Friday, November 14, 2008

A Meme...and A Tease

Okay, I stole this "Have you ever...?" meme from my good friend, Vesper. I have bolded the things I've done so far:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
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 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
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
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 (started, anyway)
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 in a restaurant
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. Gotten 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
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (um...)
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
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I also thought this was an excellent opportunity to tease some news I will hopefully be able to share soon. For those of you who have known me awhile, the clues are in the photo, a couple of the bolded points, and one that isn't bolded...but really wants to be. ;)

Thank you, Vesper! I enjoyed this one.


Anonymous said...

Like playing Clue! Naughty. ;)

I have to say that one point really struck at me. Somehow, I'm kind of offended, like man, that has to be fixed.

Holding a praying mantis.

Yeah, I'm weird.

Aine said...

Oh, you tease! ;)

Haven't eaten caviar yet, eh?....

FYI, I'm going to post my version over the weekend. I don't want to interrupt further discussion on my current post quite yet.

Sarah Hina said...

Jason, I'll have to remedy that one. I do like the little buggers. :)

And yes, I couldn't resist cheating a little! So bad...

Aine, I haven't eaten caviar, no. Why, do you have something in mind? ;)

Can't wait to see your version, too! This was fun.

(Weird how when I hit "show original post" on the comments that some of the points don't show up bolded like they should...especially #12. ;))

Aine said...

:D Yeah.. I noticed that too! As if Blogger knows something you don't....

Ello said...

Oh Oh Oh!!!!!!!!!!! Is it what I think it is?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh Oh I am really excited!!!!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

You're going to fly in a helicopter?

Sarah Hina said...

Aine, sneaky Blogger... ;)

Ello, my lips are (mostly) sealed! I just like being coy. :D

(psst...but thank you for the enthusiasm!!)

Charles, THAT'S IT!!!

ChrisEldin said...

LOL @ Charles' guess!

Um, is it "flying in a helicopter to free a praying mantis while eating caviar?"

Can't wait for updates!!!!!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

This was fun! You have been to some fascinating places in the world. I am not a world traveler because I am afraid to fly. (Well, I'm not actually afraid of flying...I'm afraid of crashing.)

You have piqued my curiosity, Sarah! Can't wait to hear your news! ;D

Sarah Hina said...

Chris, you'll be among the first to know! For sure. :)

K, I am also a nervous flyer. I've had to get over it to some extent, because as a child, we did a lot of back and forth from here to California. But it's still unsettling (and yes about the crashing part!).

Thank you! I'm sure I'll be able to share some good news soon. :)

Vesper said...

Sarah, I hope it's No. 80 that will be bolded soon - that's sure to give you a perspective like the one shown in the photo. :-)
Thank you for playing, my dear friend.

Sarah Hina said...

And thank you, Vesper!!

Yes, I think you might be onto something... :D

Aniket said...

Here are the ones, I have done by now (Am doing pretty good for my age, it would seem :) )

1,2,3,4,8,14,16,18,20,21,22,23,27 (ran but not completed.... that counts right? :-D), 29,30, 32, 34, 39, 41, 43 (A kid was short of 50 bucks for buying a cake once for his "special friend" so helped him out. Had to... didn't I? :-D ), 45, 47, (52 is on top of "TO DO" list :-D )53, 58, 62 (well it was a dead whale in a museum... but still a whale is a whale :P ), 64, 69, 77 (plenty a times), 78 (Do it everyday... Only that I am on the driving seat :P),(80 .... ummmmmmmmmm :) ), 84, 88, 91, 93, 97 (Almost... long story!!!), 98 (How old is this list??? Every kid these days has a cell phone... :-D ), 99 (Oucchh!)

This was great fun!