Friday, June 6, 2008

Have you or Have you Not?

I found a new to me blog yesterday, Everything is Pink, and since I had nothing to blog about today, I figured I'd take her up on her idea. It seems she came across this list from Neighbor Jane Payne who encouraged anyone with a blog to journal some of their experiences to date.

All you have to do is copy the list and bold what you have done.

Here's mine:


200 Have and Have Not's........

1. Touched an iceberg

2. Slept under the stars (loved it!)

3. Been a part of a hockey fight

4. Changed a baby's diaper (4 of my own kids x 100's of babysitting jobs)

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity (accidentally)

7. Swam with wild dolphins


8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a tarantula

10. Said "I love you" and meant it

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise (night of my wedding)

15. Seen the Northern Lights (unless you count the movie Brother Bear?)

16. Gone to a huge sports game (weekly!)

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (doesn't it count that my mom grew them?)

19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worse possible moment (often)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Bet on a winning horse

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

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping (again, often)

27. Taken an ice cold bath (not on purpose)

28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar (at least not sober)

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 (can you say intoxicated?)

33. Adopted an accent for fun

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (I'm sure you don't mean North Carolina, right?)

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

42. Visited Ireland


43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (pay it forward!)

44. Visited India

45. Bench-pressed your own weight

46. Milked a cow

47. Alphabetized your personal files

48. Ever worn a superhero costume (everyday, my friends, everyday)

49. Sung karaoke (not well)

50. Lounged around in bed all day (with a good book?, absolutely)

51. Gone scuba diving (you saw me snorkel, right?)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Done something you should regret, but don't (I'm sure)

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Been in a movie (Not that I am aware of :)

60. Gone without food for 3 days ( not even 3 hours)

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 ( I chose not to count my divorcing parents)

65. Spoken more than one language fluently

66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone

67. Bounced a check

68. Read - and understood - your credit report

69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy (again, 4 kids)

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 (thanks MOM)

73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

74. Helped an animal give birth

75. Been fired or laid off from a job (just once, I swear, I was told I was too efficient!!!!)

76. Won money

77. Broken a bone

78. Ridden a motorcycle

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 (just once!)

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

88. Gone back to school (though I repeat each grade as my kids goes through it)

89. Changed your name (married!)

90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands (yes, daniel-son)

91. Eaten fried green tomatoes

92. Read The Iliad

93. Taught yourself an art from scratch

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 ( I suck at foreign languages........so there is alot of Non ASL sign language going on)

97. Been elected to public office (PTA probably doesn't count)

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 (the home show, though)

102. Dyed your hair

103. Been a DJ (but I dated one)

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 (stop it!)

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

113. Buried a child (thank god, tap, tap, cross, spit, hooey, cross)

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 (the kind with your hand, right?)

120. Gone to an arboretum

121. Tutored someone

122. Ridden a train

123. Brought an old fad back into style (not consciously..........so I went with the no)

124. Eaten caviar

125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need

126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant

127. Published a book

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

133. Gone deep sea fishing


134. Gone roller skating

135. Run a marathon (maybe one day..........ok, stop laughing!)

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

143. Gone spelunking (don't even want a definition, thank you very much!)

144. Learned how to take a compliment (still working on this)

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 (an abandoned psych hospital, but I staying in the car)

150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane

151. Ran away

152. Learned to juggle (just my schedule)

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

158. Written a poem

159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox

160. Gotten food poisoning

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

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

175. Saved someone’s life (little boy choking)

176. Eaten raw whale

177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint (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 (I was the fastest LOTTO cashier around!)

185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

186. Joined a union

187. Donated blood or plasma

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 newslett
er (although technically, this may count)






Are you going to do it? It takes a lot less time than you think. Post a comment so I know to visit you and see if you are more experienced than I!!! *ahem*

3 comments:

marky said...

well I made a hole in 1 two times last week when I played mini golf!
I also watched a meteor shower..I woke up my kids and drove far into the country at 4am to watch it.
that is pretty cool, I may borrow that later next week! other than a few of them, I am pretty close with you.

The Mom said...

fab! fab! fab! i'll have to nab this! ;)

marae said...

Pretty cool I love the idea....is kinda sad that as i was reading your responses if I did somthing you did not I felt kinda like I beat you? lol