds like fun. Maybe I can finally float worth a damn. Wanna go?

Vesper said...

Thanks for sharing, Aine!

Ah, No. 78 must've been fabulous!


Aine said...

Jason~ Yes, I did-- I wish I could say my survival instincts were shouting at me that night, but nothing so dramatic. I just don't like that canned stuff... ;)

Anytime you're ready, Jason! I'm dying to travel more. I'd love to float with you (rather than performing my usual rock imitation). You know me-- I want to experience everything once!

Vesper~ Yes-- it is! Once the youngest is off to college Jason and I have dreams of traveling across the country on our bike.

SzélsőFa said...

Oh, I'm totally stealing this from you Aine, I hope you don't mind.
Check out my version within a couple of hours from now.


Aine said...

Szelsofa~ Oh good! I'll definitely stop over!

Liane Spicer said...

I've been catching up on my reading here...

Thought I was over memes but I'm so going to steal this.