99 Things on the Wall

Sorry for the spamish nature of this, but I stumbled on this today & thought it was so fun, I couldn’t resist. I found it on Harmony Art Mom, a fun blog by a homeschooling mom. I love being a “fly on the wall” on sites like that…just seeing different approaches people take with their kids….

Without further adieu: 99 Things on the Wall Meme: I would like to make a shout-out to my parents real quick though: Reading through this i realize what a rich childhood I had due in part to my dad being in the Army (so once again, sorry I was a jerk about having to move so much), and in part that my parents took advantage of the fact that he was in the Army & did lots of traveling vacations & “field trips”. I complained too much as a teenager, but my only regrets now are my bad attitudes. ;)

Items I have completed are in purple (or blue, i couldn’t find purple on my toolbar & didn’t want to take time to change the already purple ones i’ve done to blue).

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars
(ok, so maybe i haven’t done it w/o a tent…but i think i have at least once…)
3. Played in a band (school band, not a rock band)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world
(both, though i barely remember disneyland, it was a marching band trip in highschool & i had MAD jet-lag)
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (i would do it for the right price, but i would not pay to do it)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I don’t know what this means)
15. Adopted a child (on my “to-do list” though)
16. Had food poisoning (ok, so not sure if it was food or alcohol poisoning…but i really think food b/c well…i’ll spare you the details)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (been there but the line was way too long to go in)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (ok, not sure what an overnight train is exactly…but i was on a train overnight where i slept…)
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 (5K and 10K, not 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 (I think i’m cheating here…does just going to the country count?)
35. Seen an Amish community (again, think i’m cheating…can’t remember if we’ve stopped but i’ve driven by!)
36. Taught yourself a new language (i’ve taken YEARS of spanish & still can only understand toddler spanish)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (went half & half here b/c it depends on the day & my heart…the answer should be “yes”, but you know…i have a hard heart)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (used to do this nearly every weekend when i lived in S. Korea)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
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 (ok, so i rode with ryan..i wasn’t sick)
47. Had your portrait painted (I have had it sketched though..)
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

55. Been in a movie (i had a good joke here, but my in-laws read this blog)
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 (not yet, but i hear rumors you can do that here in the PNW)
63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (intend to sell my plasma soon too, we live 1 mile away from a center)

65. Gone sky diving (not sure my reasoning but i’d rather do this than bungee jump)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
(we should also add: gave a cherished childhood toy(s) to a boyfriend(s) & never got it (them) back….note to teenagers: don’t give stuff like that to anyone you’re not married to)
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 (sprained a lot, but managed to survive 8+ yrs of gymnastic w/no broken bones)
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 (ok…so i’ve never done it all in one spurt…but i did realize a year ago that i have read all of it at some point)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
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. Been stung by a bee

3 thoughts on “99 Things on the Wall

  1. Ok #8 depends on how you clasify climb, you walked up a path of a few small mountins in Germany and you can almost say you repeled down the side of a very small guess it was a hill before you were born :) .
    #3 don’t forget you also played with the “Army” band
    #14 I would consider making bread the way you do an art, and even though I may have influenced you some with cooking skills the bread making I think you can take credit teaching yourself, since I have never ground my own flour .
    #33 you were only 4 but you did see Niagra falls, from the Canadian side too.
    #36 wouldn’t trying to understand our kids be considered a new language?
    #55 wouldn’t home movies count? Remember the times you and your sisters would put on shows for us? and the time in GA. when you all played and taped one yourselfes I think.
    #76 you saw the changing of the Guard in London too when you were about 5-6, when Grandmom Elsasser came over to visit once.

    just thought you would like to know you can add these to you list.

  2. nice! maybe later i’ll go back & edit. ;) make me feel ‘cooler’. though not sure it REALLY counts if i don’t remember it. however it is funny you mentioned the canada thing b/c that’s something i’ve ALWAYS joked is that i’ve traveled all over & lived in 2 ‘foreign’ countries, but have never been to canada. guess i have…