198 things (long meme, thanks to )

Posted on July 5, 2008


Bold the things you have done in your lifetime.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said I love you and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby’s diaper

22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon (Just the other day I’d thought about if I might do this)
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne

25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight

29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Called in sick when you were not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run

43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer

49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign from uncle sam
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing

60. Lied to foreign governments official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your CDs or DVDs
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to “Lets Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it

81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites

87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (I’m interpreting this to be for any roleplaying game.)
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made you dizzy
96. Had sex at the office (it was after hours)
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything.
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug (pot counts)
109. Performed on stage or recorded music
110. Eaten shark
111. Had a one-night-stand
112. Gone to Thailand
113. Seen Siouxsie live.
114. Bought a home
115. Been in a combat zone
116. Buried one/both of your parents
117. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
118. Been on a cruise ship
119. Spoken more than one language fluently
120. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
121. Bounced a check
122. Performed in Rocky Horror
123. Read – and understood – your credit report
124. Raised children
125. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
126. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
127. Created and named your own constellation of stars
128. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
129. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
130. Called or written your Congressperson
131. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
132. …more than once? – More than thrice?

133. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
134. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
135. Had an abortion, or your female partner did

136. Had plastic surgery
137. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
138. Wrote articles for a publication
139. Lost over 100 pounds
140. Held someone while they were having a flashback
141. Piloted an airplane
142. Petted a stingray
143. Broken someone’s heart
144. Helped an animal give birth
145. Been fired or laid off from a job
146. Won money on a T.V. game show
147. Broken a bone
148. Killed a human being
149. Gone on an African photo safari
150. Ridden a motorcycle
151. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of 100mph or faster?
152. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
153. Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol
154. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
155. Ridden a horse
156. Had major surgery
157. Had sex on a moving train
158. Had a snake as a pet
159. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
160. Slept through an entire flight
161. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
162. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
163. Visited all 7 continents
164. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
165. Eaten kangaroo meat
166. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
167. Been a sperm or egg donor
168. Eaten sushi
169. Had your picture in the newspaper
170. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime

171. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
172. Gotten someone fired for their actions
173. Gone back to school
174. Parasailed
175. Changed your name legally
176. Petted a cockroach
177. Eaten fried green tomatoes
178. Read The Iliad
179. Selected one “important” author whom you missed in school, and read him/ her
180. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
181. …and gotten 86’ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
182. Taught yourself an art from scratch
183. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
184. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
185. Skipped all your school reunions so far.
186. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
187. Been elected to public office
188. Written your own computer language
189. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
190. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

191. Built your own PC from parts
192. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
193. Had a booth at a street fair
194. Dyed your hair (and no one noticed)
195. Been a DJ.
196. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
197. Written your own role playing game
198. Been arrested

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