Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What I've Done . . .

I found this post on another blog (and it's made the round a time or two via emails), and I just thought it was such a cool idea! And it was perfect for my Random Tuesday musings today. It really took me back down Memory Lane to remember some of the adventerous, meaningful (and stupid!!) things I've done in my life. It also makes me realize that there's still a lot to be experienced--a lot of things I still want to do! (So I better get going on some of these things!)

The things I've done are highlighted in blue--

Bought everyone in the bar a drink.
Swam with wild dolphins,
Climbed a mountai
n,
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive,
Ridden in an airplane.

Been inside the Great Pyramid.
Held a tarantula.
Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
Said “I love you’ and meant it
.

Hugged a tree
.
Bungee jumped.
Visited Paris.
Watched a lightning storm at sea
.
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
.
Seen the Northern Lights.
Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards).

Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa.
Grown and eaten your own vegetable
s
.
Touched an iceberg
.
Slept under the stars.
Changed a baby’s diaper
.
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
Watched a meteor shower
.
Gotten drunk on champagne
.
Given more than you can afford to charity
.
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
.
Had a food fight
.
Bet on a winning horse.
Asked out a stranger.
Had a snowball fight.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
.
Held a lamb.
Seen a total eclipse.

Ridden a roller coaster
. (does a kiddie one count?)
Hit a home run.
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
.
Adopted an accent for an entire day.
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.

Had two hard drives for your computer.
Visited all 50 states.
Taken care of someone who was drunk
.
Had amazing friends
.
Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.
Watched wild whales.
Stolen a sign. (not me personally—I promise!—but with someone who did)

Backpacked in
Europe.
Taken a roadtrip.

Gone rock climbing.

Midnight
walk on the beach.
Gone sky diving.
Visited Ireland.
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them.
Had a stranger ask you to dance.

Visited Japan.
Milked a cow.
Alphabetized your CDs
.
Pretended to be a superhero.

Sung karaoke.
Lounged around in bed all day
.
Gone scuba diving.
Kissed in the r
ain.
Kissed on a first date.
Played in the mud
.
Played in the rain
.
Gone to a drive-in theater.

Visited the Great Wall of China.
Started a business
.
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
.
Toured ancient sites.

Taken a martial arts class.
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight.
Gotten married
.
Been in a movie.
Crashed a party.
Gotten divorced.

Gone without food for 5 days.
Made cookies from scratch
.
Won first prize in a costume contest.
Won first prize in a limbo contest.

Ridden a gondola in Venice.
Gotten a tattoo.
Rafted the Snake River.
Been on television news programs as an “expert”.

Got flowers for no reason
.
Performed on stage
.
Been to Las Vegas.
Recorded music.
Eaten alligator
.
Had a one-night stand.
Bought a house.

Been in a combat zone.
Buried one/both of your parents.
Looked out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Looked out onto the Pacific Ocean.
Been on a cruise ship.
Spoken more than one language fluently.
Performed in Rocky Horror.

Raised children. (Doing it now...)

Followed your favorite band/singer on tour.
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
.
Walked the
Golden Gate Bridge.
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
.
Had plastic surgery.
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
Thanked God that He got you home safely.
Wrote articles for a large publication.
Lost over 100 pounds.
Held someone while they were having a flashback.
Piloted an airplane.
Petted a stingray.
Broken someone’s heart
.
Helped an animal give birth.
Won money on a T.V. game show.
Broken a bone. (but only a toe!)

Gone on an African photo safari.
Bailed a friend out of jail.
Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
.
Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild.
Ridden a horse
.
Had major surgery.
Had a snake as a pet.
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours.
Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states.
Ridden a mechanical bull.
Visited all 7 continents.
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days.
Had a specific prayer answered.

Eaten kangaroo meat.
Eaten sushi.
Had your picture in the newspaper
.
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
.
Gone back to school.
Parasailed.
Eaten fried green tomatoes
.
Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey.
Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
Skipped all your school reunions
.
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
.
Been elected to public office.
Written your own computer language.
Had a true spiritual experience.

Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream.

Had to put someone you love into hospice care.
Built your own PC from parts.
Changed a tire.
Skinny dipped.
Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you.
Been friends with someone longer than 30 years.
Dyed your hair
.
Been a DJ.
Shaved your head.
Traveled to a tropical island.

Caused a car accident
.
Faced a fear.
Saved someone’s life.

So, what do you think my answers say about me? Did you learn something about me you didn't know?

I think it means that I've had (and have) more love in my life than I probably deserve . . . that I need to travel to Europe . . . that I need to thank God for the fun I've had (aah . . those crazy college days!) . . . and that I DON'T need to shave my head even though that's one I couldn't say I've done.

