Monday, March 2, 2009

things i've done

new grandma me is feeling a bit tired and uncreative this evening so i thought i'd post this meme i just read on christine's blog. it's kind of like a bucket list of things i've done. let's see how adventurous i've been in my 56 years!!


1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I'm not at all rich but I'm truly satisfied in my life right here and now!!!)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted -- a caricature actually
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
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
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
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
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
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
100. Ridden an elephant

feel free to copy and paste into your post. just be sure to change my bold items to represent yours. have fun!


steviewren said...

I always like reading these things. It's fun getting to know each other better. I think I'll give it a spin. That way I won't have to think too hard about tomorrow's blog entry!

lori vliegen said...

by the looks of all of those adventurous things in bold on this list, i'd say that you've had quite a full life so far! and now you're adding "grandma" to the list again...congratulations, julie! what a sweet blessing!!

willow said...

A lightening storm at sea. That's one I would love to experience.

Artist Unplugged said...

Congratulations Grandma!!!!! I see he was born on his sisters birthday party day- was it her actual birthday? Enjoy them! Enjoyed learning a few things about you....

Christine said...

Julie, I don't know how many people would say they 'have enough money to be satisfied''re truly special (in the know). The killing and preparing an animal one got me too! Wow.

Auburn Kat said...

I posted this awhile ago on my blog I think. I love doing these things!

Pherenike said...

Great Idea and very informing!

soulbrush said...

these are so fantastic, think i'll give it a go.tee hee.

XUE said...

it's also fun to go through such list & learn more about the person behind it!

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Good bucket list Julie.

Ciao amica,


The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Wow Julie! I can't think of 5 things I've done that are as exciting. #23 and #26...tsk tsk Julie:)

Regi S. said...

Congratulations ! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow! You've hit a home run? Well done!

Debbie Egizio said...

Wow!!! How very impressive. You have a very rich life. It must be pretty amazing to make such a list and read it back. I think we can easily forget the greatness of our lives. Oh, and congratulations on being a grandmother. It must be so wonderful.

Susan said...

Congrats on the newest bundle O'Joy ! much love from the Gang at Black Street ps. a great list !

steviewren said...

Thanks Julie, for your comment about my bird drawings. I've come to the same conclusion as to the big eyed ones being the most is hard as heck to be original with a subject that has been drawn as much as this one. My final design for now combines some elements of all of the drawings on that page. I appreciate your input. It is good to hear a fellow artist's opinion.