Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Two for Tuesday

I am choosing not to get into any political discussions or debates today and will only say that I pray (as I have for every elected president) for President Obama to have wisdom, to be able to see the bigger picture past the halls of congress, to have insight, and to have compassion. I pray that he will be surrounded by wise council and that he will not lose touch with the people who elected him. I pray for the safety of he and his family and that the people of this country will show him the respect that the Office of President deserves regardless of who is occupying it.

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My friend from Small Reflections (via Jamie of Duward Discussion) posted this a while back and I hadn't taken the time until now to do it. So here goes - better late than never. To participate, just copy and paste the list in your own blog, and color all of the things YOU have done (mine are in red, but you can use any color you want). Things you haven't done will be in black.
100 Things
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (a couple times)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (most beautiful place I’ve ever been & I’d love to go back)
5. Watched a meteor shower ( a couple of times)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world (both)
8. Climbed a mountain (Stone Mountain, Georgia)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped (no way!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (not in the literal sense but have supported a couple overseas through charitable organizations)
16. Had food poisoning (Don’t serve me KFC)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (but I’d love to)
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 (petted, never held)
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 (several times)
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (I have been to Holland, but just the airport and I’d love to visit Ireland)
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 (only the one in my Mom's living room)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt ( but it is on my to do list)
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 (only the one at King’s Island)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
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 (no, but I have been to Kazakhstan)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (in Alaska)
63. Got flowers for no reason ( a long time ago)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (no way, no how)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter (in Hawaii)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (my only trip to D.C. was a business one so I only had time to see one thing. I went to the Vietnam Wall)
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square (someday - on New Year's Eve)
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 (again, on the to do list)
80. Published a book (well not a book, but one magazine and several newspaper articles)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem (but I’d love to someday)
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House (see #70)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (If pointing out to the intern and technician that my husband was turning blue counts?)
90. Sat on a jury(called but not seated)
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 (currently- goes with #46 above)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (and a wasp)
100. Ridden an elephant
Whew! How about you?


George said...

Debbie, you've done quite a few interesting things already. I hope you get to do many more.

Momisodes said...

Wow! You have quite a bit of this list already covered. I have done a few things, but most of all, I'd love to visit Hawaii!