Not So Much a Bucket List as a What Have I Done So Far List

I found this on the blog of one Genevieve, Friend of Emily, and thought, "This will be a larf."*


UPDATE: Clarifying the elephant question for Genny - I think I rode an elephant at the KC renaissance festival. I admit it may be a manufactured memory, so I'm changing it from "accomplished" to "sort of accomplished."

UPDATE: Clarifying the grandparents/ancestry question for Juli - Canada doesn't count as a place. And Grandpa was from Arizona, so that's what I'm going with.

UPDATE: I realize now I've done this survey before. Click here to compare what I had/hadn't done as of then.

UPDATE TO THE LAST UPDATE: I realize nower (more now?) there are several differences in the list from the first time I did it and this most recent time. Take that for what you will.

Italics - accomplished
Underlined - sort of accomplished
Bold - want to do
Strikethrough - will never happen
UPDATE: if the numbered entry is unaltered, it means I have no disposition toward it either way

1. Started my own blog (hint: you're reading it right now)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (it doesn't say marching band doesn't count)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (I've climbed half a mountain twice, so that counts as one mountain, right?)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (well, I kind of taught myself guitar, though I had pointers)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (nothing severe, just the kind that familiarizes you with the nearest bathroom)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I went as high as we could go, which wasn't very high at all)
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (not very impressive)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (maybe/probably, but since I can't remember, no go)
26. Gone skinny dipping (tried to, the pool wouldn't let me in)
27. Skied 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 (this is actually one of my life dreams, as weird as that sounds)
32. Been on a cruise (do ferries from Greece to Italy to Spain count? No? Then no)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (Arizona and Utah, not very impressive)
35. Seen an Amish community (thank you, Clark, Missouri)
36. Taught myself a new language (German or Italian, please)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (rapelling is the same thing but in reverse)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (would have if not for stupid Mondays)
41. Sung karaoke (Mack the Knife at Juli's med school BBQ)
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 (got halfway, chickened out)
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 (went with a friend as a kid once, but I'm sure that don't count)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner one year, though I don't think we were there for the actual dinner)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (change "sold" to "eat large quantities of" and you've got a winner)
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 (I was laid off/cut from Waldenbooks after the holidays)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (I saw the guard changing in Moscow and Monaco)
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 my 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 (Mel Carnahan, Missouri governor; also met Kevin Kilner....this guy)
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 (stung by a wasp, which is worse)
100. Ridden an elephant

*"Larf" is a combination of the words "laugh" and "lark (defined as a merry, carefree adventure; frolic; escapade)". Yes, I know there's no "f" in either word.


genevieve said…
Shout ouuuuuut! Wooooo! You rode an elephant?!!
Julina said…
#34 - Actually Grandma Y was born in Canada, so that's an underline (unless you snuck up to Alberta when no one was looking)...

#41 - Mom and I were just remembering that this weekend - so awesome!

#90 - I've done that! (I might be the only family member who has?)

Good list - a few surprises, but not too many...

Emily S. said…
you make me larf. Just sayin'.

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