Have You Ever?

Alfred Thompson posted this list to his alternative blog yesterday.  I started to work my way down the list but stopped.  I was losing track and decided to regain focus by putting it in a post myself.  It was fun – thanks, Alfred – and if you’re looking for fodder of a post of your own, go for it.  I won’t do the “tag you” routine but if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged and give it a shot.  If you do, leave a link in the comments so I can see how you did.

It’ll be the easiest blog post you’ve ever written.  Just copy/paste and find some way to identify the ones you’ve done.

Following Alfred’s lead, things I’ve done are bolded and italicized.

1. Started your own blog 
2. Slept under the stars 
3. Played in a band 
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower 
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
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 
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning 
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables 
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight 
22. Hitch hiked 
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort 
25. Held a lamb 
26. Gone skinny dipping 
27. Run 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 
32. Been on a cruise 
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community 
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
41. Sung karaoke 
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 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 
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
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
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 
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
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 your 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 
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 lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone 
99. Been stung by a bee 
100. Read an entire book in one day

54/100 – Looks like there’s plenty of exciting things left to do.

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3 thoughts on “Have You Ever?

  1. Probably it’s one that I had chosen and then unchose because of, as you say, interpretation. “Had a Baby”. I wrestled with what “had” actually meant. I was there every step of the way for all three.

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