Wednesday, May 09, 2007

150 Things

There's another meme floating around that lists 150 things and asks how many you've done. I went down the list and found I'd actually done quite a few! But, and this is the important part, it almost reads like a list of posting possibilities.

The Checklist Meme

Just bold the things you have accomplished in your life.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. 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


As I said, there are 150 items on this list. I'll post it complete under comments so it doesn't take up an enormous amount of space here on the main page.

"Wally and I had just completed our climb of the outside wall of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the treacherous overhang part, not the other side, when suddenly the Northern Lights flashed overhead!"........or something like that.

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Blogger Ed W said...

The Checklist Meme

Just bold the things you have accomplished in your life.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. 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
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 shit faced
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. Posed nude in front of strangers
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. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. 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. Petted 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 body part of yours below the neck pierced
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. Petted 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

7:45 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

3. Climbed a mountain
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had a food fight
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
34. Ridden a roller coaster
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
45. Stolen a sign
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
51. Visited Ireland
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
72. Gotten married
74. Crashed a party
77. Made cookies from scratch
80. Gotten a tattoo
84. Performed on stage
89. Had a one-night stand
91. Bought a house
97. Raised children
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
113. Broken a bone
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
118. Ridden a horse
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
127. Eaten sushi
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
137. Skipped all your school reunions
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident

10:00 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

So if I do a few of things twice (or more) does it count extra?


I haven't walked the Golden Gate Bridge but I've biked it three times. I haven't been in a combat zone but I've witnessed terrorist missile attacks and car bombings first hand.

More run of the mill: I've fired rifles, shotguns and pistols; skipped all of my school reunions; shaved my head; DJ'ed; bought three houses; performed on stage; I frequently make cookies from scratch; gotten married; crashed a private party; played in the rain and the mud; climbed mountains and watched the sun rise from the mountain tops; held tarantulas and other creepy-crawlies; hugged a tree; been to Paris; slept under the stars; changed diapers; meteor shower; gave sacrificially; telescope; food fight; snowballs; eclipse; roller coasters; dancing; I'm happy with life; amazing friends; dance with foreign strangers; road trips; rock climbing; midnight beach walks; meal with strangers; Japan; milked a cow; superhero; karaoke; drive-in; heartbroken and love; Vegas; Rocky Horror; etc etc etc.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Da' Square Wheelman, said...

3. Climbed a mountain
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
11. Visited Paris
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Watched a meteor shower
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had a food fight
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
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
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
55. Milked a cow
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
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
69. Toured ancient sites
72. Gotten married
75. Gotten divorced
80. Gotten a tattoo
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
89. Had a one-night stand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
110. Broken someone's heart
113. Broken a bone
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life

8:54 AM  
Blogger Jett said...

Hmm. This might be interesting if you highlight the ones you did while riding on a bike tour too.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

I'm thinking about taking some of these for individual posts. Imagine this - Visited Paris (in prison). But is it right to make fun of the incarcerated?

Actually, I've seen the Northern Lights a few times. It's No. 14. The first time, I was a kid and thought it was some sort of thunderstorm just over the horizon. But then the lights streamed over the sky like a giant searchlight, only much, much faster. The entire sky lit up a few times too. I didn't know what it was, but I can tell you it scared the snot out of me!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Some of these are vague... for instance, I've visited Paris but only during a layover at Orly airport. So I don't think that counts. Anyway...

3. Climbed a mountain
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
15. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Watched a meteor shower
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
28. Bet on a winning horse
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
34. Ridden a roller coaster
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
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
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
67. Started a business
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
74. Crashed a party
77. Made cookies from scratch
84. Performed on stage
87. Eaten shark
91. Bought a house
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
97. Raised children
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
110. Broken someone's heart
113. Broken a bone
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
118. Ridden a horse
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
137. Skipped all your school reunions
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
148. Shaved your head

9:55 AM  

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