Friday, December 19, 2008

bold living

I've bolded the things I've done. i plan to do some of the rest, but some things on this list will NEVER happen. NEVER.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band- uhh, middle school!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (i think)
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 - (one of the "NEVERS")
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - no, but did see one over a canyon in wyoming. one of the most amazing things i've seen yet.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - will soon learn how to quill. can play about 2 notes on a guitar.
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 on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (but i did go to the doctor)
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 - lil' bit.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (only indoor. outdoor is on my list of things to do.)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke - i am so scared. but i think i will.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - i'll do this, too.
44. Visited Africa - I WILL do this. someday...sigh.
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 - during thunder storms? yes.
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 - one of the best days ever!
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 - almost certain i broke my pinkie in 7th grade. it is a whacky little thing now.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - want to!
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. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve - never.
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - i leave those kind of things to bradlee.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - does the underwear guy in time's square count?
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one - lost 4 classmates my senior year of high school, so i figure i've hit the quota for a while.
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


  1. you should put "never" by #82. dave ramsey would not approve.

  2. I would totally be in on going to Africa... always wanted to go there. Agree with the solo, I seriously sing at the top of my lungs in my car, wishing that God would some day bless my vocal chords, still waiting on that. What movie were you in?

  3. ashley, i will for sure let you know if i find a trip. (i've been looking and praying for a while now...) as for the movie i was in, well, it was an independent film called shiloh that played at the ragtag cinema in columbia. i was actually just supposed to edit the script and help out behind the camera, but somehow i ended up as the random girl in the background of most scenes. it was fun, though! and the story was true...about a guy (the one who wrote the script) who grew up on the streets.