Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Away Right Now

Hello. This is Katie. I'm away from my blog right now because I'm feeling rather blah and have little I want to say. Have a list that many others have already completed.

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars (I hate camping. Don't understand the appeal.)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (I'm hoping to make another trip in the spring. I love it there.)
5. Watched a meteor shower (In college. It was anti-climatic.)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (When I started my post-doc, I went a bit crazy with the 'I make money! Have some!' idea.)
7. Been to Disneyland/world (World - multiple times.)
8. Climbed a mountain (The hill was bad enough.)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (Would you like to swing on a star? 7th grade. I won 1st place.)
11. Bungee jumped (Feel sick just thinking about it.)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I took a class in grade school. I can draw a cube. That is all.)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (I still can't eat tenderloins.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (Well, Friend planted the tomato. And watered the tomato. So this is actually a lie.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked (I did pick one up once. By accident!)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (I grew up in a relatively rural community. The lamb came to the classroom!)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (Maybe - I can't recall.)
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 my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (Japanese. If by "language," I can mean "three sentences.")
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (In the spring. Hopefully.)
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 my 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 (Snorkeling in O'ahu.)
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 (Long live the Thin Mint!)
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 (Once - just after I moved. I was humiliated.)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Lots and lots.)
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 (Chapters! And I've written two books! But I still can't bold.)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper (I used to write a column.)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (In junior high - that was positively hideous.)
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 ("Is that it?" I said.)
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
100. Ridden an elephant

1 comment:

seekingacademia said...

Wow you've done some cool stuff! An elephant and skinny dipping?! Nice.

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