Friday, December 12, 2008

Taking the easy way out

I'm about to head upstairs to start rolling truffles, icing squares etc before I start cutting and boxing five orders of baking to be delivered to the other end of the city in the middle of a transit strike to a location that is heavily targeted by striking transit workers. So, I'm taking the easy way out of a post.

One hundred things done or undone. Done are in bold.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped (and never will)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch ~ knitting (with help from Beth and Dawn)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (every summer since I can remember)
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 (not difficult to achieve when you grew up 20 minutes away)
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (enough so I could read what it said on the Russian street signs anyway)
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
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (drawn by one of those Disneyworld chalk artists. Does that count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (okay, not the top. We weren't willing to pay the 20 euro but we stood at the bottom for a long time)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
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 (very recent!)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (sadly, no and I plan to change that)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (didn't see any)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
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
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 my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish, does that count?)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Eartha Kit. Kind of B-list)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person (no but I will in the next year or so)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant


Julie said...

Oooh, I like this one. I'll have to do it since I haven't been too inspored lately. Hope that bake fest went well last night. I can't wait to take a bit of a caramel square tomorrow!

Sheryl said...

# 77, Broken a bone: Don't try to do that one. And if you do, make it a toe. From experience I can tell you that those are the easiest to live with.

Pam said...

Loved the list! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with your baking and deliveries.

Erika said...

I think you should check off "been in a movie" -- I mean, that Dove ad is far closer than anyone else I know!

Julie said...

ooh, Erika's right. I think commercial should count.