one step at a time.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hello - hope you're all well today. I've been working at a childrens' theatre tonight so am just off to bed but before that I thought I'd play the game that's going round... so I've posted the results below.

Received an invitation to a wedding today. Everyone I've met on the blog scene seem quite family oriented so you'll think I'm bad for this but I'll post it anyway. Dad - just turn the computer off now.

My cousin's getting married next year ON my birthday. I don't know her - having only met her once since we were 10. She's issuing an invitation to my family (mum dad and siblings).

I'll go... family obligation. But I can't help feeling irritated as I'd really like a few years of happy birthdays after a really bad one a couple of years ago.

I don't suppose for a second that she's even thought about me (so gives a monkey's whether I'm there or not) but my Pa wants me to go.

Rah. OK think that's the ranting over. Will acquiesce now and go nicely.

Things You've Done Instructions are - Copy, bold the things you've done and post. Typically I can't just do as I'm told so I've highlighted red the ones I've done... and coloured grey the ones I never want to do.

Having looked back at this I think it's probably as boring to read as I suspected (having read someone else's briefly - not anyone who's ever commented on my blog so please don't be offended!!) but it is quite good fun to do yourself.

So my advice would be - don't read the rest of my post today... just highlight it, copy it and look for yourself to see what you've done already.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone - sorry... just not a romantic.
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long(or all night short... 4am last year on my birthday the sun came up... and we were still celebrating post barbecue in the garden with friends) and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (baseball in USA - Rugby in the UK... don't know which was better).
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - not done this but have been to the tower... not sure it was possible to go up.
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s nappy
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (terrible when you find it easier to think of a drink you haven't got drunk on)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - I'm just not a fan of dancing.
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (had to touch wood when highlighting this one)
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie - would be in as part of the soundtrack but would hate to be on screen. Can't even cope with photos.
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house (assuming a cottage flat counts)
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror (would do this happily as part of the band..)
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery (technically...)
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth (WATCHED cat give birth in the bottom of my wardrobe right on top of my black concert jacket - then took her to vet after it all went belly up & she had to have an operation to remove the kitten stuck in her womb....)
112. Won money on a T.V. game show - would NEVER wanna be on TV
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari - hunting for photos? Sounds exciting.
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes - no but have turned them into homemade chutney.
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I have been tagged to do this, too! And don't tell me your desk can't be tidy if you alphabetize your CDs!

TopChamp said...

Ha ha... did it once.... They weren't in order for long!!

Annelisa said...

Blimey, this takes a bit of time and patience! 150? Did you count how many of them you'd actually done?

I noticed you had a good birthday last year (sitting until the sun came up..) My birthday tend to come and go, and it's gone. Then that's it for another year. (mines just after new year - who's ever going to remember that!

So, hey, think of the bright side - take someone along you like, then you can get totally blitzed with someone else paying! (count it as a birthday treat :-D)

TopChamp said...

Hello - Nah, didn't count them. Might do now though...

TopChamp said...

51/52.. depending on whether the cat one counts.

Lizza said...

Haha, I enjoyed reading your list! But I'm kinda intrigued by #103. :-)