Monday, July 07, 2008

I'm still alive...

I promise.
Still getting set up in Bean Town and trying to get all my ducks in a row so that I can start classes in the fall. Also, no internet at home yet. Annoying.

Anyway, nothing screams "triumphant return" like a meme.
The rules: Things I've done are highlighted in bold, and I've added one to the end.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain A small mountain. And I didn't make it all the way to the top. But I was climbing on it.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
08. Said “I love you” and meant it.

09. Hugged a tree.
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game.

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby’s diaper

22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight

29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster

42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
(Two? I've got three hard drives, an external hard drive, a thumb drive, and two disc drives right now.)
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced

52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends (I like to think that I still do.)
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing

60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records (and my books, and my movies, and my video games, and...)
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day

73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theatre
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it

81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favour of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Sword fought for the honour of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy

95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music (In high school for a friend's album. It was horrible, but it happened).
112. Eaten shark (and gator, and snake, and boar, and buffalo, and bear, and grasshopper, and eel)
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
128. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did (helped explore and settle Canada, thank you very muchly)
132. Called or written your Member of Congress
132. Had them write back (Nope, but I did receive a letter from the head of the tourism board of Alaska once).
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. … more than once?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
140. Written articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray (I petted a tiger shark once, which is waaaay cooler than petting a stingray, if you ask me)
145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a TV game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle (Ridden? Yes. Driven? No.)
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (All three)
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than US states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime

173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school

176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach (I've squashed more than a few, but who pets them? Why would you want to?)
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. … and gotten 86′ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions (all one of them so far)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
201. Written/filmed/produced your own pornographic material
202. Dated someone with a page on IMDB.

10 comments:

Jaclyn said...

You're blogging again, yay!

Here's mine -- I used asterisks, because it was faster.

Anyone tempted to use these as a to-do list?

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam 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
*07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
*08. Said “I love you” and meant it.
*09. Hugged a tree.
*10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game.
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
*18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
19. Touched an iceberg
*20. Slept under the stars
*21. Changed a baby’s diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
*23. Watched a meteor shower
*24. Gotten drunk on champagne
*25. Given more than you can afford to charity
*26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
*27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
*28. Had a food fight
*29. Bet on a winning horse
*30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
*31. Asked out a stranger
*32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
*34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
*36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
*37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
*40. Seen a total eclipse
*41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
*43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
*44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
*47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
*50. Loved your job for all accounts
*51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
*53. Had amazing friends (I like to think that I still do.)
*54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
*58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
*60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
*61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
*64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
*69. Alphabetized your records (and my books, and my movies, and my video games, and...)
70. Pretended to be a superhero
*71. Sung karaoke
*72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
*76. Kissed in the rain
*77. Played in the mud
*78. Played in the rain
*79. Gone to a drive-in theatre
*80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
*82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
*83. Dropped Windows in favour of something better
84. Started a business
*85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Sword fought for the honour of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
*91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
*93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
*94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
*96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
*98. Made cookies from scratch
*99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
*101. Gotten a tattoo
*102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
*105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
*109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
*112. Eaten shark
*113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
*119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off (well, some of it, anyway)
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
*123. Bounced a check
*124. Performed in Rocky Horror
*125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
128. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
*132. Called or written your Member of Congress
*132. Had them write back (Nope, but I did receive a letter from the head of the tourism board of Alaska once).
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. … more than once?
*135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
*136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
*140. Written articles for a large publication (depends on what "large" means, I suppose...)
141. Lost over 100 pounds
*142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
*145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
*147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a TV game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
*152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
*155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
*156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
*157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
*163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than US states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
*170. Eaten sushi
*171. Had your picture in the newspaper
*172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
*173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
*175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
*181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. … and gotten 86′ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions (all one of them so far)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
*189. Been elected to public office (if college government counts)
190. Written your own computer language
*191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
*194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
*195. Had a booth at a street fair
*196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
*201. Written/filmed/produced your own pornographic material
202. Dated someone with a page on IMDB. (Not unless you count my long dry spells as "dating myself.")
*203. Fooled around with someone in a House of Worship

t525881 said...

Welcome back, and congrats again.

