Friday, June 6, 2008

Have and Have Nots

I saw this over at Amuse-Bouche's blog and thought it was pretty interesting, so I thought I'd play along. If you'd like to take up this challenge, simply reprint this list on your blog, and highlight in bold the things you have accomplished.


  1. Touched an iceberg
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Been a part of a hockey fight
  4. Changed a baby's diaper
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Swam with wild dolphins
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a tarantula [this will never happen - - - EVER!!!]
  10. Said "I love you" and meant it
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
  15. Seen the Northern Lights
  16. Gone to a huge sports game
  17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Bet on a winning horse
  23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Taken an ice cold bath
  28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Ridden a roller coaster
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  33. Adopted an accent for fun
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
  36. Loved your job 90% of the time
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. Watched wild whales
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
  41. Gone sky diving
  42. Visited Ireland
  43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited India
  45. Bench-pressed your own weight
  46. Milked a cow
  47. Alphabetized your personal files
  48. Ever worn a superhero costume
  49. Sung karaoke
  50. Lounged around in bed all day
  51. Gone scuba diving
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Done something you should regret, but don't
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Been in a movie
  60. Gone without food for 3 days
  61. Made cookies from scratch
  62. Won first prize in a costume contest
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Been in a combat zone
  65. Spoken more than one language fluently
  66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Read - and understood - your credit report
  69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
  70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
  71. Called or written your Congress person
  72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
  73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  74. Helped an animal give birth
  75. Been fired or laid off from a job
  76. Won money
  77. Broken a bone [if a toe counts . . . I've broken those many times]
  78. Ridden a motorcycle
  79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
  80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
  82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  83. Eaten sushi
  84. Had your picture in the newspaper
  85. Read The Bible cover to cover
  86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
  87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
  88. Gone back to school
  89. Changed your name
  90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
  91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  92. Read The Iliad
  93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
  94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
  96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
  97. Been elected to public office
  98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
  99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
  101. Had a booth at a street fair
  102. Dyed your hair
  103. Been a DJ
  104. Rocked a baby to sleep
  105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
  106. Raked your carpet [I actually own something called a 'rug rake' and it's GREAT]
  107. Brought out the best in people
  108. Brought out the worst in people
  109. Worn a mood ring
  110. Ridden a horse
  111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
  112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
  113. Buried a child
  114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
  115. Been inside the pyramids
  116. Shot a basketball into a basket
  117. Danced at a disco
  118. Played in a band
  119. Shot a bird
  120. Gone to an arboretum
  121. Tutored someone
  122. Ridden a train
  123. Brought an old fad back into style
  124. Eaten caviar
  125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
  126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
  127. Published a book
  128. Pieced a quilt [not all by myself, but I helped my grandmother]
  129. Lived in an historic place
  130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
  131. Asked for a raise
  132. Made a hole-in-one
  133. Gone deep sea fishing
  134. Gone roller skating
  135. Run a marathon
  136. Learned to surf
  137. Invented something
  138. Flown first class
  139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
  140. Flown in a helicopter
  141. Visited Africa
  142. Sang a solo
  143. Gone spelunking
  144. Learned how to take a compliment
  145. Written a love-story
  146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  147. Had your portrait painted
  148. Written a fan letter
  149. Spent the night in something haunted
  150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
  151. Ran away [I used to 'run away' to the basement . . . ha!ha!]
  152. Learned to juggle
  153. Been a boss
  154. Sat on a jury
  155. Lied about your weight
  156. Gone on a diet
  157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
  158. Written a poem
  159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
  160. Gotten food poisoning
  161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
  162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
  163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
  164. Gone to the opera
  165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
  166. Worn knickers
  167. Ridden in a limousine
  168. Attended the Olympics
  169. Can hula or waltz
  170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
  171. Been stuck in an elevator
  172. Had a revelatory dream
  173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
  174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
  175. Saved someone’s life
  176. Eaten raw whale
  177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
  178. Laughed till your side hurt
  179. Straddled the equator
  180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
  181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
  182. Sent a message in a bottle
  183. Spent the night in a hostel
  184. Been a cashier
  185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  186. Joined a union
  187. Donated blood or plasma
  188. Built a campfire
  189. Kept a blog
  190. Had hives
  191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
  192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
  193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
  194. Served at a soup kitchen
  195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
  196. Know CPR
  197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
  198. Found a long lost friend
  199. Helped solve a crime
  200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Let me know if you play along so I can check out your accomplishments. Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!


1 comment:

i'm kelly said...

love your list. so do you still, currently rake your carpets?