Thursday, December 06, 2007

150 Things

Via Blog-Buddy Kris A lengthy list of stuff; I've done the bits in bold. Feel free to reciprocate, but…no pressure, eh?

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree (but not intentionally)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris (lived there for three years, actually)
12. Watched a lightning storm.

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (just last week)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (I got half-way up. Close enough.)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (Bullwinkle, to amuse the graddaughters)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love (I’m working on this one, 14 years to go)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited
Japan (lived there for five years)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (some good war stories here, LOL!)
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie (assuming a corporate training video counts. No, if not.)
74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (numerous close calls, but no American Flags or Mom.)
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (five of ‘em)
91. Been in a combat zone (does “near” count?)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship (a qualified yes on this…a passenger liner in/on the
Black Sea)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (French. It’s gone now.)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (motorcycle tour. Different, yet same?)
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication (depends on the definition of “large.” I have been published.)
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane (not legally, as in “licensed,” but I was in control)
109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than
U.S. states (I suspect I have but am too lazy to count)
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life (not literally. Figuratively, yes.)

Well. I’m almost certain I’ve posted this list in the past, but danged if I can find it.


  1. Hey, I was in a movie! The one they filmed here about 3 years ago, the basketball one. But my scene wound up on the cutting room floor. Does that count?

    You have a lot more than I would on this list. Not too much left for you to do, eh?

  2. Regarding #136, I will grant you that fish count, but only if you grant me that squirrels count. Thank you. And I believe you climbed mountains (#3) on your bike the other month between P-town and SLC.

    #124, I don't think Antarctica should count-- make it 6/7 realistically.

    Just noticed: There's ambidextrousness in the tags. Like 142, hospice, the number is bold, but not the text, yet I know you meant to bold the text.

  3. Interesting List......some of the stuff that looks rare, I actually made a living doing(DJ for one), other's look common, but I've never had the pleasure.....good stuff Buck.

  4. OK, so what I want to know is: which superhero were you?

    Reflections by Kris

  5. Jenny sez: Not too much left for you to do, eh?

    I guess you're right, Jenny. Here I be, just sittin' around, waitin' to die. LOL!

    Too bad about the "cutting room floor" bits...but I think you're in good company, based upon the tales I've heard from (other) Hollywood Stars!

    Reese: Bad editing on my part, re: #142. I've never put anyone into hospice, Thank God. I hope I never have to. Your other points are well taken, too. Cept for the fact there's a thriving mini-industry of Antarctic of their cruise ships went down just last week. So...there are more than a few among us who could plausibly make that claim...

    Pat: I knew you were a DJ...and I find it interesting that DJ was on the all.

    Kris: I was always Superman as a boy. Always. These days I'm more like The Joker. ;-)

  6. Hmmmmmm... Any photos from the costume contest? And I don't suppose you have a recording of you doing Bullwinkle :-)


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