Sunday, December 05, 2004

200 things meme

(A La the boss in Office Space)

Umm... yeah...

So you might have noticed I don't have a "100 things" post. I have part of one done, but mainly when I sit down to blog (awkward and ugly sounding, "to blog" is surely a verb these days just as it was in Shakespearean times, "To blog, perchance to offend."), it is to relate something about the world. Sure that world is seen through me-colored lenses, but somehow directly discussing "me" is much harder. Plus there is the whole meme thing, about which I am perpetually on the fence - to join in or to stand apart... must..... resist.......... socialll presssssssssssssssssure................. unnngggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....................
<*whump!* and she caves in>


Here is a different take on the 100 things meme. A 200 things meme! Haha! Now we're cooking with gas! New & Improved. It's different though, in that this list is already formed. All ya do is bold the things you have done. Okey dokey, then.

200 Things

The ones I have done are bold.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (*real ones only in cars, and metaphorical ones probably don't count)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive (*Ferrari, no. Porshe, yes. Porsche. There is no substitute.)
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula. (Never. Never ever ever. Not ever. Never never never ever never ever never.)
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (*counting Long Island Sound as "the sea")
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (*Grown right there in the bad patch of lawn Mom was trying to grow. Fifth grade seed project ended up producing two ears of corn, tiny radishes, carrots, and more zucchini than we could force on the neighbors.)
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby’s diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
(*Like you haven't?)
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster

42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

45. Adopted an accent for an entire day (*briefly for kicks, but not a whole day)
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (*Not counting New Jersey)
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (*I am hoping this is not so rare as the original list writer seems to feel)
48. Had two hard drives for your computer (*I do right now.)
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced (*Hello? College anyone?)
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends (*And I do now.)
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales (*Tried to, but the whales were on coffee break. We'll catch 'em net season!)
56. Stolen a sign (*It said "STOP" and had one telltale scuff where I figured I earned it. And the Wolf Hill Road sign, although I didn't steal it, I merely accepted it as a gift.)
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight (*No one will believe me on this, but I did it and won a bet.)
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records (*Ahhhh hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!)
70. Pretended to be a superhero (*Can't count this if I actually am a superhero, I guess)
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers

74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain

79. Gone to a drive-in theater (*"The snack bar will be closing in five minutes.")
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (*Never. Isn't that a part of love?)
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman (*Why yes, I... err... no.)
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy (*You'd have to ask them.)
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office work
97. Gone without food for 5 days (*I do NOT recommend.)
98. Made cookies from scratch (*I do recommend!)
99. Won first prize in a costume contest (*No, but at a Halloween party back before the Tomb Raider movies were out, a group of guys arrived late and drunk and pointed to me, dressed as Lara Croft. "Hey! You're that video game chick!")
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason (*Isn't there always a reason? Even if it's because I like them, or because someone felt they would cheer me up?)
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage (*And then? This one time? At all-county band?)
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone (*Not really, but I've been at the border of two warring countries, the accidentally ironic "Good Fence.")
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off (*Hello? Bikini season?)
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone (*Screaming match, yes. Fists, no.)
123. Bounced a check (*Oh, like you haven't? Puh leez.)
124. Performed in Rocky Horror (*"He shooka me up, he took me by surprise. He had a pick up truck, and the devil's eyes. He stared at me and I stared at him. Time meant nuthin, never would again.")
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person (*I usually just ask if their refridgerators are running.)
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. …more than once? - More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane (*No, but I drove the monorail once at Disney World.)
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone’s heart (*Who can say? You'd have to ask them.)
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone (*Arm near the shoulder as a kid, and cheekbone as a teen)
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (*Hey! Which one of you wants to know? The purple with the pink polkadots, or the green with the yellow fur?)
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing (*My brother tried to check me as luggage.)
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours (*Who hasn't?)
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground (*You wish you thought of that one!)
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them (*Only if you count the college dining hall, which IMHO does not qualify as a "restaurant" as that would require, you know, edible food like objects.)
183. …and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (*Could be reworded as "Taken a cab in New York City")
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair (*Dark wine in college. It didn't look that different.)
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal (***Hahaha! OMG does this happen?)
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested (*Little innocent me? I admit nothing.)

(thank you credit to Anna Banana for being my unwitting source of this meme)


At December 12, 2004 at 5:44 PM, Blogger spinderella said...

I haven't eaten sushi either.

At August 2, 2006 at 2:24 AM, Blogger Erik Mann said...

another great blog from you guys. i'd point you to mine but it isn't yet the way I'd like it. i do have a website that I think is cool, kind of almost about art lakewood martial studio


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