If you have a blog, I'm tagging you on this one. Post your answers on your blog and link us up to it on my comments page.

Or leave a comment here with the things you've done.

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Before I leave, I just had to share a few pics real quick.

Yesterday, Sydney and I traveled to Tuscaloosa to spend some time with my Mom and Dad. I met Mom for a quick shopping trip (she treated me to two new shirts and several things for Sydney--so sweet!) and then met up with Dad for lunch.


I had to take a picture of Sydney and Mom in her new hat. Mom loves hats, and she bought this one for a trip she's taking to Kansas City later this week. I told her it was "jaunty" (one of my very favorite words!) LOL







And then a picture I took of my niece, Lori, who was in the high school beauty pageant last night. I know that I'm not the photographer in the family, but I think I did a pretty good job. Dontcha think?




















But she doesn't look glamorous all the time! She and McKenna (who decided NOT to be in the pageant, after she had done great in the last two she'd been in!) had to pose for what I like to call a "MySpace" picture.













Well, hope all of you are having a wonderful week. Share some love and leave some comments!

(Oh, by the way--THREE days until we leave for Disney World!! That's for you, Ryan!)

19 comments:

Dawn said...

What an amazing list! It reflects your passion for life, that's for sure. THe gals in hats are too cute and your neiece is gorgeous. I also have a niece called Lori and the 'my space' pic is too funny. Thanks for the fun post.

toya said...

your photos of lori came out great and what a list, it makes me dizzy looking at it.

NMOTB said...

Wow - just gimme some time and I will post my answers - What a list! Nice pic of S and Granny! See you in a bit!

Amanda said...

That is a great picture of your niece, but I LOVE the picture of your mom and the hats. Grandparents are so important.....since I've had kids, I've experienced a new found relationship with my own mother. It's so wonderful....

Amanda said...

Dang girl, that was a long one...but it was fun!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Dawn, Amanda--Yep, i love the hat pic too. My Mom wears hat a lot and just loves them! And of course, Sydney loves her Dora hat!
Toya--Yep, it is kinda dizzying. But it was fun to complete!
NM--can't wait to see your list!

Anonymous said...

Love that list! Gotta do one myself.

--nan

Jennifer S said...

Things I've done . . .

Climbed a mountain,
Ridden in an airplane.
Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
Said “I love you’ and meant it.
Watched a lightning storm at sea.
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Slept under the stars.
Changed a baby’s diaper.
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
Had a food fight.
Had a snowball fight.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
Seen a total eclipse.
Ridden a roller coaster.
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.
Taken care of someone who was drunk.
Had amazing friends.
Stolen a sign.
Taken a roadtrip
Midnight walk on the beach. (does night count??...it wasn't midnight)
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them.
Had a stranger ask you to dance.
Alphabetized your CDs.
Pretended to be a superhero.
Sung karaoke.
Lounged around in bed all day.
Kissed in the rain.
Kissed on a first date.
Played in the mud.
Played in the rain.
Gone to a drive-in theater.
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken.
Gotten married.
Gotten divorced.
Made cookies from scratch.
Got flowers for no reason.
Performed on stage.
Bought a house.
Looked out on the Atlantic Ocean.
Been on a cruise ship.
Raised children.
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking.
Thanked God that He got you home safely.
Petted a stingray.
Broken someone’s heart.
Broken a bone.
Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
Ridden a horse.
Had major surgery.
Ridden a mechanical bull.
Had a specific prayer answered.
Eaten sushi.
Had your picture in the newspaper
Gone back to school.
Eaten fried green tomatoes.
Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey.
Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
Had a true spiritual experience.
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream.
Changed a tire.
Skinny dipped.
Been friends with someone longer than 30 years.
Dyed your hair.
Been a DJ. (only for my friends though!)
Traveled to a tropical island.
Faced a fear.

margie welch said...

