Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I know, y'all... I'm running exceptionally late today. Someone in Health and Human Services finally got back to me, surprisingly, not to bitch me out following my letter, but to help me get them the form that they needed so that my son can finally get his medical coverage back. Needless to say, as important as all of you dedicated readers are, the Munchkin's medical had to come first... Now that I've found, printed, faxed and recontacted the worker, who was actually pleasant and helpful despite my bitch-fest letter, I can come over here and write something wonderful for y'all...

Problem is, I don't have anything majorly wonderful to expound upon today, so I'm stealing a meme from Forever A Jersey Girl. I enjoy her posts and she's won a place in my heart for being, like my mom, a die hard Mets fan. For those of you not into baseball, let me just say that being a Mets fan is not an easy thing to be. They are kinda seen as the younger-less-wonderful-brother of the Yankees... and their season record tends to shore this view up. So, God Bless all of you Mets fans, hope your season doesn't suck, and thanks again to Forever A Jersey Girl for letting me steal this one in my time of writer's block need. I like this one cause it doesn't go into a lot of details, it's simply, have you done it or not...

You are supposed to copy and paste this list into your own blog and bold the items (I already post in bold, so I highlighted my 'yes' answers in purple) that you have done.. this is being passed around but I think it's a fascinating conversation starter...

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
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
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

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
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

30.Watched a sunrise or sunset
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
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt in person
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. Been to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
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

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

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
90. Sat on a jury
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
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone

99. Crossed the Equator
100. Seen the Southern Cross
101. Been Whitewater rafting
102. Held someones hand right while they died.
103. Seen a ghost
104. Had your heart broken

105. Seen the Rolling Stones
106. Seen Madonna in concert
107. Seen the Northern Lights
108. Secretly been in love with somebody
109. Eaten calamari.
110. Adopted a pet from an animal shelter.
111. Been a literacy volunteer.
112. Been stung by a jellyfish
113. Almost died.
114. Appeared on tv
115. Been to a Broadway show

What have you done? Feel free to use this to stave off your writer's block, you're welcome. Registered & Protected


Margo said...

this is very interesting, Aria. I kind of feel like I've been living under a rock, but I may have to do this sometime. I love the way you tag it "sharing my cheesecake" :)

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

I fear that answering this list will out me as the hopelessly boring person that I am. Not that I think that seeing Madonna live is a life event that I have missed out on. I certainly never saved anyone's life. Kudos to you.