Posted by: barn owl | December 14, 2008

A meme I can live with …

… and not feel like a total boring loser. From Curiosity Killed the Cat, via Cath at VWXYNot?, an odd meme with all kinds of different experiences. I’ve emboldened the ones that I’ve done/experienced.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train – overrated, at least if you’re tall and long-legged
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort – didn’t expect that from a Texan, didja? Lived in Boston and Minneapolis as a child.
25. Held a lamb – squeee!
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 my ancestors – Germany and parts of the UK, but not Ireland
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied – it required getting tenure, for the job security and health care coverage
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing – With and without ropes
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 – my lifelong dream!!
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance – rode with a friend who had been mugged, in London
47. Had my 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 – I was a Camp Fire Girl >:-(
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma – I’m O neg and CMV-free, and used to donate whole blood and platelets very regularly, until I was banned (lived in the UK for 3 years)
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 – Are you kidding? My mom directed the play therapy programs at a large children’s hospital. I saved nothing – it all went to the playrooms.
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 Guards in London
77. Broken a bone – someone broke it for me, in a powderpuff football game
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 – my current vehicle, a Honda Accord
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating – do crawfish and crabs count?
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life – water rescues and CPR assists, so debatable
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 – duh!
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone – but I forget to turn it on
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant



  1. […] Body & Brain Scieince, Humans Science, Psychology I discovered this meme at Guadalupe Storm-petrel, and thought it sounded interesting. This meme lists 100 unusual experiences that one might have […]

  2. Nice blog! I gave your meme a whirl.

  3. […] discovered this meme at Guadalupe Storm-petrel, and thought it sounded interesting. This meme lists 100 unusual experiences that one might have […]

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