Saturday, December 30, 2006 challenge

Silly, but I love lists like this. I was wandering around on Two Peas in a Bucket and found this. You have to publish the list, highlighting the ones you've done (I've highlighted mine in green). If you're reading this and fancy doing it, just cut and paste m'dears (but let me know so I can read yours too :D ). In counting, I've done just over 1/3 of the list. Some I will never do, so don't even ask. And some are actually ambitions (but I'll leave you to guess which ones).

Edited to put the link to the original thread on 2Peas: Two Peas New Yearsy Blog Challenge Thread

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (nor shall I)
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain (what? for fun?! Not in a car? Ha--I don't think so...)
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (and had water left over in the bath? Eureka and all that)
8. Said “I love you’ and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped (not in a million years)
11. Visited Paris (several times...and once 'illegally' but that's another story)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (in Athens, Greece)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights (big ambition of mine)
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards) ( the US and UK)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (should do this *guilt, guilt, guilt*)
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (at Bear Lake, tent or nuffink...absolutely beautiful)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (ooooh yeah baby...lost count of how many times)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower (see 19.)
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (nor shall I ever)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity (I didn't say yes to this because if you've given to charity and you are still solvent and have something to eat and somewhere to live, you COULD afford it...)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (too many times unfortunately!)
27. Had a food fight (in a tent! Which nearly came down in the process. SO funny!)
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger (and he was the brother-in-law of someone else in Scrap Land...and I shall never did not work out well - bwaahaaahaa)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse (if you didn't answer yes to this one, where WERE you a few years ago?!)
34. Ridden a roller coaster (the first one was Space Mountain and I had NO IDEA it WAS a roller coaster...dumb 18 year old! But you would NEVER get me on one of those big mamas in Florida not for love nor sixpence, no way Jose, uh uh!)
35. Hit a home run (I may have done this once in rounders...)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (quite a lot...and with no alcohol involved)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
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 wild whales (another ambition)
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip (all round the UK with an American friend who (we discovered) had contracted glandular fever (mono) and he kept falling asleep on me! Ho hum)
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach (on honeymoon)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland (lovely country, horrible trip)
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 (at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire...three times!)
56. Alphabetized your CDs (I have too many not to really...can't find them otherwise)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (but not for many years)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain (see 49.)
65. Gone to a drive-in theater (in Provo, Utah...well...on the road to Springville somewhere)
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 (in several countries, including Britain, Greece and America)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days (who would DO that?)
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (the only reason I didn't answer yes to this one is because we thought it was too pricey and didn't bother...but I have been on boats in Venice!)
80. Gotten a tattoo (no, and nor shall I ever)
81. Rafted the Snake River (no, but I've watched others do it! And been to Jackson Hole)
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (lots of times)
85. Been to Las Vegas (Boxing Day 1989...stopped there for a few hours driving from Provo to Los Angeles and won $40 which paid for us to get into Sea World!)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (twice)
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (or…raising children)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (I've cycled all over in France...but not on a tour. There was one day when we cycled from Reims out in the country...the whole trip was about 30-40km...I was knackered! Good day though!)
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (okay, I lie...I drove over! BUT I screamed all the way...I was SO excited!!!)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking ( day...?)
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 (no...but I'd like to)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart (not that I know of anyway)
111. Helped an animal give birth (when you say 'helped'...I was moral support for our cat and her kittens when I was a teenager :D )
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari (another ambition)
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (nor do I want to...hate guns)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (not that I enjoyed it much...I don't like horses (to ride) and they don't like me)
119. Had major surgery (unfortunately)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (again with the walking up and down hills thing...why would anyone do that for fun???)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (this question can be interpreted 2 ways ...have you visited more than 50 foreign countries, wherein the answer is no. OR have you visited more countries than you've visited US States, wherein the answer is absolutely yes...7 states but 12 countries)
124. Visited all 7 continents (Nope. Visited 3. Would LOVE to visit them all though)
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. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes ... yum!
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (actually, lots of these)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
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 (well, maybe...)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (No. Thank goodness)
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 (when I was a missionary for my church)
146. Dyed your hair (every month!)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident (but not for a long time! I have 8 years NCB!)
150. Saved someone’s life


chanel said...

that is cool ... some interesting things there girl! :-)

Gillian Hamilton said...

OK... so I could never hightlight no. 94...
Happy NU year....
Thanks for the laugh Chrissie...

Craftybanshee said...

Great list!

I cut/pasted and highlighted what I've done. It's on my blog.

Linz said...

Are you sat down - I blogged - oh yes I did :)

Katy said...

its on my blog to,

Jen said...

I love lists too, completed and on my blog! :)

Sonja said...

fabby! I have copied to my blog as well; thanks for this - makes fun reading!! Gives you an insight into other peoples lives!

Rebecca said...

I've done mine -

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chrissie, that was fun! :o) Mine is on my blog. xx

misteejay said...

Hi there, had fun with this - what happened to "99" ???

My list is now on my blog for anyone who wants to drop by.

Happy New Year. Toni :o)

Chrissie said...

Wow! I never noticed there wasn't a 99. You get a big gold star, a V.G. and a big big tick for spotting that one Toni!

domestic goddess said...

wow what a list off to try and answer
hugs and happy new year

Joanne said...

thanks for the link chrissie just finished my list.

Sylvianne said...

Thanks for this Chrissie, I haven't blogged for ages, this has certainly got memories flooding back.
Have a great New Year.

Sarah said...

Thanks for this Chrissie, Had lots of fun with this one!

Happy New Year xx

Julie said...

That's great, Chrissie, thanks!

Here's mine

Clem said...

Thanks Chrissie, that was really fun, just done mine!! Happy New Year!

Kae said...

Thanks for that :) Needed a bit of fun today.
Happy new Year :)

(My list is on my blog if you fancy a look -

Hysteri-CAL said...

Hi Chrissie ! Thanks for the fabby list, what a hoot !!

Mine is completed, but as stated I will NOT answer any questions arising from my answers given - I'd have to shoot you if I did !!!

Big hugs - happy new year - Cal xxx

domestic goddess said...

great done mine :)