Saturday, June 20, 2009

About me?

Lane tagged me in a meme and as I went to copy and paste the list into my blog for re-posting, I couldn't get it to work. So I enlisted the help of my resident Nerd Herd member. He figured it out, but then decided to do the meme for me. He did an excellent job. I guess he really does know me!

The things I've done are in bold. (my comments are in parentheses.)
1. Started your own blog (um, duh)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (never saw any, but I got up in the middle of the night and looked really hard)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (thankfully he didn't eat my head off)
10. Sang a solo (only if a middle school play counts)
11. Bungee jumped (heck no)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (not the real stuff- but the kind where you puke a few times)
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
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not 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
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 ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (unless indoors at Dick's is a valid example)
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 your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (Chris counts this one, I don't. I was at the Vatican, but we couldn't go inside because the guys wearing red were picking the new Pope.)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
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. Got 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 (see it here)
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 your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (almost...)
91. Met someone famous (a 4 time Olympian, the singer for Super Tones (remember them?), Javier from Madrid, and Miguel Angel Munoz (pictured below). My sister's host in Spain was dating an actor (Javier) from a hit Spanish TV show. Kate and I went to a filming one night and got to meet Miguel. As you can tell- he is hot. And very famous in Spain.)92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (Chris thought it would be funny to bold this one. I have not 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
100. Read an entire book in one day (I have read tons of books in one day- children's books.)

Thanks Lane!


Lucy Marie said...

Awesome - I have a great plan for how I can help you accomplish a few more on your list.

Go ahead and do #23 and #20 to come see me and then I can take you to #33. Then you can do #43 (that stranger is me). I might even show you #45 and take you to a place where you can #25. We can do #68 over #33. Hopefully we won't accomplish #46 or #77 or #97 in the process. If we get really crazy, maybe we can even take care of #84. What do you ya say?

Taryn said...

Lucy- I think your plan sounds perfect!

Kristen said...

you should definitely take atleast one "sick" day!!!! :)

a H.I.T. said...

What a great list! I love sleeping under the stars.

My name is PJ. said...

Wow! This was quite a list - inspires me to do more stuff!

Okay, I'm taking the plunge with a blog giveaway, but I need a lot of help. What I'm going to do is give away a $50 "e" gift certificate to

On this Wednesday, June 24th, I will be posting my usual "What's Up For Wednesday". This time it will be called "You Write The Caption." I will post a photo and, to be entered in the drawing, all you need to do is post a caption.

Anyone interested in entering has until midnight Sunday 6/28. The winner's will be drawn on Monday, 6/29, by Chef Stu. They will be contacted on or before Tuesday, 6/30. The "e" gift certificate will be emailed to them on or before Wednesday 7/1.

Would you please write a small blog post about it and link to my blog? It would be so helpful! The more the merrier!

Thanks! PJ