Tuesday, December 9

Knicked! Or stolen...

I have shamelessly knicked this from Ian at Or So I Thought. Please refer to Ian for the rules, & regualtions, & any other strictures.

It just appealed to me, & so I have stolen the questions, with modifications to the answers.

From what I can gather, ignore the ones you have not done/or been, & add the ones you would like to one day achieve, in light along with the ones you have already done in boldface.

1. Started your own blog (Well, Der!!)

2. Slept under the stars. Oh yeah, & how dissappointing was that! but I did love the absolute darkness!.

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower- I think! It sure looked like one!

6. Given more than you can afford to charity Yep. then wondered why.

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis. Yes, I used to feed them to my water beetle.

10. Sang a solo (In the shower) Yes, but only once I knew no one else was home!!

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. Yes, but only from the shore! does that count??

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. I taught myself to crochet using a normal right handed book, & a mirror. I am left handed. Worked well!

15. Adopted a child. Yes

16. Had food poisoning. OMG Yes!! How hideous was that!! I hope to never experience that again!!

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables. Why yes, as it happens, & they were bloody delicious, too!

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train. Yes, fitfully between soldiers & stops from Auckland & Wellington.

21. Had a pillow fight. Yes, in a dorm, with lots of other 'sleepers'. haha

22. Hitch hiked. In my young & foolish days!! Too often for comfort!

.23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill . Ok I am guilty. We did it to save money, which may sound strange!!

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb. Oh how I have held a lamb/s! I loved them, I saved several lives of abandoned lambs. What a thrill in life it was, to feed them , & save their lives!

26. Gone skinny dipping. In the Ocean, what a thrill, to feel the foam of the waves about your body. magic.

27. Run a Marathon- are you mad??

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse Yes!!

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. Both, & what a treat, always!

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. Yes, believe it or not!! And I am here to say, it was wonderful!! Don't let them fool you! You can feel happy!

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing. Yes, & I never caught the attraction.. just bloody hard slog!

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David_ Of course! but I am assuming this means in person??

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant. I won't go into details, but I never regretted it.

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. Often in my young days.

46. Been transported in an ambulance. Yes, twice.

47. Had your portrait painted

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 !! Yes!!

53. Played in the mud. Oh yeah!!

54. Gone to a drive-in theater. Yes. Highly overrated!!

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business Yes. Thrice!

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching. Do Dolphins count??

63. Gotten flowers for no reason Yes.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma-- with my shy veins???

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy A doll.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar And the fuss was about??

72. Pieced a quilt Too many to count.

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job I was too fast for the 'line' so 'they let me go;!

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London

77. Broken a bone Been there, done that more often than I would prefer. Collar bone, & 4 broken ribs.

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle Yes, Once! It cured me for life!!

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car. Call me shallow, but it was the best feeling!! I loved that car!

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper. I am proud to say yes. I was a protestor for Play Centers in NZ. I strode out proudly, my pic was published... to my horror! haha.

85. Read the entire Bible. Actually Yes. Didnt convince me! The more I read, the less I could believe.

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox. Yes, bear the scars.

89. Saved someone’s life. Yes

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous. Long ago, & far away.

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one. Well yes, at my age I coudn't not!

94. Had a baby. Three.

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit Unfortunately, yes. We won. It was a hollow victory.

98. Owned a cell phone. Yes.

99. Been stung by a bee!! Oh yes. that nearly cost me my life, & if I get stung again, my chances of death are pretty high!!

Ok, I nicked this, feel free to nick it too.
It is quite fun to do.


Blue Mountains Mary said...

A great meme ...

you saved a life? and bought a stranger dinner?

You have lived a full life...

Linds said...

Fascinating - there are so many more we could add too, I think, now that we are no longer 20 somethings! I might nick this too!

Ragged Roses said...

Praying mantis, meteors and skinny dipping - what a life!

Ian Lidster said...

I'm happy you nicked the 99. Enjoyed reading your responses.

Marja said...

Loved to read this Meggie very enjoyable. Like the list but haven't done many I realise

Mike said...

Fascinating list Meggie. I should steal this...

Anonymous said...

Such a great meme.
I had fun reading this and 'living' your life.

daysgoby said...

I stole this (brazenly) and enjoyed it, too!

Thanks, Meggie!

Pauline said...

That was some list meggie! I "borrowed" it from you and it took forever to answer!

Stomper Girl said...

Oh who was the famous person??

Ali Honey said...

Oh Good answers!

Warty Mammal said...

These are all in some sense measures of whether one has been getting out and living one's life, aren't they?

What would you add to the list and what would you remove?

meggie said...

Mary, I feel I have lived a full life. Some of it was by the 'shirttails' so to say!

Linds, Please do. I love reading everyone's answers.

Kim, When you put it that way... yes!

Ian, thanks for the inspiration. It is fascinating to read differing priorities.

Marja, but you have done many things I never have!! Write your own list!

Mike Please steal it!!

Shirley, please steal it, I would love to read you answers!

DGB, I love reading your answers!

Pauline, I am so glad you joined the list.

SG, It was a former, now deceased Prime Minister of NZ... small potatoes today, but he was once famous for standing up against Nuclear Vessels in NZ Waters. I also knew another 'advisor to the PM' - different PM- very well! Fame is fleeting.

Ali, Are you going to 'steal' the list??

WM, Now that is a good question, because a lot of the list is for Northern Hemispere dwellers. I would probably substitute some Souther Hemisphere questions here. IE, Climbed Ayers Rock/Uluru? Spent a night on the West Coast? Vistited the Daintree? Seen Pohutu Geyser? Partaken of a "Chunder Mile"?
As to the last, no I have not. But I have been a witness to some participants results.
If anyone would like, I could do a post about the 'missing queries' from the list...

Thimbleanna said...

I've seen this one before -- it's such a fun meme! If you come and visit me, I'll take you to an Amish Community so you can cross that off of your list LOL!

Strider said...

Nicked? have't used that one in the USA. Does it mean borrowed, stole, kiped, cobbed, lifted, shop lifted,........ Have a good rest of the week.

meggie said...

Anna, I would love to see an Amish Community. I would love to take you up on your offer!

Strider, Yes nicked or Knicked means taken without license or enttitlement. Stolen, to put is baldly! What fun it can be.

fifi said...

Whose life did you save?

That must be a story you should tell us.

Xav. said...

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Would you exchange a link with my site?


Ciao ciao from Italy

Finn said...

Hi Meggie, just popping in to say "hi"...and my goodness but that is a LONG one...LOL. I think I'll content myself with just reading yours. Big hugs, Finn

VioletSky said...

I'm glad you did this, too. It is fun to read other's answers. What lives we all have lived.

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