Thursday, December 11, 2008

Have you done this?

Answers are in bold:
1. Started my own blog-here you are!
2. Slept under the stars in Yellowstone Park and across Canada
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii-just last January
5. Watched a meteor shower-many times
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world-when it first opened in 1950s in California
8. Climbed a mountain-Mt. Timpanogos
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris-in 1964 while on a BYU Folk Dance Tour
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch-basketmaking
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty-that was fun in 2000.
18. Grown my own vegetables-many times
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train-when I was a young child
21. Had a pillow fight-mostly as a mom with my sons
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort and a snow man with my sons.
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice-actually just walked along the side
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset quite often
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person-that was awesome
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors-in Utah and Ohio, would like to go to Iceland one day.
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language-Portuguese, I lived in Brazil for a year and already knew Spanish from high school classes.
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-Waikiki
46. Been transported in an ambulance-unfortunately once with my young son Jeff just after he was born and then in college when in an accident where I fractured my back.
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person-on the folk dance tour, it was beautiful
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Parissame tour, amazing experience
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (shower)
53. Played in the mud-used to make mud pies as a small child
54. Gone to a drive-in-many times
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business-private dance classes for children, taught in my basement.
58. Taken a martial arts class-does tai chi count?
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason-like to buy them for myself
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check-well...
68. Flown in a helicopter-when my stepfather turned 90
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy-still have my favorite doll
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar-didn't like it
72. Pieced a quilt-and quilted a top made by my grandmother
73. Stood in Times Square-wow
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London-1964, impressive
77. Broken a bone-car accident in 1960, fractured a vertabrae
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. -Seen the Grand Canyon in personseveral times
80. Published a book-several family histories and a poet booklet
81. Visited the Vatican-on folk dance tour
82. Bought a brand new car-several times-toyota and subaro
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper-do weekly as I write a column now
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating-watched my grandparents kill at chicken
88. Had chickenpox-when I was pregnant with my second child.
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury-wasn't fun to do
91. Met someone famous-interviewed by an apostle for job at BYU in 1964
92. Joined a book club-several times
93. Lost a loved one-my dad when I was five
94. Had a baby-four sons
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake-finally in 1980s
97. Been involved in a law suit-from a car accident when 20 years old
98. Owned a cell phone-couldn't do without it now
99. Been stung by a bee-at a picnic, not fun at all
100. Ridden an elephant-my kids did at slc zoo.

My list totals 55. I was amazed I had done so many things. Tell us which things you haven't done that you'd really like to do. I'd like to take a cruise to Alaska. Thanks to Sylvia for having this on her blog.

8 comments: said...

You've had quite the adventures! I look forward to the next 100 list.

Deborah Godin said...

I'm impressed!

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

Lin, I love your adventurous list! What a fun idea to jot those things down -- a fast journal of your life's journey! Thanks for sharing.

Leon Basin said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself.

Carla said...

Goodness...your list is longer than mine would be. I've never even had a cell phone.

SandyCarlson said...

You have quite a biography, Lin. This is a great list.

ramblingwoods said...

I will have to do this one..Interesting list...

mom/caryn said...

This was great. And, Chandi did it on her blog after reading yours. I might do it as well... but, as you might guess, I have no clue how to get it from your blog to anywhere else.