Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Life experiences

150 of them. I got this via Jo, but it's been doing the rounds lately. I've put in bold mine I've done and added comments to several.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (might have been small-ish in global terms, but we have climbed/walked a bit. Does Snowdon count?)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula (NEVER!!!!)
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it (I can't remember NOT meaning it, even if only in that one moment)
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped (and so never will)
11. Visited Paris (but I preferred Amsterdam)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (several times, not always voluntarily)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (sadly not really...)
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 on a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Got drunk on champagne (urgh. Philistine that I am, I prefer Cava...)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity (sometimes)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (how many times!)
27. Had a food fight (at least once, with my friend Maya)
28. Bet on a winning horse (Cloud, stop laughing. I placed ONE bet...)
29. Asked out a stranger (well, he was strange to me...)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (must have but can't recall the occasion - repressed it I assume...)
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (Cloud: NO!)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (all the time...)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (not always knowingly...)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (suprisingly often)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced (and been taken care of when drunk) (well definitely the latter)
42. Had amazing friends (the biggest blessing of my life)
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 (am I missing the definition of "road trip" here??)
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach (yep)
50. Gone sky diving (you're kidding, right?!)
51. Visited Ireland (to my undying shame thus far...)
52. Been heartbroken for longer than when you were in love (possibly)
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 (what?! you mean not EVERYONE does this????!!)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (and would do it more often...)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (regularly)
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain (not for many years)
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 (counting every day as wonderful)
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 (just the once...)
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert" (nope, but I have been on radio - albeit local - as such, and was NEARLY in a documentary about Peggy Guggenheim)
83. Got flowers for no reason (not often, I don't need them, but yes)
84. Performed on stage (does the school production of Joseph count?)
85. Been to Las Vegas (not yet Joe, not yet!)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (and lovely it is too...)
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents (cremated actually)
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children
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 (me and things with wheels requiring co-ordination have a difficult relationship...)
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 (they've never told me if I did...)
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 (what?! The biggest ever clue this list is American...)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (not that trusting...)
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 (hee. Yep. Promoting art exhibitions in Wolverhampton. Local press counts, yeah?)
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about (hopefully)
130. Gone back to school (after working I did OU and then returned full time to study)
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey (translations count?)
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read their work (possibly: I didn't read that much at school)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions (indeed...)
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 (sometimes.... ;) and sometimes too much!)
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 (would you want crappy mousey hair? Me neither...)
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life

Golly, that was quite fun! Ah, go on....


SimonHolyHoses said...

I once went to a football match with my mate Russell. The sound of the crowd cheering was unearthly and intimidating. Made the hair stand up on the back of my neck and started to freak me a bit.

I was reassured by him though when he said, "relax, it's the sound of your own tribe."

The geographical ones are a bit weighted towards the USA. Which makes it difficult for us less-well off europeans. I might make a list of places in the UK that I'd like to visit instead.

Marie said...

You've never eaten sushi?

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

It's raw fish Marie... who knows, I may love it... maybe I just haven't had the right company to try eating it with...

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with raw fish. Smoked salmon is raw fish. If you like that, you wouldn't have a problem with sushi.

Actually sushi isn't raw fish — it's anything wrapped up with sticky vinegared rice. There's lots of types of veggie sushi. Go on, give it a go!

Holly said...

Hi Lisa, I think Im might do this!!

Anna Lowman (annawaits) said...

Not caused a car accident - you haven't lived....!