I hit 100 followers on Friday, however since I was too busy at work and this weekend to acknowledge that I am extending my giveaway, originally I planned it to be the 7 days before I reached 100 followers, but since I'm announcing it today I'm going 10 days back, which means for every comment you have left on my blog from yesterday clear back to March 6th you've received one entry (it's too late to go back and comment now to get more entries as I've already tallied up all the comments), I will share the winner of the giveaway either later today or tomorrow....
In the meantime b/c I am too lazy or too busy to do a real post I thought this might be fun, you've probably seen it a million times before, feel free to copy it and use it on your own blog if you haven't had the chance:
Have you ever (Item's I've done are in bold)?
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars - many times, its great until it gets cold at about 3 AM, then I'm found wishing for a tent, or a house....
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower - also happens to be one of the nights I slept under the stars
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World – Well I saw Cirque Du Soleil in Disney World when we lived in Orlando, does that count? I have however been to Disney Land
8. Climbed a mountain – But more hiking than rock climbing
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped - Jump off of something head first falling 100's of feet only to be jerked back up and do it all over again.... mmmmm I think not...
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm - One summer in college I rented a great little town house and I had a wonderful room with a balcony I would wake up in the middle of the night and sit on my balcony and watch the wonderful southern lightning storms... gorgeous, but in retrospect those same storms caused many a tornado so maybe not the best idea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - does gardening or painting a room count?
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - I don't think they let you do this post 9/11, but I did walk around her base in 2008
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train – I've taken a 4:45 am train and slept on it... actually I used to do it every day, so I'm saying it counts.
21. Had a pillow fight – yes but for the record, this is the lamest one on the list
22. Hitch hiked –Uhhmm... NO... have you ever heard of Ted Bundy.... Scary....
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - It all started in high school when I would occasionally take a mental health day, just a day off to relax and enjoy life and re-focus on what really matters, I still do this at least once a year.
24. Built a snow fort - Oh man, my grandmother knows how to build real igaloos, like people in the artic used to live in, and every Christmas break I would stay with her for a week, and she would build an igaloo big enough for me to stand in, and to have their samoid come in with me... some of my favorite childhood memories are in snow forts.
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping – So Awkward... why is this heralded as a coming of age rite... It's weird and awkward, and scary I mean hasn't everyone seen Jaws
27. Run a marathon – Nope but I'm running a half in 14 days and am signing up for the SF marathon in July
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - Often, but my favorite recent sunsets were on our vacation to Mexico in November...
31. Hit a home run - Not an out of the ball park home run, but a run big enough to get me around all four bases
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 –
41. Sung karaoke – Karaoke to me, is the epitome of drunken embarrassment and thus, something I avoid at all costs!
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt – Too many times to count, growing up in Wyoming you visit Yellowstone OFTEN
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - does fast food count? If so then yes
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - most recently with the PBF in Mexico after releasing baby sea turtles into the gulf
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted – No but I have comissioned a painting for the Preppy Boyfriend's Mother's birthday so I'm saying it counts
48. Gone deep sea fishing - Yes and I outfished all of the boys (even though I wouldn't bait my own hook).
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 – Hmmm nothings better than take out chinese and a drive in movie and a summer night
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - Yes I started MD Cards and Gifts on ETSY with Maggie, we also do local craft shows
