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Monday, October 04, 2004

200 Things 

Saw this on several blogs:

200 Things

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink--no
02. Swam with wild dolphins-- no.
03. Climbed a mountain--a couple of small ones
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive-- Does a Porsche count?
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid-- no
06. Held a tarantula.--No, why would I want to?
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone--Candlelit? No.
08. Said "I love you" and meant it --- yes
09. Hugged a tree-- no
10. Done a striptease--Yes
11. Bungee jumped--No, My Momma raised two fools, an idiot, and me
12. Visited Paris--No.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea-- From the shore, bunches of times, I was an Aerographer in the Navy.
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise-- Yes, see above
15. Seen the Northern Lights-- No, but I want to
16. Gone to a huge sports game-- Olympic Volleyball, 1996
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa--No.
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables--No, But I did a lot of grunt work in my Dad's garden
19. Touched an iceberg--No.
20. Slept under the stars-- Yes more than once.
21. Changed a baby's diaper-- No
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon--No.
23. Watched a meteor shower-- Yes! Several times and a couple of Comets, too.
24. Gotten drunk on champagne-- No, never gotten more than a buzz.
25. Given more than you can afford to charity--No.
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope--Yes.
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment--No, Busted out laughing at the wrong time a couple of times, though.
28. Had a food fight-- No.
29. Bet on a winning horse--No, never bet on any losing ones, either.
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill-- I plead the 5th Amendment.
31. Asked out a stranger-- No.
32. Had a snowball fight-- Yes.
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier--No.
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can--Yes a couple of times.
35. Held a lamb-- No, just newborn puppies and kittens.
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy-- Yes.
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip-- Yes.
38. Taken an ice cold bath--Yes
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar-- Does "Get a job!" count?
40. Seen a total eclipse-- Yes, and several partials
41. Rode on a roller coaster--Yes.
42. Hit a home run--Yes.
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days--Yes
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking-- yes.
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day--No.
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors-- Not Yet.
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment--Yes.
48. Had two hard drives for your computer-- Working, at the same time? Yes
49. Visited all 50 states--No.
50. Loved your job for all accounts-- No.
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced-- Yes, More than once
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied-- Yes.
53. Had amazing friends--Yes, still do.
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country--No.
55. Watched wild whales-- No, Bbut I have watched dolphins play in the bow wave of a boat
56. Stolen a sign-- I plead the 5th Amendment.
57. Backpacked in Europe--No
58. Taken a road-trip-- Lots, inluding marathon coast-to coast trips in three days when I was a kid.
59. Rock climbing--A couple of times.
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice--No
61. Midnight walk on the beach-- Yes, more than once.
62. Sky diving-- No, and I never will jump out of a perfectly good airplane (see bungie jumping above).
63. Visited Ireland-- No, but I want to.
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love. No.
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them--no.
66. Visited Japan--I was born there, but haven't been back
67. Benchpressed your own weight-- Yes, back when I had the body of a Greek god, instead of the body of a Greek.
68. Milked a cow--No
69. Alphabetized your records-- Yes, and they still are.
70. Pretended to be a superhero-- Yes, as a kid and in Role-Playing Games
71. Sung karaoke-- No, but I have played lots of "air guitar"
72. Lounged around in bed all day--No
73. Posed nude in front of strangers-- No.
74. Scuba diving--No. My inner ear will not take the pressure
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye--No.
76. Kissed in the rain--Yes.
77. Played in the mud--yes.
78. Played in the rain--Yes.
79. Gone to a drive-in theater--Yes.
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.--Yes.
81. Visited the Great Wall of China--No.
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog--Not Yet.
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better--No.
84. Started a business--No, Unless the lawn-mowing service I had when I was 12-14 counts?
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken--yes.
86. Toured ancient sites-- Define Ancient.
87. Taken a martial arts class--Yes, Studied fencing, foil and sabre for a while.
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman--I was in the SCA for years. Still have my Lady's favor, too.
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight--More than once, and other games, too
90. Gotten married--Once.
91. Been in a movie--No.
92. Crashed a party-- No
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have-- No.
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy--I think so.
95. Gotten divorced--never
