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200 things meme

Gakked from malnpudl and others.  Feel free to ask for details.  I may or may not give them. 

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain  [I've climbed bits of several mountains, but never the whole thing.]
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula  [Their legs feel funny.]
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it  [Often.  Life is good.]
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
[Fun!]
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea  [That's one of those things that makes you feel very small, and rather at peace with it all.]
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise  [This has marked both some of the best, and some of the worst times in my life.]
15. Seen the Northern Lights [On my To Do list!]
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables [My family, yes, but not me personally.  I have a black thumb.]
19. Touched an iceberg [Glacier, yes, iceberg, no.]
20. Slept under the stars [Falling asleep under the stars is great.  Waking up under the rain, not so much.}
21. Changed a baby's diaper [My brother is 8 years younger than I am.  I sort of raised him.]
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower [Very very pretty.]
24. Got drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity [I've never had a very clear idea of what I can afford, so I tend to do things like that.]
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope [Very cool.]
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment [Oddly enough, I don't recall any.]
28. Had a food fight [Yes, both in private and in public.  The private one was naked - much more fun to clean up after.]
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill [Yes, but I promptly made myself sick, worrying about it.]
31. Asked out a stranger [To dance, yes, actually out on a full-fledged date, no.]
32. Had a snowball fight [ Yes, I always lose, but its fun anyway.]
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can [Yes, both in celebration and in agony.  Either way, its very loud and it HURTS.]
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip

38. Taken an ice cold bath [Blazing summer heat + no AC + broken fan = desperation.]
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar [Quite often, actually. Just not in the morning.]
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking [Pretty much any time I've gone dancing.]
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment [Often.  Life is good.]
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit-faced [I used to spend far too much time doing this.]
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied [I'm easily satisfied.]
53. Had amazing friends [ Yay!]
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country [Both with and without marriage proposals.  The USSR was a strange place for a young woman...]
55. Watched wild whales [Puget Sound is good for that.]
56. Stolen a sign [No, and it kind of pisses me off when people do.  That Stop sign was important, dude!]
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip [Many.]
59. Been rock climbing [Like with ropes?  No. I'm slightly clumsy, so I avoid situations where that is life-threatening.]
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan [Lived there for 3 months.]
67. Bench pressed your own weight [No, but I've gotten close.]
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your music collection [Luckily, my iPod does this for me these days.]
70. Pretended to be a superhero [I sometimes feel like I spend my days this way.]
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers [A major source of income for two years.]
74. Gone scuba diving
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud [At UMass there was a grassy bowl. Every time there was a heavy rain, hundreds of people would steal cafeteria trays and go sledding.  Very muddy, quite dangerous, lots of fun.]
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it
[I have little modesty, and I'don't really mind about some things that perhaps I should be traumatised by.]
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Sword fought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Got engaged
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Got married

96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days [I was thirteen. I was curious. I hallucinated a LOT.]
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Got a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Got divorced
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place [Actually, I've only managed to masturbate recently.  Its so SILLY, I get distracted.]
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything [I've lost bits here and there of two nights.]
108. Taken illegal drugs
109. Performed on stage [Acting, singing, spoken word, and a *coughs* demonstration in a club on leather night, back before I had a job with a morality clause.]
110. Been to Las Vegas [I am convinced that Vegas is a hellhole   You couldn't drag me there.]
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand [A few.]
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently [Conversationally yes, fluently no.]
122. Got into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children [I've decided not to count my little brother here.]
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy [Do crayons count?]
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour [No, but I had this detailed and memorable dream back in the late 80's that I was following the Dead, and was responsible for setting up a sort of camp with an area for children to play ahead of time.]
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person [I do this all the time.]
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol [I was into target shooting for a while.  Sadly, my hands shake a lot, so I was never very good.  However, I can hit a target with a rifle at over a half-mile.  The scary fact is, sniping is EASY.]
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train [Bus yes, train no.]
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
174. Got someone fired for their actions
[24 year old IA flirting with 14 year old girls.  No regrets there.]
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read

182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch [Writing, oddly enough.]
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating [Do fish count?]
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested [Civil disobedience, yo.]

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
amonitrate
Mar. 22nd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
200. GOod for you! I've never been quite brave enough to do that.
keerawa
Mar. 23rd, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
It'd be harder nowadays, for sure.
mackiedockie
Mar. 23rd, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Getting arrested for 'dogs running at large' just doesn't have the same cachet *g*.

I have been to Las Vegas (does that count for escaping with your life???) Not going to lure you down for the Peter Wingfieldness next November? Ah, well. (It's really not so bad. Some really interesting people watching, actually.)

Visited the birthplace of my ancestors...er...how far back, I wonder? And which side? Too vague!
keerawa
Mar. 23rd, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
'Dogs running at large'? Sounds like quite the story behind that one, actually. You will not see me in Las Vegas. No no no no no.

It is a very vague question. I was wondering "Which ancestors?" "When?"
mackiedockie
Mar. 23rd, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
I guess if I went to the Rift Valley, that would cover most of the bases, ancestor-wise. Norway and Ireland have a lot of cross-pollination from the Viking era, so maybe Ireland would cover both. But the only one I have covered at this time would be the Native American genetic contributions, and that's a little hard to localize--Bering Strait? Clovis, New Mexico?

I'll miss you in LV, will send you a poker chip. If I win one.

The list had sushi but not Rocky Mountain Oysters??? That's a flaw.

I wonder if driving Storrow Drive counts as a combat zone?
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