The 99 Meme

That dear boy, Indigo, has tagged me for this meme! It is a rather long one, so I won’t tag anyone. Whomever would like to do it, please feel free to do so!

1. Started your own blog.  Yes, in fact this is the fourth incarnation of it! 

2. Slept under the stars.   Not literally. I have gone camping though. Nowadays my idea of roughing it is no cable in the hotel room…

3. Played in a band.  No.

4. Visited Hawaii. Not yet…

5. Watched a meteor shower.  Yes, a few times actually. Faaabulous!

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.  On occaison…

7. Been to Disneyland/World. I’ve been to Disney World a couple of times, but not in years.

8. Climbed a mountain. In my younger days, I hiked a few small ones.

9. Held a praying mantis. Probably. Who remembers everything that one does as a kid!

10. Sang a solo.  Only in the shower!

11. Bungee jumped.  That would be a no!

12. Visited Paris.  Does World Showcase at Epcot count?

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. No.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.  Nothing that I would admit to! 😉

15. Adopted a child.  Just our furry, four-legged one!

16. Had food poisoning.  I’ve had mild cases of it on numerous occaisons…

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.  No.

18. Grown your own vegetables.  No.

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.  No.

20. Slept on an overnight train. What is this? 1934?!!

21. Had a pillow fight.  Well, of course!

22. Hitch hiked.  Only once in college, and no one would pick me up! 😦

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.  What do you call a “Mental Health Day”?

24. Built a snow fort.  Yes.

25. Held a lamb. No.

26. Gone skinny dipping. Several times…. 😉

27. Run a marathon. No.

28. Ridden a gondola in Venice. No.

29. Seen a total eclipse. Yes.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.  Almost every day.

31. Hit a home run.  Once!

32. Been on a cruise. Not yet.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. No.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.  No.

35. Seen an Amish community. No.

36. Taught yourself a new language.  Only Ubbi-Dubbi!

37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied.  Not as yet…

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. No.

39. Gone rock climbing.  No.

40. Seen Michaelangelo’s David in person.  Jeez, was this meme created by the Italian Tourist Bureau?!!!

41. Sung Karaoke. Several faaaaaaabulous times!

42. Seen Old Faithful Geyser erupt. No.

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.  Yes.

44. Visited Africa.  No.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. Yes!

46. Been transported in an ambulance. No, thankfully.

47. Had your portrait painted.  Do my nude modeling days in college count? 😉

48. Gone deep sea fishing.  No.

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person. No.

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. No.

51. Gone scuba diving.  No.

52. Kissed in the rain. Yes.

53. Played in the mud.  Not recently…

54. Gone to a drive-in theater.  About twenty-eight years ago. Are there still any left?

55. Been in a movie.  I was almost an extra in “Butt Boys on Uranus”!  Does that count? 😉

56. Visited the Great Wall of China. No, although I would LOVE to!!

 57. Started a business.  No.

58. Taken a martial arts class.  No.

59. Visited Russia. No.

60. Served at a soup kitchen.  No.

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies. Eaten, yes. Sold, no.

62. Gone whale watching.  No.

63. Gotten flowers for no reason.  No.

64. Donated blood.  The Red Cross won’t take my blood!

65. Gone sky diving. No.

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. No.

67. Bounced a cheque.  Never!

68. Flown in a helicopter.  No.

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy.  Yes, my teddy bear.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.  No.

71. Eaten Caviar. No.

72. Pieced a quilt.  No.

73. Stood in Times Square.  Yes.

74. Toured the Everglades.  No.

75. Been fired from a job. Only once. When I was a teenager I was “let go” by the new manager at a convenience store that I worked at without any warning. Two months later he was fired for incompetence and the new manager offered me my old job back!

76. Seen the changing of the guard in London.  Only on the telly!

77. Broken a bone.  I ended up with a hairline fracture in my right hand on Christmas Day 1976,  as I was carrying some gifts down the stairs to our basement rumpus room and I tripped and fell. I ended up breaking a bottle of vodka at the same time and my father would joke for years afterwards how he was more upset about the vodka!

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.  Yes, several times.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.  No.

80. Published a book.  No.

81. Visited the Vatican.  Whatever for?

82. Bought a brand new car.  Never a brand new one.

83. Walked in Jerusalem.  No.

84. Had your picture in the newspaper.  A few times… 😉

85. Read the entire Bible.  No.

86. Visited the White House.  No.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.  Ack! NO!!!

88. Had chickenpox.  Not that I recall.

89. Saved someone’s life.  Yes.

90. Sat on a jury.  Yes, just last year in fact.

91. Met someone famous.  Does Norm Crosby in a Burger King count?

92. Joined a Book Club.   No.

93. Lost a loved one.  Far too many times. 😦

94. Had a baby.  No.

95. Seen the Alamo in person.   No.

96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.  No.

97. Been involved in a law suit.  Does watching Judge Judy count?

98. Owned a cell phone.  Several.

99. Been stung by a bee.  Never. I have been stung by a Mud Dauber though.

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6 Comments

  1. Ultra Dave said,

    January 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    There a lot of no’s for me on that one, but also several that meet the “one day” criteria.

  2. Lemuel said,

    January 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Re: #2 – I remember doing college visits for my younger son to pick his school. At the one motel in Maine there was no remote on the TV. He considered that really roughing it!

