Friday, November 21, 2008


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The List-- from my sister's blog...

My sister put this in her blog and then challenged me to do it too(well, she emailed it to me). So here it is.

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band yep, even recorded a cd. And played a show in Cincinnati!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (do dogs, cats, or bunny children count?)
16. Had food poisoning
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 It's not as cool as it sounds. Believe me.
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill It's called a "sick prevention day"
24. Built a snow fort like once, when it even snowed enough...
25. Held a lamb If you think baby goats are cute (and you're right), just wait until you hold a baby lamb. They are probably one of the world's sweetest babies. Second to my own, of course.
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (why would I do that?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice Okay, I didn't actually ride in a gondola (too expensive) so I settled for riding the public transportation boat. Much cheaper and still pretty cool. Venice, even loaded as it is with tourists, is quite amazing.
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run I kicked a home run in kickball a few years ago...
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language With help from Senora Lucy, por supuesto.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person I saw the mini version at Mini-Europe (in Brussels), though!
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke only like every thursday for about 2 years...
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant Well, I worked at the restaurant, and it wasn't a meal, it was pizza, but still...
44. Visited Africa (Hopefully someday)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted do sketches count? If done by a "real" artist? (Lauren, I'm looking in your general direction...)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person Okay, I haven't, but Adam is over my shoulder saying he has, and since we share everything, I guess I can share that experience, too, right?
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Okay, again, I was too poor to pay and not patient enough to wait in the long line anyway, but I have stood at the bottom 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
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business Okay, this one is Adam's again...
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching Not the kind on rafts, but I have seen and watched whales before.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check Oh yeah.
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy I even saved the corpse of a childhood toy. After my dog tore its stuffing out. So sad. I'm still not over it.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (no, thank you)
72. Pieced a quilt in my mind!
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 well, I don't know how fast we were going but it felt 2 fast, 2 furious... I was about 7 and my uncle was driving, just on trails in the woods, but still...
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book Well, there's only one copy of it, but my senior thesis was/is a book of my poems, and can be read by anyone who cares to at the Wilson Library on UNC's campus
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 the White House Well, not as an invited guest, we just stopped by to look.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life mostly animal someones. but they count.
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. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone although I did hold out until like 2003...
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Baked fresh bread

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Friends

Here are a couple of pictures of Buck and his buddy Hank.
The two youngest on our trip to the mountains in October!

And here's Buck and Dick Dudley, sharing life from opposite ends! Dick is a month or two short of 89 years, Buck is a month or two short of 8 months!