150 Things

Rather bored this evening, and while surfing stumbled into this intriguing idea which pepped me up.  It’s a fixed list of 150 things, and you are to bold the things you have done.  I’ve added some details in parentheses.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (It was a small bar, and the drinks were cheap)
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (I’ll never tell)
08. Said “I love you” and meant it (he knows who he is!)
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris (with the guy from 7 and 8 above)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Awesome sight!  When I was 16, in the Caribbean)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (My eldest sister and I, in a rare moment of peace)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (The Swingin’ A’s, of course!)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (Bush beans, corn, tomatoes, tomatillos – all grown at my previous residence in the crappy town that had one saving grace:  good soil)
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (camping – ugh!  Most recent camping experiences have been obnoxious drunk men at the adjacent campsite)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (I have 8 nieces and nephews.  Lucky me. :()
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity (I like the Nature Conservancy)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (Not a big fan, though; I prefer microscopes)
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (When the big boss was hollering)
27. Had a food fight (grade school, and of course I am duly ashamed of myself)

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight (with my cousin and sisters – great fun!)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (Many!)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking (Needless to say, was drunk at the time)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (Yeah, it was pretty geeky.  I pretended to be someone raised in Jamaica.  Seriously.  On a date.  And the guy bought it.)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer (Yep!)
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (Tit for tat:  she did the same for me)
42. Had amazing friends (I do indeed)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (The Catholic school girls and I dancing to reggae in Jamaica)
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach (Santa Cruz.  It was autumn.  I thought I was in love.)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (In Eureka, my friends and I joined a family and each party entertained the other)
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs (OCD)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (Coffee with Bailey’s for breakfast does that to you)
60. Played touch football (in the mud; see 63)
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (the guy from 7, 8 and 11)
63. Played in the mud (Football with my sisters and their boyfriends)
64. Played in the rain (Boston: danced in the streets in the rain)
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre (Saw Swiss Family Robinson
when I was … well, I was very young)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (herbal bath products)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class (Tae kwon do)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married (21 years ago)
73. Been in a movie (I was an extra in a really, really bad Robbie Benson movie)

74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days (For some reason, I went on a cleansing program when I was 16.  I broke the fast with a cream puff.  I couldn’t resist it.  It was on a cooling rack, so freshly baked, calling to me, beckoning me …)
77. Made cookies from scratch (Many times)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason (Cuz I am wonderful?)
84. Performed on stage (I played in an orchestra)
85. Been to Las Vegas (Lost)
86. Recorded music (Yep.  Had to do a couple of takes as I was wearing wood clogs and was unconsciously tapping my feet.  For the final take I was barefoot.)

87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date (When did I not kiss on a first date?)
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (This one)
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship (At 16, Caribbean, music tour)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold (17, college, tecquila)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open (My voice doesn’t suck)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived (Rolled the car)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray (It was so cool!)
110. Broken someone’s heart (He was a jerk)

111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone (Finger.  Toe.)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (I learned that horses bite)
119. Had major surgery (Not fun)

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period (17, college, tecquila)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi (One of my favorite foods)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (16, music related)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (… and dropped out again)

131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey (Aeneas is a wacko)
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (Tolstoy, War and Peace
, an absolute page-turner – brilliant!)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions (My past ought to be forgotten)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (nodding of heads and a smile to mean Thanks and this was fortunately understood)
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair (16, Caribbean)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident (Yeah, that sucked)
150. Saved someone’s life

The originator intended this to be 150 things before age 30, but I am innovating on that and just calling it 150 Things because I am ever so slightly older than 30.  🙂

Thanks to Ruhii for the idea.

I don’t tag as a rule, but suggest this as a fun exercise.


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