Farty's Fortunes

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ninety-Nine Things

So. I saw this meme thing on Jacki's blog Moving At The Speed Of Life.

Easy rule: Just read through this list of 99 things and highlight everything you have done.

Jacki asked us what things we'd done that she hadn't and I ran out of fingers, so I thought I'd better do my own...

1. Started your own blog - hellooooo?
2. Slept under the stars - in a tent counts, right?
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped - "Slingshot" at Blackpool
12. Visited Paris - N.B. Paris sucks.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea flown through a lightning storm.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child - if you count a stepson.
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty Scott Monument.
18. Grown your own vegetables - potatoes, yum!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight - who hasn't?
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb - how about leg of lamb? Yum.
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - both on the same night
31. Hit a home run - wtf is a home run anyway?
32. Been on a cruise - Åndalsnes, Bergen, Copenhagen
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - North Berwick
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - html
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa - sigh
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance - only with various family members
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 theatre
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class - Go is a martial art. Yes it is!
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 - they wouldn't take my platelets.
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - 20mph in a 10 zone is speeding, ok?
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
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
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life - probably, see 64.
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - Christopher Reeve
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one - see 15.
94. Had a baby - that would be a good trick!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee hornet.

By my reckoning, thirteen of these can only be achieved in the USA, compared to one each in Africa, China, Russia and the Middle East. Cultural bias, anyone?

5 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

What? It's not like you got any culture on that side of the pond anyway. It's all crumbling old buildings and history and shit.

Mr Farty said...

MAW - Mostly shit, sadly.

#Debi said...

If it makes you feel any better, 10 of these can only be achieved in Europe...

Jacki said...

I have got to see evidence that you pieced a quilt.

And Paris? Yeah, I was not impressed. Have no desire to go back anytime soon.

Mr Farty said...

Debi - Maybe the list should include visiting the South Pole, to include Antarctica? And the Moon, and...

Jacki - I suspect it disintegrated long ago, I used it every day for years after all. *thinks - any photos?*