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
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
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
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.