Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"100 Things" Meme

Just learned a new word - "meme". According to Wikipedia "A meme (pronounced /miːm/) is unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices that transmit from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomenon." Urban Dictionary notes that a blog meme is "in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog." So here is the blog meme "100 Things" as filtered through my life.

1. Started your own blog (that's how you're reading this list!) - Yep, and I can't believe how much fun I've had and how thoroughly I've enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. I thank Catcus Jack Splash's DOR and Latigo Liz of Cowgirl Up for inspiring me to blog.

2. Slept under the stars -Many times I have -Ah, how I love waking to watch the Dippers swirl across the sky. Thank you my frined Liz for all our backpacking trips that let me sleep neath the stars.

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower - The Perseids in August
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain - Caribou Moutain in the Trinity Alps

9. Held a praying mantis - and brought him home to visit.
10. Sang a solo (the world should be VERY grateful this has not happened.)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - oh those silly seventires
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping - these days it would be called chunky dunking
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 - high school baseball
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself 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 in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing - and caught a
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 - Akido in 1986
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - blushing
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 - one time, 1970. It was an El Camino
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your 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. Read an entire book in one day - favorit way to spend the day

Thanks for this meme, whoever started it. I first saw it on Fe's blog Coyote Road.


CoyoteFe said...

"Chunky dunking" is brilliant! I think there should be a club. It would be quite - Gee, I can't even think of a suitable adjective!

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