96. Had sex at the office--Never.
97. Gone without food for 5 days--No.
98. Made cookies from scratch--Lots of times.
99. Won first prize in a costume contest--No.
100. Rode a gondola in Venice--No
101. Gotten a tattoo--No.
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on--OH, YES!!!!
103. Rafted the Snake River--No.
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"--No
105. Got flowers for no reason-- No.
106. Masturbated in a public place-- No.
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything--No.
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug--never
109. Performed on stage---Several times
110. Been to Las Vegas--Yes
111. Recorded music-- no, but I have recorded voice work
112. Eaten shark--No, swordfish, yes
113. Had a one-night stand---no
114. Gone to Thailand--No
115. Seen Siouxsie live--Who?
116. Bought a house-- One
117. Been in a combat zone-- No
118. Buried one/both of your parents-- Just one, so far.
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off-- Yes.
120. Been on a cruise ship--No, Unless Cruisers and other warships count
121. Spoken more than one language fluently--No
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone--Yes.
123. Bounced a check--yes, sorry to say. Made them all good
124. Performed in Rocky Horror--No
125. Read - and understood - your credit report--Yes.
126. Raised children-- No, just puppies.
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy--Yes.
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour--No.
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars--No.
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country--No.
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did--Yes.
132. Called or written your Congress person--Many times.
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over--Yes
134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?-- Twice only.
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge--No.
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking--Oh, Yes
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did--No, thank God.
138. Had plastic surgery-- No
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived--No
140. Wrote articles for a large publication-- No
141. Lost over 100 pounds--No, but I should.
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback--Yes.
143. Piloted an airplane--Yes, would do it againin a heartbeat.
144. Petted a stingray--No
145. Broken someone's heart-- Not that I know of.
146. Helped an animal give birth--No, it was always a fait accompli by the time I found out about it.
147. Been fired or laid off from a job---Several times
148. Won money on a T.V. game show--No.
149. Broken a bone-- Yes
150. Killed a human being -- No, don't ever want to, either.
151. Gone on an African photo safari --No
152. Rode on a motorcycle--Yes.
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph--yes.
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced-- No.
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol--Lots, all three, I need to get in some more range time soon.
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild---No
157. Rode a horse--no.
158. Had major surgery--- Yes
159. Had sex on a moving train-- No.
160. Had a snake as a pet--No
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon--No.
162. Slept through an entire flight takeoff, flight, and landing--No. I love to fly
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours--I don't remember. I was asleep.
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states--No.
165. Visited all 7 continents--No.
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days--no.
167. Eaten kangaroo meat--No, But I have had alligator and venison.
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground--No.
169. Been a sperm or egg donor--- No
170. Eaten sushi-- No, as far as i'm concerned, that's bait, not food.
171. Had your picture in the newspaper--- Several times, not recently.
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime-- Yes
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about--Yes.
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions---Yes.
175. Gone back to school--Yes.
176. Parasailed--No, see skydiving and bungie jumping
177. Changed your name-- No
178. Petted a cockroach--Roaches are for crushing under your boot!!!
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes--no.
180. Read The Iliad-- Yes
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read--Yes.
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them--No.
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you--No.
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch--Yes.
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating--No.
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt--Never needed to, as far as I know.
187. Skipped all your school reunions--Yes, and I'll probably skip the rest of them.
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language--No.
189. Been elected to public office--Not since Student Government in High School
190. Written your own computer language-- No
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream-- Yes.
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care--No.
193. Built your own PC from parts--Several times.
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you--yes.
195. Had a booth at a street fair--No
196 Dyed your hair--no.
197 Been a DJ--No
198 Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal--No.
199 Written your own role playing game--No, but board wargames, yes.
200 Been arrested---never.
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