Meme of 99 Have and Have Nots

Stolen from Sideon’s Sanctuary.

Rules are relatively simple: bold the items you’ve done; don’t bold items you haven’t done.

Here’s my list of 99 things that I have or have not done.

1. Started your own blog (I think that’s what this thing is…)
2. Slept under the stars (It used to be often, but the last time was when I was younger in Boy Scouts…)
3. Played in a band (In elementary school… and I played clarinet… but is that really a band?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (I was an sky-watching nut when I was a kid…)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/ World (I lived 20 minutes from WDW growing up as a kid… and the Husbear and I go back for Gay Days now.)
8. Climbed a mountain (Really and metaphorically…)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (I was in chorus in high school, but I am fairly certain I didn’t sing any solos.)
11. Bungee jumped (Hell no! I like my spine as dysfunctional as it is now.)
12. Visited Paris (Only if the French pavilion at EPCOT counts? Or Paris, Texas? Or Paris, Kentucky? Or Paris, Arkansas?)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Many camping trips sleeping on the beach as a kid….)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (If teaching myself to scratch can be considered an art….)
15. Adopted a child (Not technically, but the Husbear’s kids consider me “dad”….)
16. Had food poisoning (Go fast food!)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (When I was a teenager we went and I climbed the circular stairs to her crown twice.)
18. Grown your own vegetables (Had our first garden last year. And then there were the attempts as a kid.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight (Wow… that was a long time ago. I had to think about it for a bit.)
22. Hitch hiked (Once.)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I work for the Great Retail Empire… it causes it.)
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 (See #5…)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (What, am I a Morlock or something?)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (This would imply I knew who my ancestors were… which I don’t.)
35. Seen an Amish community (Somewhere in PA as I recall… but I was a teen.)
36. Taught yourself a new language (Computers count, correct?)
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 (Just in pictures….)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (Back when it was predictable… or did they get that fixed?)
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (See #13… and with the Husbear the first time he ever saw the Atlantic ocean.)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (My father would host an employee trip every year. It was fun watching him get seasick….)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Snorkeling, yes….)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (To many comments possible here….)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (The last one I remember somewhat was when I was a little kid. And there is actually a still working one down the road here in Arkansas.)
55. Been in a movie (Do home movies count? Porn?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (The hair salon, a tanning salon and the tattoo shop….)
58. Taken a martial arts class (I have no discipline.)
59. Visited Russia (Not yet, but I’ve drank enough vodka that it should count!)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (I’ve seen plenty of big girls at the beach. I know, wrong.)
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (They gays aren’t allowed to donate blood… and then there’s the whole having tattoos thing that they are not too keen on either. But I bring both up when they ask… just to watch them be uncomfortable.)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (A couple of them… stuff happens.)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Hopefully they’re still where I left them….)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (Unless that’s what’s on the outside of some of those California Rolls?)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (Not all the Everglades, but I have seen portions of it….)
75. Been fired from a job (Not so far, but I’ve quit two….)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
77. Broken a bone (My wrist… doing #39… when I was a teenager.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (The Prius)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (All for good reasons….)
85. Read the entire Bible (Let’s see: I grew up in a religious household, went to a Bible school, went to a Bible college….)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (You got me at the prepared for eating part….)
88. Had chickenpox (And I still have some of the scars to prove it!)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Of course, “famous” is a relative description to whom all thinks so.)
92. Joined a book club (Damn you Time-Life!)
93. Lost a loved one (I actually have a hard time answering this one… it all depends on what “loved one” means. I’ve lost people around me, but “loved one” only applies to a few people to me.)
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (Attempted to float, but still didn’t do it very well. I’m not the most buoyant person….)
97. Been involved in a lawsuit (I have an inherent dislike of lawyers at this point in my life….)
98. Owned a cell phone (For real? IS there anyone left who hasn’t?)
99. Been stung by a bee (That was a sucky last have/have not. How anticlimactic.)

Until next time...

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