Tuesday, December 30, 2008

100 Things, Part 2

26. Gone skinny dipping

Honestly, what kind of woman do you think I am? I have been midnight swimming in Lake Michigan, yes, but I had a swimsuit on.

27. Run a marathon

I've run the 5K and the 3K, but I don't think I'd have the stamina or endurance to run a marathon, particularly without an inhaler.

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

Does the Venetian in Las Vegas count?

29. Seen a total eclipse

I think so. I've seen eclipses.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

If you have never watched a sunrise or a sunset, you need to do so ASAP.

31. Hit a home run

Um... I think the more important question would be whether or not I've ever hit anything at all when attempting to play baseball. There's a reason I'm not an athlete.

32. Been on a cruise

No, and I don't have any particular desire to do so, either.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

I would highly recommend it. If you're going to go under the falls, it's better from the American side. If you're going to just look at the falls, it's better from the Canadian side.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

By birthplace do you mean the country? Or the actual birthplace? I've been to many countries from which my ancestors came, yes.

35. Seen an Amish community

Why is this on the list? Are Amish people an item to be checked off? An oddity to be goggled at? Sheesh.

36. Taught yourself a new language

Hmm... No. I'd like to, but... I'd rather learn a new instrument before a new language.

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

I was going to ask if that was even possible, but Oriana had this in bold on her list, so I guess it is. And of course I could take the viewpoint that it's not money that brings satisfaction, but I can honestly say I would be a lot more satisfied if I had more money. Money is the cause of most of my stress.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

No, and I probably never will.

39. Gone rock climbing

Indoors.

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

There's quite a large replica at the Venetian in Las Vegas, however. I've seen that.

41. Sung karaoke

Thank you, elegyrl!

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

And went in the gift shop, too!

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

Define stranger.

44. Visited Africa

In real life, or in my dreams?

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

Bring a jacket. It's cold.

46. Been transported in an ambulance

No, but I've been IN an ambulance, thanks to elegyrl.

47. Had your portrait painted

Painted? For real? Who does this, people? Like sit down and have someone paint you? How egocentric is that? I mean, unless you're the model or whatever. But I'm not a model, so no.

48. Gone deep sea fishing

Blah to fishing.

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

Italy. No.

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Yes!
And that is one experience that you can't get from looking at a picture.

2 comments:

Oriana said...

Betty, I love the responses to the list! I actually stole the list from two authors. It originated with Josi Kilpack and was copied by Julie Wright.

You absolutely have to put Italy on your list of things to see. After reading your list, I need to add Paris to mine. Someday I'm going to take a romantic ride in a gondola, instead of with 4 other single girls. There is also nothing like seeing the David in person. Along with those other cool Michelangelo works like the Pieta', the Moses and those marble blocks that look like the people are trying to escape them.

elegyrl said...

I have continued to enjoy reading your responses! You always make me smile!