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Tagged: 99 Things

Since it’s the end of the year, I thought I’d reflect on some of the things I’ve done (in bold), even if they weren’t necessarily done in 2008.

  1. Started your own blog
  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
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
  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 over night on a 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
  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
  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
  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

What have you done, this year or any other?

Happy 2009 to all!

Tagged: 7 Quirky Things About Me

Truth be told, I’m not one for these sorts of things. I believe they are the “Fwd:” of the blogging world. However, I really do enjoy reading what other people are interested in, or have done, or find quirky. And since this blog is a journal of sorts for posterity’s sake, I thought I’d share some little insights into my personality.

Tagged by – Jamie K.

  1. Though I don’t always realize it, I’ve been told that I adapt my speaking style to copy whoever I’m talking to at the moment. Colin calls me a voice chameleon.
  2. This is perhaps more boring than quirky, but I floss my teeth the same way every night: bottom left to right, then top left to right.
  3. Every day, in the shower, I make what Colin likes to call a “hair monster” on the wall: I take all of the hair that has come out as I’ve run my fingers through while washing and conditioning and stick it to the tile so that it doesn’t go down the drain. (Why am I growing my hair out again???)
  4. I’ve tried and tried to change, but I can’t stand drinking the leftover milk in my cereal bowl, so I make sure I pour only enough to cover the goods.
  5. Which probably stems from my next quirk which is that I don’t like little floating things in my drinks. Therefore, I’m not “a dipper” as we say in our household (no cookie dunking for me), but “a sipper” whereby I can enjoy a smooth, chunk-free liquid. Consequently, I always buy pulp-free orange juice, sans “ickys” as I’ve always called them.
  6. Almost without fail I eat Oreo cookies whole. Who needs the extra work of separating them?
  7. Lastly–and this is a controversial one, folks– I prefer actual plays to musicals when going to the theater. Sure, I think the songs are clever and fun to sing along to, but I’d much rather see “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” than “Wicked.” I know, I’m edgy.

And now I’m required to commit others to divulging their quirks:

I tag Denita, Andrea, Ashley, Lee, and Katie.

(Please feel free to ignore, if desired.)