I don’t do many meme’s on here, but this 99 Things thing appealed to me when I saw it over at Gretchen’s place.  If you’d like to play, list these 99 things on your own blog, bold the ones you’ve done, and comment as you desire…

  1. Started your own blog – I’ve actually started a few, but this is the most “successful” (meaning I’ve stuck with it for almost two years now.)
  2. Slept under the starsTents count, right?
  3. Played in a bandI’m sure they meant a “band” band, but I count marching band.  Beware the horrible hair.  I had no interest in my looks back then.  (Like I do now.  *snort*)
  4. Visited HawaiiLived there when I was a wee tot.
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity – not really…I mean we’ve never given up eating to donate, although we give often.
  7. Been to DisneylandMany times!
  8. Climbed a mountain I’m counting Stone Mountain here. With my knees & [lack of] cardiovascular health, it felt like a real mountain!
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo – Hell no, group sings only.
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited ParisThree times, I think?  My favorite city. Thank you, Daddy, for getting stationed in Europe.
  13. Watched a thunder and lightning stormLOVE.
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch – Crochet & knitting…for starters.
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown your own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France – It’s not as impressive as you’d think.
  20. Slept on an overnight train – Nope, but on a ferry while crossing the English Channel.
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill – As we all know, it’s called a Mental Health Day.
  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 your ancestorsScotland – yep!  (As for the rest…well, much of both sides of the family have been in the U.S. since at least the Revolutionary War; we’re not sure where they all came from…yet…)
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught yourself a new language
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied – Boy, I feel sheepish/greedy not bolding this one.  It’s not that we don’t have enough money; it’s the debt eating it up that makes me dissatisfied.  We’re working on that, though.
  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 – That whole emergency birth thing with Nicolas.
  47. Had your 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 – Le sigh.  Yes, those rivets are holding the Eiffel Tower together:
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling – Catalina Island, on my 8th grade class trip to CIMI
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theaterAnd we just found one near here to take the boys to this summer – yippee!
  55. Been in a movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business‘Started’ being the key word here.
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout CookiesOh yeah.
  62. Gone whale watching – Waah!
  63. Got flowers for no reasonIsn’t ‘I love you’ technically a reason, though?
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasmaOver a gallon of blood before the Red Cross decided that my time living in England might have given me Mad Cow.  Totally annoyed that I’m never allowed to give again.
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toyI still have a few, and I’ve given a few away.
  70. Visited the Lincoln MemorialLived near D.C. as a child…and of course, there was the trip last May.
  71. Eaten caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt – Haven’t you been reading my blog lately?
  73. Stood in Times SquareVisited NYC in ’99 when my sister graduated from college.  I was pregnant with Nicolas at the time.
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London – Ha, and I lived there for two years and have visited since.  Oops.
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person – But I’ve seen Mt. Rushmore!
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car 1999 Honda Accord.  Sold it less than two years later when we realized how stupid car payments that large are.
  83. Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had your picture in the newspaperWrote for a kids’ column years ago, and then had my pic in the Stars & Stripes in high school.
  85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
  86. Visited the White HouseLast year!
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  88. Had chickenpoxYes.  Twice.  Meh the first time, torture the second.
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a juryFirst week out of college.  I was foreman.
  91. Met someone famous
  92. Joined a book clubI’m in my first one now.  We went to a play adaptation of The River Why last night.
  93. Got a tattoo – When I was 27.  His name is Stewart.
  94. Had a baby – Twice!
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit – Does the jury count?
  98. Owned a cell phone
  99. Been stung by a beeWas on crutches in 3rd grade or so after stepping on one. Owowowowowow!
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