Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Life Experiences

150 of them. I got this via Rullsenberg, but it's been doing the rounds lately. As with Lisa I've put in bold mine I've done and added comments to several.


01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (Well, durh!)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree (and a tree-hugger)
10. Bungee jumped (want to!)
11. Visited Paris (it's neck and neck with Tokyo as my favourite city)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights (here's hoping, they can be seen up here)
15. Gone to a huge sports game (Barbarian vs Scotland rugby count?)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (does normal camping count?)
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip on a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower (well, a shooting star)
23. Got drunk on champagne (Viva...)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity (sometimes)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse (Won money with each way, but never a first place)
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb (chop?)
33. Seen a total eclipse (almost total in 1999 at Barnsley latitude!)
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (rounders?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving (no, but Antony has tried to entice me!)
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken for longer than when you were in love (possibly)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds (now iTunes does it for me!)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers (does a public bath in Tokyo count as posing?)
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married (almost...)
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone (paintballing?)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (I had a job waiting, but otherwise yes)
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone (see below!)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (yes, and I'm not American!)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read their work (Is Shakespeare important?)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair (carboot?)
146: Dyed your hair (ahem...)
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life

6 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Hair dying...? ahem? We need pictures!

20 July 2006 at 09:34  
Blogger George Walks said...

Nah, it was a subtle colour change and didn't really show. But yes, I have worn that glove!

20 July 2006 at 16:38  
Blogger Simon said...

No way!

Hi George! Haha - I can't believe it ! Absolutely wonderful to hear from you!

Yes! - we can certainly meet up - I really look forward to it.

Take care and all the best,

Si

Glad you like the hat - it's inspired by this performance by Sufjan Stevens!

20 July 2006 at 20:36  
Blogger George Walks said...

Excellent stuff! And nice video. I shall be passing through on the 12th, a Saturday. The email I had for you no longer works, so you will have to update me!

G

20 July 2006 at 21:30  
Blogger AnnaWaits said...

Looks like you've had a pretty full life so far!

23 July 2006 at 16:23  
Blogger George Walks said...

Thanks, but I have yet to play D&D for more than six hours!! I feel I'm just a beginner!! (o:

24 July 2006 at 22:53  

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