Thursday, December 18, 2008

99 things

This has nothing at all to do with being an aging cyclist...just thought it was a fun idea I saw on a friend's blog. Bold items are those I have done, Italics I can see doing someday:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars - summer YMCA camps
3. Played in a band
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 - if riding a bike up mountain passes in Colorado counts, sure :)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - LOL...took 40 years to get me to lip sync in the choir
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child - Hi goofball!
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - Huntsville, TX as a teenager with a stranded car
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - many times. Called in "golf"
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (Why ruin perfectly good knees?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run - Hit one over the fence, but it was ruled an out as it was the 4th of the game and the limit was 3. Church league softball
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - mom was born in Fort Worth, TX, does that count?
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
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 - not on your life
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - paid for coffee for the car behind me at Starbucks once
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance - after a haed on collision at 55mph in 1991
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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 - saw "Necessary Roughness" being filmed in college at UNT
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - 3NF, inc. 2001 - 2008.
58. Taken a martial arts class - jujitsu club at UNT, 2 classes.
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - I'm not a girl, and mine are grown.
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason - I've given for no reason, but never received
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - at least a gallon
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 - still have my BMX bike
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- 2003, after 18 months, was told I didn't have the skills (?!?!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - crashed one at 5mph in a parking lot learning to ride :)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - 1994 Chevy Beretta
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - 4th grade class was interviewed. Been on radio too.
85. Read the entire Bible (working on it)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life - hope to be part of someone's eternal salvation someday before I go home
90. Sat on a jury - 2008 - Guilty.
91. Met someone famous - soap star in my family, and raced Lance Armstrong before he was anyone, 1989 or so
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby - made one...does that count?
95. Seen the Alamo in person
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

2 comments:

Joy @ Five J's said...

Great list Kevin!!

BrineS said...

I played along, too!

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