Thursday, November 27, 2008

I copied too!

Things I've Done

1. Started your own blog - You're lookin' at it.

2. Slept under the stars - several times

3. Played in a band - if high school concert, marching, jazz and pep band count.

4. Visited Hawaii - no...not much interest in it either, although I wouldn't turn down a free trip.

5. Watched a meteor shower - yes

6. Given more than you can afford to charity - I've given my time to the Hemophilia community, but never had enough $$ to spare.

7. Been to Disneyland - a few times

8. Climbed a mountain - of paperwork

9. Held a praying mantis - not till we moved back to Illinois where it's a little warmer.

10. Sang a solo - not on purpose

11. Bungee jumped - no

12. Visited Paris - no

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - I watch Deadliest Catch sometimes...does that count?

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - yes, I taught myself how to knit

15. Adopted a child - Not yet...Mr. Rix says we have to wait till the boys are grown. We've adopted several animals, though, and they're like our children.

16. Had food poisoning - no

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - No, but we took the ferry to see it.

18. Grown your own vegetables - yes, I've had many, many gardens

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - no

20. Slept on an overnight train - no, I've slept on a train, but it wasn't overnight.

21. Had a pillow fight - Yes...just like she said, that's what chicks do when we hang out.

22. Hitch hiked - no!

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - Yes...but not while at my current job!

24. Built a snow fort - Many; I love the way it sounds inside a snow fort...all muffled and still.

25. Held a lamb - no...unless a lamp chop counts.

26. Gone skinny dipping - Yes

27. Run a Marathon - My husband says I run them in my sleep.

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - Nope. But when we first moved here, our Realtor told us we had to check out the Gondolas at Avanti's. So we went to eat and I looked all over for boats in the place. I didn't know it was a freakin' sub sandwich.

29. Seen a total eclipse - Yes in 6th grade through one of those pinhole box things

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - yes

31. Hit a home run - Oh yes! I was All-Conference and Captain of my High School softball team!

32. Been on a cruise - No...too many people. I hate people.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - No

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - If Beecher City, IL and Shelbyville, IL count, then yes.

35. Seen an Amish community - Yes

36. Taught yourself a new language - yes, sign language...took 2 more semesters of it in College (my degree is Deaf Education)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I think we're there right now...I'm learning to be satisfied with what I have...not what I don't have. Bills are paid, food in the fridge, roof over head...all good.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - no

39. Gone rock climbing - no

40. Seen Michelangelo's David - No...but Mr. Rix is pretty close!

41. Sung karaoke - yes...not very well.

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - No

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - Not officially, but I do this when I travel.

44. Visited Africa - no

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - yes...both oceans, and several lakes

46. Been transported in an ambulance - yes...that is totally a story is for another blog.

47. Had your portrait painted - No, unless my kids' renditions count.

48. Gone deep sea fishing - no

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - no

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - no

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - in my friend's pond

52. Kissed in the rain - yes

53. Played in the mud - yes

54. Gone to a drive-in theater - oh yes! As a kid and as an adult.

55. Been in a movie - Not anything I'd want anyone to see.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China - no

57. Started a business - no

58. Studied a martial art - no

59. Visited Russia - no

60. Served at a soup kitchen - no

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - a couple times.

62. Gone whale watching - no...wait, does hitting the local pool count? Or looking at myself in the mirror?

63. Got flowers for no reason - a couple times...but I don't like receiving cut flowers. They die.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - Not for about 12 years...they don't want mine, it's missing some Factor 9.

65. Gone sky diving - no

66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp - no

67. Bounced a check - once or twice

68. Flown in a helicopter - no

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - yes...Snoopy's on my bookshelf right now.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - Yes

71. Eaten caviar -

72. Pieced a quilt - Yes, I made Mr. Rix a quilt from all his 90's grunge-era flannels and backed it with the flannel sheet that was on his bed when we met.

73. Stood in Times Square - Yes

74. Toured the Everglades - no

75. Been fired from a job - No, but I told one boss to get fucked and walked out.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - no

77. Broken a bone - my arm and a finger...the finger's still crooked

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - Yes...I love it! Mr. Rix is going to get a Harely in the next couple years and we're looking forward to touring when the boys are grown.

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - Yes

80. Published a book - No, but my 'anecdotes' have appeared in a published book.

81. Visited the Vatican - no

82. Bought a brand new car - 1990 Plymouth Laser...bit mistake, I'll never buy a brand new car again.

83. Walked in Jerusalem - no

84. Had your picture in the newspaper - Yes, a couple times.

85. Read the entire Bible - no

86. Visited the White House - Yes

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - no

88. Had chickenpox - Yes - in high school!

89. Saved someone’s life -

90. Sat on a jury - no, but I was called for Jury Duty twice.

91. Met someone famous - Vince Neil, David Hasselhoff....that's all I can remember now.

92. Joined a book club - just recently...and I have the book for our next meeting, too!

93. Lost a loved one - yes

94. Had a baby - two

95. Seen the Alamo in person - no

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - no, I've seen it though.

97. Been involved in a law suit - no

98. Owned a cell phone - yes.

99. Been stung by a bee - once

100. Read an entire book in one day - Oh yes...not for a while, but I love doing that. Especially on a cold rainy day.


Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Your list was great, I am soo nosey so I loved I wanna join a book club! Then I can tell the kids to leave me alone to do some homework!! : )

Rixblix said...

I'm nosy, too, Sarah...and I get a kick out of learning new things about my friends!

WeeHands said...

Love the list! Can't remember last time I read a whole book in one day - it's a great feeling though! Also, of course, love that you've studied sign language!

Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder
author of The Baby Signing Book

Jadedgirl said...

He he...we are so the biggest copy cats EVER. LOL

I had fun though...surveys are the shizzle!