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 mountain,
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.
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
Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
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)
Taken a roadtrip.
Gone rock climbing. walk on the beach.
Gone sky diving.
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.
Milked a cow.
Alphabetized your CDs.
Pretended to be a superhero.
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.
Toured ancient sites.
Taken a martial arts class.
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight.
Been in a movie.
Crashed a party.
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
Gotten a tattoo.
Been on television news programs as an “expert”.
Got flowers for no reason.
Performed on stage.
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.
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
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.
Had your picture in the newspaper.
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about.
Gone back to school.
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.
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.
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!)