Monday, July 24, 2006

I Meme (Because I Don't Have Any Other Better Ideas)

O.K. so I saw this off Cynical Dad and now here's my list. The things I've personally 'done' (72 out of 150) in BOLD (with comments attached, of course).

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins (technically not really, the swarm I saw in New Zealand looked pretty scary when we got closer. I thought they were going to eat me...)
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid (In Las Vegas, it's called the Luxor. I think that counts for something)
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris (Not only visited, but that's where I met my wife)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Off Palos Verdes, and it was pretty scary)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (Many times in college)
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 (My wife grows 'em, and I eat 'em)
18. Touched an iceberg (Techically "glacier" and I licked it too)
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper (..and some really nasty ones too)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon (yes! In Napa Valley and it was amazing!)
22. Watched a meteor shower (A Leonids shower about 50 miles north of L.A. with a bunch of friends. It was Smurfy.)
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. (yup)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (When I lived in Newport Beach, I had a cheap one and it didn't work very well)
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (yup, and usually my wife 'starts' it)
27. Had a food fight (Twice! Once in H.S. and got in big trouble, second at the Depeche Mode Violator concert in, I think 1989 or 90)
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (In a cave, where nobody can hear you scream...)
32. Held a lamb (a 1 day old one In New Zealand and called it 'sheepy' until my wife took it away)
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 (all the time, I dance like Elaine on Seinfield. Ok, maybe not that bad)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (A few hours of Sean Connery never hurt anyone)
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
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign (In H.S., some friends and I stole an "Open Trench" sign off a street and stuck it on the lawn of this hoochie's house)
46. Backpacked in Europe (traveled with one for "light-luggage", but didn't stay in hostels)
47. Taken a road-trip (many times)
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach (a few time when I lived at the beach)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland (Only when Leprechaun 7 premieres)
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 (Yes! Not only visited but did work in Japan)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero (I'm pretending as I write)
58. Sung karaoke (I sing pretty well as Andy Gibb)
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 (I wish there were more today)
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 (Rome had to be the coolest ancient site)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (God No!!!)
72. Gotten married (over 7 years now)
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party (Kinda, O.K, yeah)
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days (Gone without Jack In The Box...same thing)
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (A friend and I were Hooter's Waitresses, I was the Chrissy Snow on crack one...I went to Art School!)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (with this honey at the time, who is now my wife)
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 (Yeah, school performances)
85. Been to Las Vegas (many times over)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark (Shark fin soup in Alhambra)
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (My wife will argue no, but I say yes)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children. (for a whole year so far)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
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 (Drove - it takes to long to walk and there's nothing on the other side. Not even Ice Cream)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery (I now have the face of David Hasselhoff. I made that up)
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 (BB gun..)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (not major but kind of)
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 (Only 4 so far)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat (Somebody told me Jack in the Box used 'roo maybe I have?)
127. Eaten sushi (Like, every week)
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 (With my foot, and he "accidently" died)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey (Cliff notes...same thing)
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 (H.S. ASB...)
140. Written your own computer language (I taught a computer "to love", not really)
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 (with lots of help)
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 (no, just took CPR classes, just in case I need to pull a Baywatch)

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