Monday, October 18, 2010

99 Things About Me and Some Extras

Yikes, day 18 of this Blogtoberfest challenge. I'm running out of material. I've seen this one done on other blogs and maybe you'd like to learn a little about me. I put a few editorials in parenthesis. The "fun" facts are at the end.

Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. started your own blog (under diress)
2. slept under the stars (bugs, people. I can't handle bugs.)
3. played in a band (I played bass. They called me "Peter-less" Frampton. Get it?)
4. visited Hawaii (I must get there)
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to disneyland/world (Disney World is right next door)
8. climbed a mountain (okay, it might have been a ski lift)
9. held a praying mantis (ick)
10. sang a solo (you don't want to hear me sing)
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 (I think this is great, but I'm too ancient)
16. had food poisoning (never. cast-iron stomach)
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables (it wasn't pretty)
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 (don't tell my old boss)
24. built a snow fort (Florida girl, not a lot of snow here)
25. held a lamb (I've eaten a lamb chop with my hands, does that count?)
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset (every morning and evening)
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 (I'd love to speak French)
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 in person
41. sung karaoke (see #10)
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
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling (the Florida Keys are the place to go)
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre
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 (Never made it to girl scout. Got kicked out of Brownies.)
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood (Never weighed enough, and now that I do, I'm chicken)
65. gone sky diving (Always wanted to do this, now I do not. Ever.)
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy (I have a stuffed animal my grandpa gave me)
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar (delish)
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in Times Square (NYC is my favorite city)
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone (Knocking on wood. I have broken my tail bone twice, but supposedly that doesn't count)
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 (I was the bearded lady in our first grade circus. The press covered it.)
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating (blue crabs count, right?)
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 (I had two, so extra points)
95. seen the alamo in person
96. swum in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

I am:
1. an incredible clutz. Really, ask anyone. I will fall down, wreck into you, get unexplained bruises, cuts, etc. My mom tried to cure this with years of ballet and gymnastics. It didn't happen. I can still do a cartwheel though! So far, I haven't broken a hip. So far.
2. sentimental. It's gotten worse with my new set of hormones, but there are actually commercials on TV that bring me to tears. Publix, Rice Krispie Treats, stop it. Not funny. As for Lifetime movies, forgetaboutit.
3. nostalgic. I love thinking back and relishing life's moments. I've had some very good ones. Photographs are helpful as my memory went south when I got that new set of hormones.
4. hilarious. At least I think so. I crack myself up daily. My family just thinks I'm silly. See number five.
5. silly. Pure and simple. I try to be an adult and it backfires every time. Silly is as silly does. That's me.
6. a mom learning the ropes. Yeah, yeah, my kids are almost grown, but I'm still learning. Hopefully, these little experiments will turn out well. I have everything crossed.
7. a wife. I'm still figuring that position out 21 years later, but I'll get it. Any tips are welcome.
8. a snake magnet. Let's not go there.
9. a friend. I love being a friend. Whether it be a casual acquaintance or "I'll help you hide the body" kind of friendship, I'm up for it. My friends have enriched my life more than I can say.

Thank you for reading. Give me a call if you need some body hiding. I'm there. ; )

1 comment:

  1. I am intrigued, #80. published a book... Really?? Do tell more.


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