Sunday, September 21, 2008

Starting Over

I don't know what I screwed up when I tried to change the templates a few weeks ago. So I'm starting over. I mean, it's not like you all missed me for those 45 seconds I was down, right?

So, I'll build it back up again.

In the meantime:

I found this on Stacy's blog (Zinnia's) and thought it would be fun, too!
Have you ever…
1. Touched an iceberg–no
2. Slept under the stars–unfortunately yes
3. Been a part of a hockey fight–why would I play hockey?
4. Changed a baby’s diaper–more than I care to
5. Watched a meteor shower–perhaps
6. Given to a charity–yes
7. Swam with wild dolphins–no
8. Climbed a mountain–many, via car
9. Held a tarantula–ewwww!
10. Said “I love you” and meant it–yes
11. Bungee jumped–why???
12. Visited Paris–YES, loved it, want to go back!
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea–no
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise–yes
15. Seen the Northern Lights–no
16. Gone to a huge sports game–yes - well, sporting event (Talladega race)
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty–no
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables–yes
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope–yes
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment–probably
21. Had a pillow fight–yes
22. Bet on a winning horse–no
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill–no - ask Christina, I don't even take sick days when I AM ill!
24. Held a lamb–no
25. Gone skinny dipping–no, are you kidding me? lol
26. Taken an ice cold bath–no
27. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar–no
28. Seen a total eclipse–don’t remember
29. Ridden a roller coaster–yes
30. Hit a home run–I don't think so
31. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking–ummm…NO!
32. Adopted an accent for fun–would talking like a pirate count?
33. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors–not yet
34. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment–yes
35. Loved your job 90% of the time–yes
36. Had enough money to be truly satisfied–yes
37. Watched wild whales–yes
38. Gone rock climbing–no
39. Gone on a walk on the beach–yes
40. Gone sky diving–ha ha ho ha ha hee hee ha
41. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant–no
42. Bench-pressed your own weight–no
43. Milked a cow–no
44. Alphabetized your personal files–yes
45. Worn a superhero costume–yes
46. Sung karaoke–yes
47. Lounged around in bed all day–only when sick
48. Gone scuba diving–no
49. Kissed in the rain–surely
50. Played in the mud—yes
51. Gone to a drive-in theater–yes
52. Done something you should regret–yes
53. Visited the Great Wall of China–no
54. Started a business–no
55. Been in a movie–no
56. Gone without food for 3 days–no
57. Made cookies from scratch–yes
58. Won first prize in a costume contest–no
59. Got flowers for no reason–yes
60. Spoken more than one language fluently–not fluently but enough to shop and eat :)
61. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone–probably, but not physical
62. Bounced a check–yes
63. Read and understood your credit report–yes
64. Found out something significant that your ancestors did–yes
65. Called or written your Congress person–yes
66. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over–no
67. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge–I've been ON it
68. Helped an animal give birth–no
69. Been fired or laid off from a job–yes
70. Won money–yes
71. Broken a bone–yes
72. Ridden a motorcycle–yes
73. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph–no, darn it
74. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon–no
75. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing–no
77. Had your picture in the newspaper–yes
78. Read the Bible cover to cover–no
79. Changed some one’s mind about something you care deeply about–probably
80. Gone back to school–no
81. Changed your name–yes
82. Eaten fried green tomatoes–yum
83. Read The Iliad–yes (in fact, I pulled it out to reference something yesterday!)
84. Taught yourself an art from scratch–scrapbooking & photography
85. Killed and prepared an animal for eating–no, but I've watched it done
86. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt–yes, even though the injured party claimed not to be injured
87. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language–yes
88. Been elected to public office–no
89. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream–not yet
90. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you–yes
91. Dyed your hair–yes
92. Rocked a baby to sleep–yes
93. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four–*snort*
94. Raked your carpet–raked my carpet???
95. Worn a mood ring–yes
96. Ridden a horse–yes
97. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap–girl scouts rocks
98. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe–of course!
99. Buried a child-no
100. Gone to a Broadway play–not ON Broadway
101. Been inside the pyramids–no
102. Shot a basketball into a basket–yes
103. Danced at a disco–no
104. Played in a band–yes!
105. Shot a bird–does with my finger count?
106. Gone to an arboretum–yes
107. Tutored someone–yes
108. Ridden a train–yes
109. Brought an old fad back into style–I doubt it
110. Eaten caviar–blech
111. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need–probably
112. Ridden a giraffe or elephant–no
113. Published a book–no, but I've been published IN a book
114. Pieced a quilt–no
115. Lived in a historic place–yes - but isn't everything really historic?
116. Acted in a play or performed on a stage–yes
117. Asked for a raise–yes
118. Made a hole-in-one mini golfing–I think so
119. Gone deep sea fishing–no
120. Gone roller skating–yes
121. Run a marathon–are you INSANE?
122. Learned to surf–no
123. Invented something–no
124. Flown first class–no
125. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury hotel–yes
126. Sang a solo–no
127. Gone spelunking–if going IN a cave counts then yes
128. Learned how to take a compliment–yes
129. Written a love-story–no
130. Seen Michelangelo’s David–yes
131. Had your portrait painted–no
132. Written a fan letter–probably
133. Spent the night in something haunted–hell no
134. Ran away–no
135. Learned to juggle–no
136. Been a boss–not really
137. Sat on a jury–no
138. Lied about your weight–who doesn’t?
139. Gone on a diet–yes
140. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget–yes
141. Written a poem–yes
142. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox–yes
143. Gotten food poisoning–no
144. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission–no
145. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks–yes
146. Gone to the opera–no
147. Gotten a letter from someone famous–yes
148. Worn knickers–I don't even know what those are
149. Ridden in a limousine–yes
150. Attended the Olympics–yes
151. Can hula or waltz–must I?
152. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books–yes
153. Been stuck in an elevator–no
154. Had a revelatory dream–I don’t know what that is
155. Thought you might crash in an airplane–doesn’t everyone?
156. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert–I don't think so
157. Saved someone’s life–yes
158. Eaten raw whale–why???
159. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint–no
160. Laughed till your side hurt–yes
161. Straddled the equator–no
162. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing–yes
163. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival–no
164. Sent a message in a bottle–yes
165. Spent the night in a hostel–no
166. Been a cashier–yes
167. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt–no
168. Joined a union–no
169. Donated blood–yes
170. Built a campfire–yes
171. Kept a blog–yes, I try
172. Had hives–no
173. Worn custom made shoes or boots–no
174. Made a PowerPoint Presentation–yes
175. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course–no
176. Served at a soup kitchen–no
177. Conquered the Rubik’s cube–well, if peeling the stickers off and rearranging them counts, then yes! LOL
178. Known CPR–yes
179. Gone fishing–yes
180. Found a long lost friend–yes
181. Voted for a contestant on American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance–yes
182. Successfully convinced someone you were of a different nationality–never tried
183. Received a promotion–yes
184. Movie-hopped (Gone to two movies in a theater and only paying for the first movie)–no, do people do that???
185. Planned a surprise party for someone–yes
186. Beaten all levels of a video game–no
187. Driven more than 2,500 miles on a cross-country trip–yes, multiple times
188. Cried yourself to sleep–yes
189. Stayed awake for more than 24 hours–not that I recall
190. Crossed a national border by car–yes
191. Been to an island–no
192. Been completely out of debt (student loans, house, and all)–nope
193. Read a book from the Twilight series–no
194. Traveled to Italy–yes
195. Given birth–yes
196. Found a bra that fits perfectly–yes
197. Learned to meditate–no
198. Owned your dream car–no
199. Learned to love eating raw vegetables–yuck
200. Seen all 50 states–no, but I have seen 30 of them

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