Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Life I Have Lived....The Life I Hope to Live

My daughter Bridgete had this list on her blog. The object was to copy the list, bold the items you have done and post it for everyone to read but I am going to follow her example. I have separated into three groups-- have done, not yet and no thank you (if I can help it).

Have Done

1. Started your own blog (2 in fact...the other with Bridgete detailing the move from Portland to Boston)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (Wonderbroads Rule!)
4. Visited Hawaii (and would love to go back)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
10. Sang a solo (many, many times)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I still suck at art!)
16. Had food poisoning
21. Had a pillow fight
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (but not for many years)
24. Built a snow fort
26. Gone skinny dipping
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (both)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (I’ve been to Germany, but still have many places left to see)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (its all in perception of satisfaction)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
60. Served at a soup kitchen
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
67. Bounced a check (that was a long time ago!)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Winnie the Pooh is over 40. That’s all I’m saying)
77. Broken a bone (It was only a toe…but it’s a bone)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
83. Walked in Jerusalem (and Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Masada, Jerico…)
88. Had chickenpox (I have no idea when…but my blood says I did)
90. Sat on a jury (twice)
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one (too many…way too many)
94. Had a baby (only the best !)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (Does the Dead Sea count? It’s A salt lake?)
97. Been involved in a lawsuit (Does bankruptcy count?)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Hope to Do Someday

9. Held a praying mantis
12. Visited Paris ( in 2010)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (will do when I get there)
20. Slept on an overnight train
25. Held a lamb
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (MUST get to Italy)
29. Seen a total eclipse
32. Been on a cruise
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (see 28)
40. Seen Michelangelo's David (28)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (made it to Yellowstone..but missed Old Faithful)
44. Visited Africa
47. Had your portrait painted
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (again…28)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (see 12)
55. Been in a movie (would love to put this on the have list!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
68. Flown in a helicopter (planes of all sizes…even small craft)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times
74. Toured the Everglades
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (2010)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (I am not walking out on that clear bridge thing, though)
80. Published a book (I FULLY intend to achieve this, a few times)
81. Visited the Vatican (well if I haven’t seen the Sistine Chapel…)
82. Bought a brand new car
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
89. Saved someone’s life
95. Seen the Alamo in person

No Thank You

8. Climbed a mountain
11. Bungee jumped (oh hell no!!)
15. Adopted a child (too old…)
22. Hitch hiked (too scary these days)
27. Run a Marathon
31. Hit a home run (I’m really not gifted sports wise)
39. Gone rock climbing (I don’t do heights)
46. Been transported in an ambulance –(I really hope not!)
48. Gone deep sea fishing (don’t swim)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (see 48)
65. Gone sky diving (see 11)
75. Been fired from a job (Please no)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (ewwwwhh)

2 comments:

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Great idea. I like that you separated them- much easier to understand. How long did it take you to do this? I would so over-think it! ;)

KC McAuley said...

It took some time to rearrange the list...but it wasn't that hard to separate out the things I'd like to do from the things I wouldn't. Either my age, my skills, or my fears defined that list pretty well.