Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just for fun . . . 100 drops of rain and more

Got this from blog friend but don't intend to pass it on so won't link. It started out as a list of 100. I added a few more. The things in red, I have experienced.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band -- well, really it was a hand bell and chime choir

4. Visited Hawaii == and lived there three years and had one son while there.

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland - and was there opening day for California Adventure and was one of the first 100 in the gate as we "camped out" all night long -- until opening ceremonies the next morning.

8. Climbed a mountain --many ON throughout my life, mostly rockhunting

9. Held a praying mantis -- no, but got a neat photo of one.

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch == hairpinlace crochet

15. Adopted a child-- no but sent money to help "pagan babies" when attending Catholic high school

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 returning home to Idaho from Portland, Oregon just before I moved to Washington.

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill -- that's how I went to the opening for California Adventure since I was already down there for a workshop the day before and right across the street from Disneyland. . .

24. Built a snow fort -- many

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping once

27. Run a Marathon-- well, I walked and finished the Portland Marathon in 2005

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - both and also at the Grand Canyon

31. Hit a home run -

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person from both the US and Canada sides

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

36. Seen an Amish community

37. Taught yourself a new language - well I worked hard at German in high school and college

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing -- well not on wall but in nature

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt-- several times

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight in Oregon and Hawaii

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted-- no but sketched at a county fair when I was 21

48. Gone deep sea fishing -- off Ensenada, Mexico when we were fishing for yellow tail tuna and little sister caught one!

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling-- snorkeled in Hawaii

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud -- many times including two years ago with the daycare kids I was teaching

54. Gone to a drive-in theater -- many times

55. Been in a movie - no but I was on the radio for a kids program and interviewed when I was 7

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class Ty Kwon do (spelling) but quit after two lessons

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving for battered women's shelter

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-- you don't want to know how many I sold and my daughter sold when she was the age to do it too. Lets just say we set Council records.

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason == well no special occasion but the card always said "I love you!"

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma -- I tried but they sent me home and told me I needed some myself.

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy-- I have a doll that was a kewpie and had wings

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial when I was 19

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt -- 3 baby ones and 3 twin size ones completely myself. Pieced many blocks for our charity quilting at church

73. Stood in Times Square and walked and ran

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job -- my last one at a daycare -- they couldn't afford to pay me ten dollars an hour any longer so I lost the job.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London -- ONLY on TV

77. Broken a bone -- the radius of my left hand and the ulna was cracked when I tried to help a Brownie roller skate and she pulled back on my arm and I fell on the other one when roller skating with my Girl Scout troop

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - on the back of one when I was working at a nursing home and the cook -- a young lady -- gave me a ride home on hers.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book -- no but articles have been published in newspaper and magazines

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car -- only with my hubby since I don't drive

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper-- when I taught 10-- 4th graders to do hairpinlace crochet during their free time at school in the media center and we made a collective baby blanket together and donated it to a teacher who just had a baby. The local newspaper felt it newsworthy.

85. Read the entire Bible many times over but not in one read!!!!!!

86. Visited the White House - outside only because they weren't accepting visitors the day we came to DC

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- no but watched my mom cut heads off chickens

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury == just this year

91. Met someone famous -- Pat Boone -- he was my singing idol when growing up while everyone else liked Elvis instead -- met him at a cncert in Oregon and again at the church he attends in California. As a young kid, I was a fan club President for him.

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one -- many including parents, twin sister, 2 brothers and oldest sister and grandparents

94. Had a baby --3

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit - does divorce count?

98. Owned a mobile phone-- is that a cell? yes.

99. Been stung by a bee--several

100. Read an entire book in one day -- many

Since this isn't going to travel anywhere, I will add to it too:

101. Lived in 13 homes in 10 years when married.

102. Flew across the US from northern California to NY with three children, one 6 weeks old, one 16 months old and one 3 and half by myself and a bunch of other passengers

103. Resigned from a job I loved because I did not want to be the Administrator besides teach K and a First grade split.

104. Tried snowshoeing a trail with a group with no practice and failed miserably

105. Cross country skied with 5th grade class when student teaching.

106. Learned how to start knitting at the county fair.

107. Had 40 pen pals I wrote to regularly when I was ten years old -- all long hand and earned money for stamps and stationery while babysitting.

108. Was leader of a Brownie Girl Scout troop, a Junior Girl Scout Troop and Neighborhood Chairman for the rest of the leaders all in one year.

109. Helped daughter (5th gr) deliver 999 boxes of Girl Scout cookies she had taken orders for that year -- we did it on foot since I didn't drive.

110. Hairpin lace crocheted 37 scarves and three hats for mission projects last year.

111. Learned to square dance as a child and did it regularly on Friday night for fun and was on television dancing.

112. I loved having a twin sister until she went to heaven when we were 33.

113. Saw the Rockettes dance at Radio City Music Hall -- found out from my Dad that he dressed as a lady and did ballet dancing on the stage in New York when he was a young man.

114. Went to the New York World's Fair when I was 19 and later saw "It's a Small World" that was there moved to Disneyland after it was over.

115. Traveled with my parents and litle sister to over 40 states and Canada and Mexico when I was 19 -- in a camper.

116. Graduated from college when I was 40.

117. Planted 36 tomato plants in my first garden in upstate new York when I was married and never ran out of great home grown tomatoes

118. Had a paper route when I was an adult.

119. Each of my three kids were born in differnt states: Massachusetts, Hawaii and northern California

120. Own 5 computers and only two work presently, one doesn't work on internet anymore and was my first and this is my only hope presently. All Apple computers. Well, one I got from freecycle to see what I could do with it.

121. My minor in college was Media Specialist and I worked as a sub for 8 months for a mediaspecialist one year.


Malyss said...

Well, I'm glad to read about all that, that way I know you better, and I like many things of what I can read; The funny is that, in the beginning, I've almost made all the things you wrote in white (visiting Paris, saw the pise tower, Mona Lisa,went on my ancestors birthplace; etc...)Well, I'm glad having meet you, Paulie!

Love Bears All Things said...

I feel like I know you better now.

RuneE said...

You certainly seem to have lived an interesting life! I can beat you on a couple of things though: I have been twice to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris and I have watched the changing of the guards in London (1970). BTW, I was also present in Hyde Park and outside Buckingham Palace at the funeral of The Princess Diana (but that was purely accidental).

Regarding computers: I am at the moment trying to integrate a three year old Apple IMac G5 (my first) into a network of PC, printers and games machines. I think I'll have to get a Ph.D in Unix.

storyteller said...

I enjoyed learning more about you in this post so thanks for sharing. I hope you get to take a cruise one day ... I've been on two (one to Alaska - the other to the Caribbean) and found them both most enjoyable. Methinks I'd have trouble moving as much as you did ... in fact I've lived in just 3 places during my entire life ... all of them in Southern California ;--)

I have a list of 101 Things about Me that I created for my 101st post at Small Reflections quite a while back and also did something similar to your list here a few months ago at Small Reflections.
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