What on earth have you done?

OK, a little survey to start your Wednesday here. It’ll highlight how much indeed we can stuff into a life. From various blog sites, I present this list. I’ve bold-faced the things I have done. What about you?

I have:

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/Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
(self-taught guitar player)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Climbed 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 I wasn’t 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 (I wish I had! Too expensive for me back then)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (does Sun Coast count??)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (UK & France)
35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language 
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
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
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (visited, but didn’t climb)
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. Received 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 (my son’s — he was choking)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (VP Dan Quayle, Donald Trump, Tom Netherton!)
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 lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

My addition:

101. Stood on the rooftop observation deck of the World Trade Center South Tower

Fun — though I have much to do yet, apparently. How about you? You can copy and paste this list into your comment, then delete the ones you haven’t done, or you can use the tag <strong> at the beginning of an item and close it out with </strong> at the end to boldface your choices. Interesting list — and feel free to add other stuff to it so we can comment. :-)

10 thoughts on “What on earth have you done?

  1. Helen

    I have:

    2. Slept under the stars?
    3. Played in a band?
    5. Watched a meteor shower?
    6. Given more than I can afford to charity?
    7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World?
    9. Held a praying mantis?
    13. Watched lightning at sea?
    14. Taught myself an art from scratch (self-taught guitar player)
    16. Had food poisoning?
    18. Grown my own vegetables?
    21. Had a pillow fight?
    22. Hitchhiked?
    23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill?
    25. Held a lamb?
    26. Gone skinny dipping?
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset?
    32. Been on a cruise
    35. Seen an Amish community?
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied?
    39. Gone rock climbing?
    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight?
    47. Had my portrait painted?
    48. Gone deep sea fishing?
    51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling?
    52. Kissed in the rain?
    53. Played in the mud?
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater?
    60. Served at a soup kitchen?
    62. Gone whale watching?
    63. Received flowers for no reason?
    67. Bounced a check?
    69. Saved a favorite childhood toy?
    71. Eaten Caviar?
    72. Pieced a quilt?
    77. Broken a bone?
    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle?
    82. Bought a brand new car?
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper?
    88. Had chickenpox?
    93. Lost a loved one?
    95. Seen the Alamo in person?
    98. Owned a cell phone?
    100. Ridden an elephant

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      1. Helen

        We just saw him, Lars, we didn’t really talk to him. LOL. I didn’t count anyone like that. I didn’t even count Joey Fatone whom I unfortunately chatted with for a while. The statement did specify “celebrity.” LOL.

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  2. Helen

    LOL, I’m not sure why when I pasted and submitted this, it inserted question marks at the end of everything. Have I slept under the stars? LOL. Yes. etc. etc.

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  3. Will

    I have:

    1. Started my own blog
    2. Slept under the stars
    5. Watched a meteor shower
    8. Climbed a mountain
    9. Held a praying mantis
    10. Sung a solo
    14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I can edit alright because I taught myself to do it.)
    16. Had food poisoning
    18. Grown my own vegetables
    20. Slept on an overnight train (So many times.)
    21. Had a pillow fight
    23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
    24. Built a snow fort
    29. Seen a total eclipse
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
    34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (I usually go there for vacations actually.)
    35. Seen an Amish community
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I usually don’t want much.)
    41. Sung karaoke
    53. Played in the mud
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater (At least once a summer. Always fun.)
    67. Bounced a check
    69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I have a ton of dolls and Action figures at my parent’s house and I still use my childhood blanket.)
    73. Stood in Times Square (Thank you, Fink!)
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper (Among other things, the Norwalk Reflector had me in their right up for SC’s graduation when I was in High School)
    88. Had chickenpox
    91. Met someone famous (While not strictly famous, I’ve met a few comic book writers and artists from going to various conventions.!)
    93. Lost a loved one
    98. Owned a cell phone
    99. Been stung by a bee
    100. Ridden an elephant

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  4. RD

    I have:

