Sunday, 13 August 2006

The Experience List...

...Quite blatantly stolen from Dakota's blog, who stole it from Kat's blog, who stole it from... You get the picture! :]
It is a bit 'Merkan*, but there are some good ones, so I thought I'd give it a go regardless:

Ooh, I tag: Kees Sarah Rhee Kayla Stu and anyone else who reads my blog really!
Don't feel as if you have to, but please feel free to copy it and give it a go yourself.

The ones in bold are the ones I consider I have done:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink - It was a lock-in with few people
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain - Snowdon and plenty of others
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 - Yes
09. Hugged a tree - A while ago
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris - A couple of times
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise - Lots, but last was a few weekends ago in Radnor
14. Seen the Northern Lights - In North Finland earlier this year
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (now closed to the public)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars - Many a time camping
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip on a hot air balloon - It was a Phileas Fogg type teathered thing
22. Watched a meteor shower - The Leonids

23. Got drunk on champagne - I don't like the stuff, but yeah lots
24. Given more than you can afford to charity - By direct debit and almost went overdrawn
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope - Lots, especially on Lunar eclipses
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - Don't remind me; a few times, but worse at a complete strangers party

27. Had a food fight - Hell yeah
28. Bet on a winning horse - Red Rum, many, many years ago
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight - How could you resist
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can - Many a time and lots into a pillow
32. Held a lamb - Many when I was younger on my aunty Kay's farm
33. Seen a total eclipse - A few years ago upon Clee Hill
34. Ridden a roller coaster - A few, the worst being the Grand National in Blackpool
35. Hit a home run - I've done the rounders thing! :]
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking - Last weekend
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day - French accent one bored Sunday with friends when I was 15
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment - Not often, but yeah
39. Had two hard drives for your computer - I have right now
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced - Sooo many times
42. Had amazing friends - Right NOW!!!
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - A girl called Vicky in Germany
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign - *cough* nuff said
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing - A few times
49. Midnight walk on the beach - Several times
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken for longer than when you were in love - Don't go there! :[
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds - Never again
57. Pretended to be a superhero - G-Force Rulz
58. Sung karaoke - At a works do (Pulp - Common People)
59. Lounged around in bed all day - Used to
60. Posed nude in front of strangers - *ahem*
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain - Yum
63. Played in the mud - Mmm
64. Played in the rain - Loads
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites - Mainly Wales
70. Taken a martial arts class - Judo and Karate
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight - What, and you HAVEN'T?
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party - A few yeah
75. Gotten divorced - No but...
76. Gone without food for 5 days - Over 2 weeks when I caught Cryptosporidium
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark - Mmm, it was nice
88. Had a one-night stand - *cough* nuff said
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house - I'm living in it
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
10. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking - Oh yeah
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray - In Majorca
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse - A few times in school summer holidays

119. Had major surgery - I'd say so
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi - Years ago, but yup
128. Had your picture in the newspaper - And magazines for work
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about - Many times
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach - School had them and they hissed
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions - ALL
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - Gesticulation
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream - Sometimes?
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts - This one right now
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair - Recently: two shades of blonde
147: Been a DJ - At my mom's 60th! YAY
148: Shaved your head - Well grade 2 all over, close enough and never again
149: Caused a car accident - Left my handbrake off and rolled into my mates car
150: Saved someone's life
- Many a time climbing etc

[* Angela, don't you dare]

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Cooking Sea Bass and Prawn and it stinking my house out, regardless of window opening and joss stick burning. *Pewww*
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 1/10


Anonymous said...

Holy shit that is a long list!!!

And you have NEVER baked cookies from scratch? Ok, that's it, I am sending you the beer with a recipe for cookies. Your mission: To drink the beer while baking cookies.

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Who? Me?? Anyway, that's "Merkins" not Merkans!

Not quite sure what's come over me this morning but I've just read your list and burst into tears. Not sure if it's because of the things I have done or all the things I haven't.

Anyway, moving swiftly on...what's "D&D" (no.71)? These lists lead to so many more questions don't they!?

Kayla said...

You're on DoGGa!
I've accepted the challenge and already posted part of this ungodly long list on my blog.

And who DARED break your heart??
I'll break their nose ;-)

Was surprised you haven't bungee jumped yet. You're so adventurous.
Any plans to?

Will have to encourage you to try fried green tomatoes! Yummy

Dakota said...

So, the short list … you are actually a drinks buying, fish eating, mountain/rock climbing, ‘I love you’ saying, caring, stealing, tree hugging, singing, lamb holding, Paris visiting, sunrise/stars/eclipse gazing, under the star sleeping, champagne drinking, giving, giggling, food and snowball fighting, betting, loud, house buying, rain loving, roller coaster riding, lifesaving, walking, homerun hitting, shooting, convincing, happy, dancing, foolish, organised sort of guy, with amazing friends and the ability to adopt an accent for a day. Oh and someone who has two hard drives and likes to play D&D ;)

Hmmmz…… amazing guy :) Thanks for doing this….interesting list!!

Phil said...

Hehehe, it is a looong list. Only do it if you want to :]
...and OK, challenge accepted!
Does your comment self-destruct in about 5 seconds too?

Yes you - you with your Merkin malarkey!
Aww, don't cry :`[ *hugs*
D&D = Dungeons and Dragons. It's a complex fantasy board / card game thingy.
It wasn't the actual D&D, it was Games Workshop's Warhammer, but same thing really.

I've read the list me dear, well done!
LOL, I love your protectiveness here! My heart's been broken loads, I'm a right old soppy romantic at heart! :)
You've got a few to break...
Ooh, Bungee jump noooo. I'll do some things, but I'm not that brave.
I never write how I get the shakes and really have to calm myself before embarking on a lot of this stuff. I shit myself at most of it to be honest and just make myself do it.
Gimme a good fried green tomato guide then and I'll do it! :]

Shall I add it to my CV? :]
I LURVE doing stuff like this and I have a questionnaire fetish too, none sexual of course! :}

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Put like that, Dakota, it actually makes him sound like every girls' dream doesn't it!?

It's got to be too good to be usually is!

Phil said...

LOL - Oh ye of little faith! :]

Aoj and The Lurchers said... do start to get a bit disillusioned when you get to my age - the reality of life has sunk in and rubs off the glow! But it would be nice to think there are some good guys out there!!

I'm getting morose again aren't I? I told you we need to swap lives, I need some fun for heaven's sake!

karen said...

Oooh cool! This is going to take AGES!!! I'm rather partial to a questionnaire too :D

Anonymous said...

You've done Nothing!;-)

karen said...

Done. The results have been counted and verified and I am a big loser :)

Phil said...

Aw, there are plenty of nice people out there and you need to find some and go have some FUN. Go treat yourself to something and have a chat with Dakota maybe? Chin up!

Yay, well done... I'll go have a peruse. xxx

I know, I must complete the list, I must complete the list, I must complete the list *takes deep breath* :]

Dakota said...

Add it to your CV? Hmmmz… yeah, I think that will work out quite nicely for you ;)

Oh and Angela…. Take uncle DoGGa’s advice…. All you need is some FUN to bring a smile to your face :)

kat said...

You touched a cockroach - sreeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam


Phil said...

Aww, they are actually quite nice, but do make a loud noise at times, given their size! :]

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