Friday, December 19, 2008

Random Acts Meme

I had fun going over this list with hubby. Together we had more than half BOLD experiences! Thank you, Matthew, at A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook. There are a lot of international chances I look forward to doing sometime later in life. The things I have done are in bold.

1. Started my own blog (Dec 2005)
2. Slept under the stars (More than 20X)
3. Played in a band (I have sung backup)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (My favorite is the Leonid)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (Hubby says – Oh Yeah!)
7. Been to Disneyland/world (Summer 2008)
8. Climbed a mountain (Again…)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (A hymn in Como Methodist)
11. Bungee jumped (Florida 1992)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea (Cruise/Also saw water spouts)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (cross stitching)
15. Adopted a child (Oops! Crystal calls me her white Momma!)
16. Had food poisoning (Bad chicken from Wendy’s Winter 2006)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Mulled around the bottom)
18. Grown my own vegetables (Tomatoes are so easy!)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight (Again…)
22. Hitchhiked (I’ve taken rides w/ people I know)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (Nashville Petting Zoo)
26. Gone skinny dipping (Florida – Bahamas- Saint Thomas – Mediterranean)
27. Run a Marathon (I’ve done two half-marathons and one 15-miler)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (We did the cheaper vaporetto over to the fish market)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (Gulf of Mexico 1996)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (Been to Ireland but not Scotland)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (Pig Latin)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (Summer 2004)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (Summer 2004)
41. Sung karaoke (Like a Virgin…)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (I also tip Taco Bell employees)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (Saw my first shooting star in St. Thomas)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (I was asked to pose nude, but felt too uncomfortable. I did have a friend who rendered me in pencil for an art class which when turned upside-down looked like his wife.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing (Alaskan Flounder)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (I love snorkeling!)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (Saw American Graffiti!)
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 (Bought Girl Scout cookies)
62. Gone whale watching (Beautiful on our Tug Cruise in British Columbia)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (Not yet…)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (When I was in college and I was so embarrassed!)
68. Flown in a helicopter (I prefer planes)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (stuffed Teddy)
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 (Winter 2008)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper (Weekly!)
85. Read the entire Bible (Begot the begotten…)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (I thought I had to do this to become an adult!)
90. Sat on a jury (drugs)
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
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 (No, I don’t own one!)
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant
Total 54!


Vasilly said...

I only have thirty. I need to get out more.

maggie moran said...

This one does demand travel, Vasilly. Paris is out for me, though. Hubby will not go no manner how much I plea. :)

Susie said...

DANG, Maggie! You are even WAY cooler than I originally thought.(I have always found you to have an exceptional amount of the cool factor but this list I just I said, DANG Maggie!)You are younger than me! I've got to get busy!

Bookfool said...

Excellent! I got 52, but I think a few of them were iffy. I just posted mine, about an hour ago.

maggie moran said...

Thanks Susie! What about talking Dan into heading up a trip to China? I'm dying to see the Great Wall, but the language barrier is holding me back. Dan had mentioned it in 2002 as a NW jaunt, but things got politically messy and he dropped it. This is almost a bucket list...

Excellent to you Bookfool! I'm heading over to your blog right

Erica said...

you are such an accomplished woman, maggie! XD

maggie moran said...

This is a perfect meme for you Erica! I know you have travelled! Merry Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

I have so much fun reading your answer! Shooting stars in St. Thomas sound very romantic! The creator of this meme must be either a seasoned traveler or someone who wants to travel. I scored a 49. :)

maggie moran said...

You are so right, Matt! I think this person wants to show off or take off! :D I'm ready to pack for Paris or Hawaii today! It will be nice striking through those numbers.

Clair said...

Don't let the language barrier stop you from going to China...just make sure you are with someone...the Great Wall is impressive. I think that if I counted correctly, I only have done 25.

Style Expert said...

WOW! Maggie, I need to catch up! However, I can't do the water things or the bungee jumping! I am soo scary! Go Girl!

maggie moran said...

Clair, you could start your own meme, and I would have done zilch! Do you consider yourself of nomadic descent?!? So cool! ;)

Well, I have a good 15 years head start, Style Expert! I think we need to take the 4Ws on the road to Paris to see Richard Wright's home and knock off numbers 12, 19, and 50! :D