Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meme: Things I've Done

Caught this meme from Andi, over at A Random Sampling. It's pretty easy — just copy the list and embolden the items that you've done in your life…
  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
  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 (yes! … love trains!)
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked (no … but I've picked-up several)
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (it’s called a “personal day”)
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb (no… but I've held a cougar and petted a dolphin)
  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 (oh, but I'd love to!)
  36. Taught yourself a new language
  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 — and I've seen the original geyser (in Iceland) erupt, too!
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at 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 (no… but in the snow, yes)
  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 (a long time ago … they don't let me any more)
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check (oops!)
  68. Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (no… but I have been to the Jefferson)
  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
  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 (not that I know of)
  90. Sat on a jury (no, dammit … and I wanna know why!)
  91. Met someone famous
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Lost a loved one
  94. Had a baby (there's only one dude who's had a baby, and I'm not him)
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (splashed in it!)
  97. Been involved in a law suit
  98. Owned a cell phone
  99. Been stung by a bee
Now, on all the visited this and thats … well, I've not done a lot of the things they've asked about, but I have visited: most of the 50 states, Tiajuana, four Canadian provinces, England, Iceland, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. Not bad, if you ask me.



Janelle said...

Now I'm curious...who in the world would fire YOU, what were you in the newspaper for, and what was the ambulance ride for??

Silus Grok said...

I can be stubborn, and some folks don't much appreciate it. Though, in my defense, the firing(s) didn't stick. I showed back-up the following day and continued work as usual.

The newspaper? Well, I've been in the newspaper, and on the radio, and on TV, several times — all for different things… downtown growth, Pioneer Park, being gay and Mormon, the Farmers Market (if I recall correctly), et cetera.

The ambulance ride may be a figment of my imagination … I had fallen/been pushed down the stairs (I hate stairs), and I was rushed to the hospital — but I can't recall how, exactly.

Nathan said...

You have done much, Silus.

(that sounds like a Star Wars quote doesn't it? That's cool...)

Silus Grok said...

I have, Nathan … and I've still got 60 good years in me! But in the end, there's only one thing I want to do: leave the world better than I found it.

Lisa said...

Silus! You won my auction! I'm so excited for you! Email me your paypal receipt from the Nie Recovery Account (at lisavalentineclark AT gmail DOT com), and let me know where I can mail your cool Alan Lee Print! I'm over at www.ohjudy.blogspot.com! Congratulations!

Luke said...

I might be wrong but last time I was in New York they didn't let you climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. We passed it in a ferry instead. Luckily, when I was young I got to climb to the top during a school field trip. It took forever.

Silus Grok said...

That just makes it all the more alluring!