Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Life Experiences

As I mentioned before, mid-week posts will probably be quickish posts, as they're done when I should either be working or sleeping (currently I should be working, but it's all good). For today, I'm stealing- er, borrowing a post from Mary P. It's pretty self-explanatory, but I'll occasionally make comments to keep it interesting. So now, the Life Experiences Meme:

Bold the ones you've done..

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swum with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula [Tpiglette: How grossed out are you right now?]
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it [It might be more interesting to find out if people have said it and not meant it...]
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped [I want to, though.]
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and seen the sun rise [What college student hasn't?]
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper [More than I can count.]
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment [Like when you're trying to sing a really serious a cappella piece... that's happened sooo many times...]
27. Had a food fight [Ewww!]
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can [That's what being a soprano is all about, right? Haha, no, I'm kidding... mostly...]
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster [This one kind of makes 31 a necessity for me.]
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking [Only all the time!]
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day [Australian, but I'm not sure I could do it anymore... I haven't practiced in years.]
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even if just for a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit-faced
42. Had amazing friends [Still do, in fact.]
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving [Freshman year in college, with fellow a cappella singers... so awesome!]
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero [Uh, not for any extended periods, but I've done my share of make-believe, both as a kid and as a nanny.]
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day [Man, I really miss being able to do that...]
60. Posed nude in front of strangers [Ha! Yeah, right!]
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain [I've totally always wanted to, though.]
63. Played in the mud [In spite of my dirt aversion, I actually have.]
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken [Tough call, this one. Given my definitions, I'm going to have to go with no.]
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie [Multiple movies, in fact.]
74. Crashed a party [But who wouldn't want me at a party? I mean, really... ;)]
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest [Third or fourth grade - I was a hockey player.]
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage [No, really? Me? Perform? On stage?!]
85. Been to Las Vegas [Another shocking one, I know.]
86. Recorded music [Hooray for Echoes!]
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents [Well, not physically, but I don't think that's what they mean...]
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sung loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking [Fairly regularly, although I do often tone it down when I know someone's looking.]
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Written articles for a large publication [Not multiple articles. I had a Letter to the Editor published in the newspaper once, though.]
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show [No, and I'm the only member of my family who hasn't - lame!]
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet [Always wanted one, though.]
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school [Quite recently, in fact...]
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach [Petted? I've held one, does that count?]
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions [Haven't had any yet.]
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident [Yeah, my own one-car accident. Step-Bro thought it was the funniest thing EVER when he found out I was the only car involved in my accident. :-P]
150: Saved someone's life [Not that I know of, but I can think of a few ways I might have...]



Anonymous said...

Ok, first of all, I didn't win any money on a game show...I just won a 6 foot teddy bear. :)

Secondly, YOU DON'T ALPHABETIZE YOUR CDS???????????????????

I could comment on more, but I should probably just do my own damn list. Love you!

Lara said...

ok, fine, you won the "prizes" part of "cash and prizes." the general point is the same. :-P

and no, my OCD manifests in other ways, generally regarding obsessions with cleanliness. i'm not the organizational freak that you are. ;)

tpiglette said...


Thanks for the shout-out. :-P