Monday, December 8, 2008

Foolishness Time

UGH! Preppin's taking some wind outta all our sails, I think. Pressure may be getting to us, so here's a little fun for the day. Stole this off Brigid's site- golly, hope she doesn't mind. (If she does, I'll hold out my hand and she can slap it. Umm, my hand? HA!) Anyway, have fun.

The meme going around. 100 things I've done. (Well, maybe.)

1. Started your own blog. ( LOL! Good question, tho.)

2. Slept under the stars. (Yes, and it's coming again soon!)
3. Played in a band. (Yes.)
4. Visited Hawaii. (Don't go to no island I can't swim to shore from.)
5. Watched a meteor shower. (Yes, Leonid showers quite often.)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Not more than I can afford, but been on both ends, so thank all who do.)
7. Been to Disneyland. (And people go there because.....?)
8. Climbed a mountain. (Yes, and still am crazy.)
9. Held a praying mantis. (I think it's actually spelled 'prEying mantis', but no.)
10. Sang a solo. (Sang as part of group for a while...wanna know why I ain't with them now?)
11. Bungee jumped. (Tie WUT to my WUT? You NUTS?)

12. Visited Paris. (Yes, in a more civilized world.)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. (Nope- but was over one once.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (Scratching is an art form.)
15. Adopted a child. (Tried to, wife wasn't willing.)
16. Had food poisoning. (Yes, and got a free day off work for it.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables. (Very popular at home: grow whatcha eat.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train. (All the way to Kentucky.)
21. Had a pillow fight. (How about pie tins? Works for me.)

22. Hitch hiked. (All over the world- but it was a more sane place those days.)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. (You never know how good a free day is til you lie to get one!)
24. Built a snow fort. (I was a kid growin' up in MN..and your response is...?)
25. Held a lamb. (Held my new-born son, if that counts.)
26. Gone skinny dipping. (OOOOlala, yes...:-P )
27. Run a Marathon. (Puff-puf-pant-pant.)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice. (Don't get in any boat unless I'm the pilot.)
29. Seen a total eclipse. (Yes, about thrice.)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. (Numerous times for both. Best time of the day.) 31. Hit a home run. (Damn third-baseman is GOOD!)
32. Been on a cruise. (Cruisin' the drag must count.)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. (Not in person, see no reason to, either)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (Yes, France.)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (Yes, hadda learn Kraut in self-defense.)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (Money don't satisfy but it can sure make you think you are. Yes.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. (Don't stand under no leaning buildings.)
39. Gone rock climbing. (Yes- used to love it.)
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke. (Yes- but was told the mic was off.)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. (Yes.)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant. (Yes.)
44. Visited Africa. (Define 'Africa'...does Egypt count?)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. (MMMMMMMMMMMMM :-P )
46. Been transported in an ambulance. (Yes, once- don't want a repeat.)
47. Had your portrait painted. (How about 'painting with light'? AKA 'photography'.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing. (Yes, visiting friends in Houston took me out.)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. (Yes, Jacques Cousteau was my tenth grade hero in 1962.)
52. Kissed in the rain. (Never been kissed in sunshine, either. :( )
53. Played in the mud. (Dang Army- taught me to enjoy being a pig in mud!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater. (First movie ever seen was Elvis in Love Me Tender at drive in; worked security for drive in also.)
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business. (Define 'start': does it rhyme with 'help'?)
58. Taken a martial arts class. (Took and taught.)
59. Visited Russia. (Only if I was a prisoner.)
60. Served at a soup kitchen. (Yes, a fave holiday experience. Been on both sides of the line.)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies. (No, but sold Brownies in the Boy Scouts.)
62. Gone whale watching. (There'd be a reason for this?)
63. Got flowers for no reason. (Any Ladies feel like sending flowers, feel free- I'll pay postage!)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma. (I should, I'm O- )
65. Gone sky diving. (Only birdshit and buzzards fall outta the sky... guess I'm a buzzard.)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. (Yes, not pretty sight.)

67. Bounced a check. (What day is it?)
68. Flown in a helicopter. (Both on purpose and unwillingly.)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. (Still have it, too!)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar. (Ptooie! Stuff is terrible!)
72. Pieced a quilt. (Does sleep under one count?)
73. Stood in Times Square. (Couldn't pay me enough.)

74. Toured the Everglades. (Actually wanna live in them.)
75. Been fired from a job. (Dang, they get personal! A few more than once should suffice!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.
77. Broken a bone. (Nose, hands, feet, shoulders.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. (Well, I dunno that my 750 would go fast enough to 'speed', but 130 was fast enough.)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. (Yes, nearly got lost in it.)
80. Published a book. (Working on it.)
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. (What a lemon it was, too!)
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper. (Yes, more than once.)
85. Read the entire Bible. (Several times.)
86. Visited the White House. (Nope)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Lemme think here...are fish animals? Otherwise: numerous times.)
88. Had chickenpox. (Was hospitalized from them.)
89. Saved someone’s life. (Yes- former EMT.)
90. Sat on a jury. (No, ain't looking forward to it, either.)

91. Met someone famous. (Nixon.)
92. Joined a book club. (I know howda read without help.)
93. Lost a loved one. (Yes, too many times.)
94. Had a baby. (Well..can guys have babies? Did hold my son at birth.)
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake. (You can't swim in water heavier than you.)
97. Been involved in a law suit. (Don't remind me.)
98. Owned a cell phone.(Ummm...DUH?)
99. Been stung by a bee. (Too many times to count.)
100. Read an entire book in one day. (Often.)


  1. OOPSIE- SHE caught wadda I do? Dang, B- you DO come around these parts- glad to see you. Now, about clippin' things from your post- is that a criminal offense or just misbehavin'?

  2. Maybe I should do this?

    When you do publish that book, let me know.


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