27 August 2006

Checklist meme

Just bold the things you have accomplished in your life.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (highest: Norway's highest, Galdhøpiggen, 2469 metres)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid (awesome!)
06. Held a tarantula (not for a million dollars...)
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped (there are so many other interesting ways to die)
11. Visited Paris (twice. So far)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (... but more often stayed up all night to watch the sun never set - up north where I grew up)
14. Seen the Northern Lights (so many advantages growing up north of the Arctic Circle!)
15. Gone to a huge sports game (England-Norway at Wembley big enough?)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg (and walked through it)
19. Slept under the stars (in theory. Actually it was under the midnight sun)
20. Changed a baby's diaper (hah...)
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 (I was a student, I had another student loan coming up the next term anyway...)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (I felt quite embarrassed, at least, having the giggling fit of the century at the altar, receiving mass - aged 13...)
27. Had a food fight (aged 20... But we were staging a kiddy party!)
28. Bet on a winning horse (I don't make bets. Ever.)
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight (loads)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (even to my kids once, that made them shut up...)
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (a what?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (I don't dance. My two brain halves are unconnected and arms and legs won't cooperate)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (not for a whole day)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (most of the time!)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states (yeah. Right)
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends (absolutely! You know who you are!)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales (what'd I tell you about growing up where I did?)
45. Stolen a sign (it was for a friend, who collected, honest)
46. Backpacked in Europe (Norway - Greece. England - France. Etc.)
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing (small scale climbing without all the harnesses and stuff, like Claire)
49. Midnight walk on the beach (Greece - under the stars, Lofoten - in the sun)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland (sadly, only once, but I'll be back!)
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs (all the time. Never out of order)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (several times. Most unexpected - on holiday with my cousin in Portugal. Why waste an entire day like that?)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (my hubby's attractive in all weather conditions)
63. Played in the mud (with and without kids!)
64. Played in the rain (as above...)
65. Gone to a drive-in theater (we haven't got them)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (my own translation agency. Employees: me)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (see # 62)
69. Toured ancient sites (Greece, Egypt, England, Ireland)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (but blogging, that's another matter...)
72. Gotten married (fortunately!)
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days (I decided to fast one week while studying in England. I was disappointed at how easy it was. Only I needed to chew something and was left chewing ice cubes day in day out...)
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (I hate dressing up)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason (see # 62...)
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (two, in fact, one at a time, though)
91. Been in a combat zone (but not while there was fighting... Ex Yugoslavia)
92. Buried one/both of your parents (touch wood!)
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (I guess my English is ok. Greek not fluent, though. Yet)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (never ending story...)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (de Lillos, U2, Sting - though not an entire tour)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
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 (happens alot)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (that would be a bit much, even for me)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane (my uncle flies a 4 seat one, I was given the stick for a couple of minutes. I was terrified...)
109. Petted a stingray (this summer, in Denmark, Kattegatcenteret)
110. Broken someone's heart (I doubt it very much)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show (don't know if the national lottery counts? The draw is on tv, at least. Didn't win a million, but a few thousand dollars..)
113. Broken a bone (my nose. Twice)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (airgun. Friend's house centuries back...)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (but not by me)
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (unless caeserean with quads and major infection + operations to follow is major surgery)
120. Had a snake as a pet (hah. That'd be the day!)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours (I'm sure I did when I was a student. A friend used to say if I wasn't waken up every now and then I'd sleep till I was dead...)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (but that doesn't count, I guess...)
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 (they do that over here when you have quads. This from a few years back)
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about (possibly. Can't prove it, though)
130. Gone back to school (I go back all the time to do more Greek classes)
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey (not the entire thing)
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions so far (the one I went to was good fun)
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 (sometimes even now. All the summer I was living in Crete - 1994...)
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 (yellow. It wasn't even the eighties...)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life

I wouldn't mind getting to check # 2, 22, 25, 61, 65, 66, 79, 99, 105, 114, 121, 124 and 134 before I go either.


Violet said...

It's lists like that, that make you realise you haven't had that bad a life,eh? I'm stealing this for my blog.

Riannan said...

Quite the list, makes you realize how much you actually have done, and how much left to go.

Claire said...

A homerun is a baseball term. It's when you hit the ball either out of the park or far enough so that you're able to run all the bases, returning home (home plate where you started) to score.

Also, I'd definitely say your English is fluent...at least in written form.

Kamilla said...

Hei igjen, ut fra denne listen ser det ut som vi kan ha mye å lære av hverandre. Litt over halvparten er krysset ut, men ofte ikke det samme som du har krysset ut...