Posted by: ralphy36 | January 20, 2009

A Life Lived Fully?
So I found this meme on Michelle‘s blog. I thought I’d share mine with you.

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to – leave in plain font

1. started your own blog-Yup
2. slept under the stars-For an entire summer after college when I was a camp counselor.
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii-Honeymoon on Maui
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyworld-On at least three occasions, possibly four. My grandmother lived an hour or two from Orlando, so we would stop along the way to see her.
8. climbed a mountainNot a big one, but I climbed it.
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch-Cross stitching counts, right!
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning-Wouldn’t recommend it.
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetablesWe grew tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and herbs at our 3rd floor condo. Go figure we bought a house with too much shade to grow veggies:(
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train-On a trip from Maryland to Florida to visit family.
21. had a pillow fight-Got to love sleepovers
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill-No comment:)
24. built a snow fort-Summer 1996. I almost got lost in the snow…no school for 2 weeks:)
25. held a lambI worked as a camp counselor one summer and we all did.
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset-Many times
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person-With my family when I was little.
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community-Visited Lancaster, PA in second grade
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight-Love Duck, NC
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your 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-Theoretically I am scuba certified to 120ft. Haven’t been in years.
52. kissed in the rain-Don’t tell Allen;)
53. played in the mud-My sister loved 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 cookiesDuring my short stint as a girlscout
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason-Allen is just like that.
64. donated blood
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-Sebastian the puppy lives in Nathaniel’s closet…someday he will come out to play
70. visited the Lincoln memorial-several times
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square-Band trip!
74. toured the Everglades-On a trip to see my grandmom
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in London
77. broken a bone-Left wrist in first grade…the cast stunk!
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 car1996 Plymouth Neon named Esmerelda
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible-Over two semesters in college
86. visited the White House-Twice…it is awesome at Christmas…I wish they would do that again.
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox-When I was 12…it sucked!
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 babyNathaniel Mark
95. seen the Alamo in person.
96. taken a road trip-Isn’t that what college is for:)
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee-The staff at Woodley Gardens pool knew me as the bee kid one summer
100. met the love of your life-That would be Allen

Not too shabby. Interesting that most of my want to do items are overseas travel. I was born in Germany and my parents did a lot of traveling while mom was pregnant with me and while I was an infant/toddler. I have not had a chance to go back since my dad was transferred back to the US. Every time I say I would like to go to Europe, my dad reminds me that I have already been:) Not quite the same.



  1. I love most of the things on your to do list, but you really don’t want to get in a lawsuit or adopt a child. The first is too stressful and expensive, and the second is expensive, stressful, and can land you in a lawsuit!

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