January 25, 2009

It's meme time again

I have a really bad conscience about not blogging properly. Here's me trying to make up for it:
Saw this over on at LG's.
Rules: Take the list (copy and paste to notepad - it will remove all bold and italic formatting). Copy list back to Word or whatever where you then bold the items you’ve done. Don’t bold items you haven’t done.

1. Started your own blog (duh)
2. Slept under the stars (I'm planning to. Slight bug issues to be resolved first.)
3. Played in a band (Briefly, practice only. Didn't quite work out, but I had a lot of fun nonetheless.)
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 (Being Austrian I probably did, but I honestly can't remember. I definitely was on mountains in order to ski down on them, so yeah.)
9. Held a praying mantis (have I... mentioned... *gasp*... the bug issues?)
10. Sang a solo (See question #3)
11. Bungee jumped (head down - no good - bleargh!)
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 (Considering how much I eat and how likely I am to try new things - probably yes)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Unfortunately I've still not been to NY *grumble*)
18. Grown your own vegetables (Dad and I were never quite successful at this, but at least we tried. Usually the snails won though)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Interrail will do that to you)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (I'm crazy but not that crazy)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Noooooo, never!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (I'm a maverick ;)
27. Run a Marathon (Ha haha ha... have you looked at me?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I think when I was very little. I definitely haven't when I went to Venice the second time.)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (The only two times a day the bastard can't hurt me)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (I'd love to though)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Finn and I had a brief period of trying to teach ourselves ASL a couple of years back)
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 (I'm not an artsy person but that was a very awesome moment in my life.)
41. Sung karaoke (I love karaoke. Unfortunately I don't have any friends who do too.)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa (Again, I'd love to go.)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (I hate to say it but: totally overrated.)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I was just accompanying Finn, doesn't make it the experience any better though.)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (In between getting ushered in and out again... the crowds are absolutely crazy!)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (I went snorkeling. I'd love to try scuba diving but it's just too risky with all the inner ear issues I had as a child.)
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 (I'm realising that freelance journalism is just that though)
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 (Needles? Where are the needles? GAAAAAAH!)
65. Gone sky diving (This is totally on my to-do list as well)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (not exactly an emotional highlight in my life since my grandmother was interned in Auschwitz during WWII...)
67. Bounced a check (checks are not really in use here, but I've had a big fat minus on my account.)
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 (See question #17)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard 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 (It's such an amazing place but it can be very strange and humbling to stand on a market and eat your falafel pretty much exactly on the spot where a bomb exploded only weeks earlier)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Bylines make me a lot happier)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (I'd really love to though, especially now.)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (Possibly, probably not. There was someone with anorexia, pretty bad case. I like to think that I managed to help her get help.)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (only Austrian "celebrities")
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 (But I did float in the Dead Sea.)
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Rebecca said...

Mm, I like the beach in moonlight. It's about the ONLY time I like the beach.

"Climbed a mountain" with the word "Austrian" closely following...I can't help it - now all I can think of is Julie Andrews spinning and singing.

Laura Valerie said...

Hi you!
Nice to have you back online.Gotta chat on the phone one day or the other, I'd like to hear "your news".
I really hope you are doing fine.


mccutcheon said...

@Rebecca: :-p That reminds me though, I have yet to force Finn to watch The Sound of Music. Can't believe she hasn't seen it. She's still resisting LOL

@Laura: I tried to call you... like, ages ago. Before the baby. Give me a ring, I'm reachable :)

LG said...

I can't believe Finn hasn't seen the Sound of Music! It's seriously one of my favorite movies!

I can't scuba dive either, due to my ear issues as well. Sucks. Snorkeling in Hawaii made up for it, though! And hey, when I come to visit, we'll go sing karaoke.