Thursday, July 26, 2012

99 Things

I saw this over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom a while back, another great blog I read! I had a lot of laughs remembering some of these :)

The only rules are to bold what you have done. You don’t have to add any comments like I did.

1. Started your own blog: Duh, you're reading it right now! Oh, and I now blog over at :)
2. Slept under the stars: Does passing out count?
3. Played in a band: I played the trombone in 5th grade? It ended badly.... my short arms couldn't reach the last note.
4. Visited Hawaii: No but, Pete and I have plans to go with Ben & Bethany for our 7 year itch vacation :)
5. Watched a meteor shower: I have never seen one.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity Technically yes....but it was a silent auction I bid won.
7. Been to Disneyland Which one? I have  been to Disneyland Paris.
8. Climbed a mountain: Katahdin, I thought I was going to die.
9. Held a praying mantis: No thanks!
10. Sang a solo 6th grade, part of Rockin Robin,  I apoligize to all of those in the audience.
11. Bungee jumped: No. I have done the skyswing and almost crapped my pants.
12. Visited Paris: Yes, 4 times :) My favorite city.
13. Watched a lightening storm: Many times.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch: I can draw stick people and I'm not even good at that.
15. Adopted a child: No.....unless you count Bela, but I'm trying to find someone else to adopt her now :)
16. Had food poisoning: Valentine's Day this year..brutal!
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty: I didn't even know you could?!
18. Grown your own vegetables Last year we did tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and herbs. This year we already started the garlic and onions!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France: Yes, back up to #12.
20. Slept on an overnight train: In Europe... not fun and a bit sketchy.
21. Had a pillow fight: I have two sisters, yes.
22. Hitch hiked: No, I've seen too many Lifetime movies.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill: Can't in my line of work. I'm usually sick and working.
24. Built a snow fort: Of course, I grew up in Maine.
26. Gone skinny dipping: No comment.
27. Run a Marathon: Are you kidding? I would stroke out around mile 5.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice: Does the Venetian in Vegas count?
29. Seen a total eclipse: No, but I know the song by heart, hehe
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset  A few times :)
31. Hit a home runYes, 1992! Go Tigers.
32. Been on a cruise: Love cruises, I think I am up to 5 now.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person: No, I really want to!
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors: No.
35. Seen an Amish community: I want to go next summer!
36. Taught yourself a new language: Pig Latin?
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied:  I need to win the Megabucks.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person: Negative.
39. Gone rock climbing: I've climbed a moutain with rocks??
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David: No, still haven't been to Venice.
41. Sung karaoke: Yes, it's scary if your in the audience.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt: No, we almost went there for our honeymoon.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant: No? I have paid for the person behind me at DD.
44. Visited Africa: No.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight: On many beaches.
46. Been transported in an ambulance: Senior year of high school and with Jack this year.
47. Had your portrait painted: A street vendor did an awesome one in charcoal when I was in Paris in 1995.
48. Gone deep sea fishing: No thanks, I"ll leave that one to Pete.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person: Yes, when I went to Rome in 2002.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris: Yes, remember #12!
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling: I have been snorkeling, where I freaked out my entire group by yelling shark...oops, it was a barracuda :)
52. Kissed in the rain: Yeah, I was cold though.
53. Played in the mud: I've made my share of mud pies growing up and now with two boys and our backyard one mud pit currently, I play often!
54. Gone to a drive-in theater: It's right up the street.
55. Been in a movie: Our family photo is on the fridge in The Golden Scallop, an independant movie  just filmed on Cape Cod!
56. Visited the Great Wall of China: Nope, don't think I'll make it to China.
57. Started a businessOwner and operator of Feels Like Home Daycare!
58. Taken a martial arts class: I took a self defense class at a Martial Arts studio.
59. Visited Russia: No.
60. Served at a soup kitchen: Yes, it was eye opening.
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies:For years.
62. Gone whale watching: Ugh, yes. 4 freaking hours and no whales.
63. Got flowers for no reason: Yes, always a nice surprise! Most recently from my sister Laura!
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma: I have given blood a few times but I don't like it.
65. Gone sky diving: Hell NO!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp: No.
67. Bounced a check: One or two......oops!
68. Flown in a helicopter:  No thank you. I don't even like planes.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy: I must have some at my Mom's house.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial: Many times.
71. Eaten Caviar: ewwww, no.
72. Pieced a quilt: With my grandmother :)
73. Stood in Times Square: Yes.
74. Toured the Everglades: No.
75. Been fired from a job: Never :)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London: Yes, another one of my favorite citys.
77. Broken a bone: No!
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle: Yes.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person: Yes, with Jill Jones Grotnes!
80. Published a book: I've always wanted to write a children's book.
81. Visited the Vatican: Yes, see # 49.
82. Bought a brand new car: Sure have.  It was a Saturn, but I did it all on my own one month after I graduated college :)
83. Walked in Jerusalem: No.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper: Yes, with some of my swimming teammates, 1995 and again this week in the Bangor Daily News with my neice Allie!
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve: New York.  That’s all I am saying. LOL.
86. Visited the White House: Yes.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating:   No....but I do have my hunting license :)
88. Had chickenpox: Yep!
89. Saved someone’s life:  I did the hemlich on a child choking on egg when I was a nanny!
90. Sat on a jury: Never been called for jury duty. After all the Law & Order episodes I've watched, I'm ready!
91. Met someone famous: Natalie Portman in Harvard Square.
92. Joined a book club: Yes, I was in one for a few years.
93. Got a tattoo: Needles scare me oh, and they last forever.
94. Had a baby: Two in fact :)
95. Seen the Alamo in person: No, I'm good.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake: Closet I've been is the Salt Lake City airport.
97. Been involved in a law suit: Hoping this will always stay no.
98. Owned a cell phone: Seriously?  I just finally upgraded to the iphone :)
99. Been stung by a bee: No


  1. 55. Been in a movie: Our family photo is on the fridge in The Golden Scallop, an independant movie just filmed on Cape Cod!

    .... who is in this picture and what is the movie about?!

    1. our family photo from last summer is on the fridge in the Ferris house on the Cape!