Sunday, December 14, 2008

sunday memeage

Sunday Memeage

Via New Kid and Dr Virago and lots and lots of other folks:

Things I’ve done are in bold.
Things I am indifferent towards or actively would like to avoid are crossed out.
Things in normal type face are things I’d like to do (or at least, that I'd rather do than not).

Comments in parentheses are my additions.

Start my own blog
Sleep under the stars
Play in a band (if an air guitar band when I was 8 counts)
Own a cell phone
Visit Hawaii (although I expect I will, since I have family there now
Watch a meteor shower
Give more than I can afford to charity
Visit Disneyland / Disneyworld
Climb a mountain (I would hike a mountain, as long as there were no narrow cliff paths)
Sing a solo
Bungee jump (No. Effing. Way)
Participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
Teach myself an art from scratch
Adopt a child (not legally, but I think The Kid counts after 15 years)
Purchase real estate
Had food poisoning
Visit Parliament / Capital Hill (well, to the buildings, at least)
Grow my own vegetables
See the Mona Lisa in France
Sleep on an overnight train
Have a pillow fight
Hitchhike (not something I'd advise)
Take a sick day when you’re not ill (Once, but I'm not counting real mental health days)
Build a snow fort
Hold a lamb
Go skinny dipping
Run a Marathon (but I'd kind of like to run a 10k and maybe even a half-marathon)
Been on television (unless there were some good academic reason)
Ride in a gondola in Venice
See a total eclipse
Watch a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run (I think my best is a double)
Go on a cruise (except maybe a very cool eco-friendly one to Alaska, or maybe the Danube)
See Niagara Falls in person
Visit the birthplace of my ancestors
See an Amish community
Teach myself a new language (not to say taught myself, but I've learned to fight my way through a couple)
Have enough money to be truly satisfied (not so much satisfied, as to feel safe)
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Go rock climbing (unless you can to this without any possibility of looking down and/or falling)
See Michelangelo’s David
Sing karaoke
See Old Faithful erupt
Buy a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visit Africa
Walk on a beach by moonlight
Be transported in an ambulance
Have my portrait painted
Be arrested
Go deep sea fishing
See the Sistine Chapel in person
Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (hello -- a high place? But I would do it with a loved one, if he wanted to and held my hand tightly-- that's how I got up the Space Needle the last time)
Go scuba diving or snorkeling (I'm willing to try, but the idea scares me a little)
Kiss in the rain
Play in the mud
Go to a drive-in theatre
Be in a movie
Visit the Great Wall of China
Start a business
Take a martial arts class (aikido, off and on -- wish I still were going)
Visit Russia (if only for the Hermitage)
Serve at a soup kitchen
Sell Girl Scout Cookies
Go whale watching (and yes, we stayed at the recommended distance, not just the required one)
Get flowers for no reason (well, for myself -- not from anyone else)
Donate blood, platelets or plasma (no longer eligible because of the regular eating of British Beef, but before that)
Go sky diving (No. Effing. Way.)
Visit a Nazi Concentration Camp (I have seen many very detailed Holocaust exhibits, and don't know that visiting an actual camp would change my feelings about the Holocaust in any way -- I wouldn't not go, though)
Bounce a check (totally an accident)
Fly in a helicopter
Save a favorite childhood toy and somehow, my dad managed to dump several boxes of my stuff
Visit Quebec City
Eat Caviar
Piece a quilt
Stand in Times Square
Tour the Everglades (I think. I was about 6, so I'm not entirely sure if we actually went into the Everglades, but I think we did)
Been fired from a job (once -- but I've been downsized a couple of times)
See the Changing of the Guards in London (I always feel like I should, but never have bothered)
Been on a speeding motorcycle (because crashing at scary speeds with virtually no protection is such a good idea)
See the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book (ok, it's still in Vorbereitung, but soonish)
Visit the Vatican
Buy a brand new car
Walk in Jerusalem
Have my picture in the newspaper (I've lived in some smalllll towns...)
Read the entire Bible
Visit the White House
Kill and prepared an animal for eating (although I feel that I should, in some ways)
Had chickenpox
Save someone’s life (I'm not averse to this, but I guess I'd rather not have to, in case I screw up)
Sit on a jury (I've been called to sit several times, but they never put me on the panel)
Meet someone famous
Join a book club
Lose a loved one
Have a baby
See the Alamo in person
Swim in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Been stung by a bee (even a dead one)
Ride an elephant



Steve Muhlberger said...

Why isn't "see the Taj Mahal" on the list?

Do it.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

If I had someone to go with, I would like to that. I'd also like to go to Iceland -- maybe you can find someone who wants to go with? :-)