Been There Done That

Blair is to blame for this, who blamed Dave, who blamed another Dave,


The usual style — make a copy and mark the ones you’ve done in bold and the ones you’d like to do in italics (or at least do something to make them noticeable).


New rule: And add one of each. Something you’ve done, and something you would like to do.


1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band, or orchestra
4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (and Disney 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

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
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
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
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

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person  
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
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  (Checked to see if Israel is officially entirely in Asia, and it is.  Damn.)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
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
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
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Technically “laid off”, but it feels the same.)
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 (self-published several poetry chapbooks)
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
(Both my sections, and the other sections.)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (frogs!)
88. Had Chicken Pox
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. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

101. Written a novel

102. Tour the sewers of Paris


An overabundance of laziness is to blame for the weird font issues. It was originally posted here.

0 thoughts on “Been There Done That

  1. DL Emerick

    If wishes were fishes…

    1. Receive Nobel or one of the lesser prizes for something I’ve done…
    —- for example, my humble and heroic “peace” writings
    —- or for just my many fine poems, essays and musings (self appraised)
    —- or my theories in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics
    ————- big drawback, here, is the problem of producing anything so good as all that
    2. Be appointed US Senator from Illinois
    ———————– (or any other State with a Governor amenable to friendly “persuasion”)
    —- while in Senate, reprise Mr. Smith Goes to Washington role
    3. Dig in the sands of Egypt
    —- discover lost Pharaoh
    —- uncover African (or Mesopotamian!) origins of Hebrew peoples
    4. Find rare coin or rare stamp in my hodge-podge desk drawer
    —- or find (“original” or official copy of) some famous historical document, in a box I own
    5. Discover way to enter a new dimension (and yet live)
    —- alternatively, be like Slan (AE van Vogt), jumping around places, in Null-A
    —- Stand on Mars (or Zanzibar) or the Moon (and come back alive)
    6. Find a really nice computer that truly understands and loves me and wants me for a friend
    7. Find out that I was wrong and that there really is a God;
    —- She’s just been too busy lately to pay any attention to the petty stuff happening on Earth
    ———————————————- oh, for like the longest time, maybe 5,000 years…
    8. Find an affordable and available coffee brand that actually tastes good in the morning
    9. Liberate the world from unreasonable oppressions like Wars on Drugs, Alcohol, Sex
    10. Discover myself.

  2. Blair

    I’m quite happy to report that so far I haven’t seen anyone mark “67. Bounced a check” as something they want to do.

    That being said, your addition of “102. Tour the sewers of Paris” as that sort of interest has definitely earned a raised eyebrow.


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