Monday, March 17, 2008

Meme O My

Saying for the day: All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of a masterpiece. ~Eddie Murphy, 1979

The ones with the X I have done, the ones with a O I want to do

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink ( Never go in bars)
02. Swam with wild dolphins ( That’s for Lori to do)
03. X Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive ( One car is as good as another)
05 Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07.O Taken a candlelit bath with someone ( But a walk in bathtub wrecks the romance)
08.X Said 'I love you' and meant it ( Still mean it)
09.X Hugged a tree ( All the way down from the top)
10. Bungee jumped ( Never!)
11.O Visited Helsinki ( It’s on my bucket list)
12.X Watched a lightning storm at sea ( on the great lakes that should count)
13.X Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14.X Seen the Northern Lights
15.X Gone to a huge sports game ( Forest Park won the state championship that’s huge)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17 X Grown and eaten your own vegetables ( If radishes count)
18. Touched an iceberg
19.X Slept under the stars
20.X Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22.X Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne ( I’ve never gotten drunk on anything)
24.O Given more than you can afford to charity
25.X Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26.X Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. X Had a food fight
28. X Bet on a winning horse
29.X Asked out a stranger ( Betty was a stranger once)
30.X Had a snowball fight
31.X Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32.X Held a lamb
33.X Seen an eclipse
34.X Ridden a roller coaster
35.O Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking ( I am the world’s worst dancer)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38.X Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39.X Had two hard drives for your computer
40.O Visited all 10 provinces or all 50 states
41.X Taken care of someone who was drunk
42.X Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44.X Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47.X Taken a road-trip
48.X Gone rock climbing
49.X Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving ( Even the thought terrifies me)
51.O Visited Finland ( On the bucket list)
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. X Visited England
55. X Milked a cow
56.X Alphabetized your cds (But it didn’t hold)
57. X Pretended to be a superhero ( I was Captain Marvel last week)
58. Sung karaoke
59.X Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers ( nor in front of friends)
61. Gone scuba diving
62.X Kissed in the rain
63.X Played in the mud
64.X Played in the rain
65 X Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68.X Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69.X Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for 6 hours straight
72.X Gotten married
73. Been in a movie ( Unless you count home movies)
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. X Gone without food for 5 days ( I fasted)
77. X Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79.O Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo ( Too much pain)
81. Rafted the Snake Dead River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84.X Performed on stage
85.X Been to Las Vegas
86.X Recorded music ( I have a record of me playing the accordion)
87. Eaten shark ( But I did eat Swordfish)
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90.X Bought a house ( This is the third one)
91. X Been in a combat zone
92. X Buried one of your parents( Both)
93.O Been on a cruise ship
94.X Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in aisles at Rocky Horror
96 X. Raised children ( Helped anyway)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour ( don’t have a favorite band)
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over ( but moved to be near our kids)
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102.X Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. X Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication ( Do devotionals for the Iron mountain paper count?)
106.X Lost over 100 pounds
107. X Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray ( Are you crazy?)
110. Broken someone's heart
111. X Helped an animal give birth ( I lived on a farm)
112.O Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari ( Unless you count Disney’s Animal World)
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116.X Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol ( all three and I hate guns)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild ( I don’t eat mushrooms period)
118.X Ridden a horse ( It dumped me and my friends laughed)
119.X Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon ( we rode a donkey)
122.X Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128.X Had your picture in the newspaper
129.X Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130.X Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach ( But I gassed a lot of them)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes ( I don’t eat tomatoes period)
134.X Read The Iliad
135.X Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. X Skipped all your school reunions
138.X Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139.X Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141.X Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care ( But put Betty’s mother in a nursing home)
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you ( They would have to be blind)
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident ( been in one though)
150: Saved someone's life
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Yesterday was such a busy day and so much happened in Pigeon Falls that it may take a couple of days to report it all. Pastor Joan had another one of those thought proving sermons. She preached a sermon entitled “ A moment of Glory”. She said that the first Palm Sunday was a moment when ordinary people rose above their fears and became extraordinary people. They put aside their fear of the Roman soldiers. They put aside their fear of the Sanhedrin . They responded to their belief that Jesus was the Messiah and they welcomed him. They knew they could be jailed. They knew they could be thrown out of the synagogue . But they came out anyway. They shouted. They screamed Hosanna. This was their moment of glory. On Good Friday they would not be crying crucify him. They would be hiding. But on Palm Sunday they rose above that. They had their moment of glory.
There are times in our lives when we need to rise above our fears. Our fear of being laughed at. Our fear of being labeled a religious nut. Our fear of not being liked. We need to speak of who Jesus is and what He’s done for us. We need to enter into our moment of glory.
Beyond Pastor Joan’s sermon there was the race and the murder.
By the end of the race four of the machines had broken down. Only Luke Snowslider and Barth Wader were left. On the home stretch coming into town Barth had a slight lead when suddenly his snowmobile seemed to go out of control and he drove into a huge snow bank. Luke went on to win. Barth claims he was pushed but there were hundreds of witnesses who say there was nobody there to push him. There were only the two of them and Luke’s snowmobile was not anywhere near Barth’s.

Today's Link-Hello? Is this thing on?- Another MEME.
It was a good day. I started with a bath in my tub with the door. It was so refreshing ,all those jets.My wife made an apple thingy that Stacy made the other day and told us where to find the recipe. I had one of those for breakfast. Then I worked at finding some way to cut the volume on my Sunday music. My hearing is bad and I don't wear my hearing aid when I am working on the computer so I didn't know it was so loud. In the afternoon Betty and I cut the pieces we need to continue building the layout part two. I didn't cut off any fingers or toes. Then I went to the basement to try to find my one remaining copy of the Ballad of St. Urho. It was in my safe that is so secret even I don't know where it is. I did finally locate it. Spent the rest of the afternoon scanning it into the computer. My Lexmark OCR software works very well with Vista. At last something that works. So tomorrow I will post the Ballad of St. Urho, only two days late.This is roast beef week at the Linna house. We had a nice Sirloin Tip roast for dinner Sunday and the leftovers will run the rest of the week. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Nancy's poltergeist decided to attend the race?

6:30 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I've never gone to any of my school reunions, either.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Ooooh blog meat and fodder. I may use this - this afternoon if all stays quiet.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Tai said...

Hello! You linked to my lil' blog, how very kind of you! I liked your list, and am envious of your ability to speak more than just one language!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Beyond Pastor Joan’s sermon there was the race and the murder.

Well? WHAT murder. Who?

The poltergeist did it.

10:29 AM  
Blogger dmarks said...

Great item. So many things to discuss, would take me a long time to deal with it all, or make my own list.

But I will say I went to Wisconsin to milk a cow.

6:27 PM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Wow... you've done a lot.. I need to look at that list and see what I've done as well!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Casdok said...

Great post!!

1:46 AM  

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