99 Things I Ought to Have Done

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I stole this from Tracey at More Than a Minivan Mom.


Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (many times as a child--we used to sleep on my dad's porch in the summers!)
3. Played in a band (I played the flute in concert band, starting in elementary school and going through sophomore year in high school)
4. Visited Hawaii (honeymoon!)
5. Watched a meteor shower (I have wonderful memories of doing this a few times as a child, and once when I was in college. So fun.)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (both Disneyland AND Disneyworld)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (February 1999)
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (photography!)
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 (February 1999)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (It's been years, but I've done it.)
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
31. Hit a home run (played softball for 10 years)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (when you live this close, there is no excuse!)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (like, the cities? yes.)
35. Seen an Amish community (Pennsylvania)
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 at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (once when I was six and hurt my back on a see-saw; another time when I was attacked by a dog)
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 (Yes, and we had horrible weather. February 1999. We were literally being blown across the floor. Sounds scary but was so, so awesome!)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (snorkeling)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (playing softball in the pouring rain was my favorite. I was a catcher, so it was essentially my job to get dirty!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (wedding projects; photography)
58. Taken a martial arts class (I took Tae Kwon Do when I was young, but only for a couple of months)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (I was a Brownie!)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (happens to the best of us)
68. Flown in a helicopter (in Kauai!)
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 (my hand in 1993)
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle (my dad used to have one)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (after I graduated college and landed my first "real" job)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
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
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person (just did this in December!)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (related to the dog attack incident)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

49 out of 99 @ 27 years old. That's not too bad, right?


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