Been here, did some of that

Seen at Og’s, and followed up by Andrea and Mark, so I figured I’d give it a shot myself. Items in bold are items I actually have done, with notes where necessary.

  1. Started your own blog [Duh.]
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland [I assume Disney World counts.]
  8. Climbed a mountain [Only if bicycling counts.]
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo [If karaoke counts.]
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (from land)
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch [If Web work is any sort of art.]
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown your own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors [First generation, anyway.]
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught yourself a new language
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited Africa
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  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
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Been in a movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  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
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten Caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt
  73. Stood in Times Square
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car
  83. Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had your picture in the newspaper
  85. Read the entire Bible
  86. Visited the White House
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating [Well, a squirrel, anyway.]
  88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Lost a loved one
  94. Had a baby [Technically, she had the baby, but it was a joint production.]
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit
  98. Owned a cell phone
  99. Been stung by a bee
  100. Read an entire book in one day

Some of these seem a lot more mundane than others, which leads me to believe that the person who originally conceived this list was writing up his own list of things in the hope of finding people who had had similar experiences at all levels.

I find it surprising that I’ve done roughly a third of them — and not surprising that most people seem to have done more than that.



  1. Tatyana »

    29 November 2008 · 9:55 am

    Seems the author of the test has a strange preoccupation with French and Italian artifacts and knows very little of the world outside beyond 4th grade education : “visited Africa”/ “visited Russia”/”visited a nazi concentration camp”?
    Chaz, you never been on a jury? Your county Clerk don’t do their job!

  2. CGHill »

    29 November 2008 · 10:09 am

    Probably why I voted for her the last two times. :)

  3. Tatyana »

    29 November 2008 · 10:21 am

    No, srsly: how come? In my 6 years since becoming US citizen I’ve been called to jury duty 3 times, and selected to serve once.

    Discrimination, I tell’you. Racists!

  4. CGHill »

    29 November 2008 · 11:03 am

    I honestly don’t know why, unless we just don’t have a lot of trials. The county says they send a summons to 20,000 people annually. The population is about 700,000; knock out a quarter of that for being underage and you’re looking at a potential pool of 525,000. On that basis, I should be called once every 26 years or so.

  5. unimpressed »

    29 November 2008 · 5:24 pm

    You’ve done a few of things I haven’t: 1, 7, 14, 35, 85 and 95 and vice versa: 20, 23, 24, 39, 42, 52, 63, 71, 77, 78, 79 and 91.

  6. Syaffolee »

    30 November 2008 · 11:28 am

    A Meme…

    Can you have a good life if you’ve done nothing that’s been expected of you or deemed by anyone else to be “adventurous”?
    I believe people can have satisfying lives without a damn list. But here’s one anyway……

  7. The Poor Farm »

    30 November 2008 · 11:29 am

    100 Things Meme…

    After seeing this at several of my daily stops, what the hey – I’ll do it. Yer supposed to bold the things you’ve done….

  8. Jan Borelli »

    1 December 2008 · 12:20 am

    Never had your picture in the paper? Get out!

  9. Sarah »

    1 December 2008 · 2:03 pm

    I’ve never been summoned for jury duty, either…and I actually want to do it! It kind of bums me out that the people who least want to do it seem to get called all the time, but those of us who want to, are passed over.

    I don’t even care if it’s for something ridiculously boring…I think being on a jury would be cool.

  10. House of Eratosthenes »

    7 December 2008 · 10:21 am

    […] found this. You bold whatever you’ve […]

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