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Nov 27 2012

There’s a hole in my bucket (list)

I stole borrowed this from Adventures and Trials. You can tell I’m on the last several days of NaBloPoMo, eh? Perhaps next year I’ll plan ahead and write posts ahead of time. Hey. Quit laughing at me, it could happen. Anyhoodle, random bucket list; I’ve bolded the ones I’ve done. 42. Not bad. Also? The meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything, so it seems appropriate.

1. Started your own blog (yes, hi, welcome to my blog)
2. Slept under the stars (college camping trips; once slept in the back of a pickup)
3. Played in a band (for 30 years)
4. Visited Hawaii (2009, last vacation we had, and it was 90% business trip)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World (many times)
8. Climbed a mountain (Scaled a Fourteener? No. Hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park? Yes.)
9. Held a praying mantis  (But I have held a tarantula. Never again)
10. Sang a solo (Hell.To.The.No.)
11. Bungee jumped (Ditto)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Let’s go with scrapbooking and baking gluten-free)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Gluten-free poisoning, more times than I care to recall)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Dude, they keep closing it!)
18. Grown your own vegetables (Sigh…I miss this…gotta garden next year)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Honeymoon)
21. Had a pillow fight (Duh, I have sons!)
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I’ve either been a SAHM or self-employed for the last dozen years, I never get/take a sick day)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (See #10)
27. Run a Marathon (My knees just laughed)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Many times from my back porch with a drinky-poo in hand)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (And could really go for another right about now)
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 (Sigh…)
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 in a restaurant (And someday I’ll do it again)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (God Forbid)
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 (One of my earliest memories)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (More than once)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (Does it count if I looked out the window and saw them?)
63. Gotten flowers for no reason (Someone getting them for me, or me buying them?)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I can’t, I have chronically low platelets)
65. Gone sky diving (See #10 times infinity)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (Joy. Rapture.)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I’ve lost count of the number I’ve times I’ve rescued the boys’ lovies)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (And the Tomb, and his house, and the Presidential Museum…)
71. Eaten Caviar (Yum)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square (9:30pm on an August Saturday. Complete and total sensory overload)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (My elbow. Not even a cool break)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (Um, really? YES!)   Psst…makes a great holiday gift!
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (Let us say a prayer that the MomVan lasts another 100k miles, m’kay?)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Our engagement announcement with photo was in the Chicago Tribune. No idea how that happened.)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (Oh Lordy, did I have the chickenpox…)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (dodged that bullet)
91. Met someone famous (Famous how? Our ideas of famous could be different)
92. Joined a book club (I need a new wine book club)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (Twice, actually)
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 (Wasp. Two months ago. Not fun)

Don’t ask me why there are just 99, I don’t know. 🙂

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