Thursday, July 13, 2006

The List

I found this insane list over at Saving Nine. And I have nothing new to write about, since I haven't left the house in 2 days. So, here's my list:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (nope, too cheap)

02. Swam with wild dolphins (again, too cheap)

03. Climbed a mountain (a small one, yes)

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive (no, but a few Corvettes, which are far superior)

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid (nope)

06. Held a tarantula (ah gawd, YES! And then I dropped it)

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (well....ummm....yes. But it wasn't as much fun as one might think)

08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it (every day)

09. Hugged a tree (um. No.)

10. Bungee jumped (are you crazy?!)

11. Visited Paris (does Paris, Ontario count?)

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (on a lake, yes, sea, no)

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (ah, yes. I call it high school)

14. Seen the Northern Lights (a billion times)

15. Gone to a huge sports game (I've been to one Oilers game. Regular season)

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (I'll need to work out first)

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (I can't grow dirt)

18. Touched an iceberg (walked on a glacier)

19. Slept under the stars (of course)

20. Changed a baby’s diaper (is this one supposed to be a big deal? really? there are people who haven't done this?)

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon (see bungee jump answer)

22. Watched a meteor shower (a few times)

23. Gotten drunk on champagne (Yes, my wedding shower. We were bowling and drinking really cheap champagne provided by the bowling ally. I don't remember much, but at one point we got kicked out of a casino.)

24. Given more than you can afford to charity (no)

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (yes)

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (I'm not sure I've been in enough 'worst possible moments' to answer this one. Stay tuned)

27. Had a food fight (yes, with watermelon)

28. Bet on a winning horse (no, dammit. My mom used to own a racehorse, and I always bet on him out of loyalty. Turned out he ran slightly sideaways, so the bugger never won. It was fun hanging with the jockies, though)

29. Asked out a stranger (Yes, a hockey player I met in a bar. It didn't work out)

30. Had a snowball fight (duh. I'm in Canada)

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (ask my kids, lol)

32. Held a lamb (yes, at a petting zoo)

33. Seen a total eclipse (yes)

34. Ridden a roller coaster (unfortunately, yes. A few. The worst one had 3 loops. I hate rollercoasters)

35. Hit a home run (HA! I mean, um, no)

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (SEE ANSWER HERE)

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day ( I tried to on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but I totally sucked at it. Maybe this year!)

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (Argggh! I mean AYE! See, I can talk pirate)

39. Had two hard drives for your computer (I have 2 computers)

40. Visited all 50 states (I've been to about 30)

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (you should meet my family)

42. Had amazing friends (A few)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (well, some guy in Tijauna once grabbed me and started trying to waltz. It was a bit creepy)

44. Watched wild whales (in the distance))

45. Stolen a sign (shhhh. Yes)

46. Backpacked in Europe (no)

47. Taken a road-trip (all the time)

48. Gone rock climbing (yes, but I didn't get far)

49. Midnight walk on the beach (I was on a beach, it was around midnight, but define 'walking')

50. Gone sky diving (see answers 10 and 21)

51. Visited Ireland (oh, sure, rub it in. No.)

52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love (now that you mention, probably)

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (no, but I would if they were interesting. But I also like eating in restaurants alone.)

....Ya, I know everyone else is just highlighting what they have done. I know. But I just wouldn't be me if I didn't babble, babble, babble. I'm like those annoying people on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' that couldn't just answer, they had to explain WHY they were choosing that answer.....

54. Visited Japan (no, but I've been to Banff)

55. Milked a cow (tried to)

56. Alphabetized your cds (I only own about 5, so I suppose they could accidently fall into order that way)

57. Pretended to be a superhero (when I was FIVE. My best friend Matt always made me be Superwoman, though, just because I was a girl. Stupid boys.)

58. Sung karaoke (Unfortunately for everyone in the bar, yes.)

59. Lounged around in bed all day (duh)

60. Posed nude in front of strangers (good heavens, NO!)

61. Gone scuba diving (no. no interest)

62. Kissed in the rain (probably)

63. Played in the mud (all the time. love mud)

64. Played in the rain (all the time. love rain)

65. Gone to a drive-in theater (long, long time ago. I believe I saw Gremlins there)

66. Visited the Great Wall of China (Nope)

67. Started a business (a few)

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (well, I'm assuming I can count my marriage. Unless he's not just away for work. We'll see)

69. Toured ancient sites (Does Beverly Hills count?)

70. Taken a martial arts class (did some Tai Chi in high school gym class)

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (never played it. Sorry, nerds)

72. Gotten married (duh)

73. Been in a movie (not yet!)

74. Crashed a party (probably)

75. Gotten divorced (nope)

76. Gone without food for 5 days (what? why would I do that?)

77. Made cookies from scratch (of course)

78. Won first prize in a costume contest (YES! I was the bride of Frankenstein. I won a big giant bottle of Canadian Club whisky. Got very very drunk)

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (again with the rubbing it in. No)

80. Gotten a tattoo (no, but it's in the planning stages)

81. Rafted the Snake River (if I won't bungee or sky dive, or scuba or ride in a balloon....well, what do YOU think my thoughts on rafting might be?)