58. Taken a martial arts class - Tai Kwon Do when I was a kid, that's right folks I can break boards with my fists....
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching – No but I have seen wales surfacing from the coastline
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving –No but it is on my list of things I absolutely must do
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy – Yes. Snuggle Bear, and the PBF has a stuffed bunny named Bun-Bun, and Snuggle Bear and Bun-Bun sit high on a shelf in my office snuggling each other so the puppies won't eat them. I also kept my childhood Lay-Lay (the nick name my little sister -who was born when I was 16, had for a blanket growing up, it just sort of stuck in our family and now the PBF calls them that too) I named it Ellie - b/c it had an elephant with a silk ear on it.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - yes and I've been kissed in front of it
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt – No but I would love to learn to sew a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square – Often, although more walking through it than standing in it, but I will never forget the wonder of my first few times into the City when we lived in NY, after a few months in the city I found times square to be overcrowded and annoying, darn tourists snapping photos when I've got to get somewhere in a normal time... ahhh the mentality of a New Yorker. I would however, like to see it now that it's been shut down to vehicle traffic. Oh and I can't believe I almost forgot this, but we stood in times square for 8 hours to watch the ball drop on New Years Eve 2008... Don't do it, incredibly disappointing - the ball is super small in real life, you can't see/ hear the New Years Eve Dick Clark show, or any of the musicians, and once you are in times square you can't leave for anything or they won't let you come back, so you stand there for 8 hours and then 15 mins before the ball drops all the smart people who rent hotel rooms on the square come rushing out and jostle you around so you can't hardly see. Oh and those big hats and noise makers they pass out so the crowd all looks one color on TV, yeah those block your view and you get really tired of hearing the sound of them about 4 hours in.
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job - well-more like laid off b/c they were downsizing... does that count?
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - Collar bone when I was 4 I don't remember much about it apart from not being able to suck my thumb, and all the people in the ER asking me over and over and over if my parents did it to me, It was a fall b/c I was carrying a big toy up concrete stairs
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle – Yes once and NEVER EVER AGAIN..... I value my skin, and my head, and my life thank you.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - from a plane does that count?
80. Published a book – I haven't published a book, but I wrote a historical research paper that was published in a local history book does that count? My History author/editor grandmother was never more proud of me, except maybe when she found out I got into medical school... to which she promptly replied, hurry up and graduate so I can see you be a Dr. before I die... that qualifies as the most morbid thing anyone has ever said to me, especially since my grandmother is in great health and perfectly sane.
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car – OK not brand new, but paying off my Explorer when it was used is still one of the biggest financial things I've accomplished, so it counts... it also counts b/c I will never buy a new car. In my opinion it's a waste of money b/c cars start losing value the day you drive them off the lot....
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper – More times than I can count, the benefits of growing up in a small town and being a hometown favorite.
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve – No, I have never kissed a stranger, Ever... STD's anyone?
86. Visited the White House – Yes and it is awe inspiring, and kind of weird, I mean the president and his FAMILY live there and these tourists just tramp through all day every day
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - see aforementioned deep sea fishing
88. Had chickenpox – yes and I have a little round scar on my eyebrow to show for it
89. Saved someone’s life – yes I was a lifeguard in high school, and was floating a natural river in lava hot springs idaho, and I water rescued a little girl who had fallen behind her family and fallen off of her inner tube. It's crazy how if you're well trained enough you just act without thinking and it turns out you do the right thing... Also, I'll be making a career out of saving lives when I'm a DOCTOR HURRAY!
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous – literally ran into Matt Damon on an NYC sidewalk, also saw The Donald outside of Trump Towers, and Ron Stewart dinning on Madison Ave, I also met Olympic Swimmer Chrissy Ahmen Leighton and got to hold her gold and silver olympic medals (those suckers are HEAVY), was the executive assistant for well known and published interior designer Charlotte Moss, and while working for Ms. Moss wouldn't let Damon Dash into the store after hours to help set up a trunk show for his wife Rachel Roy, b/c I thought he was a delivery man and didn't realize who he was
92. Joined a book club – YES! But we never had a meeting... haha
93. Got a tattoo – yes, I have permanent eyeliner, you wouldn't know it was a tattoo unless I told you, and I love it!
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - I haven't swam in it, but I've seen it, I'm just not down for all that salt and all those weird colored algae all up in my hair and what not.
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone - yes I got my first one in college
99. Been stung by a bee– yes on the day of my aunt and uncles wedding in my flower girl dress, on my way from our room to the room where the ceremony was being held, and I screamed and freaked out b/c it hurt and I didn't know what happened... I was maybe 9