Tuesday, December 09, 2008

100 things I maybe did or did not do

I'm working on keeping up with my priorities. It's not working very well to be honest. Last week it was writing that fell by the wayside, this week it's sleep and exercise. The plan is probably too ambitious or just not flexible enough. I do however think that it's been good and useful to think in terms of priorities, in the sense that it makes me more aware of how I choose to use my time. It's for example a choice to spend all day working on the revise and resubmit because it's more important and put off the evaluation of student reports until tonight. It's also a choice to leave you with this little meme placeholder, while I go and type up some comments for the students.

Seen at Bright star's

(Bold the ones you've done)

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (I'm a geologist after all. I live outside for about a quarter of the year)
3. Played in a band (does it count if one was twelve years old and part of an after school music activity)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (again - a geologist, what do you expect)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (not since I had a small piece of vegetable garden as a kid though)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (oh yes, many times)
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 (worked on one)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (Russian, I'm not saying I'm any good at it)
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 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
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (this is my favorite question as it is practically what I do for a living)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (does a sixth grade school project movie count)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia (more times than I can count)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (this is a very americanized meme, so I'll substitute this with girl scout advent calenders of which I must have sold hundreds)
62. Gone whale watching (or rather seen whales when out doing some science anyway)
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
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 (does a digital book count)
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
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. Ridden an elephant

7 Comments:

At 5:53 AM, Blogger ScienceGirl said...

This is interesting - I think I will work on this one also!

 
At 4:21 AM, Blogger Silver Fox said...

Oh! You are the first one I've seen who has ridden an elephant!

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger saxifraga said...

Silver fox: I think I've even done it twice (in India and in Nepal). I'm actually surprised that no one else have done so. I haven't been to any of the American sights though, or the the European ones either for that matter. I tend to avoid waiting in long lines when on vacation, so there went the Mona Lisa and the Eiffel Tower. I spent time in Paris walking around all the different neigborhoods, sitting in cafes and just being there.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Silver Fox said...

The list has a lot of places I haven't visited (especially all the European ones). Mine will be up soon!

 
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