With the Kyle Payne situation, I need a distraction from incoherent rage and disappointment.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam 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
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
*08. Said “I love you” and meant it.
09. Hugged a tree.
*10. Done a striptease(I can't actually recall when, but I'm sure I have)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
*14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
*16. Gone to a huge sports game.
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
19. Touched an iceberg
*20. Slept under the stars
*21. Changed a baby’s diaper (several times a day for more than four years)
*22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
*24. Gotten drunk on champagne (I was in grade school. I have not consumed alcohol as an adult.)
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
*26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
*29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
*31. Asked out a stranger
*32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
*34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
*36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath (shower, but never bath)
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
*41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
*43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
*46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
*47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
*48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
*50. Loved your job for all accounts
*51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced (Physically wrestled the drunk away from a confrontation with a three hundred pound bikers who were bouncing)
*52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
*53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
*55. Watched wild whales
*56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
*58. Taken a road-trip
*59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
*61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
*67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
*69. Alphabetized your records (and my books, and my movies, and my video games, and...)
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
*72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
*76. Kissed in the rain
*77. Played in the mud
*78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theatre
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favour of something better
84. Started a business
*85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
*86. Toured ancient sites
*87. Taken a martial arts class (Captain of my high school tae kwon do team)
88. Sword fought for the honour of a woman
*89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
*90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
*92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
*94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
*112. Eaten shark
*113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
*116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
*118. Buried one/both of your parents(Mom, I still miss you.)
*119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
*120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
*123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
*125. Read - and understood - your credit report
*126. Raised children (I'm still in the process)
127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
128. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
*132. Called or written your Member of Congress
132. Had them write back
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. … more than once?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (Brooklyn, yes.)
*136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
*139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived (Debatable. I probably should have lived but been paralyzed. In fact, badly bruised, I left the ER under my own power.)
140. Written articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds (If I counted my last three attempts at weightwatchers ...)
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
*145. Broken someone’s heart (D, I'm sorry. It was the politics, not the weight, and I should have given you a reason instead of a whole vague blowoff. I was immature.)
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a TV game show
*149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
*153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph (Boxster S, not mine, on public roads. Heh.)
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
*155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
*157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
*162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than US states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
*171. Had your picture in the newspaper (Major news magazines, in fact)
*172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
*173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
*176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. … and gotten 86′ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions (all one of them so far)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
*191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
*201. Written/filmed/produced your own pornographic material
202. Dated someone with a page on IMDB.


Thomas

t525881 said...

Wait, I'm supposed to add one:

*Given a speech to an audience of strangers exceeding 100

Thomas

t525881 said...

Jaclyn -- no martial arts class? Are you limiting that to traditional East Asian martial arts? I thought you had some self defense?

Sovawanea said...

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain A small mountain.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
*08. Said “I love you” and meant it.
*09. Hugged a tree.
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
*14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
*16. Gone to a huge sports game.
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
*18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
19. Touched an iceberg
*20. Slept under the stars
*21. Changed a baby’s diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
*24. Gotten drunk on champagne
*25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
*27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
*28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
*30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
*32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
*34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
*38. Taken an ice cold bath
*39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
*40. Seen a total eclipse
*41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
*45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
*47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer (Two? I've got three hard drives, an external hard drive, a thumb drive, and two disc drives right now.)
49. Visited all 50 states
*50. Loved your job for all accounts
*51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
*52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
*53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
*55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
*58. Taken a road-trip
*59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
*72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
*77. Played in the mud
*78. Played in the rain
*79. Gone to a drive-in theatre
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favour of something better
84. Started a business
*85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Sword fought for the honour of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
*93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
*94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
*98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
*101. Gotten a tattoo as long as it counts if it is uncompleted
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
*105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
*107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
*109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
*112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
*119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
*125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
128. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
*132. Called or written your Member of Congress my fafsa was "lost"
*132. Had them write back we mailed it to the wrong address
*133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. … more than once?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
*136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
140. Written articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
*144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a TV game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
*152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
*154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
*155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
*156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
*157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
*162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
*163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than US states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
*170. Eaten sushi
*171. Had your picture in the newspaper
*172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
*179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
*181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. … and gotten 86′ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
201. Written/filmed/produced your own pornographic material
202. Dated someone with a page on IMDB.

203. Protested something

The Defenestrator said...

When I started to read through that, I realized that I was processing it like a list of video game achievements.

Roy said...

"Jaclyn -- no martial arts class? Are you limiting that to traditional East Asian martial arts? I thought you had some self defense?"

That's what I said, too. IMPACT totally counts as martial arts.

Jaclyn said...

Yes, yes. Please add an asterisk to #87. Heck, if IMPACT counts, I've TAUGHT martial arts classes.

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Jack Weber said...

Y'all notice there are two #132s on the list?

I re-numbered them when I reposted to my blog to carry on the meme.