Tuesday, February 10, 2009

100 things for my 500th post

This is my 500th post on Katney's Kaboodle. I thought I would celebrate it with the 100 things meme.

The hundred things list has gone around some. I saw it most recently at Jan's, but have seen it before on other blogs. the list varies from time to time as people add to it and others bring it back to one hundred.

The idea is to bold or color the things you have done, and leave those you haven't in place. A bit of editorializing or explanation is okay. I have added a few photos. The spacing changes each time I preview, so I think it's time to leave it as is.

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 Disneyland - I feel like I practically grew up there, but we haven't been back in years.

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 - years ago in Spain

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 - Irkutsk, Siberia to St. Petersburg--We slept on the Krasnoyarsk to Novosibirsk portion, and between Ekaterinburg and Moscow. On other parts we stopped at different cities and for other excursions. Irkutsk to St. Petersburg is about 5000 miles.

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - when in high school I would do this to get caught up on my work

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb - expect to do so this spring

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - both

31. Hit a home run -

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

36. Seen an Amish community

37. Taught yourself a new language - just enough to get by

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing - in Siberia
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 - and caught grunion in my stocking cap
46. Been transported in an ambulance - On Sundays the ambulance which sereved as a mobile clinic from the St. Joseph Development Foundation doubled as transportation for those boys from St. joseph Boys Village who went to church in the nearby town.

47. Had your portrait painted
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
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie - but I was on TV when I was nine
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. 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
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

There are my mother's story books and my father's doll. The doll represents a character from Uncle Tom's Cabin, and flips to show another character. I think the characters are Little Eliza and Topsie.
I do have childhood toys of my own as well.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt -or a hundred.
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 on a speeding motorcycle
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 - at least most of it, but not straight through

86. Visited the White House - outside

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - if you count a fish

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. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit -

98. Owned a mobile phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day
Now I am going to add to the currently traveling one hundred.
101. Visited India
102. Flown first class - we were bumped to first class when we returned from Russia.
103. Crossed the International Date Line
104. Visited National Parks in five countries
105. Visited zoos in four countries
106. Volunteered in a foreign country
107. Lost a job you loved
108. Done a cancer walk
109. Swum in the Mediterranean Sea on New Year's Day
110. Been interviewed on radio or a newspaper in a foreign country.
111. Met a bear in the wild
112. Given or attended a surprise party.
113. Taken your grandchildren camping.
114. Gone snowshoeing
115. Tried cross-country skiing
116. Forgotten the dozen other things you were going to add to this list.


Daryl said...


diXymiss said...

Congratulations on your 500th post, Katney! Enjoyed perusing your interesting list of 100+ things.

holly said...

niiiiiice. i wonder how many people it would take to create a team that has done everything. (you know, only as a team have the 100 things been done...?)

oh yay! we are number 31 twins! sweeeet.

PERBS said...

I like how you inserted some photos -- made the list more interesting. I might try it. . .