Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Got Some Time to Waste?

Because I love lists...and because I love to waste time, I offer this amusement from the pages of the always interesting Happy Catholic.

Anything I have done is bolded. Play along, if desired, if only in your mind.

1. Started your own blog (Where do you think you are...duh.. ;-)
2. Slept under the stars (I fell asleep in my hammock.)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (It was sort of a trickling shower.)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld (It is a magical place! Really!)
8. Climbed a mountain (You know, there is no agreement on how to define a mountain, so yes!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (No one said other people had to be there.)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (No, but I saw a real cool one from a plane once.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Pysanky)
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
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked Once. (I was broke down...)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I doubt my boss reads this. Right?)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (Baaaaaaaaa...)
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 (I work shift work. I have seen countless sunrises.)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (I consider any time on a boat a cruise.)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Luckily, they are all from the same country.)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Unless you count the one my imaginary cat and I speak)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I have simple needs.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (See “mountain”. You never said how big a rock.)
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 (Shift work again.)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (It was in pastels, as a kid, at the NY World Fair.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (oh, wait! Pool...snorkel thingie..yep!)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (With a bunch of my cousins, in the back of a station wagon, as a kid.)
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 (Next year!)
63. Got flowers for no reason (Does buying them for yourself count?)
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 (Etch-A-Sketch!)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (Especially lovely at night.)
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square (See picture. hmmm...I need a tripod for those nighttime pics.)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (If you count the nose, which I have broken three times.)
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 (Waste of money, but I love them.)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (Not straight through.)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (Not sure...eeek!)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (Guilty)
91. Met someone famous (Michael Buble came to our table in a restaurant in NYC Thursday and kissed one of the women I was having dinner with. He is very good looking in person.)
92. Joined a book club (Does online count?)
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 law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (Many, at one time.)
100. Read an entire book in one day (Several. Some very, very good. See #23 above. Some rather short.)

Ok, my dear readers, I have learned a few things from this exercise.
I have too many questions and too many comments for a list like this!
And I need to go to Europe. And Hawaii. And stay away from bees.


  1. This was fun. I did it with my youngest son on my personal blog (Rambling On) this morning.

  2. YOU NEVER HAD A PILLOW FIGHT? we will have one when me and my mom come back for christmas..

  3. Bandit, you can't even pick up a pillow!

  4. Ahh....but your co-workers read this....#23. Looking at this list it seems I have a few things to accomplish. Guess I should do quite a few #23's to cross off some things on this list

  5. Perhaps a co-worker or two might read this...but you know what they say...people in glass houses should not throw stones.

    To quote another ex-do-worker, "a sick day is a terrible thing to waste on being sick."


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