Saturday, November 18, 2006

Busy Weekend Meme

Wanna play? It's simple. Copy, paste and if you've done it, bold it. Here are just a few of the things I have done in my life -- proof I am actually quite boring: 01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink 02. Swam with wild dolphins (ok, they were in captivity, but it was cool...) 03. Climbed a mountain (I've hiked a few ...) 04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive 05. Been inside the Great Pyramid 06. Held a tarantula 07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone 08. Said "I love you" and meant it 09. Hugged a tree 10. Bungee jumped 11. Visited Paris 12. Watched a lightning storm at sea 13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise 14. Seen the Northern Lights 15. Gone to a huge sports game (Does NASCAR count?) 16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa 17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables 18. Touched an iceberg 19. Slept under the stars 20. Changed a baby's diaper 21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon 22. Watched a meteor shower 23. Gotten drunk on champagne 24. Given more than you can afford to charity 25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope 26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment 27. Had a food fight 28. Bet on a winning horse 29. Asked out a stranger 30. Had a snowball fight 31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can 32. Held a lamb 33. Seen a total eclipse 34. Ridden a roller coaster 35. Hit a home run 36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking 37. Adopted an accent for an entire day 38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment 39. Had two hard drives for your computer 40. Visited all 50 states (close, but not quite) 41. Taken care of someone who was drunk 42. Had amazing friends 43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country 44. Watched wild whales 45. Stolen a sign (Gram made me put it back.) 46. Backpacked in Europe 47. Taken a road-trip 48. Gone rock climbing 49. Midnight walk on the beach 50. Gone sky diving 51. Visited Ireland 52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love 53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them 54. Visited Japan 55. Milked a cow 56. Alphabetized your CDs 57. Pretended to be a superhero 58. Sung karaoke 59. Lounged around in bed all day 60. Played touch football 61. Gone scuba diving 62. Kissed in the rain 63. Played in the mud 64. Played in the rain 65. Gone to a drive-in theater 66. Visited the Great Wall of China 67. Started a business 68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken 69. Toured ancient sites 70. Taken a martial arts class 71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight 72. Gotten married 73. Been in a movie 74. Crashed a party 75. Gotten divorced 76. Gone without food for 5 days 77. Made cookies from scratch 78. Won first prize in a costume contest 79. Ridden a gondola in Venice 80. Gotten a tattoo 81. Rafted the Snake River (I've swam in it and fished in it, but no raft.) 82. Been on television news programs as an "expert" 83. Got flowers for no reason 84. Performed on stage 85. Been to Las Vegas 86. Recorded music 87. Eaten shark 88. Kissed on the first date 89. Gone to Thailand 90. Bought a house 91. Been in a combat zone 92. Buried one/both of your parents 93. Been on a cruise ship 94. Spoken more than one language fluently 95. Performed in Rocky Horror 96. Raised children 97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour 99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country 100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over 101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge 102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking 103. Had plastic surgery 104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived 105. Wrote articles for a large publication 106. Lost over 100 pounds 107. Held someone while they were having a flashback 108. Piloted an airplane 109. Touched a stingray 110. Broken someone's heart 111. Helped an animal give birth 112. Won money on a T.V. game show 113. Broken a bone 114. Gone on an African photo safari 115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears 116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (all three) 117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild 118. Ridden a horse 119. Had major surgery 120. Had a snake as a pet 121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours 123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states 124. Visited all 7 continents 125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days 126. Eaten kangaroo meat 127. Eaten sushi 128. Had your picture in the newspaper 129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about 130. Gone back to school 131. Parasailed 132. Touched a cockroach 133. Eaten fried green tomatoes 134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey 135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read 136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 137. Skipped all your school reunions 138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language 139. Been elected to public office 140. Written your own computer language 141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream 142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care 143. Built your own PC from parts 144. **Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you (Does writing count as art work? If yes, then: Yes!) 145. Had a booth at a street fair 146. Dyed your hair 147. Been a DJ 148. Shaved your head 149. Caused a car accident 150. Saved someone's life If you've not done so yet, visit Belle of the Brawl and Vote for me in the caption poll in the right hand sidebar! Please be polite and say "hi" to Sar, too, while you're there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1,7,8,9,13,14,15,17,19,20,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,31,32,33,34,36,38,41,42,44,45,47,49,52,55,56,57,59,60,62,63,64,65,68,72,75,77,83,85,88,90,92,96,102,110,116,117,118,119,129,130,133,135,137,146 whew!

