What have you done…

You are supposed to highlight what you have done in your lifetime. I borrowed this from Elaine at Valley Life in Alaska.

1. Started your own blog…well, duh!
2. Slept under the the back of my husband’s pick up truck and it isn’t what you are thinking!
3. Played in a bandin elementry school, I played the trumpet and taught myself the clarinet
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower…see number 2. I was with my children and we all slept in the truck and on a trampoline in the middle of a field.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain… not a huge one but…..
9. Held a praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumpedThis is something I want to try…I think.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch…yes, I taught myself to knit, paint and a few other things
15. Adopted a child…in my heart
16. Had food poisoning…very unpleasant.
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… love them especially with the kids.
22. Hitch-hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort…. grew up in the snow belt in Ohio that was a must do thing.
25. Held a baby 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…surprised a few people when I took off running.
32. Been on a cruise… only if staying overnight on the ferry counts.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community…there is just something wrong seeing an Amish buggy with blue running lights and a boom box playing hip hop clopping down a Pennsylvania back road.
36. Taught yourself a new language…still in the process of learning.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing…back when I was stupid.
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 the beach in the moonlight
46. Been transported by an ambulance…hellllooo anyone who knows me probably expected that one…LoL
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…This was effort because I am unsinkable
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in movie
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…Would a chocolate sale for the school count?
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…actually it was a bible given to me at age 9 that went through three house fires and I still have it.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar…against my better judgment
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…a few
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle…my uncle gave me a ride on his Harley and popped a wheelie while I was on it…He forgot to tell me to hang on and I slid right off the back of it.
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 entire animal to eat…does butchering your own chicken count?
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someones life…from drowning, from being shot
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous… Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall Book series.
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby…3
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
100. Read an entire book in one day

57 out of 100. I need to get around more. If you would like to try it just cut and paste then highlight what you have done.  This was fun Elaine. I would like to take this a step further and add a few new items. It would be fun to see how much more could be added to the list.  So…here goes.

101. Flown on a plane…California, Texas, Utah, Ohio
102. Ridden in a train… to Southern VA on the Amtrac and from Delaware.
103. Gone hunting and actually fired the rifle…that one made my stepfather nervous. He was in front.
104. Played a practical joke on someone…in college.  Koolaid in the mens shower heads. Back in the day when kool aid stained.
105. Had/have an exotic pet…two parrots, an African Timneh Grey, White fronted green Amazon
106. Been arrested, fingerprinted and photographed…when I ran away from the foster home I was in…got put in jail for that one also. I left out the strip search, but that was a part of the whole experience.
107. Learned to shoot a gun…Of course, pistol and rifle.
108. Learned knife throwing…I haven’t but I know many of my Homeschool mom friends have….LOL

I’m sure there is more, I will just have to think about it and come back to it.What have you done that is not on the list…?  I would like to know because I am nosy.

Courtesy of Donna from, we have #109, of which I have not done.

109. Been interviewed on a television talk show.


January 18, 2009 - Posted by | Blogs, Humor, Just Life, Observances | , ,


  1. I have only done a few of those. I still am young and have a full life ahead me. I’m sure I’ll be able to catch up!!

    Comment by Confetti Dreams | January 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. 109. Been interviewed on a television talk show.

    I need to travel more too Ginger!

    Comment by Donna | January 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. Ginger! You joined CMF and then never came back! Come and visit us there. It’s alot of fun.

    Comment by mnkristy | January 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. wow, you have done a lot. 🙂 I have done some of those things, one of which is the knife throwing. LOL

    Comment by appliejuice | February 10, 2009 | Reply

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