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200 Questions

This is one heck of a meme, commandeered from Daisy. The following are 200 statements, the ones that apply to me at the moment are in bold.

  1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink (I tend to frequent busy pubs, it gets expensive)
  2. Swam with wild dolphins
  3. Climbed a mountain
  4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
  5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
  6. Held a tarantula (they’re cute in a really odd way)
  7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
  8. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
  9. Hugged a tree
  10. Done a striptease
  11. Bungee jumped (on my to-do list)
  12. Visited Paris (5 times)
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
  15. Seen the Northern Lights
  16. Gone to a huge sports game (again, on my to-do list)
  17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
  18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (carrots)
  19. Touched an iceberg
  20. Slept under the stars (slept under the bed before though)
  21. Changed a baby’s diaper
  22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  23. Watched a meteor shower
  24. Gotten drunk on champagne
  25. Given more than you can afford to charity (was a while ago though)
  26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (oh yes…)
  28. Had a food fight
  29. Bet on a winning horse
  30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  31. Asked out a stranger
  32. Had a snowball fight
  33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier (nearest I’ve done is scan my hand)
  34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
  35. Held a lamb
  36. Enacted a favourite fantasy
  37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
  38. Taken an ice cold bath
  39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
  40. Seen a total eclipse
  41. Ridden a roller coaster (several)
  42. Hit a home run (useless at sport)
  43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days (can do it the other way)
  44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  45. Adopted an accent for an entire day (usually either brummie, cockney or yank)
  46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (it’s not that fair away)
  47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  48. Had two hard drives for your computer (oh I wish…)
  49. Visited all 50 states (0 so far)
  50. Loved your job for all accounts
  51. Taken care of someone who was rather drunk (too many times)
  52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  53. Had amazing friends
  54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
  55. Watched wild whales
  56. Stolen a sign (I’m a student!)
  57. Backpacked in Europe
  58. Taken a road-trip
  59. Rock climbing
  60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
  61. (there is no 61…)
  62. Sky diving
  63. Visited Ireland (on the to-do list)
  64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love (story of my life really…)
  65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
  66. Visited Japan (to-do list)
  67. Benchpressed your own weight (???)
  68. Milked a cow
  69. Alphabetised your records (makes finding them so much easier)
  70. Pretended to be a superhero
  71. Sung karaoke
  72. Lounged around in bed all day
  73. Posed nude in front of strangers
  74. Scuba diving
  75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
  76. Kissed in the rain
  77. Played in the mud
  78. Played in the rain
  79. Gone to a drive-in theater
  80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
  81. Visited the Great Wall of China
  82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog (hi mum!)
  83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better (though came back to Winders)
  84. Started a business
  85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
  86. Toured ancient sites (I come from York, not doing this is hard)
  87. Taken a martial arts class
  88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman (!)
  89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
  90. Gotten married
  91. Been in a movie
  92. Crashed a party
  93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
  94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy (hah!)
  95. Gotten divorced (hah!)
  96. Had sex at the office (hah!)
  97. Gone without food for 5 days (nearly made 2 when I had ‘flu)
  98. Made cookies from scratch
  99. Won first prize in a costume contest (hah!)
  100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
  101. Gotten a tattoo
  102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on (!?!)
  103. Rafted the Snake River
  104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
  105. Got flowers for no reason
  106. Masturbated in a public place
  107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
  108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
  109. Performed on stage (does school play count?)
  110. Been to Las Vegas
  111. Recorded music
  112. Eaten shark (have eaten other odd meats though)
  113. Had a one-night stand
  114. Gone to Thailand
  115. Seen Siouxsie live
  116. Bought a house
  117. Been in a combat zone
  118. Buried one/both of your parents
  119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
  120. Been on a cruise ship
  121. Spoken more than one language fluently
  122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone…oh yes…
  123. Bounced a cheque
  124. Performed in Rocky Horror
  125. Read – and understood – your credit report
  126. Raised children
  127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
  128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
  129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
  130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
  131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
  132. Called or written your Congress person Member of Parliament…and confronted him…
  133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over to be with the one you love
  134. …more than once? – More than thrice?
  135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
  137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
  138. Had plastic surgery
  139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
  140. Wrote articles for a large publication (to-do list)
  141. Lost over 100 pounds
  142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
  143. Piloted an airplane
  144. Petted a stingray
  145. Broken someone’s heart
  146. Helped an animal give birth (watched my hamster give birth though)
  147. Been fired or laid off from a job
  148. Won money on a T.V. game show
  149. Broken a bone
  150. Killed a human being
  151. Gone on an African photo safari
  152. Ridden a motorcycle
  153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
  154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
  155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
  157. Ridden a horse
  158. Had major surgery
  159. Had sex on a moving train (hah!)
  160. Had a snake as a pet
  161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing (I wish…)
  163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
  164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
  165. Visited all 7 continents
  166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  167. Eaten kangaroo meat
  168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
  169. Been a sperm or egg donor
  170. Eaten sushi
  171. Had your picture in the newspaper
  172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
  173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
  174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
  175. Gone back to school
  176. Parasailed
  177. Changed your name
  178. Petted a cockroach
  179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  180. Read The Iliad
  181. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
  182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them. (stolen pint glasses from pubs)
  183. …and gotten 86’ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
  184. Taught yourself an art from scratch (web design is an art, no?)
  185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (mum has)
  186. Apologised to someone years after inflicting the hurt
  187. Skipped all your school reunions (haven’t been any yet)
  188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
  189. Been elected to public office
  190. Written your own computer language
  191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
  192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  193. Built your own PC from parts (to-do list)
  194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you (web design is an art, no?)
  195. Had a booth at a street fair
  196. Dyed your hair
  197. Been a DJ
  198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
  199. Written your own role playing game
  200. Been arrested (know a few people who have)


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