Wednesday, 23 November 2011

On 30 December 2006...

...I was sent this list.

The idea was that you highlighted the items you had done. Well I just wondered if there were any more that I had achieved since.

The items I had already done back in 2006 are highlighted by being in bold - anything I've done since has ** at the start & finish...

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain (albeit a small one)
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 (too much watching Ground Force, me thinks)
10. Bungee jumped
11. **Visited Paris - the outskirts on the way to Southern France**
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 (and survived the crush afterwards)
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 - only the one during a lovely evening at "Newmarket Nights"**
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 drunk
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 - sort of...more clambering than climbing LOL**
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 - does a PJ day on the sofa count?**
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 (forgot the Roman aquaduct in Southern France)
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 (forgot this one too, perhaps because they weren't very good...)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (if this means fancy dress costume)
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 - forgot that our orchestra at school recorded some stuff for a youth competition**
87. Eaten shark
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
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (or…raising children)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to 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 (cumulatively, if you count pregnancy! lol!)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. **Petted a stingray - at the London aquarium**
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 - in an arcade**
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 (took evening classes in English, History & Biology)
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. **Eaten fried green tomatoes ... yum! - wouldn't say 'yum' but they were okay**
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

...not many more achieved, but a few.

Why not have a go yourself - feel free to copy the list and please let me know how you get on.

I can tell you all now that there are a few items on the list that I will never be checking off but you never know how many more I might manage in the next 5 years LOL............................................


The Crafty Elf said...

Wow....very interesting. I'd have to go back and reread to see how many I could check off because I was so interested in seeing which you had checked. LOL Great post Tony!

Debbie said...

Woo that's some list! I'll definitely copy it, it will be interesting to see how many of those I've actually done!

Debbie x

Glen said...

What a list Toni! I managed to mentally tick a LOT of them. Some serious thinking to do here. TFS. ~Glen~

Elaina said...

Great idea, thank you for sharing.