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I saw a variation of this on Jenn’s blog and thought it would be fun (& easy) excuse for a post…

(Quotes grabbed from Charmaine’s blog.)

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”
~ Emily Dickinson

Bold the activities you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (not unless you count the off-Broadway productions my sister, cousins & I put on in the basement as a kid)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (& Disney World)
8. Climbed a mountain (eh, I don’t think what I climbed technically qualified)
9. Held a praying mantis (no, never actually considered picking the thing up. I’ve seen several up close & personal.)
10. Sang a solo (Used to cantor at church!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (2 cats, but no humans)
16. Had food poisoning (Curses to the tainted tomatoes of Memorial Day weekend, 2007)
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 (not on an overnight one… but the trip from Luca to Pisa at 6 am lulled me to a nap.)
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 (petted, but not held)
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 (in the neighbor’s front yard)
32. Been on a cruise (Honeymoon)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community.
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 (AWEsome. Seriously.)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (in the drive-thru — see the Drive-Thru Difference)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (Drawn by an ex as practice for class — being painted is different, though…)
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
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (Tried. Does that count? They don’t want my anemic red stuff.)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (Thank goodness for overdraft protection.)
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 (on New Year’s Eve, no less!)
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 (Rode on a motorcycle with my grandpap, but that was hardly “speeding.”)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (a chapbook, technically, but still, the same process, just a shorter product)
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 (probably, but not straight through, so I’m not sure.)
86. Visited the White House (saw it in person from the road, but didn’t walk in.)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (not that I know of)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (twice!)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit (not unless you count “class action.”)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

3 Comments

  1. Jenn Jenn
    November 27, 2008    

    43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (in the drive-thru — see the Drive-Thru Difference)

    This is awesome! I am definitely checking this out because I was wondering how to acomplish this, it just sounds like such a nice thing to do where another person could truly benefit from kindness. Pay it forward is one of my all time favorite concepts 🙂

    73. Stood in Times Square (on New Year’s Eve, no less!)

    I lived there and there was no way I could have dealt with that large a crowd. Brave, brave girl. My question has always been — what happens if you have to pee?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Ginger Ginger
    November 27, 2008    

    there is a documented incident at a starbucks where someone paid for the drinks of the person behind them in the drive-thru and so that person, in turn, paid for the next person’s and so on….the kindness continued for the next 26 or 27 customers if i remember correctly. stuff like that is cool.

    enjoy your day!

  3. david santos david santos
    November 28, 2008    

    Weekend for Singapore people!!!

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I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

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