May 28, 2010

99 Memorable Experiences

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Apparently, today there won't be any Fill-In The Blank Friday.

At first I was like, "oh maaan, does that mean I have to come up with a Friday post on my own? I'm feeling so uncreative today!"

But then I remembered my trusty "Post Ideas" document, where I file away blog post ideas for a rainy day. Which is where I happened to rediscover this fun, yet long forgotten idea, which I got from Star's Pink World a while back. It's a practically effort-free post - great for the end of a long work week when your brain feels like mush - and everyone can play along, so we're preserving the essence of Fill-In The Blank Friday. It's a list of 99 Memorable Experiences, and you highlight the things you've done. Surprisingly, I've actually done most of them, which means it can't be a very comprehensive list, since there are so many things I've never done! (If you decide to join in, leave a link in the comments so I can come see your answers!)

{sunset in calabria, summer 2009}

99 Memorable Experiences

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disney

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm

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

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
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 in person

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful 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 your 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

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

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Been sky diving

66. Visited a 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 a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

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. Gotten a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee


57 out of 99? Not too shabby!
What are your most memorable experiences?
What have you done on this list?


leigh ashley said...

i love this!! and you have done a lot! :)

Jules said...

I've just done this. Check out my answers here:

Michely Medeiros. said...

i will def be posting this!!!! ps i just found your blog and its pretty awesome :)

Ambryo said...

I think I need to start a new journey as soon for complete many things because I have done only 20 from 99!! Thanks for your post :)

Erin Wallace said...

Julia, my list is on my blog - I think I'm at 47 things. Chesk it out (oh, and I'm your newest subscriber!).

xo Erin

Joyeful said...

I've been seeing this list everywhere : ) What a fun idea!! I'm definitely going to post it and "play along"! You've been everywhere!!!! I would love to travel abroad! One of these days....

Lovely blog!