Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Personal Experiences Meme

Took this from Alicia who took it from Jacki.

1. Started your own blog (this is actually my Second blog)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (Does Guitar Hero count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (I'm totally counting the side of PA's Little Grand Canyon as a mountain. Yeah, older bro, Nathanael, and i left the trail to scale the side. Fun stuff)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (Dad used to make us girls sing solos all the time in church, didn't he, Leash?)
11. Bungee jumped (does a bungee Swing count? That was sooo much fun!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (from an airplane and at the beach)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (I had several adopted children in college. All of them were other college students, though, so I don't think that's going to count.)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (green beans, green peppers, and tomatoes in Grandma's yard)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight (did I mention that there are 7 children in my family?)
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 (I have the wonderful oppurtunity to watch the sun rise every single morning.)
31. Hit a home run (just one)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (grew up an hour from Lancaster county in PA)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (definitely...many times!)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (so fun!)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (So well, that a random person at the party remembered my rendition of Splish Splash two months later.)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (I bought a stranger Starbucks before.)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I think I rode with Alicia for this one.)
47. Had your portrait painted (I've been drawn by my brother-in-law, Alicia's husband.)
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 (not yet. hoping to start Mary Kay very soon)
58. Taken a martial arts class (I want to.)
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 (Seriously, DYING to do this!)
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 (Yeah. There's totally a story behind THIS one.)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (well, when I was in motorcycle driving class 30 mph was speeding)
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 (I don't remember...was I, Alicia?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (TWICE. Both before I was four.)
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 (I actually remember the hotel we stayed in better than I remember the Alamo. Do you remember the guy who talked to us every morning, Alicia?)
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 (Unfortunately, more times than I care to remember.)


Alicia said...

Yes, dear, you've been to the White House (sorry you were too young to remember). And I do not remember a guy at the Alamo talking to us every morning - must not have been cute. I do remember the hotel's breakfast buffet...

Jacki said...

You are the second person who has been fired from a job. I gotta know the story!

Phoenix said...

Yes,darling...that's the guy I was talking about.

Alicia said...

What? At the buffet? All I remember is the food. Really, really good fruit.

Phoenix said...

He was a bellhop, I think. He and Nathanael wrote to each other for a few months after that, but he was closer to your age.