Friday, June 20, 2008

The Meme, Fully Annotated

I've seen this one going around, and liked it, but thought it would be so much more interesting annotated. You bold the ones you've done. I'm not sure I want to admit all of them. Hmmm. . .

Bought everyone in the bar a drink
Swam with wild dolphin
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
Been inside the Great Pyramid
Held a tarantula
Taken a candle lit bath It's like my therapy. No, my religion.
Said I love you and meant it Every day, baby, every opportunity.
Hugged a Tree Because I'm a freak.
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris More times than I can count. Love it every time.Watched a lightening storm at sea How about from the air? Do I get half credit for that?
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise Regrettably often, and usually because something really, really bad has happened.
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game Seriously, who hasn't done this?Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables Amazing, unless you eat a slug.
Touched an iceberg How about a glacier?
Slept under the stars Also lovely, except for the mosquitoes.
Changed a baby’s diaper It's been more than a decade!!!
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne With some regularity. Life is short!
Given more than you can afford to charity Also my therapy. I do it when I've had a bad day--I particularly like to donate to DonorsChoose, where you pick a school project to fund. They send you pictures of the kids doing the activity you funded, along with thank-yous--Priceless!
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope There IS life up there!
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment Also more times than advisable. The inappropriateness of it makes the giggles sooo much worse.
Had a food fight Tomatoes, in the garden, at the end of the season. So amazingly fun.
Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger Again, life is short--and they were cute!
Had a snowball fight New England winters demand it.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can Rollercoasters. Need I say more?
Held a lamb How cute are they? At least, until they grow up and leave smelly poop everywhere.
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster They freak me out.
Hit a home run As a kid. No better feeling.
Danced like a fool, not caring who watched *See "drunk on champagne"
Adopted an accent for an entire day Maybe I'll do this tomorrow???Actually felt happy about your life, even for a moment Seriously, if you haven't done this, you need more bubblebaths, champagne, and tree-hugging.
Had two hard drives for your computer
Visited all 50 states
Taken care of someone who was too drunk They've been there for me, I've been there for them.
Had amazing Friends So blessed!
Danced with a Stranger in a foreign country Kissed him, too!
Watched wild whales Amazing and beautiful, when I wasn't yakking over the side of the boat.
Stolen a sign Does it count if it was from a frat house?
Hitchhiked in Europe
And lived to tell the tale! But it truly is inadvisable on winding mountain roads with an Italian driver. . .
Taken a road-trip Ultimate freedom. Well, before $4/gallon gas it was.Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach It sounds more romantic than it actually is. Or maybe it's just my distaste for wet beach sand all over my body. . .Gone sky diving
Visited Ireland Green, goregous, and gregarious.
Been heartbroken longer than you were in love
It really is worse to get left.
In a restaurant sat at a stranger’s table and ate with them Necessity is the mother of invention. . .and new friendships.
Visited Japan
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero
Sung karaoke
Lounged around in bed all day The ultimate indulgence.
Posed nude in front of strangers Who does this come up for? Swingers? Porn stars?Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
We had one in my childhood. I still love them.Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken Terrific T., of course. He sometimes annoys the shit out of me, but he keeps my heart intact.
Toured ancient sites
I'm obsessed with them when I travel. The US has no history, compared to the rest of the world. Taken a martial arts class
Played a computer game for more than 6 hours straight
Gotten married
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gotten divorced
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest I got second once!
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake River
Been on television news program as an “expert”
Got flowers for no reason
Performed on a stage
Been to Las Vegas
Recorded Music
Eaten shark
Had a one-night stand Does it count if you knew each other, and got drunk and only had sex once? I say it does, for this question. I've also been known to deny it!
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house And love that I own my little piece of earth.
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror
Raised children
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city
Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have
Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 lbs
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Petted a stingray
Broken someone’s heart
Helped an animal give birth
Won money on a TV game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African safari
Had a body part below the neck pierced
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol
Eaten mushrooms gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse And barely lived to tell the tale. . .
Had major surgery
Had a snake as a pet
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over 48 consecutive hours
Visited more foreign countries than US States
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten Kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the paper

Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school

Parasailed In the Alps.
Petted a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read the Iliad
Selected one important author who you missed school to read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating

Skipped all of your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common language

Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love in hospice care
Build your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone that didn’t know it was yours
Had a booth in a street fair
Dyed your hair
Been a DJ
Shaved your head
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life

Okay, I didn't annotate all the way through. It was a long list.


Anonymous said...

Being a DJ is on the list! AWESOME! That alone makes me want to do the meme. How sad is that?

Io said...

Whee! I am so going to do this. Although some of the things I feel like maybe I need to go do first so I can bold them...

alice said...

Yes...February is actually the only time I've actually been to Ithaca! So I (think I) know what I'm getting into. I've only lived in California, Syria and the UK though and none of those places snow very we'll see....

JamieD said...

That is a fun meme!! I kind of followed along in my head, and I might be more interesting than I think I am!