100 questions – affirmatives in bold, “want to”s in italics (courtesy of RT:101)

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band – once and very badly

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower – my first was the spectacular Leonid shower in 2002 (and the last major Leonid storm for at least 30 years); I’ve never seen anything like it again, but it was enough to keep me coming out for more

6. Given more than you can afford to charity – Not more than I can afford, but it is part of my budget

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain – Montserrate in Bogotá, Colombia – does it count if there are stairs?

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch – Knitting, guitar, and cooking but have yet to master any

15. Adopted a child – I sponsor a child through World Vision

16. Had food poisoning – Sick for days, and then it took almost 3 months to get my appetite back.

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 – I took a train in Vietnam from Nha Trang to Hue.

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

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

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors – yes and no; I’ve visited Colombia, but I’ve yet to see Spain.

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language – American Sign Language and well enough to have used in clinical settings

37. Had enough money to be truly satisified – I’m working on it. I’m close because ultimately I just want to do something I love, live comfortably, and not have to stress over finances.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock(wall) climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant – At the end of each semester I would take the leftover meals on my meal plan and buy for people behind me in line. Otherwise they would have gone to waste.

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted or drawn

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain – And no, I hate The Notebook

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater – Even better, I’ve gone to the Alamo Drafthouse. I can’t imagine that a drive-in would truly be more enjoyable.

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business – a short-lived Etsy shop counts, right?

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies – I’ve bought Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale-watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar 

72. Pieced a quilt – An old family friend once took it upon herself to teach me to quilt. I put together the squares, she sewed them all together, and then the ugly,unfinished quilt stood in a corner in my room for years before finally being tossed.

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 – definitely a dream

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car – I don’t know that I ever will as it seems like a waste of money.

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 – Mario Andretti

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person – much smaller than it looks in the movies

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