Tuesday, May 25, 2010

99 Things About Me

**Update:  Thanks to BabySmiling, I now have updated the list with #49**

This has been going around the blog world lately.  It's supposed to be 99 things about me, but I found that there are only 98 items.  In the version that I copied from, #49 is missing.

Does anyone know what #49 is supposed to be?

99 Things About Me
  1. Started your own blog - Yeah, obviously
  2. Slept under the stars - Camping under the stars in the mountains of Colorado is amazing!
  3. Played in a band - drums in middle school, played the flute in the marching band with the Girls Brigade, and sing on a worship team at church.
  4. Visited Hawaii - Maui rocks!
  5. Watched a meteor shower - Very cool!
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity - I give to a few charities but can't really say I've given more than I can afford
  7. Been to Disney World - not yet, but have been do Disneyland L.A. and Disneyland Tokyo
  8. Climbed a mountain - No, but I know someone who just made the summit of Mt. Everest on Saturday!  He's finally completed his climb of the 7 highest summits on each continent.
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo - In church when I was little.
  11. Bungee jumped - in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm - On my birthday last year, while tornado sirens were going off even though we were supposed to be in the basement! Even video taped it.
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning - Unfortunately, yes.  Not something I hope to experience again!
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - Not all the way to the top though, they closed off the top when I was there.
  18. Grown your own vegetables - Most credit goes to Babe though
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - It was smaller than I thought 
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch-hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - I call those "mental health days"
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb - I always worry they would poop while I'm holding them!
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon - Why?
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - On Babe's birthday a few years ago, actually
  29. Seen a total eclipse - Very cool!
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - Who hasn't?
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - 3 times
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - I was in China, but it's a huge country!
  35. Seen an Amish community - Does it count if it's from afar?
  36. Taught yourself a new language - I think our husbands speak a different language, don't you?
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I'm hoping one day I will
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - Seen the replica in it's original location in Florence, but not the original sculpture which is in the museum.
  41. Sung karaoke - Yeah, baby!
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - Done this many times at drive-thrus.
  44. Visited Africa - Was in Mauritius which is an island off the coast of Madagascar.  Technically, it would be considered Africa, just not the main continent.
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance - A group of us were in a car accident after bungee jumping in New Zealand (see #11).  I was fine.
  47. Had your portrait painted - I'm counting my caricature portrait done by a street artist!
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - Very cool....
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - I've scuba dived in Maui during whale season.  You could hear the whales singing in the water.  Pretty freaky but so cool!
  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 - Tried kickboxing (the REAL kickboxing, not the cardio fitness class) in college.  I was so sore I never went back!
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 
  62. Gone whale watching - Incredible!
  63. Got flowers for no reason - Thanks Babe!
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check - Not proud of it
  68. Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - Wish I had.
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten Caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt - Does making a quilted pillow cover count?
  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 - Thankfully not!
  78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle - Whee.......
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car - What's wrong with used cars?
  83. Walked in Jerusalem - Some day.
  84. Had your picture in the newspaper - Made the front page of the Sunday papers when I was in college.
  85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
  86. Visited the White House
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - Caught, cleaned and cooked fish
  88. Had chickenpox - There was a time I was certain I would catch it since everyone else around me did, but was lucky enough not to.  I'm immunized instead.
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous - Michael W. Smith signed my t-shirt.
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Got a tattoo
  94. Had a baby - Someday, please?
  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


  1. This was fun to read! Thanks for sharing! And does Italy, Japan, Africa, Germany, etc. in Epcot count as traveling? If so, then I've traveled quite a lot! :)

  2. OMG! You've been to Mauritius. Me, too! Very few people even know where it is, let alone visited. Did you like it?

  3. What a fun list. Time to check off #54. There are two great drive-ins in the area! Check it out:

  4. In the version I did, #49 was:
    Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

    One of my favorites of the whole list!