Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Bucket List"

Yet another Facebook meme. Copy and paste the list, place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not.

Things you have done during your lifetime:

(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
(X) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Alaska
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't.
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
(X) Driven across the United States
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
(X) Been white-water rafting
( ) Gone snowmobiling
( ) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Slept outside under the stars, without a shelter
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(X) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(X) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
(X) Driven a vehicle on the “wrong” side of the street
(X) Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
(X) Been to Disneyland or Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(X) Been in a rain forest
(X) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls
(X) Been to Mount Rushmore
(X) Been to the Grand Canyon
( ) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Ridden on a camel
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Ridden in a New York City taxi
(X) Ridden in a Philippine Jeepney
(X) Ridden in a motorcycle side car
(X) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
(X) Been water-skiing
(X) Been snow-skiing
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
( ) Climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower
( ) Stood in the Coliseum in Rome
( ) Seen the Parthenon in Greece
( ) Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa
( ) Seen the Pyramids in Egypt
( ) Been to Red Square in Moscow
( ) Been inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
( ) Seen the Taj Mahal
(X) Been to Banff
(X) Been to the top of the Sears Tower (or some other mega-skyscraper)
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(X) Been to a National Football League game
(X) Been to a National Basketball League game
(X) Been to a World Cup Soccer game
(X) Been to a rodeo
(X) Seen a bear in the wild
(X) Touched a buffalo
( ) Milked a cow
(X) Raised chickens
(X) Witnessed the birth of animal babies
(X) Witnessed the birth of a human baby (other than your own)
(X) Memorized a long poem
(X) Skinny-dipped
(X) Snorkeled
( ) Scuba-dived
(X) Parasailed
(X) Rappelled
(X) Hiked more than ten miles in a day
( ) Been on a backpacking trip
( ) Stood on the top of a 10,000+ foot mountain peak
(X) Held a conversation in another language with a non-English speaker
( ) Learned to play a musical instrument
(X) Written a book
(X) Submitted a book to a publishing house(s)
( ) Had a book published
(X) Sold a piece of artwork you created yourself
(X) Made tea from herbs/leaves you gathered yourself
(X) Eaten a fish you caught yourself
(X) Eaten fruit or vegetables you grew yourself
(X) Played on a really good sports team
(X) Played on a really bad sports team
(X) Crossed the International Date Line
(X) Thrown a surprise party
(X) Had a surprise party thrown for you
( ) Stood in the crater of a volcano
( ) Seen flowing lava
( ) Climbed through lava tube caves
(X) Been inside a major limestone cave
(X) Jumped (willingly) into a lake or other large body of water, fully-clothed
( ) Windsurfed
( ) Been surfing (and got up)
(X) Walked across a frozen lake
(X) Flown in a small propeller plane
( ) Been to the Arctic Circle
(X) Witnessed the Northern Lights
(X) Been on TV
(X) Been on the radio
(X) Ridden a subway train
( ) Been mugged or had your purse or walled stolen
( ) Been to a play on Broadway
( ) Toured Ellis Island
( ) Toured Alcatraz Island
(X) Toured a historic battle site
( ) Seen the Rio Grande
(X) Been in a boat on the Mississippi River
(X) Been in a boat on the Delaware River
( ) Been in a boat on the Potomac River
( ) Been in a boat on the Colorado River
( ) Been in a boat on the Missouri River
(X) Swam in the Great Lakes
(X) Played slots in a Las Vegas Casino
( ) Slept in a tipi
(X) Toured the remains of a ghost town
( ) Toured ancient Aztec or Inca ruins (or similar)
( ) Eaten lobster in Maine
( ) Eaten New England clam chowder in a sea port in New England

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing what you learn about your kids. I saw a couple more that I thought you had done. Windsurfing - I almost ran you over with a sail boat in Mexico. In all the time living by Mt. St. Helen, didn't you go through the ape caves (lava tubes)?
I was surprised to have almost as many as you, though some were different. Then I have a long head start on you, so I should have had a lot more.
Glad your life has been so full. When you stop and think about it, we have all been more places and done more things than we may have thought. What is even better is to look back at the experiences you shared with those you love.
Love you
Dad