200 Things

Yet another meme. It came here via Realization, Big Pink Cookie and Jay Allen. I have highlighted the items that apply to me.

N.B.: Why am I the first to make this an Ordered List?

  • Bought everyone in the pub a drink
  • Swam with wild dolphins
  • Climbed a mountain
  • Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
  • Been inside the Great Pyramid
  • Held a tarantula.
  • Taken a candlelit bath with someone
  • Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
  • Hugged a tree
  • Done a striptease
  • Bungee jumped
  • Visited Paris
  • Watched a lightning storm at sea
  • Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
  • Seen the Northern Lights
  • Gone to a huge sports game
  • Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  • Touched an iceberg
  • Slept under the stars
  • Changed a baby’s diaper
  • Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  • Watched a meteor shower
  • Gotten drunk on champagne
  • Given more than you can afford to charity
  • Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  • Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  • Had a food fight
  • Bet on a winning horse
  • Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  • Asked out a stranger
  • Had a snowball fight
  • Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
  • Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
  • Held a lamb
  • Enacted a favorite fantasy
  • Taken a midnight skinny dip
  • Taken an ice cold bath
  • Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
  • Seen a total eclipse
  • Ridden a roller coaster
  • Hit a home run
  • Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
  • Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  • Adopted an accent for an entire day
  • Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  • Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  • Had two hard drives for your computer
  • Visited all 50 states
  • Loved your job for all accounts
  • Taken care of someone who was shit faced
  • Had enough money to be truly satisfied (money != satisfaction)
  • Had amazing friends
  • Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
  • Watched wild whales
  • Stolen a sign
  • Backpacked in Europe
  • Taken a road-trip
  • Rock climbing
  • Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
  • Midnight walk on the beach
  • Sky diving
  • Visited Ireland
  • Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
  • In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
  • Visited Japan
  • Benchpressed your own weight
  • Milked a cow
  • Alphabetized your records
  • Pretended to be a superhero
  • Sung karaoke
  • Lounged around in bed all day
  • Posed nude in front of strangers
  • Scuba diving
  • Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
  • Kissed in the rain
  • Played in the mud
  • Played in the rain
  • Gone to a drive-in theater
  • Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
  • Visited the Great Wall of China
  • Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
  • Dropped Windows in favor of something better
  • Started a business
  • Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
  • Toured ancient sites
  • Taken a martial arts class
  • Swordfought for the honor of a woman
  • Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
  • Gotten married
  • Been in a movie
  • Crashed a party
  • Loved someone you shouldn’t have
  • Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
  • Gotten divorced
  • Had sex at the office
  • Gone without food for 5 days
  • Made cookies from scratch
  • Won first prize in a costume contest
  • Ridden a gondola in Venice
  • Gotten a tattoo
  • Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
  • Rafted the Snake River
  • Been on television news programs as an “expert”
  • Got flowers for no reason
  • Masturbated in a public place
  • Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
  • Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
  • Performed on stage
  • Been to Las Vegas
  • Recorded music
  • Eaten shark
  • Had a one-night stand
  • Gone to Thailand
  • Seen Siouxsie live
  • Bought a house
  • Been in a combat zone
  • Buried one/both of your parents
  • Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
  • Been on a cruise ship
  • Spoken more than one language fluently
  • Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
  • Bounced a check
  • Performed in Rocky Horror
  • Read – and understood – your credit report
  • Raised children
  • Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
  • Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
  • Created and named your own constellation of stars
  • Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
  • Found out something significant that your ancestors did
  • Called or written your Congress person
  • Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
  • …more than once? – More than thrice?
  • Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
  • Had an abortion or your female partner did
  • Had plastic surgery
  • Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
  • Wrote articles for a large publication
  • Lost over 100 pounds
  • Held someone while they were having a flashback
  • Piloted an airplane
  • Petted a stingray
  • Broken someone’s heart
  • Helped an animal give birth
  • Been fired or laid off from a job
  • Won money on a T.V. game show
  • Broken a bone
  • Killed a human being
  • Gone on an African photo safari
  • Ridden a motorcycle
  • Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
  • Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
  • Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  • Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
  • Ridden a horse
  • Had major surgery
  • Had sex on a moving train
  • Had a snake as a pet
  • Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
  • Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
  • Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
  • Visited all 7 continents
  • Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  • Eaten kangaroo meat
  • Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
  • Been a sperm or egg donor
  • Eaten sushi
  • Had your picture in the newspaper
  • Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
  • Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
  • Gotten someone fired for their actions
  • Gone back to school
  • Parasailed
  • Changed your name
  • Petted a cockroach
  • Eaten fried green tomatoes
  • Read The Iliad
  • Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
  • Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them.
  • …and gotten 86–ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
  • Taught yourself an art from scratch
  • Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  • Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
  • Skipped all your school reunions
  • Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
  • Been elected to public office
  • Written your own computer language
  • Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
  • Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  • Built your own PC from parts
  • Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
  • Had a booth at a street fair
  • Dyed your hair
  • Been a DJ
  • Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
  • Written your own role playing game
  • Been arrested