99 Things

or Shameless Pilferage from the Blogs of Others. Your choice of title entirely:)

Simple enough concept, just a list of 99 things and I've highlighted the ones I've done so far:)

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 DisneyWorld

8. Climbed a mountain (the Mourne Mountains count)

9. Held a praying mantis 

10. Sang a solo

 (singing in the shower probably doesn't)

11. Bungee jumped

 (Laganside for Cancer Research UK roughly two and a bit years ago and it was blowing a gale and I almost bottled out, but glad I didn't)

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (baking, sewing, knitting, jewellery)

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 (a wall to hide behind like a big girl's blouse counts)

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping


27. Run a Marathon

 (half marathon, half walked, half jogged, half dead on completion)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (the Venetian doesn't count)

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
 (only for a day though, I don't do the captive audience thing for too long)

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (I might have done, couldn't honestly tell you)

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

 (do you think garbled baby nonsense counts)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

 (does it count that it was a chippy and I found him looking in the bin for food outside)

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

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 theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

 (once with my brother when we were kids, I called him Ginga Ninja and told him he could kill a man with his bare feet just by waving them under his nose. We both fell about laughing, me more so than him, and it was probably best that we never went back again)

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason
 (only the once, don't kill flowers that are perfectly content in the ground for no reason, the hubs learns fast)

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a cheque 

68. Flown in a helicopter

 (three times, but I prefer Cessna planes)

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

 (definitely an acquired taste and I can't afford to acquire it)

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

 (why would you)

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

 (no but somebody saved mine, very grateful I am too)

90. Sat on a jury

 (I was exempt for years, but now I'm not and Ta for bringing it up within earshot of Murphy)

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

 (one, a tad more painful than tattoos)

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

 (that's like a mobile phone, right?)

99. Been stung by a bee (nope, just a hornet)

Feel free to pilfer this yourself.


  1. I pinched your list and put it on my blog :-)


  2. I have only done 39, I better start living.

  3. Fascinating, although as a VERY infrequent traveler, I don't think I'd have much to bold.

  4. Great idea! Love seeing a creative mind work and gain success!!!!!! Hope it continues to grow!



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