‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Annie posted a challenge. And, as I'm always up for a new way to procrastinate doing laundry, here it is! You are supposed to put in bold the things you've done from the list. Annie added comments -- I will too!

1. Started your own blog ( umm, kinda obvious?)
2. Slept under the stars (many times!)
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 Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Gone rollerskating
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 in Russia and the US
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 over the Grand Canyon
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (not unless you count a Boston Harbor cruise..lol)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Ireland, yes!)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Acted in a play or performed on stage (my life's work!)
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 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. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit
59. Visited Russia (3 times)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching ( you'd think, living on the ocean...but no!)
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 (yuck... does it count if I spit it out?)
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 (sadly, about 30 times...)
77. Broken a bone (my nose, 3 times)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (that I edited, yes, four..but not written...yet)
81. visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (and Koran and Upanishads and..)
86. Visited the White House (in 1978)
87. Won money
88. Had chickenpox (age 1)
89. Saved someone’s life (one who was choking & two suicide attempts)
90. Sat on a jury (a big kidnapping trial...it took months!)
91. Met someone famous (Truman Capote, Ted Kennedy, Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan, Angelina Jolie, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Feinnes, Mark Rylance,to name a few!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Had to put someone you love in Hospice Care
94. Had a baby (can't, unless by divine intervention)
95. Seen the Alamo in person (and I'd want to because...?)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (sadly, yes)
98. Owned a cell phone (just since June 08!)
99. Been stung by a bee (over 30 times...long story)
100. Read an entire book in one day (many times!)

Whoa! I like this list! It makes me seem so....cosmopolitan! So, how about you? If you do this challenge, link to my post!


  1. Come on Keri, even this Texas has gone whale watching near your place! And what is the problem with the Alamo?! No, you're right, our history here is like "so 1800's" and when every other house near where you live has a plaque that reads"Built in 16 something, AND THERE'S STILL SOMEONE LIVING IN IT?! WOW! By the way, we have plenty of preying mantii if you want to cross that one off of your list. ps Finally figured out that kerimama is you. Duh, do I feel like a dope. jeri

  2. hahhaa! I know! I almost LIED on my own post and said I DID do the whale-watching thing..but my
    superior moral character won out..lol.

    And to make matters worse, my family CREST is a whale and my ancestors were WHALERS. But it's like my friends in Stratford England who never go see Shakespeare plays. It's like, "it's ALWAYS there so I figure someday...."

    Sorry about the Alamo dig. I was going to say the same thing about swimming in the salt lakes, but thought better. Dont want to alienate any of those Lakes region readers..lol.

  3. By the way, this Texan not Texas....durrrr, I'd blame it on a late night last night but, nah, that would be lying. I did however wake up and move from the couch to bed somewhere close to midnight. I understand about the Alamo...I went under duress the first time (I was in a stroller, no choice there) and the second time? We had a French exchange student. They do have a cool gift shop though. heehee


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