Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What Have YOU Done?

I saw this on Amanda Bishop's blog. The idea is to bold the things you have done! I thought I'd give it a try...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (Sing in a band!!!)
4.Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you had to a charity
7. Been to Disneyland
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
14. Taught yourself an art form 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 (built a blanket fort...)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Rode 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
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (How do you answer rightously?)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (many times...)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
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
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
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 (IRONICALLY!)
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
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 (indirectly...)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Not only are there many things on this list I would LOVE to do, it also makes me think of all the places I'd like to travel, things I'd like to do yet, people I dearly miss in my life, and 100 just isn't enough! It's the possibilities that make life worthwhile - and our own gusto that makes those possibilities turn into realities!

Here's to your fabulous realities!


W. J. St. Christopher said...

Hi, Staci!

Love this list so much -- hope you don't mind if I confiscate it for my blog. (Though it's bound to shine a light on my 'life experience shortcomings'.)

Ah, well -- something(s) to shoot for!

Staci Rose said...

For sure, it was fun highlighting my experiences! And, of course, those stories came flooding back and I couldn't help but smile! :D

But, it also got me thinking about the things I want to do, have yet to do...those goals in my life I have yet to live.

I truly enjoyed thinking about both!

Anonymous said...

very good checklist. for life..
Alexandra -

Staci Rose said...

Hi Alexandra!

I wonder what MY checklist would look like? I am really glad I found this list, and it was fun to see where I've been and think about those stories; but I also enjoyed thinking about the possibilities!

If my possibilities are not on that list...what do I think they are and will I be able to highlight them one day? ;)

I'm such a sucker for the possibilities in life...