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Sunday, February 15, 2009

100 Things I Have Done in My Life

I found this on Grandma Henke's blog, which she found on Alice’s blog, which she found on another blog. So it's gone viral. I loved ticking off the things I've done (especially running a marathon at age 60 & bungy jumping -- at 70+), and planning to do some of the others. Check it out!

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
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 my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself 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
41. Sung karaoke
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
47. Had my 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. Gone 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. Got 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 my 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. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant


Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

What a fun list! I see several I have done and several more I think I could still manage

Sally Wendkos Olds said...

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I did only 85 things on this list. So this is what I still need to do: hold a praying mantis, teach myself an art, hold a lamb, serve at a soup kitchen (I’ve volunteered but never been called), and swim in the Great Salt Lake. I’ll never play in a band (I'm too tone-deaf -- but my daughter played her flute in her high school band & is still playing), adopt a child (raised 3 biologicals, have 5 grandchildren), kill and prepare an animal for eating (that would turn me into a vegetarian for sure) or hit a home run (eye-hand coordination is needed for that one!). This was fun!

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting at around 50%, but I definitely intend to mark some of these off before I kick the bucket. There are others that never were on my bucket list. I never want to bungee jump, for example. But I did go snow-skiing for the first time when I was pushing 60, and I've been white-water rafting several times. There are lots of places I still want to travel, so let's hope we can get this economy turned around!

Sally Wendkos Olds said...

I never thought I wanted to bungy jump either until I found myself with an extra day in Queenstown. To read about this adventure, go to my website,, click on the Articles page, and you'll find my account of this once-in-a-lifetime craziness. I never need to do it again1

Edna said...

I had fun marking these off too. It was fun to remember all the things I have already done. I was very proud to have hit a home run even if it was clear back when I was a teenager. I have no desire to bungee jump and you amaze me, Sally!!