    Re #47 – and where do these works of art hang? 😉

    TigerYogiji replies: No doubt in private collections around the world! 😉

  3. Raybob said,

    January 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    1. Started your own blog. Yes!

    2. Slept under the stars. Yes!

    3. Played in a band. Yes, though not what you think. Also have a 5-voice a capella ensemble that’s been together 15 years. Last one was together ten years.

    4. Visited Hawaii. Not yet…

    5. Watched a meteor shower. Yes, many, many times actually. Faaabulous!

    6. Given more than you can afford to charity. yes.

    7. Been to Disneyland/World. At last count it was over 50 times. We used to live near.

    8. Climbed a mountain. many!

    9. Held a praying mantis. eww.

    10. Sang a solo. Yes.

    11. Bungee jumped. o-nay.

    12. Visited Paris. Twice, once via Eurostar. For the day 🙂

    13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. No.

    14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. Yes!

    15. Adopted a child. no.

    16. Had food poisoning. ugh, yes.

    17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. No.

    18. Grown your own vegetables. Yes!

    19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France. Yes. Disappointing and small.

    20. Slept on an overnight train. Absolutely.

    21. Had a pillow fight. Well, of course!

    22. Hitch hiked. In Aspen when I was 18.

    23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. Yes – I was sooo sick of work …

    24. Built a snow fort. Yes.

    25. Held a lamb. Yes

    26. Gone skinny dipping. Several times…. 😉

    27. Run a marathon. Oh, hell no.

    28. Ridden a gondola in Venice. No.

    29. Seen a total eclipse. Yes.

    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. Almost every day.

    31. Hit a home run. Nope!

    32. Been on a cruise. no.

    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. Yes; it’s my very first retrievable memory.

    34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. No.

    35. Seen an Amish community. Yes.

    36. Taught yourself a new language. Three! And portions of about ten more.

    37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied. Satisfaction comes from within and is completely unrelated to money.

    38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. No.

    39. Gone rock climbing. Yes!

    40. Seen Michaelangelo’s David in person. Alas, no. He’s twelve feet tall so that makes his you-know …

    41. Sung Karaoke. Several faaaaaaabulous times!

    42. Seen Old Faithful Geyser erupt. No.

    43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant. No.

    44. Visited Africa. No.

    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. Yes!

    46. Been transported in an ambulance. Yes, by the Moe, Larry and Curly EMTs from the Nashville Airport. They almost killed me.

    47. Had your portrait painted. No.

    48. Gone deep sea fishing. Yes.

    49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person. No.

    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Yes.

    51. Gone scuba diving. Yes, certified when I was 12.

    52. Kissed in the rain. Yes.

    53. Played in the mud. Yes

    54. Gone to a drive-in theater. Oh, yes. Have even sneaked in under a blanket.

    55. Been in a movie. I’ve been to a movie 😉

    56. Visited the Great Wall of China. No, not yet.

    57. Started a business. Several. Also a 501(c)(3).

    58. Taken a martial arts class. Martial or Marital?.

    59. Visited Russia. No.

    60. Served at a soup kitchen. No.

    61. Sold Girl Scout cookies. Eaten, yes. Sold, no.

    62. Gone whale watching. No.

    63. Gotten flowers for no reason. Mais, oui!

    64. Donated blood. At last tally I had given two gallons. Then they changed the rules and I can no longer donate.

    65. Gone sky diving. Lord, no.

    66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. No.

    67. Bounced a cheque. Sadly, yes.

    68. Flown in a helicopter. Those things drop and don’t glide. NO.

    69. Saved a favourite childhood toy. Yes.

    70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial. Yes.

    71. Eaten Caviar. Yes.

    72. Pieced a quilt. Yes.

    73. Stood in Times Square. Yes.

    74. Toured the Everglades. Yes.

    75. Been fired from a job. No.

    76. Seen the changing of the guard in London. No.

    77. Broken a bone. No.

    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. Yes, several times.

    79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. No.

    80. Published a book. No.

    81. Visited the Vatican. Gads, no.

    82. Bought a brand new car. Two! Drove the first one almost 278,000 miles, my second is at 176,000.

    83. Walked in Jerusalem. No.

    84. Had your picture in the newspaper. Yes!

    85. Read the entire Bible. No. Just the naughty bits about who lay with whom, and the love poetry in Song of Songs. Well, and Eclesiastes.

    86. Visited the White House. Seen it from the street.

    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. No.

    88. Had chickenpox. Two years ago. Not recommended. Fever of 104.5 degrees.

    89. Saved someone’s life. No.

    90. Sat on a jury. No.

    91. Met someone famous. No.

    92. Joined a Book Club. Yes! The Sapient Reader’s Guild. Totally fab.

    93. Lost a loved one. Yes. Now I’ve learned to say “I love you” NOW and not wait even a second.

    94. Had a baby. No.

    95. Seen the Alamo in person. Yes! And I remembered it, too.

    96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake. No.

    97. Been involved in a law suit. No.

    98. Owned a cell phone. Waaaay too many. They are a scourge on the Earth.

    99. Been stung by a bee. Ouch, yes.

  4. urspo said,

    January 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

    no chicken pox?
    lucky man – they are very very miserable.

  5. Patti said,

    January 16, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    That was a VERY enlightening me~me!

  6. Pink said,

    January 17, 2009 at 6:38 am

    phew that was a loooong one!

    I might be tempted to do it but I don’t know if I have the stamina.
    xx
    pinks


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