A Meme I Can Live With

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I discovered this meme at Guadalupe Storm-petrel, and thought it sounded interesting. This meme lists 100 unusual experiences that one might have had in his lifetime, and so I've emboldened those I've experienced, and placed a red asterix in front of those I'd like to experience someday.

  1. Started my own blog
  2. Slept under the stars -- many many times
  3. Played in a band -- I was in a handbell choir, I hope this counts
  4. *Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than I can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland/world -- several times to Disneyland
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis -- this is one of my very favorite insects
  10. Sung a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. *Visited Paris
  13. *Watched lightning at sea
  14. Taught myself an art from scratch
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -- hey, they don't let us do this anymore!
  18. Grown my own vegetables
  19. *Seen the Mona Lisa in France -- I've seen it, but not in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitchhiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. *Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse -- several times, but never with my naked eye
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset -- several times, especially while birding
  31. Hit a home run
  32. *Been on a cruise
  33. *Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors -- that's lovely Finlandia, for me
  35. *Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught myself a new language -- I'm actually working on this now
  37. *Had enough money to be truly satisfied -- Hrm, I wonder what that's like?
  38. *Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing -- only without ropes
  40. *Seen Michelangelo's David -- I've only seen the reproduction in California
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. *Visited Africa
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had my portrait painted
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. *Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. *Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  51. *Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  52. *Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. *Been in a movie
  56. *Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business -- this is a great way to utterly destroy your credit rating as well as your social life
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. *Visited Russia
  60. served at a soup kitchen -- often, in fact
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason -- I've purchased flowers for no reason, but I've never been given flowers by anyone, reason or not
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma -- I've worked at the blood bank but alas, they will not accept my blood because of a weird disease I had when I was a kid
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. *Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check
  68. *Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy -- do childhood books count? If so, then yes, hundreds
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt -- I've helped
  73. Stood in Times Square -- nearly every day!
  74. *Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job -- and I've been fired from my career, too
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London -- I want to return to see this again, too!
  77. Broken a bone -- I've broken lots of bones, unfortunately
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person -- I'd love to return to see it properly, too
  80. *Published a book -- sigh, someday, maybe
  81. *Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car -- I will only own a car if I can live in it
  83. *Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had my picture in the newspaper -- I was protesting and was on the front page
  85. Read the entire Bible -- quite a few times, which is the reason I think christianity is utter bullshit
  86. Visited the White House -- I only got to stand outside, peering in through the iron fence .. do they offer tours? Probably not
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone's life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous -- considering what a nobody I am, it's truly amazing to think of all the famous people I've met and had dinner or drinks with
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Lost a loved one
  94. Had a baby
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit -- I have been sued so many times in the past two years that it is truly depressing
  98. Owned a cell phone -- my ONLY phone is a cell and in fact, I've never owned a regular phone, and never will
  99. Been stung by a bee
  100. *Ridden an elephant

So what about you, my peeps? Tell me about your version of this meme!

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Lots of list memes lately. But they're fun, so here also is mine.

By Gray Gaffer (not verified) on 20 Dec 2008 #permalink

*Ridden an elephant

Hm, nothing to do with what happened to the randy mouse that climbed the elephant's leg? The one that got pissed off?

As far as I can tell, this list is utterly meaningless. Why throw together experiences that have aboslutely nothing to bind them in terms of emotional and intellectual valence, e.g "adopted a child" and "joined a book club"