Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hello! A Re-Entry Game

Hi there friends.

I didn't mean to disappear. This happens in blogland, at least to me.... I just got overwhelmed for a bit. Came down with a cough/ sinus infection/ flu-like thing that had me in bed the entire three days before Pentecost... and none too energetic that day, either. Anyway, dear Sarah from "Seeking to Build a Bridge" played this game as a part of her re-entry into blogging after an absence. I'm imitating her.

99 Things About Me (Everything that I have done is in bold)

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 DisneyWorld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

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-- nah, too much a "good girl."

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill-- does a "personal day" fall under this category? Better bold it....

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping.

27. Run a Marathon-- no, but I did the Walk for Hunger in Boston, 20 miles.

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... Is this a trick question? I have enough money. That is not what satisfies me! My relationships (including my relationship with God), my family, my work... those are the things that satisfy.

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

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- Czech republic

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 a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book... no, but an article.

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life... No, but someone saved mine, from a riptide in the Atlantic Ocean. An off-duty cop. Still friends with his sons.

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
... Arnold Schwarzenegger (at a shop in Palm Beach: he held my son, who was 1 at the time), Gordon MacRae (he was the romantic lead opposite me in a play in college), Joan Chittister (she was one of my professors in my first Master's program), Raymond Brown (ditto-- we may be getting into people who are only "famous" to theology geeks"), Marcus Borg... maybe others?

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

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


suzanne said...

Missed you and glad you're back. I can't wait for the next installment of your story.

Jan said...

Glad you posted AND that you're feeling better. Interesting; maybe tomorrow I'll take the plunge-- a good thing to do when I can't think of what to write, which happens more frequently than I want to admit.

gordbrown said...

Welcome back. It would be boorish in the extreme given the enormous amount of beautiful writing that we have enjoyed recently to complain about your absence, and I read it that the series had come to its natural conclusion. But I personally missed you greatly. Glad to hear that you are all right and feeling better. I would have prayed for you had I known.

Just finished pastoral care class in seminary. Last three days (of daily course) on death. You're reflections are as always helpful to me. And it reminded me you were kind enough to pray for us when my father was dying. So thank you again for that, such kindnesses are remembered.

Looking forward greedily to more whenever you are able to right.

Freda said...

Enjoyed your list of things you've done and maybe will get round to. Very sensible to highlight the things achieved in bold. My list of 100-things ends up in a cluttered mess because I occasionally think to bring it up to date. May well adopt your method. Hope you are keeping better.

Processing Counselor said...

Good idea. I'm going to do this too, when I have time off from picking out things like toilets, tiles, cabinets etc. Glad you're feeling better. Funny how you can feel you can know someone you've never met...

susankay said...

Cecilia -- I also did the walk for hunger in Boston -- perhaps we met? I keep checking back here to hear some more from you. I hope you are well.

(I just was asked for a fun fact about myself at a Habitat build -- mine was that I had taken surfing lessons at age 60 and had triumphantly surfed into the beach standing up -- another item to be added to your neat list.)