Thursday, February 5, 2009

Have/Have Not

Did you ever play that game with the Sweet 'n Low packets at a restaurant? It was one of my favorites while in high school and college. Anytime a group of us went out to eat we'd evenly split the packets and take turns asking questions.

"I have gone skydiving. Have you?"

For everyone that had, they threw a sugar packet into the center. The first person out of packets won the game.

Why am I telling you this?


Oh yes!

I've been tagged by my amazing friend and fellow Angel, Renee to play the virtual game of Have/Have not. In hers she bolded the things that she had done with no explanations. I'm just too much of a loud mouth to not explain at least a few of them! I'll be putting asterisks next to the things I've done.

So bear with me. Here we go!

*1. Started your own blog-never thought I would!

*2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band-and I'm sure there are many people who are so glad I haven't!

4. Visited Hawaii-would love to. Who wants to take me?

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

*7. Been to Disneyworld-three times...this summer was the best one though!!!

*8. Climbed a mountain-Pikes Peak and Mt. Hood-I just love hiking!

9. Held a praying mantis-no plans to either!

*10. Sang a solo-once. I sang one for a contest. Barely made it through before I cried! I made a 2. Never did it again. Don't tell McKinley though, she has her first contest the 14th.

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris-again, would love to. Who wants to take me?

*13. Watched a lightning storm-lightning excites me! I love to watch and listen.

*14. Taught yourself an art from scratch-basketweaving

15. Adopted a child-no, but I've watched adoption tear my family apart.

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables-herbs....

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France-you could be the one to take me while we're in Paris!

20. Slept on an overnight train

*21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked-never!

*23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill-sick week

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

*26. Gone skinny dipping-well, I do own a pool!

*27. Run a Marathon (or HALF!)-two and a half weeks ago! Next one is 11 1/2 weeks away.

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

*29. Seen a total eclipse-in 3rd grade. The entire school watched.

*30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run-nope, but the Yankees are scouting me.

32. Been on a cruise-would love to go on one! Anyone?

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

*34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors-yep, Ford, Kansas. Woo-Hoo.

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied-I would love for this to happen

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

*39. Gone rock climbing-yep, and rappelled back down!

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David-does my Uncle David count?

41. Sung karaoke-NEVER!!

*42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt-several times!

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa-don't ever want to. Please don't anyone volunteer to take me.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

*46. Been transported in an ambulance-following a freak rodeo accident

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing-pretty sure I don't have enough upper body touch the bait!

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris-again, anyone?

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

*52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

*54. Gone to a drive-in theater-finally! After I was 30 though. With three children with us there wasn't much making out:)

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China-no desire

57. Started a business

*58. Taken a martial arts class-the instructor hit me so many times because he was mad at me that I never went back!

59. Visited Russia-no desire!

60. Served at a soup kitchen-nope. Freaked out at a homeless shelter once though.

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-ate plenty though!

62. Gone whale watching

*63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma-NEVER!!!!!! Unless they come up with some way to get it out besides needles.

*65. Gone sky diving-YES!! And my chute didn't open:)

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp-not exactly my idea of a vacation.

*67. Bounced a check

*68. Flown in a helicopter-on a date. I was so excited when I didn't throw up!

*69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial-would love to!

71. Eaten Caviar-never have, never will

72. Pieced a quilt-nope. But bought everything to start one and then sold it at a garage sale...untouched.

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-about 23 toes...a finger...five ribs...and an arm. Good grief.

*78. Been on a speeding motorcycle-and lived to tell!

*79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person-for 20 whole minutes.

80. Published a book-no, but will someday.

81. Visited the Vatican

*82. Bought a brand new car-well, watched Shawn do it

83. Walked in Jerusalem

*84. Had your picture in the newspaper-many times. First time was when I wrote a letter to President Reagan in 5th grade and got a reply!

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve-ewwww

86. Visited the White House-will someday!

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating-oooh, no!

*88. Had chickenpox-first one in 1st grade to get it. When I got back to school there were only 5 people there out of 40!

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury-I think you have to be registered to vote to be chosen. So never have, never will!

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club-no. Can't find one that reads books I like!

*93. Lost a loved one-too many

*94. Had a baby-3!!

*95. Seen the Alamo in's nothing special

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

*97. Been involved in a law suit-been asked to testify at a child abuse hearing

*98. Owned a cell phone-have one now that I want to kiss on a daily basis:)

*99. Been stung by a bee

*100-Gotten married-to my best friend. The best thing I've ever done:)

Now to tag 3 of my fellow bloggers...I know Robin hates these things so I won't:)



Can't wait to hear about them!

And can't wait to go out and eat again...I'm feeling the need to pass out some sweetener packets!


jean said...

So you're not registered to vote? Really? And you don't want to go to Italy? You didn't ask for volunteers to take you to Venice for a gondola ride or to the Leaning Tower of Pisa (I'm on an Italy kick right now...). The cruise-thing sounds like fun - maybe you could organize a blog friends cruise! :-)

Robin said...

Thank you for not tagging me! Now I'm curious how adoption tore your family apart. That's sad.

Jeremy and Melanie said...

Here, I was going to take you to Africa...but I guess that's out!

Anonymous said...

OK, you'll have to read my blog to find out the answers! I love these, but don't know if I know 3 bloggers!!!