Sunday, August 17, 2008

Experience List

So I've been plurking and lurking lately, saw this on Aoj's blog and wanted to play along.

The experiences in bold are the ones I’ve done. Feel free to tag yourself!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink -at least it felt like everyone!
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree-in my hippy phase
10. Bungee jumped-never
11. Visited Paris-three times, including my honeymoon
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea-don't watch anything at sea, just lie there until the agony of sea travel is over!
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights-hope to some day
15. Gone to a huge sports game-Wimbledon semi and finals day 2006
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (now closed to the public)-very scary on the leaning side as no rails to stop you from falling
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables-if lettuce and herbs count
18. Touched an iceberg-lettuce that is
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s nappy
21. Taken a trip on a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Got drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment-whilst reading a prayer when a girl didn't go down too well and I was nearly thrown out
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse-never bet on anything ever.
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight-back when it used to snow here
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run-if rounders counts!
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking -still do
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer -you what?
40. Visited all 50 states-only two
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends-and still have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country-was invited to a wedding in Greece, had a ball dancing the night away.
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing- including once without equipment at the age of seven...I had a lucky escape
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland-hell I live here!
52. Been heartbroken for longer than when you were in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds-well it was better than studying and it didn't last long!
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke-very badly
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain -tennis the other day and nearly got hypothermia
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight-what's D&D
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest-the children were in the costumes but as I dressed them I'll count it as me winning as well!
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason-not often enough
84. Performed on stage-ballet, tap and modern dance
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror-danced in audience at Rocky Horror...
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived-the aforementioned rock climbing incident
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds-cash or fat? Had 60 pounds stolen from our tent when asleep once
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours-I wasn't well
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states-not difficult, I've only visited the US twice
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read-The French Leuitenants Woman (I didn't enjoy it)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language-does fluttering one's eyelids count?
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream-one of them anyway (and not the one where I'm married to Johnny Depp)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone’s life


Anonymous said...

well hi there stranger.
this is one long list, can you imagine if someone out there had done everything on it?!
I just couldn't bring myself to go up those stairs in the leaning
tower of Pisa.
and how come you have never been on a roller coaster?

Beccy said...

Thank you, I have been on a roller coaster so must go and do some editing!

Beckie said...

I'm so glad you blogged!

Great list - I might have to steal the idea.

Steffi said...

Great list and I´m so glad to hear from you again!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Hey! I got you blogging!!

ChrisB said...

When I read this @aoj's I had a feeling you might do this. I'm now peeved (no upset) that she can get you to blog and your poor mother can't! :(

Molly said...

Hooray, Beccy,
You have posted a blog entry. I am sure that your mother's gentle urging also encouraged you to write a post.

lisaschaos said...

OMG, OMG, you actually posted?! For reals, you typed those little keys and made words pop up on my screen!

Great to see you back!!

Pamela said...

D&D Dungeons and Dragons

I've done a lot of things on the Snake River -- everything except rafting. We go boating on it -- and we've jet boated up Hells Canyon, too.

I tell you what. Let's trade houses, so I can live in Ireland
and you can go rafting on the Snake.

Anonymous said...


Nice to see you back and I love the list, I'm going to do it when I get home :)

elena jane said...

great list, i'm gonna snag it!
and it's good to have ya back :)

giants fan said...

I can not tell you how happy I am to see you back!!

Oh, happy day!!!

Emma in Canada said...

Well you know...if you were to come to Alberta you would see the Northern Lights. Just saying.

my4kids said...

I'll have to do this one sometime. Also if you visited Alaska you would see the Northern Lights also...