Realization: 200 Things

Found thanks to Realization, I couldn’t resist the list. 200 things, I’ve highlighted the things that apply to me. I’ve always meant to do a list of 100 things about me, but never got around to it – highlighting an already made list was a lot easier. (Updated on January 5, 2011.)

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (Well, climbed on a mountain path when I was about 6. That counts, right?)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula. (I have touched one, just not actually held one.)
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 (Twice – 1991 and 2004 – but the second time was definitely better, it was our honeymoon!)
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 (If an Astros play-off game counts.)
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (No, but walked to the top of Notre Dame, which was so cool!)
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (Peas, when I was growing up.)
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars

21. Changed a baby’s diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon (I think it would be a fun thing to do someday though.)
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne (Ugh, it was horrible. I don’t really like 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. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I had the “RoadRunner virus” and took the day off to get my cable modem installed. Kymberlie covered for me.)
31. Asked out a stranger (Back in college.)
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 (By the way, the New York, New York coaster in Vegas rocks!)
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (Many times, many times. Did you see my Disco Queen bride photo?)
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Well, the same country – but not the exact region. Someday.)
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer. (Mike built it, so he gets all the credit for the geek factor.)
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
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. Went whale watching long beach california and alaska
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice

61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love (Back in high school.)
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (They don’t give you a choice about this at small, crowded restaurants in Germany.)
66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
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 “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain (Our neighbor thought it was my mom dancing in the driveway with an unbrella, when it was really me! I was probably about 10 years old at the time.)
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
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 them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
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 (But I took pictures of them.)

101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on (800 thread count sheets … mmmmmm…)
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
109. Performed on stage (In school productions.)
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music with the help of The Recording Connection.
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off with Clear Image Laser
120. Been on a cruise ship

121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror (Let’s do the the time warp again…)
125. Read – and understood – your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did (David Selleck made soap in Boston, and his land is now a part of the Big Dig.)
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (And then moved back…)
134. …more than once? – More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did (I am now very pro-life.)
138. Had plastic surgery. By the way, Dr. Andres Bustillo is the best Facial Plastic Surgeon from Miami Known for conservative and natural results.
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication

141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph (I inherited my father’s lead foot.)
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet

161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions (Sorry about that, craptastic Black-Eyed Pea hostess!)
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach (Giant Madagascar hissing cockroach.)
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad

181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (More than once. I love to read good books!)
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them. (It was more because I liked them, rather than need…)
183. …and gotten 86’ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions.
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested (Soooo close… thank goodness my parents brought me cash to pay the very old ticket so the cops would let me go!)

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

15 replies on “Realization: 200 Things”

Glad to see you admitted to #200! Was wondering if that was on the list. Glad we could help you out that night but I WAS too mad to give you a hug! Hope you understand by now…

I sure hope a lot of the things you say you have done are a joke. Or else a pretty sad commentary on your life so far that most people don’t need to know about….

Good list sometimes i think that i want all but i read your list and it is awesome. And you know what is good that you share with us because i think that your dreams start to come true when everybody knows then.

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