99 Luftbalons Things

My parents are still here, and I’m crazy busy without alot of time for blogging (wah), so I’m pulling out this post that I’ve had in draft for about a week. I can’t remember who I grabbed it from, but I’m pretty certain it was Mags from Ms. Maggie Moo Talks 2 U. (If I’m wrong, will the real person I grabbed this from please step forward?) I know that my evil German twin posted her list…any of you who are in need of a post (NaBloPoMo is almost over, people…need rescue?) can grab away!

Here is a list of 99 things. I have bolded the ones that apply to me. I have also discovered that I lead a very boring life, contrary to what all of you (and I) have thought in the past.

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 Disneyland/world
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. Taught yourself an art from scratch
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
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
31. Hit a home run
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
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. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
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
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 on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
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
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
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
99. Been stung by a bee



  • Kat

    Oh how I love to learn things about my bloggy friends. It’s kinda like sticking your nose into someones private life. Only it’s allowed 🙂

    Have a great weeekend with your parents and family.

  • Sue

    #87 What? you didn’t kill and pluck the feathers off your own turkey for dinner?
    I guess you are not quite the Martha I thought you were?
    Ha Ha!

    You’re life is fine, to boost your list up, I volunteer to take you to Paris!

  • oh my GOFF!

    Okay… what famous person have you met? Btw.. @brunchgirl on twitter tweeted from the TT concert here this week. I repied.. keep eyes on blonde back up dancer with long hair-she rocks it

    The next morning.. @brunchgirl confirmed!

    Anyhoo.. Reading this I realized I TOO am a very boring person. I never sold Girl Scout cookies… it’s the one thing I always wanted to do but pops would not let me join the gals. Living in Texas for 4 years I regret not seeing the Alamo either. So there you go Melis— you have done things I can only imagine. My time has passed… and I have moved on.. but how bout we get you to run that marathon! I’ll do it with you!

  • Michelle

    Oh what a fun list. I may steal that when I’m bored one day 😉

    I kept getting messed up between what you had and hadn’t done and completely confusing myself. Lawsuit? I think I vaguely remember you mentioning something about that awhile ago? Maybe? Refresh? Because… you know, I’m nosy! 😉

  • Melisa

    Weaselmomma: I actually thought about doing that! I have a few exciting things I could put into my own, fresh list. Maybe sometime I will. 🙂

    Sue: When do we leave?

    Angie: Let’s see. I have met David Sedaris (a couple of times), Lisa Whelchel (Blair from Facts of life. But that’s going waaaaay back.), Christina Applegate, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer…
    And…marathon? Um, no. But thanks! YOU GO, though!

    Michelle: Ha, sorry you’re confused! 🙂 No, I never talked about the lawsuit here. We got into a car accident right after we got married and had to go to court for it. An 81-year-old man named, oddly enough, Mr. Looney, hit our car. It was ugly, clearly his fault, and we lost the case when he appealed. Good times. NOT. We paid for that car for 2 years after it had been totaled, because it had been brand new and we had to pay the difference between what we still owed and what the insurance paid for. Ugh.