Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hello World

Julie from Julie King Art posted this meme. I took the challenge...nothing much is happening in steviewren world that is blog worthy at the moment so it is a good time to fall back on one of these fun little exercises.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (when I was a teenager...we nearly froze our buns off)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (my mama says, it's not nice to give and tell)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (people would pay me not to)
11. Bungee jumped (are you kidding?)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (I think I did-I was sick as a dog...does that count?)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (I've tried but it never works)
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 (I held a baby pig once... It peed on me...it ought to count)
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 (I'm lucky to hit the ball)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (grandparents count?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (if I have enough to pay the bills and have a little fun I'm happy)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (gone to where people were rock climbing...watched my kids do it)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (too afraid of people laughing to try)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (my ex would do things like that)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (does being drawn by a guy in art class count? I still have it.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (got the picture to prove it)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (just a beginner lesson in a pool...probably shouldn't count it)
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 (nope, but I would love to)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp (sobering thing to do)
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (my bouffant hair-do Barbie)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (drove by it on a 1 1/2 day trip to Washington once)
71. Eaten caviar (Yuck! No thank you)
72. Pieced a quilt (pieced a sad excuse for a quilt)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (not yet...still my get laid off...should know by next week)
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 (had a crochet pattern published in a book a long time ago)
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 (does standing outside the fence looking in count?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (sorry, not me)
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

41 out of 100....It seems I've got some more stuff to do!

Tag! You're it!


  1. Fun meme! I like your orange and white tablecloth(?)!

  2. This was fun! Is your snow all melted?

  3. Willow, yes everything that gets much sun melted on Sunday. Yesterday afternoon, I only saw snow in a few places until I got close to home. The road leading to my home is shady most of the time and the snow lingers there. Also it still covers 2/3s of my back deck for the same reason. It will have to warm up into the low 50s for it to all melt I suppose. Today's temp is supposed to be the upper 40s but by Sat and Sun the upper 70s are predicted. Go figure....spring in the south.

  4. Fun fun fun, I liked reading all about you while sipping my coffee now.
    Did you see the Amish community? Oh me too me too, it's one of my biggest wishes. I admire you a lot now Steph.

  5. You've done so much Stevie! That was an interesting meme. There are some things on it I'd be glad not to have had experienced ;-)

    I have my fingers crossed for you that you keep your job. Such worrisome times in business everywhere.

  6. What a fun list! I may have to try this one.

  7. I got 47 out of 100. Coincidentally, I'm going to Niagara Falls for a couple of nights this month. We're having a break away at the Holiday Inn. Oooh!


    P.S. I don't want to hold a praying mantis - but a lamb, I hope I get to do that.

  8. That is a lot of stuff to do. It all sounds like fun.

  9. nice handwriting! I love yr little additions to the list & that now, I know a little more about you.

  10. I love your little side comments too! I think that the peeing pig counts big time!

  11. Oh, I liked this, esp. with the extra comments. Can I steal this? Oh, I see you tagged me. Might take a few days, but I'd like to do it. Might have to add or subtract a few things. Or is that cheating?

  12. Rosezilla, please take it and use it any way you'd like to. I'll be over to see what you do with it.

  13. My word Steviewren, you must have done most everything! What a full life you have led! Well done, and interesting blog. - Dave

  14. My word Steviewren, you must have done most everything! What a full life you have led! Well done, and interesting blog. - Dave

  15. Ok, I think I'm done, although I keep seeing things or thinking of things and editing. I need to quit tho! Just call it done, lol.

  16. I'm seeing this list on a lot of blogs and always find it interesting to read. I've got my fingers crossed re # 75 for you.....


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