Thursday, November 30, 2006

(Haven't) been there, (haven't) done that

Mimi tagged me with this one. She says:

Readers: Here's an interesting twist on the age-old meme. It's a ready made list of things you just copy into your post. Highlight/bold those things you've actually done.

Things You've Done
Copy, bold the things you’ve done and post. Here are mine:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
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
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 of the moon.
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
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
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
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
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
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

36 comments:

Michael C said...

Very interesting. I don't think i could have bolded half of what you did ;-)

I've been too dang busy blogging!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What fun! Me too - have been heartbroken longer than actually in love. Thank God, those days are over;-)

INAMINI said...

What a well-rounded person you are! I'll try this too, and we can share numbers!

houseband00 said...

Haaay salamat at walang tinag. =)

Kyels said...

Woot!

There are so many things on the list!

mist1 said...

I've lost over 100 pounds. My parents made me retrace my steps until I found my sister. Boy was she pissed.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thanks for completing the meme, Lizza. It was simple and fun. I will add it to your Book Meme Central file soon.
And by the way THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES and the BEAUTIFUL CAKE! YUMMMY. I ate it all up.

Scott from Oregon said...

Shit. I did most of these! Does that make me weird? Or old?

Lizza said...

Michael: Hah! Mimi's list is a lot "bolder"! :-)

Maryam: Oh, yes. Those days are but distant memories now. Haha!

Inamini: Thanks! There are still lots of things I want to do, though. I'll bet your list will show that you're even more well-rounded.

HB: Kita mo na, mabait din ako paminsan-minsan. Haha!

Kyels: You've probably done a lot of the things on the list, haven't you? ;-)

Mist1: Hahaha! Just goes to show what an obedient daughter you are.

Mimi: Thanks for thinking of me. Now go do some exercises to burn those cake calories! :-D Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Scott: Possibly. Haha! Or maybe you're just really adventurous and well-rounded.

Sidney said...

Impressive!
Too bad I am a couch potato! ;-)

Lizza said...

Yeah, riiiight. :-) Couch potato, my ass. You do all that traveling and take all those great photos, Sidney.

ShadowFalcon said...

Oh no that list...I was meant to do one ages ago and never got round to it cos some of the things I'd rather not admit to!

What booth did you have at the street fair?

Tom Atkins said...

What a cool list. You know things like this should be required submissions for first dates - then you'd have so much to talk about right out of the gate! Definitely a neat way to get to know people!

Tom

Kiyotoe said...

You mean you've never saved someone's life? Man, I though everybody did that.

What'd you sell at your street fair booth?

Lizza said...

shadowfalcon: Haha, it's a fun list. Now you make me wonder what you don't want to admit to! Street food at a street fair! This was when I was a lot younger.

Tom: Yes it is. But some of them might scare away the other person. Like if she told you at the first date that she has touched a cockroach or caused a car accident. :-)

Kiyotoe: Haha! I'm such a klutz I'd probably end up accidentally killing another person instead of saving him! (Sold street food at a street fair many, many years ago.)

Matt-Man said...

Lizza, Lizza Lizza...We really must get together so I can instruct you in the nuances of Number 60. Cheers...

Lizza said...

Woo hoo hoo! That sounds like fun. Does it come with a free tuck-in after? Haha!

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

144. sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you.


mmmmm im still waitin for that happen. oh wait, what am i sayin ? they arent for sale ! haha.

Ben O. said...

I think I built a hamburger from parts once, but not a PC.

Dang!

Ben O.

Odat said...

Great list!!! Thanks again for sharing more of you.
Peace

Matt-Man said...

Always free for you my friend...

Lizza said...

Deb: So when are you going to do ones for commercial purposes? :-)

Ben: Jeez, you've got a marketable talent there!

Odat: Thanks n'shit. :-) Yours was a great read, too.

Matt: Haha, that's good to know. :-)

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

sigh when im good enough.. which is prolly ever unlikely...

sympathy buys anyone ? XD

zeroimpact said...

Slept under the stars...
Sat under the stars with fireworks once...
The feeling was great

Anonymous said...

Girl, You got a long way to go. Pack an exttra pair o' underoos.

Wendz in France said...

Ooh another meme I can do..that was so interesting...I will do your other tag tomorrow or Sunday - have been offline for a few days.

Take care - and have a good weekend Lizza.

Lizza said...

Deb: You know you're more than good enough!

ZI: Those sound great. *sigh*

anonymous: I know! I've barely started to live. *sob*

Thanks for the underoos tip.

Wendz: Looking forward to reading yours! Wishing you a good weekend, too.

水浒故里 said...

你好,我是中国的朋友

H said...

you are one helluva generous, passionate lady. really really admire that girl.

hats off.

and rah rah rah rah rah... way to go girl!

Lizza said...

Too passionate for my own good, sometimes. Haha!

Jessica said...

haven't been here in a while...been so busy...but this is a great list! so, you bought everyone in the bar a drink??! that sounds expensive! were there a lot of people there? why did you do it?

Gumby said...

How many times do I have to say it... there is NOTHING wrong with alphabetizing CDs. Or chronologically ordering the CDs within the alphabetized artists...

Julia Scissor ;-) said...

Hmm..alphabetising CDs... I have a personal library with over 500 titles arranged by genre (and sub-categorized by languages since it holds books in 4 lingos.) It has also been catalogued by author as well as alphabetically using a C++ program. All the hard work done by yours truly.

Lizza said...

???: ??? to you, too! :-D

Jessica: Has Mariposas been keeping you busy? It's great to see your beauteous face here again. That bar thing happened a long, long time ago. I think there were only 8 customers at the time, hah! I think I did it to show off. Pathetic, I know.

Gumby: To hell with shades of OCD! We rule!

Julia Scissor: You kick ass. I can do what you do, except for the C++ program thingy. Programming=numbers=so not me. :-)

Anonymous said...

Here are the ones I've done:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
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
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 of the moon.
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
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
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
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
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
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

Lizza said...

Hey, thanks for doing this! I wish I knew who you are, though.