Friday, February 13, 2009

Bucket List

On other blogs people are doing this blog list, checking the things they have done. The hook is you're supposed to send it to 20 people, not something I like to do, so decided to do the list here and I added a few that I have done and took off the ones I haven't.

Things you have done during your lifetime:
(x) Gone on a blind date--sure have, that's how I met my husband.
(x) Skipped school--only did this the last week of my senior year in high school. Teachers weren't paying any attention, almost every senior was missing.
(x) Watched someone die--yes, my son from multiple-myeloma, it was a blessing, though he is truly missed.
(x) Been to Mexico--went a lot when I was a kid, went once on a date with an older boyfriend, and several times on cruises.
(x) Been to Florida--to Tampa and Orlando, both to writers conferences.
(x) Been to Hawaii--with my mom when she was 80 and my sis--we had a wonderful time. Back again with hubby when I was fortunate enough to be teaching at the Maui writer's retreat.
(x) Been on a plane--many, many time.s
(x) Been on a helicopter--did this in Kauai with my mom and sis.
(x) Been lost--several times while driving.
(x) Gone to Washington, DC--yes but only while passing through never the tourist thing.
(x) Swam in the ocean--oh yes, Pacific Ocean many, many times and the Atantic.
(x) Cried yourself to sleep--Nope
(x) Been to New York--to go to the Edgars, loved it, would like to go again.
(x) Been to a nudist colony--many, many years ago.
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn'--yes and wish I hadn't.
(x) Made prank phone calls--when I was a teen.
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose--who hasn't?
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue--would love to do it again.
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus--way long time ago.
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe--also long time ago.
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone--do when we go to Easter Sun Rise service.
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating--once and it was disastrous.
(x) Gone to the movies--we try to go once a week.
(x) Been deep sea fishing--when we lived in Oxnard went a couple of times.
(x) Driven across the United States, three times, once in a VW and we tent-camped every night.
(x) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars--best time was in the mountains when the stars were racing across the sky, spectacular.
(x) Seen a falling star and made a wish--of course.
(x ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser--on a great camping trip with husband and youngest son.
(x) Been on a cruise--to Mexico several times.
(x) Traveled by train--all the way from California to Washington DC to get married. Have gone to Sacramento to meeting via train, once in a train wreck.
(x) Traveled by motorcycle--when I was 8 months pregnant, we had no car at the time.
(x) Been horse back riding--yes, but I don't like it.
(x) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR--lots of fun.
(x) Been to Disneyland, several times, with my kids, grandkids, and my developmentally disabled women I was caring for.
(x) Seen whales and dolphins in the ocean--from a cruise ship and from shore in San Luis Obispo County.
Never been to the Olympics but my dad won a silver medal for weightlifting in the Olympics.
(x) Been water-skiing and jet skiing, but those days are over.
(x) Been to a Major League Baseball game--years ago, back when I worked in L.A.
(x) Been to Alaska--twice, been to a remote village and Wasilla. Rode in a Suburban as it was being driven on a frozen river.
(x) Had over 20 books published--need to count them one of these days.

Silly thing to do, isn't it?