Wednesday, September 29, 2004

200 Things

This has been in my 'drafts' for awhile now. Since the Pocono post got eaten, you can have this one til I get Pocono fixed.

200 Things
01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink--No. Unless I can't remember it.
02. Swam with wild dolphins-- no.
03. Climbed a mountain-Yes
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive--No. It might be fun though.
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid-- no, but it'd be cool.
06. Held a tarantula.--Oh hell no.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone--yes, more than once.
08. Said ˜I love you" and meant it--- yes
09. Hugged a tree-- Yes. The big pine in my front yard was the latest one.
10. Done a striptease--Not that I remember.
11. Bungee jumped--Nope, and I don't want to
12. Visited Paris--Nope.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea-- From the beach, yes, never out at sea.
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise--A couple times.
15. Seen the Northern Lights-- Nope. But I want to.
16. Gone to a huge sports game-- Does NASCAR count?
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa--Not yet.
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables--Yes. Plenty of them.
19. Touched an iceberg--Not yet.
20. Slept under the stars-- Too many times to remember.
21. Changed a baby's diaper-- Nope.
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon--No.
23. Watched a meteor shower-- WOW! Several times.
24. Gotten drunk on champagne-- Yes.
25. Given more than you can afford to charity--Yes.
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope--Yes.
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment--Yep, in church..
28. Had a food fight-- No.
29. Bet on a winning horse--No.
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill-- I plead the 5th Amendment.
31. Asked out a stranger-- Yeah. And of course there was drinking involved.
32. Had a snowball fight-- Of course.
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier--No.
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can--Yes, roller coasters make me scream.
35. Held a lamb-- No, but I petted a few.
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy-- No.
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip--Yes.
38. Taken an ice cold bath--Yeah, but not because I WANTED to.
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar-- No.
40. Seen a total eclipse-- No
41. Rode on a roller coaster--Yes, see 34.
'42. Hit a home run-No
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days--I don't understand the question. I've lived three days that FELT like three weeks, but those weren't pleasant experiences.
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking-- Hippie dancing from 1983 to 1991. And I don't care who's looking.
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day--Nope.
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors-- How far back?
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment--Yes.
48. Had two hard drives for your computer--Geek
49. Visited all 50 states--No, but I'm working on it.
50. Loved your job for all accounts-- Never.
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced-- Yes
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied-- No
53. Had amazing friends--Yes.
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country--No
55. Watched wild whales-- No.
56. Stolen a sign-- I plead the 5th Amendment.
57. Backpacked in Europe--Nope. Nevr been there.
58. Taken a road-trip-- Yeah. MANY of them.
59. Rock climbing--Yes.
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice-No
61. Midnight walk on the beach-- Plenty of times.
62. Sky diving-- No, and I never will jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
63. Visited Ireland-- No.
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love-Yes.
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them--Yes.
66. Visited Japan--No.
67. Benchpressed your own weight-- Ha. No.
68. Milked a cow-No.
69. Alphabetized your records-- Yes.
70. Pretended to be a superhero-- Yeah, as a kid.
71. Sung karaoke--No.
72. Lounged around in bed all day--Yeah.
73. Posed nude in front of strangers-- I avoid nude as much as possible.
74. Scuba diving--No. I'd like to though
75. Got it on to Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye--No.
76. Kissed in the rain--Of course.
77. Played in the mud--Damn Right.
78. Played in the rain--Damn Right.
79. Gone to a drive-in theater--Oh yeah.
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.--Yep.
81. Visited the Great Wall of China--No.
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog--Yep.
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better--No.
84. Started a business--Does the Beadwhisperer count? Of course.
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken--No.
86. Toured ancient sites--Not yet.
87. Taken a martial arts class--No.
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman--No.
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight--No. I'm not that dorky.
90. Gotten married--Thats a no.
91. Been in a movie--No.
92. Crashed a party-- Who? Me?
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have--Story of my life.
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy-I don't think so.
95. Gotten divorced-No
96. Had sex at the office--Ew!! Never.
97. Gone without food for 5 days--Four days was the longest, thanks to strep throat.
98. Made cookies from scratch--Yes
99. Won first prize in a costume contest--No.
100. Rode a gondola in Venice--No
101. Gotten a tattoo--No.
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on--YES!!!!
103. Rafted the Snake River--No
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"-- No
105. Got flowers for no reason-- Yes, and I have given flowers for no reason.
106. Masturbated in a public place-- Don't be absurd. No.
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything--I don't remember doing that.
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug--No.
109. Performed on stage--Yes, as a kid.
110. Been to Las Vegas--No
111. Recorded music-- Many times
112. Eaten shark--Yes.
113. Had a one-night stand-Yes.
114. Gone to Thailand-- No
115. Seen Siouxsie live--No.
116. Bought a house--No (much to my Mom's dismay)
117. Been in a combat zone-- No
118. Buried one/both of your parents-- Just one, so far. And it sucked.
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off-- Yes.
120. Been on a cruise ship--No, not yet.
121. Spoken more than one language fluently--No.
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone--Yes.
123. Bounced a check--Yes
124. Performed in Rocky Horror--No but I went several times with all the props.
125. Read - and understood - your credit report-Sadly yes.
126. Raised children--Nope.
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy--No.
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour--Yes
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars--There's a waste of time, No..
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country--No.
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did--Yes.
132. Called or written your Congress person--Many times
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over--Sort of
134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?--Once was enough.
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge--No.
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking--Hell, yes!
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did--No.
138. Had plastic surgery--No
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived--No
140. Wrote articles for a large publication-- Not yet.
141. Lost over 100 pounds--No
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback--No.
143. Piloted an airplane--No.
144. Petted a stingray--No
145. Broken someone's heart-- I don't think so.
146. Helped an animal give birth--No.
147. Been fired or laid off from a job-Yes, pissed me off too.
148. Won money on a T.V. game show--No.
149. Broken a bone-- No
150. Killed a human being -- Not Yet.
151. Gone on an African photo safari --No
152. Rode on a motorcycle--Yes. I didn't like it very much.
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph--No.
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced-- Ew No.
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol- Yes, lots
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild---mmm, morels!
157. Rode a horse--Yes, many times.
158. Had major surgery--- Knee relocation and a c-section
159. Had sex on a moving train-- No
160. Had a snake as a pet-No snakes.
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon--No.
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing--Yes.
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours--I don't remember. I was asleep.
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states--No.
165. Visited all 7 continents--No.
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days--No
167. Eaten kangaroo meat--No
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground--No.
169. Been a sperm or egg donor--- No
170. Eaten sushi-- Yum! Yes
171. Had your picture in the newspaper--- Many times.
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime-- Define "healthy?"
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about--No.
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions---No.
175. Gone back to school--No.
176. Parasailed--No
177. Changed your name-- Does being The Beadwhisperer count?
178. Petted a cockroach-Why would you pet a cockroach?
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes--GAH!! Tomatoes! No
180. Read The Iliad-- Yes. and The Odyssey, too.
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read--Yes.
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them--Does bar glassware count?
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you--No
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch--All the beadwork & jewelry making is self taught
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating--No
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt--Yes.
187. Skipped all your school reunions--No. But I'll probably skip the rest of them.
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language--No
189. Been elected to public office--No. I never wanted the job.
190. Written your own computer language-- HELL NO!
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream-- Yes. But it wasn't my dream I found out.
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care--No.
193. Built your own PC from parts--No.
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you--Yes.
195. Had a booth at a street fair--Yes
196: Dyed your hair--Yes.
197: Been a DJ--No
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal-- No
199: Written your own role playing game-- No
No.200: Been arrested---I plead the 5th.

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