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The Long List

It's just 200 things... the one's I've done are bolded.

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01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain Something in Wyoming, but I don't remember it's name. One of the parental units might remember.
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 (by myself when the power went out though!)
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (Twice, in 1993 & 1997, would love to go back!)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise More times than I can count! But not really on purpose. Just forgot to go to bed.
15. Seen the Northern Lights Back home in WI I saw them a couple times, but the best was once in the upper penninsular of Michigan over Lake Superior. Breathtaking!
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (walked the stairs to the second level of the Eiffel Tower though!)
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables Cucumbers, when I was little and Mom still had a garden in the backyard.
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars

21. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower At least two of these. Once when I was little with my dad. And one a couple summers ago with Syn
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope During an astronomy class I took a couple years ago. Very cool!
17. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment During a newscast in the studio! Very ungood!
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight Of course!
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can Great stress reliever I think.
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath I also usually end my showers by switching the water to cold and standing in the cold water for a few minutes. Feels wonderful.
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse (of the moon I have, but not the sun)

41. Ridden a roller coaster The baby one at Camp Snoopy in Mall of America. Hated it!
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors One set of them anyway. Visited Dinkelsbuhl (sp?) Germany where my great, great, somethings are from. I'm not remembering off the top of my head. I know it's in my computer at home somewhere, but I'm not at home right now to look it up.
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment Every once in a great while
48. Had two hard drives for your computer.
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced Ah, the joys of not drinking and still going out with your friends who do!
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice

61. Midnight walk on the beach While geocaching of course!
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records (But my DVD's and books are!)
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke Only once with a big group of people from work.
72. Lounged around in bed all day Oh yeah.
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud Definately!
78. Played in the rain I believe there are some very cute pictures of a very little me doing this.
79. Gone to a drive-in theater Yeppers! Used to take the back seat out of the van and make a nest out of blankets and pillows, brought my own popcorn, and loved it!
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.

81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog Ack! Yes.
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites (define ancient, I've been to places from the 1600's, but I think that's about as far back as I can get)
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married For pretend when I was little. Married the neighbor boy, with his brother as the minister and my brother as... something. I don't remember what his role was. Ring-bearer maybe?
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch How else do you make them?
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice

101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place (I don't think I've ever done this in a private place, let alone a public one!)
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage Talent shows in middle & high school. A couple plays in various places.
110. Been to Las Vegas Really just the airport for a couple hours on a layover.
111. Recorded music Did a homemade cassette of me playing piano for a Christmas present for someone one year.
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship

121. Spoken more than one language fluently (I get pretty close, but I wouldn't call myself fluent)
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check Unfortunately, but luckily my bank covered it.
124. Performed in Rocky Horror (only been to it once and thought it was kinda dumb)
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication (Does poetry count? I've had a couple published in national magazines)

141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari Just a one day thing while I was there with my parents.
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph (Riden, yes. Driven, no.)
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse A few different trail rides. Would love to do it again.
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet (There was a class pet that was a snake that I had a lot of fun with. But never my own personal pet.)

161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing (takeoff and most of the flight yes, but woke up before we landed)
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi Just tried it for the first time a month or so ago.
171. Had your picture in the newspaper When I was in fifth grade.
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about In high school I explained to a friend what abortion actually was and she promptly changed her mind and became pro-life. I don't think anyone had every told her what really happened, so once she knew it was an easy decision.
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions (I did get some school officials in trouble once. But no one was ever fired.)
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad

181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read,
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them.
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch Origami's an art right?
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions. (Haven't had any to skip yet!)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language In France, a couple that spoke Spanish.
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you photographs, on-line
195. Had a booth at a street fair (I've worked in my aunt and uncle's booth, but not my own)
196: Dyed your hair For the first time about a year ago. It needs to be re-done though. There's a line where it all changes color at about my shoulders.
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested


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