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A brain cleansing meme

In the interest of posting something about nothing at all, here's a meme. It's a list of one hundred life experiences, most of which anyone could do if they had the money, some of which are misfortunes, and a few require courage or gumption. I have no idea who compiled this list or why. Things I have done are in bold. Some of them I've actually taken pictures of, and the links are in there. Whee!

1. Started your own blog (what are the chances?)
2. Slept under the stars (on a roof in the Back Bay--romantic, except for the tar)
3. Played in a band (Only pretend)
4. Visited Hawaii (read all about it)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (God willing, I will never go.)
8. Climbed a mountain (Does Great Blue Hill count?)
9. Held a praying mantis (Name a bug, if I've encountered it, I've held it. Except black widows.)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (Well, a watermelon.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Three nights in a row)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort (I build one whenever I shovel my walk)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (fortunately for you, no pictures)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (yes, have some)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (I prefer clambering)
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (and now you have, too)
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 your 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
(I'm old--it wasn't that unusual when I was a kid)
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (technically, but not practically)
58. Taken a martial arts class (one lesson, as a birthday present)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (It's like a weekly thing now)
68. Flown in a helicopter (In Hawaii)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (as disgusting as any food pulled out of the ocean)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (I'd like to)
75. Been fired from a job (Almost, but not quite. "We'll call you if we need you.")
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (We were there, we didn't care to wait)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (I've been on a reasonably driven motorcycle)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (Amazingly not yet)
80. Published a book (Do zines count? No? Didn't think so.)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (As a non-Christian, I should get credit for reading all of the New Testament, and several books of the Old Testament. Parts of it are as interesting as filing income tax.)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Someday I hope to.)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury (twice, so far)
91. Met someone famous
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 (Not for lack of trying!! I got my feet wet, but swimming was almost physically impossible!)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
(It turns out the monster at the end of the book is Grover himself!)
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