Monday, January 05, 2009

Bold Moves

I have another one coming, but this is quicker. I got this from superbeck. Bold what you’ve done.
  1. Started your own blog. (Here)
  2. Slept under the stars. (The first time was in the desert. I've also NOT slept under some shooting stars, while snuggling, and waiting for Search and Rescue to call us back.)
  3. Played in a band. (The only thing musical I can play is chairs.)
  4. Visited Hawaii.
  5. Watched a meteor shower. (Oh, indeed, yes.)
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
  7. Been to Disneyland.
  8. Climbed a mountain. (Lassen, Shucksan (base camp), Rainier (base camp), Si)
  9. Held a praying mantis.
  10. Sang a solo. (haha, no)
  11. Bungee jumped.
  12. Visited Paris.
  13. Watched a lightening storm at sea.
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (I don't know if swing dancing counts. I ended up taking lessons in this, too.)
  15. Adopted a child.
  16. Had food poisoning.
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
  18. Grown your own vegetables. (Hey, I helped!)
  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. (And an igloo, too.)
  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 (Seriously, who hasn't done this?--oh, wait, some people around here never see the sun.)
  31. Hit a home run (BSF Softball, baby! (Lassen too))
  32. Been on a cruise (Long Beach -> Catalina -> Sand Diego -> Ensenada)
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (I was half asleep in a van on the way from Buffalo to Perry Sound)
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (Bridgewater, Nova Scota. Also, Germany & The Netherlands)
  35. Seen an Amish community.
  36. Taught yourself a new language. (Again with the "taught yourself". The only way to truly do this is by immersion, and even then, others are inevitably helping you. I choose to bend the rules. I learned Spanish in high school, and now I'm learning Koine Greek. Also, I "taught" myself English as a child. My family and community had nothing to do with it.)
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (I'm satisfied with just a cottage below / A little silver, and a little gold.)
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing. (fun fun fun!)
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke (Once I sang "Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld" on Rock Band at Kent's house.)
  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. (Don't try this in Costa Rica: you'll get eaten by mosquitoes.)
  46. Been transported in an ambulance. (I slid on my socks right across the bedroom and my head met the dresser drawer handle.)
  47. Had your portrait painted.
  48. Gone deep sea fishing. (With my grandpa.)
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Snorkeling in Catalina).
  52. Kissed in the rain. (There's always some sort of rain falling in Seattle, so I'm sure Liz and I have done this.)
  53. Played in the mud. (There's no other way to play Soccer.)
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
  55. Been in a movie. (I think this one is for the benefit of those who haven't. My first movie was Snow White. I think I was in middle school.) -- Edit: Un-bolded. Thanks for the comment, Caleb.
  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. (This is on my to-do list.)
  65. Gone sky diving.
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check.
  68. Flown in a helicopter. (To Alctraz.)
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. (Cinnamon the stuffed puppy.)
  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. (I've chipped a tooth, though.)
  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. (2004 Hond Civic.)
  83. Walked in Jerusalem.
  84. Had your picture in a newspaper.
  85. Read the entire Bible.
  86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Also on the list.)
  87. Visited the White House.
  88. Had chickenpox. (My sister put rocks in my socks!)
  89. Saved someone’s life. (A very large woman in a wheelchair out of control down a hill at CSUPomona.)
  90. Sat on a jury. (I was elected foreman.)
  91. Met someone famous.
  92. Joined a book club (I guess you could call it that: we're going to start up again soon. I think we're finishing off Mere Christianity, and then going on to Desiring God.)
  93. Lost a loved one.
  94. Had a baby (Due July 2nd, 2009!)
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
  97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
  98. Owned a cell phone. (Since 2000.)
  99. Been stung by a bee. (Most recently on the top of the head at Hick's Lake.)
  100. Read an entire book in one day. (I'll look up from whatever book I'm reading, and realize that the sun went down, and I haven't eaten anything today.)


  1. Been IN a movie not TO a movie


  2. That does make more sense. Thanks for pointing that out. I think I was thinking "in" as in "in a screening".

  3. 69: I'm afraid you're a little mixed up. Your favorite childhood toy was Cogo Bird, not Cinnamon!

  4. Tsk, tsk, David. I'm afraid you're mistaken in this regard. I did indeed have a favorite childhood toy: a chicken named Cogo Bird. I also had another favorite childhood toy, a dog named Cinnamon. These toys (both stuffed animals) were both my absolute favorites at different times in my childhood. #69 specifically refers to "saving" "a" favorite childhood toy. As I recall, I kept Cinnamon around well into my teenage years, when I had given away or given up most other stuffed animals. Thus, I "saved a favorite childhood toy." I don't believe Cogo Bird qualifies in the same way.

    As punishment for your hubris, I assign you to complete this survey on your own blog.

  5. Did you sing "Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld" by yourself (#41)? If so, then you have done #10 =)