2.06.2009

300th Post

I've been a little lacking in the blogging department lately but it isn't for lack of things to post.  I have a long list of posts to get on this  poor neglected blog.  I am hoping to get back into a routine with blogging. I just haven't quite hit my stride this year with balancing school, errands, housework, Morgan's gymnastics, evening commitments, and just being a wife and mommy.

I went to write a post today and noticed this would be my 300th post.  So I don't have anything exciting or creative, but I did see this little survey (for lack of a better word) on some other blogs a few months ago. I saw a few different versions so I combined them to make this one.

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. Touched an iceberg
2.
Slept under the stars
3.
Changed a baby's diaper - just a few :o)
4. Watched a meteor shower
5.
Given more than you can afford to charity
6.
Swam with wild dolphins
7. Climbed a mountain
8.
Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Bungee jumped - no thank you
10.
Visited Paris
11.
Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
12. Seen the Northern Lights
13. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty - been there multiple times but never stood in line to walk the stairs
14.
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
15.
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
16.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment 
17.
Had a pillow fight
18. Bet on a winning horse
19.
Taken a sick day when you're not ill
20.
Built a snow fort
21.
Held a lamb - when i was younger we raised sheep. we held and bottle fed some lambs in our house if their mothers rejected them.
22.
Gone skinny dipping
23.
Taken an ice cold bath
24. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
25. Seen a total eclipse
26.
Ridden a roller coaster - love them!
27. Hit a home run 
28. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
29. Adopted an accent for fun
30.
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
31.
Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
32.
Loved your job 90% of the time
33.
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
34.
Watched wild whales
35.
Gone rock climbing
36.
Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
37. Gone sky diving - no thank you
38.
Visited Ireland
39. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
40. Visited India
41. Bench-pressed your own weight
42.
Milked a cow
43. Alphabetized your personal files
44. Ever worn a superhero costume
45.
Sung karaoke - oh the memories...
46. Lounged around in bed all day 
47. Gone scuba diving 
48. Kissed in the rain
49.
Played in the mud
50.
Gone to a drive-in theater - it is on our to do list every summer
51.
Done something you should regret, but don't
52. Visited the Great Wall of China
53. Started a business
54. Taken a martial arts class
55. Been in a movie
56.
Gone without food for 3 days
57.
Made cookies from scratch - weekly
58. Won first prize in a costume contest
59.
Got flowers for no reason
60. Been in a combat zone
61. Spoken more than one language fluently
62. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
63. Bounced a check
64.
Read - and understood - your credit report
65. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
66. Called or written your Congress person
67. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over 
68.
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
69.
Helped an animal give birth
70. Been fired or laid off from a job 
71.
Won money
72.
Broken a bone - it was broken for me when i had foot surgery
73. Ridden a motorcycle
74. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
75.
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
76. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
77. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
78. Eaten sushi - ewww!
79.
Had your picture in the newspaper
80.
Read The Bible cover to cover
81. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
82. Gotten someone fired for their actions
83.
Gone back to school - work on my master's degree
84.
Changed your name - last name when i got married
85. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands - no but my husband can do it
86. Eaten fried green tomatoes
87. Read The Iliad
88.
Taught yourself an art from scratch 
89. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
90. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
91. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
92. Been elected to public office
93.
Thought to yourself that you're living your dream 
94. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
95. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
96. Had a booth at a street fair
97.
Dyed your hair
98. Been a DJ
99.
Rocked a baby to sleep
100. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four - so mean!
101. Raked your carpet
102. Worn a mood ring
103.
Ridden a horse
104. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
105.
Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe.
106. Buried a child
107.
Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
108. Been inside the pyramids
109. Shot a basketball into a basket
110. Danced at a disco
111. Shot a bird
112.
Gone to an arboretum
113.
Tutored someone
114.
Ridden a train
115. Brought an old fad back into style 
116. Eaten caviar - eww! eww!
117.
Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need - i have learned to say NO!
118.
Ridden a giraffe or elephant
119. Published a book
120.
Pieced a quilt
121. Lived in a historic place
122.
Acted in a play or performed on a stage - in elementary school
123. Asked for a raise
124. Made a hole-in-one
125. Gone deep sea fishing
126.
Gone roller skating
127.
Ran a marathon 
128. Learned to surf
129. Invented something
130.
Flown first class 
131. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
132. Flown in a helicopter
133.
Visited Africa
134. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - but i sure like to eat them
135. Gone spelunking
136.
Learned how to take a compliment
137. Written a love-story
138.
Seen Michelangelo’s David
139. Had your portrait painted
140.
Written a fan letter - way back when
141. Spent the night in something haunted
142. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
143. Ran away
144. Learned to juggle
145. Been a boss
146.
Sat on a jury
147.
Lied about your weight 
148.
Gone on a diet
149.
Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
150. Written a poem
151.
Carried your lunch in a lunch box
152.
Gotten food poisoning
153.
Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
154.
Hiked the Grand Canyon
155.
Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
156. Gone to the opera
157. Gotten a letter from someone famous
158.
Worn knickers
159.
Ridden in a limousine
160.
Attended the Olympics
161. Can hula or waltz
162. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
163. Been stuck in an elevator
164. Had a revelatory dream
165.
Thought you might crash in an airplane
166. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
167. Saved someone’s life
168. Eaten raw whale - gross!
169. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
170.
Laughed till your side hurt
171. Straddled the equator
172.
Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
173.
Gone to a Shakespeare Festival - on our to do list each summer
174. Sent a message in a bottle
175. Spent the night in a hostel
176.
Been a cashier
177.
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
178.
Joined a union - i was a teacher and in MN joining the union is not really an option
179. Donated blood or plasma 
180.
Built a camp fire - love sitting by them but haven't ever built one on my own
181.
Kept a blog
182.
Had hives
183. Worn custom made shoes or boots
184. Made a PowerPoint presentation
185. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
186. Served at a soup kitchen
187. Conquered the Rubik’s cube - if peeling the stickers off so that it was "correct" then yes!
188. Know CPR
189.
Ridden in or owned a convertible
190.
Found a long lost friend - thank you face.book
191. Helped solve a crime
192. Played in a band - not musically talented, never will be
193. V
isited hawaii
194.
Been to disneyland/world
195. Climbed a mountain
196. Held a praying mantis 
196. Sang a solo - see #192
197.
 Visited paris
198.
 Adopted a child - i would love to do this someday
199. S
een the mona lisa in france
200. Hitch hiked
201. Ridden a gondola in venice
202. Seen a total eclipse
203. B
een on a cruise
204. S
een niagara falls in person
205.
Seen an amish community
206.
 Seen the alamo in person
207. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant 
208.
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
209. Been in a combat zone
210. Saved a favorite childhood toy - i am not a saver but my mom probably has one
211.
Visited the lincoln memorial 
212.
Stood in times square
213.
Seen the changing of the guard in london
214.
Visited the white house
215.
Had chickenpox
216.
Sat on a jury - a very interesting experience
217.
Met someone famous
218.
Joined a book club 
219.
Lost a loved one
220.
Had a baby x3

7 comments:

Rachel Slagle said...

wow! 300!! what an awesome accomplishment! congratulations

i liked reading your list and learning new things about you. so fun!

Kara said...

How fun - for lack of blogs these days I'm copying an shortening a bit.

Stephanie said...

Good accomplishment. How many years have you been blogging? Is it averaging 100+ a year? You are truly amazing. It's great what you can learn from these surveys.

Leah in Iowa said...

Wow - you've done a LOT of things! Good for you! And Happy 300th Blog Post! =)

Denise said...

happy 300. mine came and went months ago, and i did nada. this was fun to read. now i know everything.

Lynn said...

Happy 300th post! I see at least a few of those things that could be accomplished with a trip to the DC area....hmmmm.....

Dave and Jenni said...

This is a cool idea, Kristen, especially for your 300th! You've had quite a few opportunities -- it's neat to kind of step back and take stock of life in this way. Thanks for sharing!