    2. Slept under the stars
    3. Played in a band – in high school
    4. Visited Hawaii
    7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World
    8. Climbed a mountain
    10. Sung a solo – in the shower
    12. Visited Paris
    18. Grown my own vegetables
    19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
    20. Slept on an overnight train
    21. Had a pillow fight
    24. Built a snow fort
    25. Held a lamb
    26. Gone skinny dipping
    29. Seen a total eclipse
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
    31. Hit a home run
    32. Been on a cruise – Caribbean (twice), Hawaii Islands and then to Tahiti
    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
    35. Seen an Amish community
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
    41. Sung karaoke
    42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
    43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
    50. Like you, saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris , but didn’t climb it.
    51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
    52. Kissed in the rain
    53. Played in the mud
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater
    60. Served at a soup kitchen
    64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma – yes, more than 20 gallons.
    70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
    71. Eaten Caviar – didn’t like it.
    73. Stood in Times Square
    74. Toured the Everglades
    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 – believe it or not — did it once and probably never again.
    83. Walked in Jerusalem
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper
    85. Read the entire Bible – several times
    86. Visited the White House
    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
    88. Had chickenpox
    92. Joined a book club
    93. Lost a loved one
    98. Owned a cell phone
    99. Been stung by a bee and a wasp

    That’s a very interesting list. I’ll add these:
    101. Member of the “my three sons” club
    102. Officiated many high school basketball games
    103. Retired!

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  5. Suzanne

    I’ll just delete the things I haven’t done and see what’s over :)

    2. Slept under the stars
    3. Played in a band
    5. Watched a meteor shower
    7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World
    8. Climbed a mountain (walked a bit on one….didnt’really CLIMB it)
    9. Held a praying mantis
    10. Sung a solo
    12. Visited Paris
    13. Watched lightning at sea
    16. Had food poisoning
    18. Grown my own vegetables
    21. Had a pillow fight
    22. Hitchhiked (never but have picked up a few over the years)
    23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
    24. Built a snow fort
    26. Gone skinny dipping
    27. Run a Marathon (walked one, I think that counts!)
    29. Seen a total eclipse
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
    32. Been on a cruise
    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
    35. Seen an Amish community
    36. Taught myself a new language
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
    42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (visited, but didn’t climb)
    52. Kissed in the rain
    53. Played in the mud
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater
    61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
    63. Received flowers for no reason
    67. Bounced a check
    71. Eaten Caviar
    73. Stood in Times Square
    75. Been fired from a job
    76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
    82. Bought a brand new car
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper
    88. Had chickenpox
    90. Sat on a jury
    91. Met someone famous (Maynard Ferguson, Vaclav Nehlybel)
    92. Joined a book club
    93. Lost a loved one
    98. Owned a cell phone
    99. Been stung by a bee

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  6. Greg

    I have:

