Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have You Ever...

And now on a light(er) note...

I "stole" this from Lisa, over at Eudaemonia For All.

The question is “Have you ever…?”

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (not sure what counts here)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
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
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 (I'm not counting seeing them downtown shopping)
36. Taught yourself a new language (do video courses count?)
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 in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (sort of)
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 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. Gotten 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
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 (I'm not counting my nose)
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
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


36 out of 99! Oh, my, still so much to do, and not necessarily from this list...

How about you?...

25 comments:

BernardL said...

I got 68 out of 99, but the ones that are left I don't want to do. :) As you stated, I plan on a few other things on a different list.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I enjoyed reading your list. What a fun thing to post. I'm so glad you visited me--after your beautiful Halloween poem, I want to remember to come back and visit. I'm adding you to my blogroll so others can do the same.

Take care :)

Aine said...

Fun post!! I love learning about others through these memes.

I just may have to "steal" this one for my blog. Vesper, quick! Look over there! At Jason's blog! (snitch) Oh, you didn't see anything?! That's too bad... (snicker)
;)

ChrisEldin said...

Wow! That's an interesting list.
You've never been stung by a bee? Not that I wish it on you, but I've never met anyone who hasn't been stung once...

Killed and prepared an animal for eating.. EW!

Vesper said...

I hope we get to do all that we want, Bernard. :-)

Thank you, L.A.! I've had you on a bookmark ever since I first visited you. I, too, have a deep interest in Time...

Aine, yes, I thought that too. :-)
Yes, yes, indeed, what a nice blog Jason has...
:-) :-) :-)

Chris, yes, I don't remember ever being stung by a bee...
But isn't No. 98 even stranger? :-) :-) :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

I might put this up on my blog at some point. I think I'm a bit ahead of you but not by much.

the walking man said...

C'mon Chica...you've never owned a cell phone(98)? Is that why you're on the pay phone? I got some on the list and missed others, mostly those that required excessive kindness or them that required travel outside the lower 48. ;-}

Ropi said...

Haven't you had cell phone? It sounds weird. I mean around me everyone has.

*I am inadequate to express myself in a literal way. I always picked simple solutions so I have let Shakespeare use eloquent words.

Miladysa said...

Very interesting :D

Here's mine:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
8. Climbed a mountain
12. Visited Paris
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
25. Held a lamb
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
39. Gone rock climbing
41. Sung karaoke
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (sort of)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts cla
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
65. Gone sky diving
68. Flown in a helicopter
71. Eaten Caviar
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
82. Bought a brand new car
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
89. Saved someone’s life
91. Met someone famous
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

No idea how many there are :D

Quite a lot of them where American based - though I have been to Florida I never saw the Everglades.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm shocked, shocked Vesper (#23)! ;)

Which one do you most wish to do next?

We have a lot of overlap here. And yes, I'm definitely swiping this from you (hey--Aine did it first!). :)

Great list! Thanks for sharing!!

Vesper said...

I hope you do, Charles! I'm curious to see your answers. :-)

Indeed, Mark, I've never owned a cell phone. :-) :-) :-) I do not need one and I intend to resist getting one as long as possible. ;-)

It does sound weird, Ropi, doesn't it? Especially in today's world when every school child has one. :-)

Thank you for sharing yours, Miladysa. Wow, an intersting list!

Sarah, hmmm, No. 23, I was considering for a long time... shall I admit to this or not? :-) :-) :-)

Please swipe it - I'll look again at Jason's blog... ;-)
I'm looking forward to seeing your list.

laughingwolf said...

see my page for your award....

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

45 out of a 100 for me - this is a really neat way of finding out more about someone - but have you really never owned a cell phone? Kudos to you if you haven't!
xxx

Taffiny said...

never been stung by a bee?

Really? I consider bees quite calm and don't worry over them, but as I child I stepped on one and got stung. My son kneeled on one and got stung. Really never ever ever been bee stung? Okay I read your response to others, wow.

Most of that list I haven't done (but of course I do have the bee sting)

Rick said...

Hello Vesper! Loved this post. Great fun. And if you stole it, so much the better. Remember, all great fortunes begin with a crime.

I did notice, however, that almost all of the items were so... civilized, you see what I mean and most were quite laudable. Maybe I suggest that you create a new list for those that are more wicked?

Rick said...

Hello again, Vesper. Would you mind terribly if I included a link to your blog on my site?

Will Kinshella said...

I must agree with Mr. Moore. We need a new list for those of us who have lead a slightly less tasteful lifesyle ;)

I mean, there are a few major things left out of this list.

"Thrown up on a friend while drunk"

"Gotten into a fist fight with a total stranger"

"Been Arrested"

These are the things we NEED to know! lol

I've done quite a few of them. The only one I'm really proud of is number 89; and oddly enough, that same situation also allowed me to experience the second and third items of my small list.

The first item was completed long before, lol.

Akasha Savage said...

Great post...I'm going to pinch it too! Might change a few things though, to make it UK friendly!!

xx

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

I had 43. I wish I could've said that I have seen Michaelangelo's David, Visited Africa, or seen the Sistine Chapel in person, instead of - been stung by a bee, had food poisoning, and had chickenpox! But there you have it...great fun, Vesper! ;P

Vesper said...

Thanks, Laughingwolf!

Vanilla, yes, never, and I’m proud of this! :-)
xoxoxo

Taffiny, no bee sting… I’m very afraid of them, their humming frightens me more than many other things.

Hey, Rick, I’m sorry to disappoint you... :-) I’ll try to live a more “criminal” life… :-) I’d be honoured if you added a link to my blog on your site. Of course, I’ve done that for your blog without asking for permission.
And I think you’d be a much better person to come up with the “wicked” list. I’m looking forward to it.
:-) :-) :-)

Will, yeah, this list is rather unilateral. Please, team up with Rick! I’ll be thrilled to show my answers here, if you come up with something. :-)

Go for it, Akasha! It's always interesting to find out new things about your blogging friends.:-)

Vesper said...

K., this list is cheating a bit, because it's enough to go to Italy once and you can tick off four of five of the items on it.
But if you had fun with it, I'm glad ! :-)

Rick said...

Uh-oh, my reputation has caught up with me! The "Wicked List?" Hmmmm. Perhaps I should refer that to the Sternberg Department after his most recent posting on "A Goldfish, A Man in Black, and a Train." I hope we get to him before the authorities do.

A "Wicked List?" Yes, of course, and then the "Never Been Caught List!" Vesper, we might building a publishing empire out of these lists...

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Oh yes, Vesper... so much to do, and so little time!

Go! On to the next thing, and the next after that! Never stop.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

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