82. Been on television news programs as an “expert” (hmm. No. Not yet)

83. Got flowers for no reason (probably)

84. Performed on stage (Elementry school Christmas play. I was an elf. After that, I was always part of the stage crew)

85. Been to Las Vegas (plenty of times)

86. Recorded music (not on purpose)

87. Eaten shark (no, but I suppose it's better than the other way around! Ha!)

88. Had a one-night stand (I'm pleading the fifth)

89. Gone to Thailand (no, but I watched Brokedown Palace last night)

90. Bought a house (yes, I'm sitting in it)

91. Been in a combat zone (no)

92. Buried one of your parents (no, knock on wood)

93. Been on a cruise ship (sigh, no)

94. Spoken more than one language fluently (piglatin?)

95. Performed in Rocky Horror. (On'tday Ebay Illysay)

96. Raised children. (well, they ain't raised yet!)

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (I only own 5 cd's. How much of a fan can I be?)

98. Created and named your own constellation of stars (How would one go about creating a constellation? Aren't they already there?)

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (I biked to Tim Horton's on an army base)

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (well, with the Army, yes)

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (I think I just ranted about this....I was sleeping when we drove over it....twice)

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking (why would I care who's looking?)

103. Had plastic surgery (no, but I could use some botox)

104. Survived an illness that you shouldn’t have survived (does motherhood count?)

105. Wrote articles for a large publication (to be seen...)

106. Lost over 100 pounds (at once, or over a lifetime?)

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback ( a flashback? no. a bad acid trip, yes.)

108. Piloted an airplane (no)

109. Petted a stingray (why?)

110. Broken someone’s heart (only a few.....hundred! ha! just kidding)

111. Helped an animal give birth (no. ew)

112. Won money on a T.V. game show (no, just on the radio)

113. Broken a bone (my nose. more drunken dancing)

114. Gone on an African photo safari (I've been to the zoo)

115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (eeep. no)

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (no thanks)

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (I hate mushrooms)

118. Ridden a horse (yes, and it was scary)

119. Had major surgery (not major, no)

120. Had a snake as a pet (no)

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (yes, and it was scary)

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours (probably)

123. Visited more foreign countries than Canada (wait. I'm in Canada. DOes that mean the US and Mexico count?)

124. Visited all 7 continents (no)

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days (no)

126. Eaten kangaroo meat (don't they make dog food out of kangaroo?)

127. Eaten sushi (ick, no, but I've been to Banff)

128. Had your picture in the newspaper (yes. my baby book is all newspaper clipping of me and my sisters)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about (yes, but it's political, and we don't talk politics around this blog)

130. Gone back to school (yes, and I kicked ass)

131. Parasailed (am I sounding like the adventuress type?)

.....Who in the Hell thought up 150 of these damn things????.....

132. Petted a cockroach (why?)

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (yes, yummy)

134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey (no)

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (Charles Dickons)

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Hell no, that's what grocery stores are for)

137. Skipped all your school reunions ( I haven't been invited to any. I wonder what that means)

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (I live next door to Quebec and don't speak french. So, ya, a few times)

139. Been elected to public office (I lost the election for school treasurer in grade five. Thanks for reminding me)

140. Written your own computer language (what? no. Who's done that?)

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream (do nightmares count? Just kidding. Yes)

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (no, knock on wood)

143. Built your own PC from parts (no, that's what Staples is for)

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you (yes, and I want it back)

145. Had a booth at a street fair (no, I'm too busy shopping the street fairs)

146: Dyed your hair (yesterday)

147: Been a DJ (no)

148: Shaved your head (HEll no!)

149: Caused a car accident (Well.....there was a time when I was a super cute and skinny little thing, and I knew it. I used to dress in my little Daisy Duke style cut-offs and walk down the street, just to turn heads. What? I was 16. So sue me. One time, a guy on a motorcyle was paying too much attention to my ass and not enough to the road. So he crashed into a car. But nobody was hurt.)

150: Saved someone’s life (no, but who knows when I may need to)

How many of you read it all? Really? You didn't just skip a few? Come on. Heck, I barely read it all, and I was writing it.


Blogger Christy said...

Yep I read it all. I think I might put this in the reserves so I have something to do when I have nothing to blog about.

1:15 p.m.  
Blogger Kara said...

here via michele

1:29 p.m.  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love some of your answers....LOL

5:49 p.m.  
Blogger LinknKnits said...

I love number 149! :-)

8:52 a.m.  
Blogger Lucy said...

I think there should be 151 questions with the last one being, "ever answer 150 questions on a blog". Whew!!!!

10:05 p.m.  
Blogger Lucy said...

I think there should be 151 questions with the last one being, "ever answer 150 questions on a blog". Whew!!!!

10:08 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course I read it all! Now I'm going to take the quiz on my blog!

BTW, I agree with you, comments to these questions are require.

2:16 p.m.  
Blogger Krista said...

Those are a a lot of questions to answer, but fun to read!

10:00 a.m.  

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