Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Playing Around

Rubik's Cube

Imelda has just posted this game on her blog. The idea is to take the list and highlight each item that one has personally done. Then to add something new that one has done at the end.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink - (trivially so as I've been to a bar on my own and been the first person there - I was dating the barman at the time ;-)
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game - (Wimbledon counts doesn't it?)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - boo they were closed when I visited!
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 tipsy on champagne
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 - (at my mother's funeral - you can't get much worse than that can you? It was the priest's fault... we'd told him her name was Gillian and he shortened it to Gill... all her life she had hated that happening and this man who had never actually known her did it to her in death!)
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 both the sun and 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 - (that'll be speak like a pirate day, me hearties!)
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 - (7 I think but who is counting?)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had/Have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - (oh my goodness... yes... my mother and I went to Greece and she chatted up the waiter at our hotel and got him to take me to a disco - horrendous!)
44. Watched 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 - (for ages after seeing Superman for the first time!)
58. Sung karaoke - (never, ever again...)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football - (don't know what that is...)
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain - (as children we used have this brilliant game in the rain with wellingtons on both hands and feet, walking like and elephant and with a cardbox over our bodies... )
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business - (well I tried...)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class (karate, tai-chi, qi gung, Kuk Sool Won)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight - (the bad part was the fish finger curry the hosts made...)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
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 a river
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten 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
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 a Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour - (Jim is in a band... surely that must count!)
98. Passed out cold - (sort of when I cut my thumb once...)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - (does getting a job there first count?)
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
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
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol - (I used to be a crack shot with my brother's air gun, though not as good as him of course... I also fired a "real" gun on an army stall at a fair )
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild - (when I collected them with a friend who was good at identification but when I tried to collect some on my own I was too scared to eat them - next thing I knew they'd gone maggotty! Yuck!)
118. Ridden a horse - (not well...)
119. Had major surgery - sort of... I insisted on only having a local anaesthetic...
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (like Imelda that's easy, when you don't live in the U.S..... Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Greece)
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi - (yum! I've had "proper" sushi in a fabulous place in California, supermarket sushi and I've made my own sushi twice recently too.)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper - (but not since I was a child...)
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
134. Read “The Iliad” - (at school, a translation only and I can recall none of it now!)
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - (I helped when we kept chickens when I was a child, I didn't actually do the killing though...)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - (yes and it was lots of fun!)
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
151. Organized a HUGE event!
152. Seen something you can't explain with science.
153. Had a book published.

and my addition:

154. Solved Rubik's cube.

Do let me know if you decide to add to this one!


Webradio said...

Hello Caroline !

Il est géant Ton Rubik'scube !

Maria said...

Wow, great, Caroline, you have solved Rubik's cube! I admire you for that! I have a cube at home and years ago a managed all levels except the last one, but now I manage only the first one! Have a nice day!
I cannot

Maria said...

Ähh, I cannot think of a thing which I have done which you have may have not done, oh yes, I have climbed the Mountain Olympus! I would like to put the meme on my site!

Maria said...

I have just posted this meme!

Maria said...

Yes, caro, I think it's fun to see that! :) I would like to be able to finish this rubic cube once in my life. Imagine, I have the instructions at home but I never used them (they were too complicated...)
Have a nice day, caro!

GreenishLady said...

I wondered where the illustration fit in! Wonder how many people will highlight that one?

...On dogs... you mentioned miniature Schnauzers. A friend got one during the summer and is totally in love with him. You know I believe in terriers. They have great hearts. I just feel so envious of anyone who has any dog in their life right now. My brother once had a bearded collie. Lovely dogs. Westies are great too. The only dogs I really think I wouldn't like would be those hairless ones. I'm really interested to see what decision is made.

Connie said...

Do you want additions (I wasn't quite sure how this works!). I 'stepped on a scorpion and lived to tell the tale'.

daringtowrite said...

great list and i'm loving your colourful blog, too...

Anonymous said...

Though I've done many of the 'activities,' reading your list, I'm realizing how many places in the world I still haven't seen...
Fun reading your answers!

Ellen said...

Oh no. Looking at the list makes me feel like I haven't lived. But Dave Freeman, the co-author of "100 Things to do before you Die" died a few weeks ago at the age of 47. (he fell and hit his head at home) It makes me feel superstitious, as though once you complete a life list,(he tried all the things in the book) your time is up. So therefore, I will make sure to NOT accomplish too much and live a long, boring life.

And a belated congrats on your 400th post! and you're still going strong!

soulbrush said...

i looked at these before and thought i wouldn't even know where to start, but having more time today, i'm gonna give it a try....ha ha, will let you know when/if i succeed!