11/18/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Quilly, I stole this and posted it to my blog...hehehehe. 1,6-9,13,15,17,19-24,26,27,29-34,36-38,41,42,45,47-49,52,55-60,62-65,68,71-78,84,86-88,95,96,100,102,104,106-108,110,111,113,115-119,125,127-130,132-138,141,144,146,148-150! Whew, now I am tired!

11/18/2006 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Wow, what an amazing list. You've done some very interesting things.

11/18/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Jackie -- I remember #31 after Kenny's funneral. You felt better but the rest of us had our hair standing on end. You know, my friend Linda and I tried it after Joanne died and it really did help. We drove out into the middle of the wheat field so there was no one around and just screamed -- and then we cried.

Jan -- you're welcome to it! That's how I got it! I'll be over to read it in just a bit.

Nessa -- so, how would your list look? No less surprising, I bet.

11/18/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger The amoeba said...

Ayup: 6,8,11,12-14,17,19-20,22-25,27,29-33,38-39,41-42,44,47,49,53-54,56-60,62-65,69,72,77,82,84,86-90,92,96,113,116-118,120,127-8,132,135,141,147

Stories and comments:

15. Once attended an Ohio State-Minnesota college football game. When Minnesota first crossed the 50-yard line, second quarter, OSU up 33-zip, the faculty wife in the seat next to mine started yelling "Spear him (their quarterback)! Spear him!" I left at halftime. Have never been in a major sports stadium since. This was 1981.

37. I lived in New Zealand. Came home and people I knew well said "You talk funny".

75. Pending.

89. Mind you, it was just a midnight stopover on a round-the-world flight ...

120. It was a hog-nosed snake, a native of Eastern North America that tries its hardest to look like a dangerous viper. Freaked my poor father (petrified of snakes) right out ...

132. Dissected. Professional duties. Perhaps also professional courtesy. :)

147. But they call what I was "an announcer" now. DJs do parties, not name the tunes on pothead radio. :)

I'm more boring than you, nyah nyah. :P

11/18/2006 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

OC -- boring is not a word I would use to decribe you. I've read about your road trips.

I am very sorry to hwear about #75. I've been there and it isn't a comfortable place.

As to #132, I live in the desert southwest, in their territory, and I can't seem to convince them to move.

11/18/2006 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've touched a cockroach and eaten sushi and are still alive to tell about it. I'm impressed.

11/18/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Kat -- I've eaten friend grasshopper, chocolate covered ants, squid, octopus, frog, alligator ... I haven't eaten the cockroaches -- shudder but I've murdered a good many of them. (Not enough, though. Not nearly enough.)

11/18/2006 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger The amoeba said...

Q - no, it's not. At least mine did not involve alcohol. Or third parties. Madness, yes ...

11/18/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

When love goes wrong what is left but madness? And I am not certain alcohol is any better excuse than another -- or anymore painful. Broken promises, broken expectations, broken trust -- it wounds no matter what guise it wears.

I wasn't the only injured party. I failed my husband by overcoming my shyness and developing a self-confidence he found very daunting. He said I didn't need him enough. I couldn't make him understand that want should have more value than need.

11/18/2006 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger The amoeba said...

Interesting. You "failed" in precisely the way that would, I think, have saved our marriage if my partner had adopted it. Dude must have been really insecure - a failing with which I am all too intimately familiar, and never mind anyone else.

Such experiences build walls. I hope you have allowed yourself a loophole or two through which you may peek from time to time.

11/18/2006 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Two years ago I actually stepped out from behind my walls and trusted -- and I'll sum that experience up by saying, I don't seem to choose men very well.

11/18/2006 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice there is no #98? lol

11/18/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Mumma said...

You've never sung karaoke??????? You haven't LIVED, QD!

11/19/2006 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

Hello there my dear,
Well, I can't cut and paste... how about you send it to my email? I would love to put it on my site, what fun!

11/22/2006 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

Hello there my dear,
Well, I can't cut and paste... how about you send it to my email? I would love to put it on my site, what fun!

11/22/2006 10:40:00 AM  

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