Monday, November 06, 2006

Another reminder that I don't do anything.

My 5th tag.

Taggy-thing from Tiffany.

You're supposed to bold the things that you have done... check it out: I have done 39 out of 150. Which is slightly more than I thought I would have marked off on this list. Yay, I surprise myself.


01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink ... I would but I'm usually broke by the time I get drunk enough to want to do this.
02. Swam with wild dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain ... not technically, unless you count a car ride up a mountain.
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

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
... just once, after my Junior prom.
14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards) ... I don't even know what this means.

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
... used to grow tomatos and parsley.
18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars ...
my house is underneath the stars though.
20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne
... It was nasty-ass pink champagne too. And I have done this TWICE. Apparently I didn't learn the first time.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster
... just recently.
35. Hit a home run ...
does kickball count?! Cuz I rocked the kickball at recess!
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
... I have to be drinking a lot to do this though.
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had amazing friends
... I still do.
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country ...
how about "danced with a stranger FROM a foreign country". Or Walleye.
44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign ...
not a sign, but an orange construction cone.
46. Backpacked in Europe.

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero
... when I was little. Not recently, unless you count Awesome Girl.
58. Sung karaoke
... On St Patrick's Day after multiple shots, I sang Madonna's "Like a Virgin" with a complete stranger.
59. Lounged around in bed all day
... I have had my fill of this from my surgery recovery crap (well over 2 years ago).
60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
... this can be easy for me. It depends on the guy/situation.
69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”

83. Got flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage ...
my worst fear ever.
85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark ...
no, but I ate squid jerky my uncle brought back from Korea when I was 8 or 9 (pre-vegetarian). It was still perfectly in it's normal squid-shape and everything.
88. Kissed on the first date
... I prefer to if I like the guy.
89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently ...
took French for 5 years and learned practically nothing.
95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
... every single day.
103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart
... it's a part of life.
111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
... yes, fired a hunting rifle or something at targets in Outdoor Education class in 6th grade. It was in this class that I was first reunited with Nadine too! (I did not shoot her.)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
... best. mushrooms. ever.
118. Ridden a horse
... once in Outdoor Education class in 6th grade, and again at a friend's farm in 10th grade.
119. Had major surgery
... yay! back surgery!
120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours ...
I've been really really close.
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about ...
only in the sense that some of my friends and family no longer think that I'm completely insane about not eating meat. I'm not sure if that counts.
130. Gone back to school
... after dropping out of highschool and getting a GED (long story), I finally went back to school to get a college degree. Because I was very scared I would be working retail or fast food my whole life without one. Annnnnd my parents made me.
131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey ...
this was the ONLY book assigned in school that I actually read.
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
... Maya Angelou
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions ...
I haven't done this... YET.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
... yeah, customers and/or a few of my coworkers. It's Omaha, this is almost a daily occurance.
139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident
... I lightly scraped bumpers with a lady because I didn't yield to her like I should have. It was literally my FIRST DAY driving my new car without an adult at age 16. I was all by myself, driving home from a guitar lesson. She was going straight at the light and I was turning left in front of her. She had the right away, but because she wasn't moving forward at all at first, I (stupidly) assumed she was waiting to turn without her turn-signal or that she had a red light. I started to turn left in front of her, and got most of the way in the lane when she started to go forward towards me. We both stopped completely and I realized that if I didn't finish going left I would be completely in her way anyway. But she was still creeping forward too, and I thought I had enough room to get by her (I have lame depth perception and also I was panicking), but instead I very slowly scraped our bumpers together as I finished my left turn. She got out and was screaming at me in another language and the only words she said in English weren't nice either... I was sobbing after a while of this, and she wouldn't even let me use her cell phone to call my mom. When the officer came to the scene he examined the "damage" to my teeny Ford Escort and to her gianormous SUV (there was some dirt/dust, and completely miniscule scratches) and he asked the lady to just let things go because there was not enough damage to warrant any kind of follow-up at all, but she insisted that I get a ticket for something. That was my one-and-only accident caused by me. Okay, I had to tell that story... moving on...
150. Saved someone’s life
... I helped save my dad's life around March 2006 by promptly calling an ambulance and keeping him from passing out by patting his face and talking to him. He had 2 blood clots that had travelled to his lungs (we found out later), and he could have died if we hadn't reacted so quickly. I only played that small part though, thank god, because the paramedics and firemen arrived within 3-4 minutes of my phone call (although it feels like an excruciatingly long time when someone you love is having an out-of-the-blue, unidentified attack right in front of your eyes). The firemen and paramedics took over from there and did an absolutely excellent job.




jen: i thought maybe i would have to postpone that on you tonight, but our study group is going to be next Monday now
nadine: STUDY GROUP?
nadine: YOU AREN'T IN A STUDY GROUP9:49 AM jen: yeah, he and I are going to go to this new study group on Monday nights.
9:50 AM jen: it's like a reading/discussion/meditating thing, and who knows what else we'll do. it should be fun, I want to check it out at least.

nadine: IM NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS NEW JENNY WHO GETS UP FROM HER COMPUTER CHAIR AND GOES PLACES, WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE SHE DOESN'T KNOW
jen: I'M NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOUR FACE, NADINE

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I did something like this once (the taggy thing) - it's on my blog under the "More About Me" section on the sidebar. Very interesting to see what people have and have not done.

Good job on saving dad! That's crazy. I tend to freeze in those types of situations - so I'll never be a hero!

And, I'm sorry, but study groups have never been good for anyone, I swear. :0)

Mairin Verthandi said...

I've tagged you. :D

Echo said...

Jen,
You are in a study group? Are you feeling ok? You do realize you can't drink, right!

Barb said...

Holy chit.. LONG LONG list of things. I shudder to think of how I would do.