Nov 17, 2006

Apparently, I need to get out more.

I guess you're supposed to highlight the stuff that you've done. Here's my list. Because I know you give a shit, you really do:
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (Does Mt. Tam count?)
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 (You mean, aside from my parents, right? Ahem.)
09. Hugged a tree (I lived in Berkeley for a spell, but never that.)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
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
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (Once, camping out for New Kids on the Block tickets. Don't judge!)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (Oy, the hangover!)
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 (Ash Wednesday, ask me about it sometime.)
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
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
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (No, but I got to third base a few times, heh.)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
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
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk.
42. Had amazing friends (HAVE)
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
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love (story of my life!)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (Ugh. Yes. Against my will.)
59. Lounged around in bed all day (One of life's guilty, but necessary, pleasures.)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (Does fog count?)
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
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured an ancient site
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played Dungeons & Dragons 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
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date (Don't judge!)
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently well enough to have a decent conversation (Those were the days ...)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (I really need to do this)
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. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
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 facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
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
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat (I did have antelope jerky in Idaho, of all places)
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (I made all-league in Tennis senior year in high school. Jah bless the local papers.)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (I got to the "selected" part)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
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
147. Been a DJ (my dream!)
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
151. Finished a marathon
Your turn.

(Courtesy of Tamara, from Awkwardly Social, my favorite SoCal blogger, formerly of T&A, the best blog name in the whole wide world besides mine.)


Tamara said...

Aww... Thanks, Mags.

Polt said... about that giggling fit on Ash Wednesday? I'm askin about it... :)


Mags said...

Wanna hear it, here it go:

First, allow me to set the scene: So my parents go to this church that whose congregation is about 75% Filipino. (And I'm being conservative with this estimate.) The priests are all Filipino too. The mass is conducted in English, in case you were wondering. Filipinos, for some reason, are unable to pronounce the "sh" sound, so it comes out "sss." They also switch the "p" sound with the "f" sound, and vice versa.

So I'm at Ash Wednesday mass with my parents one year, and I just start cracking up. My mom's all, 'why the hell are you laughing,' and I point out that whenever the priest says "ash," he sounds like he's saying "ass."

So she giggled and let it go.

Then the priest said,

"Dear Lord, bless these ashes ..."

And that was it. My mom pretty much lost her shit laughing, which, of course, cracked my ass up, because it's so great when I can get her to laugh like that, and seriously, what's funnier than having a priest say things that sound like:

"Dear Lord, bless these asses ..." while placing his hands over the congregation, or

"Now I will place the asses on your foreheads," or

"Today is Ass Wednesday."

You get the drift.

Fucking good times, man.

Snave said...

Good church story!

I had done 60 of the 151 things on the list, so that's roughly 40%. Sounds like I need to get busy!