Climbed a mountain,
Ridden in an airplane.
Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
Said “I love you’ and meant it.
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
Seen the Northern Lights.
Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards).
Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
Slept under the stars.
Changed a baby’s diaper.
Gotten drunk on champagne.
Given more than you can afford to charity.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
Had a food fight.
Had a snowball fight.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
Seen a total eclipse.
Ridden a roller coaster.
Hit a home run.
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.
Taken care of someone who was drunk.
Had amazing friends.
Stolen a sign.
Taken a roadtrip.
Gone rock climbing.
Midnight walk on the beach.
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
Had a stranger ask you to dance.
Pretended to be a superhero.
Sung karaoke.
Lounged around in bed all day.
Kissed in the rain.
Kissed on a first date.
Played in the mud.
Played in the rain.
Gone to a drive-in theater.
Toured ancient sites.
Gotten married.
Crashed a party.
Gotten divorced.
Made cookies from scratch.
Got flowers for no reason.
Performed on stage.
Recorded music.
Bought a house.
Looked out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Looked out onto the Pacific Ocean.
Performed in Rocky Horror.
Raised children. (Doing it now...)
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over.
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking.
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
Thanked God that He got you home safely.
Broken someone’s heart.
Broken a bone.
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild.
Ridden a horse.
Had major surgery.
Had a specific prayer answered.
Eaten sushi.
Had your picture in the newspaper.
Gone back to school.
Eaten fried green tomatoes.
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language.
Had a true spiritual experience.
Changed a tire.
Been friends with someone longer than 30 years.
Dyed your hair.
Shaved your head.
Traveled to a tropical island.
Caused a car accident.
Faced a fear.

adrienne said...

Great list! Love your pics too

Cinderella said...

Is everyone going to Disney World?? First Greta, now you too?? I feel so left out =(

I loved your list...it was a breath of fresh air. Honestly. It made me realize that there is so much left to do in life and the little things in life hold the most meaning, thank you for that.

The pics are awesome as always..the last one should be framed lol

NMOTB said...

Here it is -

Bought everyone in the bar a drink.
Ridden in an airplane.
Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
Said “I love you’ and meant it.
Hugged a tree.
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards).
Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
Slept under the stars.
Changed a baby’s diaper.
Gotten drunk on champagne.
Given more than you can afford to charity.
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
Had a food fight.
Asked out a stranger.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
Held a lamb.
Seen a total eclipse.
Ridden a roller coaster. (does a kiddie one count?)
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
Adopted an accent for an entire day.
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.
Taken care of someone who was drunk.
Had amazing friends.
Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.
Taken a roadtrip.
Gone rock climbing.
Midnight walk on the beach.
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them.
Had a stranger ask you to dance.
Milked a cow.
Sung karaoke.
Lounged around in bed all day.
Gone scuba diving.
Kissed in the rain.
Kissed on a first date.
Played in the mud.
Played in the rain.
Gone to a drive-in theater.
Started a business.
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken.
Taken a martial arts class.
Gotten married.
Crashed a party.
Made cookies from scratch.
Won first prize in a costume contest.
Got flowers for no reason.
Performed on stage.
Been to Las Vegas.
Eaten alligator.
Had a one-night stand.
Looked out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Spoken more than one language fluently.
Raised children. (Doing it now...)
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking.
Thanked God that He got you home safely.
Held someone while they were having a flashback.
Broken someone’s heart.
Helped an animal give birth.
Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
Ridden a horse.
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours.
Had a specific prayer answered.
Had your picture in the newspaper.
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about.
Had a true spiritual experience.
Changed a tire.
Skinny dipped.
Dyed your hair.
Faced a fear.

Thanks Cheryl, that was fun!

NMOTB said...

Correction - Ridden a Rollercoaster - I forgot to delete your comment bout kiddies rides! I have ridden them all from the Stratosphere, Manhattan Express etc - did all the rollercoasters in Vegas and Disney Land! I absolute love rollercoasters BTW!

Cheryl Wray said...

Okay, Amanda, I went to your blog and read your list--What movie were you in? and what rock band did you stalk? LOL
Jenn--Okay, I did NOT know your belly button was pierced. Love it!
Marg--I should have known you'd get into all sorts of scrapes. Ha! I'm seriously jealous of your seeing the Northern Lights, walking the Golden Gate Bridge, and hitting a home run! I need to hear the stories behind those sometime!
NM--You've done a lot! LOL I so WISH that I'd ordered a drink for a whole bar! I've done it for a table, but never the whole place. I'm a weenie when it comes to roller coasters.
And I'm seriously scared that so many of us have stolen signs!! LOL!!!

NMOTB said...

ok keeping in mind it was a small place (lucky for me not very full) and I had on too many tequila's, oh and yes before I forget it was yonks ago as I dont do the tequila or much drinking anymore except the occassional glass of wine these day's! heheheh

NMOTB said...

*NMOTB Singing* Oh Mickey your'e so fine, your'e so fine you blow my mind hey MICKEY, hey MICKEY! I am so excited for you guy's going to DL!!! Can you tell? lol

NMOTB said...

I mean DW! not DL - That's my call for beddy byes! Good Night!

Miss 1999 said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing them, and the post- I might have to borrie it for mine :0)

~gkw said...

Hey C!! I finally got mine posted!! It's on my blog today... How do they have ANY signs if all of them keep getting stolen!??