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