Have You Ever…?

Jumping off the same cliff as blork and Rachel, I’ve given in and completed this meme that I saw a while back. Though I didn’t get as many as each of them.

How it works is you answer the question “Have you ever..?” followed by the points below.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins (Got there too late.)
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 (literally)
10. Bungee jumped (not yet. Once I do that I can add ‘crap my pants’ to the list too.)
11. Visited Paris (lived near there actually)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (Biked all night actually)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (It was closed and in the process of leaning)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower (I’d like to do this more often)
23. Gotten drunk 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
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse (I’m assuming other competitive sports count)
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 (Spring ’94)
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (Even an inside-the-park’r)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (Alcohol can do that)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
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 (Missing 8, only been to two provinces. Missed NB by a couple hundred feet.)
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends (Present tense also)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild 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 (Not yet)
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan (If we ever get enough moohla)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving (Snorkeling, yes)
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (Does making and selling your own t-shirts count)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
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 (If memory serves)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (Saved the money for an engagement ring)
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason (As in bought and given?)
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas (not yet)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone (Does travelling the Paris métro during the 1995 bombings count?)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children. (Present tense)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (Not really)
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (Ran it actually, out and back)
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. Petted a stingray (Tampa Zoo)
110. Broken someone’s heart (Not proud of)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (Maybe one day my ear lobes will hang that low)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (Does a BB gun count?)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (Those crazy French)
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours (After being awake for 70)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (16 ain’t bad)
124. Visited all 7 continents (Just two)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (not yet, I may have to)
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (Bitter tomatoes in marinara sauce didn’t do it for me)
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (not yet)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Same as Blork: Do fish count?)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
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 (Don’t have to)
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head (After enough of them leave voluntarily)
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone’s life

I’ll gladly elaborate on any of these if anyone cares to hear one in particular. The four I’d really like to do (again) are: see more meteor showers, learn how to fly a plane, visit Japan, and return to Paris.

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~ by Frank on August 2, 2006.

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