    1. Read RF’s Blog
    2. Slept in a tent as a kid
    3. Never played in a band
    4. Visited Bermuda and a ton of other places
    5. Put up an umbrella during a meteor shower
    6. Given more than I can afford to charity
    7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World
    8. Climbed a mountain–only in dreams and I fell off!
    9. Held several lightning bugs
    10. Sung a solo
    11. Jumped a flight of stairs (and sprained my ankle)
    12. Was a tour guide in London, England
    13. Watched a waterspout at sea
    14. Taught myself an art from scratch (macrame, weaving, stained glass)
    15. Adopted a pet bird
    16. Had food poisoning
    17. Cruised by the Statue of Liberty
    18. Grown my own vegetables
    19. Seen the Boudicea sculpture in England
    20. Slept in my own bed as much as possible
    21. Never had a pillow fight
    22. Hitchhiked–hope I never have to!
    23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
    24. Built a snow fort
    25. Held a lamb
    26. Gone skinny dipping–oh yeah, that’d be one for the books!
    27.Never watched or ran a Marathon
    28. Ridden in a gondola up the side of Mt. Roberts in Alaska
    29. Seen a total eclipse
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
    31. Hit a home run when I was a kid and didn’t know any better!
    32. Been on a cruise several times
    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
    34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (England)
    35. Seen an Amish community
    36. Taught myself a new language (a little Spanish and that was to order a meal!)
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
    38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person-no but seen several people leaning!
    39. Gone rock climbing–do dirt piles count?
    40. Seen Michelangelo’s David–in National Geographics
    41. Sung karaoke–pointless!
    42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt–have you ever drank Moviprep??
    43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant–not unless it was a girl and drop-dead gorgeous–so no!
    44. Visited Africa–See #40
    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
    46. Been transported in an ambulance–no, but my mother has!
    47. Had my portrait painted–drawn many times in art class
    48. Gone deep sea fishing–I’ll stick to the local pond
    49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person–#40!
    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris #40 again!!
    51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling–in Mexico–got Montezuma’s revenge as a result!
    52. Kissed in the rain–yeah, but it’s difficult to remember when!
    53. Played in the mud
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater
    55. Been in a movie–not yet!
    56. Visited the Great Wall of China -#40
    57. Started a business–my own business!
    58. Taken a martial arts class–you learn fast when you have to break up a student fight!
    59. Visited Russia–Cedar Point workers!
    60. Served at a soup kitchen–I’ve made soup, does that count??
    61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies–I’ve eaten my share!
    62. Gone whale watching
    63. Received flowers for no reason
    64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma–not by choice!
    65. Gone sky diving–now that’s an odd way to get a thrill!
    66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp–I was employed and sometimes I wondered!
    67. Bounced a check
    68. Flown in a helicopter
    69. Saved a favorite childhood toy–there’s still a toy wooden dog at my mom’s.
    70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
    71. Eaten Caviar–not a big fan!
    72. Pieced a quilt–slept under one–it’s a lot less work!
    73. Stood in Times Square–on purpose??
    74. Toured the Everglades
    75. Been fired from a job–thought about quitting several times a day!
    76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London–many times and it’s not that great!
    77. Broken a bone–ribs and it was painful!
    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle–well, the Vespa can go pretty fast!
    79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person-#40
    80. Published a book–in preparation
    81. Visited the Vatican–I’ll get there someday!
    82. Bought a brand new car
    83. Walked in Jerusalem–nope!
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper
    85. Read the entire Bible–I’m still getting through Harry Potter!
    86. Visited the White House
    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating–I prefer mine store-bought!
    88. Had chickenpox
    89. Saved someone’s life – helped someone who was in medical need.
    90. Sat on a jury–as boring as watching naval lint!
    91. Met someone famous (Dom DeLiuse, former Governor Mike DiSalle)
    92. Joined a book club–rip off
    93. Lost a loved one
    94. Had a baby–don’t think that’ll happen
    95. Seen the Alamo in person–I have watch Davy Crockett though
    96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake–no
    97. Been involved in a lawsuit–testified
    98. Owned a cell phone
    99. Been stung by a bee
    100. Ridden an elephant–used to feed ’em peanuts

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  7. BoomR

    Sorry – late to the party AGAIN!!!

    2. Slept under the stars
    3. Played in a band (with YOU!)
    4. Visited Hawaii (actually, LIVED in Hawaii!)
    5. Watched a meteor shower
    6. Given more than I can afford to charity
    7. Been to Disney World
    8. Climbed a mountain
    10. Sung a solo (in Cathedral of Notre Dame – see 12 below)
    12. Visited Paris
    13. Watched lightning at sea
    14. Taught myself an art from scratch (self-taught flute player)
    16. Had food poisoning
    18. Grown my own vegetables
    19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
    23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
    24. Built a snow fort
    26. Gone skinny dipping (see #4 – at a remote waterfall/pool on Maui)
    28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
    29. Seen a total eclipse
    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (the most beautiful being while atop Mt. Haleakala on Maui)
    32. Been on a cruise (just finished #4 and signed up for #5 next year!!)
    35. Seen an Amish community
    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
    38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
    40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
    41. Sung karaoke
    43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
    48. Gone deep sea fishing
    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (well, part way up – to Jules Verne restaurant & ate dinner)
    51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (countless times in my Maui days)
    52. Kissed in the rain
    53. Played in the mud
    54. Gone to a drive-in theater
    56. Visited the Great Wall of China (including walking the wall & enjoying a nice champagne toast with co-workers)
    62. Gone whale watching (many times in my Maui days)
    63. Received flowers for no reason
    64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
    66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (Dachau, to be specific)
    67. Bounced a check
    68. Flown in a helicopter (most recently in Vegas-out to Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam-AMAZING)
    70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
    71. Eaten Caviar
    73. Stood in Times Square
    75. Been fired from a job
    76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (my own – LOL)
    79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (see #68 above)
    81. Visited the Vatican (does a drive-by in a tour bus count?)
    82. Bought a brand new car
    84. Had my picture in the newspaper
    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
    88. Had chickenpox
    91. Met someone famous
    93. Lost a loved one
    95. Seen the Alamo in person
    98. Owned a cell phone
    99. Been stung by a bee
    101. Stood on the rooftop observation deck of the World Trade Center South Tower

    My addition:
    102. Been to the world’s tallest building (as of 2010): Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE

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