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Feb 18

The 100 things meme

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in Little known facts, memememememe, Strange and Unusual, Taxi driving

Brian F at Rantings Diversified (the dude abides) was my very first ever commenter which is a big thing for every blogger – we all know who first popped our cookie.

Anyway… he memed me with the 100 things meme (in which all the truths that apply to me are in BLUE, all the shit I haven’t gotten around to doing yet is in BLACK) which sounds like too much fun to ignore.  Also, if you have the patience to sit through it, I’ve a wee present for you at the end.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. I have 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
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
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked 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 you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb Killed it, Butchered it and Ate it too
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 (both)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
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
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
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/cheque
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
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
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 law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

For shits and giggles, I pass this meme to The Jelly Monster

Now for your present!  This is a most highly coveted ring-tone, as kindly donated by a random passenger in TAT’s taxi:

Download this bad-boy

Bring on the comments

  1. I played the clip.

    I hate you now.

  2. K8 says:

    Oh yeah I should’ve probably warned people to turn down their volumes a smidge first, but…

    … where’s the fun in that?

  3. K8 stands hands on hips at the entrance to the barn as the sound of hoofs fade into the distance….

  4. Will Knott says:

    you missed one…
    at 25 you wrote…
    25. Held a lamb Killed it, Butchered it and Ate it too

    but at 87
    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
    you have it marked as not done.

    so wither 25 or 87 is wrong.
    Miss one?

  5. Oh God, my ears. I think I just woke up the boyfriend and the neighbours dog.
    Great list! I might want to steal that one. You can keep the ring tone.

  6. Jo says:

    No, she just held the lamb, didn’t do the rest. Much more fun…

  7. Grannymar says:

    Plenty of new adventure and things to do and enjoy yet!

  8. K8 says:

    Thanks Jo, that’s exactly my reasoning… lamb holding is good for the soul. Especially with mint sauce. (Sorry!)

    @ Ms Barbara Jane and Grannymar; After reading over the list again… I see I live a pretty sheltered life, but I like your wording better :)

  9. Holemaster says:

    Excellent stuff K8.

    Eh, what’s a Meme?

  10. Brianf says:

    OK, this is the second time I have tried to leave a comment on this post. I hope this one works.
    You have never hitchhiked??!!?
    Secondly, I REALLY wanted to show up at your wedding unannounced, grab TAT by the ear, give him my oh-not-so-friendly-sideward-glance, march him over to the bar….buy him a pint, congratulate both him and you and wish youse guys all the best there is.

  11. Baino says:

    Good list, might pinch this one for a rainy day. You had enough money to be truly satisfied? God I must be shallow!

  12. K8 says:

    Holemaster; Meme is what you do to someone who accidentally dropped their fag-end into your tinnie before you’ve finished drinking it.

    Brian F; Thanks for persevering with the comment thing! No, I’ve never hitchhiked. Someday when you visit and see the state of the truck drivers around here, you’ll understand. Lastly… I’ve no problem lugging a web-cam+laptop combination around throughout the whole debacle – I’m sure it wouldn’t be a first!!

    Baino; I’m satisfied because I’m living off the back of Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer in a house full of technology and abundance, in an area that I love. Sometimes satisfaction comes at a great price, unfortunately not mine though. I’m satisfied, but with a guilty conscience!

  13. Never visited Paris?!?! Come on? Rally? You should stowaway in Grandad and Herself’s baggage the next time they visit. :)

    I can’t talk though! I’ve never been to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I have been to the White House and Lincoln monument though. :)

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  15. K8 says:

    I’m itching to see Paris, but it’s not the Eiffel tower I crave to see, it’s the crypts beneath.

    Heights and views are lovely, but death fascinates me more :)

  16. Ah dudess, touring the crypts would be brilliant and a bit creepy! :)

    I’d like to see them me self one day. :)

  17. Natalie says:

    This list looks like fun, mind if I pinch it??? I may want to use it on a rainy day…

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