Sunday 20 June 2010

One hundred things

And now for something completely different (as they used to say in some old TV programme or other, vaguely remembered from when I was young).

I saw this on a friend's blog and decided to have a go; just as a bit of fun. The photo relates to one of the hundred. Not difficult to suss which one :)

Also, I have to confess to having Anglicised it a bit. If you want to see the original on Eden House Update, click here.

How much have I done ?
If you're interested, copy and paste these 100 things to your blog. Highlight the ones you've done, in colour. (I've highlighted in yellow: random remarks in red)

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars (Only in a tent)

3. Played in a band

4. Visited a tropical island

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain (Several, over the years, mostly in Wales or the Lakes.)

9. Held a bird of prey

10. Sang/played a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Over Morecambe Bay. Very spectacular it was too!)

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning (Puke - rather too recently for comfort!)

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 (Strictly speaking, it was a castle, but as we haven't really had forts in England since the time of the Celts & Romans, I've counted it as an equivalent.)

25. Held a lamb

26. Bathed in a river

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Would you count a punt in Cambridge?)

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run (Is that the same as a rounder? Near enough - I'm counting it!)

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen a major waterfall in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Lived as part of a religious community (not on holiday)

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (This is really difficult. Of course it'd be nice to have more money, but I am satisfied with what I have and don't think that having more would actually make me feel more satisfied.)

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person

41. Sung karaoke (not using the machine & stuff, but yes if you count a good old fashioned sing song)

42. Seen a 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 (By a child for the school website)

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  (Only the snorkeling part of this though)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a rock concert

55. Been in a movie (Not exactly a movie - A training video)

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. Volunteered for a charity

62. Gone whale watching

63. Been given flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I'd do so very happily if they could invent a method which didn't involve needles!!)

65. Gone sky diving or parachuting

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check (cheque)

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the pyramids

71. Eaten Caviar (Disgusting stuff!)

72. Pieced a quilt (needles again!)

73. Stood in Tiananmen 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 (Thankfully, not for long!)

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 inside your nation's seat of government

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. Made a baby

95. Visited a famous battlefield

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been arrested

98. Owned a cell phone  (That would be a mobile then!) :)

99. Been stung by a bee (Actually, it was a wasp, but 3 separate times, so I'm going to count it for the pain content!)

100. Built a house out of mud! (Not a real one.)

I highlighted 44, including a handful which I would prefer not to have had to highlight. If you want a go, just for a bit of fun, copy and paste. Hope you enjoy the game.

BTW Did you spot the number which the photo relates to? Not too difficult was it?! Actually, there's a story behind that photo. I might just share it tomorrow :)


  1. The view in the photo is spectacular. I'm surprised you haven't highlighted "33. Seen a major waterfall in person". That shouldn't be too hard to fix :-)

  2. Before I Anglicised it, the original said 'Niagara Falls', so I was really meaning something majorly big in world terms, rather than e.g. Hardraw Force (beautiful though it is). :)