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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Turn

Several in my family have done this. Since it has been a while since I posted I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity. I do have some things I want to post, particuarly some quotes from some reading I am doing. Hopefully within the next week. Here goes...........


1. Started your own blog - yes
2. Slept under the stars - a few times
3. Played in a band - yes 6th-12th grade - first chair Euphonium
4. Visited Hawaii - no
5. Watched a meteor shower -a couple of times
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - yes
7. Been to Disneyland - no
8. Climbed a mountain - not exactly a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis - no, but lots of dragonflys
10. Sang a solo - yes, many times
11. Bungee jumped - no
12. Visited Paris - no
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - no
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - no
15. Adopted a child - no, have six by birth
16. Had food poisoning - hasn't everyone
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - twice
18. Grown your own vegetables - no
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - no
20. Slept on an overnight train - no
21. Had a pillow fight - I had four brothers and lots of cousins, of course
22. Hitch hiked - no
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - no
24. Built a snow fort - no
25. Held a lamb - no
26. Been to Royal Gorge - no
27. Run a Marathon - no
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - no
29. Seen a total eclipse - yes, a couple of times
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - lots of times
31. Hit a home run - probably
32. Been on a cruise - no
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - no, hopefully in about a year and a half
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - does east Texas count
35. Seen an Amish community - several times
36. Taught yourself a new language - I struggle with English
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I would like to think so
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - no
39. Gone rock climbing - Enchanted Rock west of Austin
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - no
41. Sung karaoke - no
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - no
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - not that I can recall
44. Visited Africa - twice
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - yes
46. Been transported in an ambulance - With my oldest daughter
47. Had your portrait painted - no
48. Gone deep sea fishing - amazingly, no
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - no
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - no
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - no
52. Kissed in the rain - can't remember guess I'll have to remedy that
53. Played in the mud - yes, football
54. Gone to a drive-in theater - yes
55. Been in a movie - yes
56. Visited the Great Wall of China - no
57. Started a business - no
58. Taken a martial arts class - don't need to
59. Visited Russia - no
60. Served at a soup kitchen - no
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - my name is James
62. Gone whale watching - no
63. Got flowers for no reason - given them for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - no, tried to
65. Gone sky diving - no
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - no
67. Bounced a check - unintentionally
68. Flown in a helicopter - no
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - If so I don't know where I put it
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - three times
71. Eaten Caviar - no
72. Pieced a quilt - no
73. Stood in Times Square - yes
74. Toured the Everglades - no
75. Been fired from a job - yes, over a matter of principle
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - seen the changing of the gaurd at the tomb of the unknown soldier three times
77. Broken a bone - no
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - no, only been on a motorcycle once
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - not yet
80. Published a book - not yet
81. Visited the Vatican - no
82. Bought a brand new car - no
83. Walked in Jerusalem - one day I will
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - yes
85. Read the entire Bible - a few times
86. Visited the White House - yes
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - yes
88. Had chickenpox - yes
89. Saved someone’s life - not physically
90. Sat on a jury - a couple of times; civil and criminal trial
91. Met someone famous - does Tom Delay count
92. Joined a book club - once
93. Lost a loved one - yes
94. Had a baby - my name is James, have been present as six births
95. Seen the Alamo in person - I am a Texan
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - no
97. Been involved in a law suit - no
98. Owned a cell phone - yes
99. Been stung by a bee - yes
100. Been to a birthday party where they put something on your eyes and have you feel through a bowl of rice for different objects - no