Friday, June 6, 2008

Have and Have Not

I got this from Everything Pink who got it from Jane's newsletter. I just had to do it and if you feel the same way, let me know, I'd love to see your answers.

All you have to do is copy the list and bold what you have done. This is a great thing for kids to have their grandparents do.

200 Have and Have nots!

1. Touched an iceberg

2. Slept under the stars

3. Been a part of a hockey fight

4. Changed a baby's diaper (boy howdy!)

5. Watched a meteor shower (in the middle of the desert even)

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Swam with wild dolphins

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a tarantula

10. Said "I love you" and meant it

11. Bungee jumped (like, when pigs fly?)

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise

15. Seen the Northern Lights

16. Gone to a huge sports game

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty (this is kind of huge thing to have on someone’s list because I don’t think they let you do this anymore?)

18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Bet on a winning horse (sorry mom)

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Taken an ice cold bath

28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Ridden a roller coaster

31. Hit a home run

32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (hope to in the next 3 years)
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment

36. Loved your job 90% of the time

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Watched wild whales

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach

41. Gone sky diving (that same flying pig thing)

42. Visited Ireland

43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited India

45. Bench-pressed your own weight

46. Milked a cow (does a goat count?)

47. Alphabetized your personal files (Wha...I thought getting tabs on them was enough)

48. Ever worn a superhero costume

49. Sung karaoke

50. Lounged around in bed all day

51. Gone scuba diving

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater (we used lay on top of our green station wagon in sleeping bags and eat homemade popcorn out of paper grocery bags)

55. Done something you should regret, but don't

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Been in a movie (do a tv special and a commercial count?)

60. Gone without food for 3 days

61. Made cookies from scratch

62. Won first prize in a costume contest

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Been in a combat zone

65. Spoken more than one language fluently (umm, pig latin?)

66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone

67. Bounced a check (totally the banks fault)

68. Read - and understood - your credit report

69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy (potholder loom)

70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did

71. Called or written your Congress person

72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (next time)

74. Helped an animal give birth

75. Been fired or laid off from a job

76. Won money

77. Broken a bone

78. Ridden a motorcycle (and I have the burn scar to prove it)

79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph

80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing

82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

83. Eaten sushi

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read The Bible cover to cover

86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about

87. Gotten someone fired for their actions (maybe just a little)

88. Gone back to school

89. Changed your name

90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands

91. Eaten fried green tomatoes

92. Read The Iliad

93. Taught yourself an art from scratch (quilting - I used to think it had the same seam allowances as sewing for clothing - 5/8 is way different than 1/4)

94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt

96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

97. Been elected to public office

98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream

99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you

101. Had a booth at a street fair

102. Dyed your hair

103. Been a DJ

104. Rocked a baby to sleep

105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four

106. Raked your carpet

107. Brought out the best in people

108. Brought out the worst in people

109. Worn a mood ring

110. Ridden a horse

111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap

112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe (wonton chicken salad)

113. Buried a child

114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play

115. Been inside the pyramids

116. Shot a basketball into a basket

117. Danced at a disco

118. Played in a band

119. Shot a bird

120. Gone to an arboretum

121. Tutored someone

122. Ridden a train (only light rail)

123. Brought an old fad back into style

124. Eaten caviar

125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need (thus the no soliciting sign)

126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant

127. Published a book (how about had 2 poems published in high school?)

128. Pieced a quilt

129. Lived in an historic place

130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage

131. Asked for a raise

132. Made a hole-in-one (does putt putt count)

133. Gone deep sea fishing

134. Gone roller skating

135. Run a marathon

136. Learned to surf

137. Invented something

138. Flown first class

139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite

140. Flown in a helicopter

141. Visited Africa

142. Sang a solo (pigs fly again)

143. Gone spelunking

144. Learned how to take a compliment

145. Written a love-story

146. Seen Michelangelo’s David

147. Had your portrait painted

148. Written a fan letter

149. Spent the night in something haunted

150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane

151. Ran away

152. Learned to juggle

153. Been a boss

154. Sat on a jury

155. Lied about your weight

156. Gone on a diet

157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget (a few arrowheads)

158. Written a poem

159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox (red tupperware, tres chic)

160. Gotten food poisoning (while pregnant - on chinese)

161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission

162. Hiked the Grand Canyon

163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks

164. Gone to the opera

165. Gotten a letter from someone famous

166. Worn knickers

167. Ridden in a limousine

168. Attended the Olympics

169. Can hula or waltz

170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books

171. Been stuck in an elevator

172. Had a revelatory dream

173. Thought you might crash in an airplane (every time)

174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert

175. Saved someone’s life

176. Eaten raw whale

177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint

178. Laughed till your side hurt

179. Straddled the equator

180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing

181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival

182. Sent a message in a bottle

183. Spent the night in a hostel

184. Been a cashier

185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

186. Joined a union

187. Donated blood or plasma (in my precancer days)

188. Built a campfire

189. Kept a blog

190. Had hives

191. Worn custom made shoes or boots

192. Made a PowerPoint presentation

193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course

194. Served at a soup kitchen

195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube

196. Know CPR

197. Ridden in or owned a convertible

198. Found a long lost friend

199. Helped solve a crime

200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

That's it - it went really fast. It made think howmany more things Mr. Organic has fit into his life than I have. There are some of these that would be great to do together.


Ornery's Wife said...

Our lists were remarkably similar. I have done only a few of the things you haven't and have not done only a few of the things you have! I mean, seriously, I was amazed at how close our lists were!

Mrs. Organic said...

ornery - are you fluent in pig latin too? Did you put your list up?

compulsive writer said...

Oh this is fun! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth-W said...

What is that #200 item?

Mrs. Organic said...

ew - Neighbor Jane Payne newsletter I had to look that up.

Elizabeth-W said...

That didn't help me any at all...I guess I'll have to look that up.

Birdie said...

I'm copying this list and posting it on my refrigerator for me and my two boys to start cataloging. Who are we today? Who will we be just six months from now?

Did posting the list give you reason to reach for some of the un-tried?

Mrs. Organic said...

ew -link at the top

birdie - I must definitely touch an iceberg someday and swim with dolphins in the wild - for starters. I really made me think about what things I do want to do in life. I now have a 40 things before 40 list, I'm going to cross them all off or at least have fun trying.

Ornery's Wife said...

Ok, my list is up. I sure had to change more than I thought I would...

b. said...

This was really fun to read!
I copy'd it and did it in my drafts....kinda fun!