Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tag - Your Turn

Last time we got tagged with one of these things my DW did the dirty deed. This time it has fallen to me. This tag only goes to show that The Wait is entirely too long and we are obviously showing the effects. In this particular tag you are to highlight the things you have done in the provided list and add a short commentary. I have serious reservations about this. And with that said:

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink. Does 3 people count?
02. Swam with wild dolphins.
03. Climbed a mountain. Only if Bradbury Mountain in Maine counts :)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive.
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid.
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. Reminds me, we need a larger hot water tank.
08. Said “I love you’ and meant it. Oh yeah and I will everyday...
09. Hugged a tree. Just did that this past week with GB Alivia.
10. Bungee jumped.
11. Visited Paris. Twice and we can't wait to get back.
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea. We live in Florida on the water.
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. I worked shift work for over 20 years.
14. Seen the Northern Lights.
15. Gone to a huge sports game. NCAA National Basketball title game (3 times).
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa. The train didn't stop :(
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables. I think I had the only garden that had to be mowed but the veggies and melons were good.
18. Touched an iceberg.
19. Slept under the stars. Used the seat of my motorcycle as a pillow.
20. Changed a baby’s diaper. Let's see, Justin, Leaa long ago, Livi this past week and later this year - Alyzabeth An!
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
22. Watched a meteor shower. The wine was better...
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. We don't do drunk but we do Champagne Sunday's.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity. Always remember who "owns" what has been given to us in stewardship.
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope. I want a new telescope bad.
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment. I always thought I would outgrow this. It seems to be more of a guy thing?
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse. How about a greyhound?
29. Asked out a stranger. Probably scared her to death. On a beach late in the day with not too many people around. She was very nice about saying no. She was married... Disclaimer* This was before you Aly!
30. Had a snowball fight. Up until I moved to Florida.
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
32. Held a lamb. Does getting up close count? England and Wales were full of them.
33. Seen a total eclipse. The moon. On our daughters wedding night during the outdoor ceremony.
34. Ridden a roller coaster. Just last month we rode the one at the New York resort in Las Vegas. Alyson does better than me. I just keep my head down.
35. Hit a home run. And our team, The Morgan Funeral Home Cardinals, went on to win the championship! Not because of my home run however...
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day.
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment. Give thanks every day.
39. Had two hard drives for your computer. Three.
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. No names to protect the guilty.
42. Had amazing friends. The diversity of talent is staggering and humbling.
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.
44. Watched wild whales.
45. Stolen a sign. I was young. I was stupid. I thought it would look cool in my room. Did I mention I was stupid?
46. Backpacked in Europe. Twice and we will again when Alyzabeth An comes.
47. Taken a road-trip. We live for road trips!
48. Gone rock climbing. It was part of "Trust Building". I was working with kids who were getting into trouble at the Missouri State Reform School. You read that right - They were already in Reform School! We held each others ropes. Again, did I mention I was stupid?
49. Midnight walk on the beach. One of the perks of living in Florida.
50. Gone sky diving. Twice. The first time I messed up leaving the plane. Got into some backward flips and got the chute lines twisted. Not fun. Went back the next week and all went well. Neat experience. Just wanted to know what it felt like. That's it.
51. Visited Ireland.
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them. Only if you count an airport.
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow. Grandpa Murphy was not impressed. Not impressed at all.
56. Alphabetized your CDs. Oh yeah, over 1000 in Sony multiplayers with printout.
57. Pretended to be a superhero.
58. Sung karaoke.
59. Lounged around in bed all day.
60. Posed nude in front of strangers.
61. Gone scuba diving. Years ago in a river in Missouri. Didn't much like it I remember.
62. Kissed in the rain. Come on now, everyone has done this!
63. Played in the mud. Every kid I know and I was no exception.
64. Played in the rain. You haven't???
65. Gone to a drive-in theater. Boy, I sure could embarrass my oldest brother on this one.
66. Visited the Great Wall of China. (Soon !)
67. Started a business.
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken. Miracles do happen. Love you Aly.
69. Toured ancient sites. We love Europe. Go while you are young-ish. Go.
Now!
70. Taken a martial arts class. In college I got an A in Judo class. For that privilege I got to fight the instructor at the end of the quarter. I wish I had gotten a B...
71. Played a game for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married. I'm a double dipper.
73. Been in a movie. Does it count if I made the movie?
74. Crashed a party.
75. Gotten divorced. Just the once. She and her husband were one of our referrals.
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch. I really enjoy cooking though I'm not too good at baking.
78. Won first prize in a costume contest. Anybody remember Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev ?
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice. (Aly wasn't feeling too well in Venice - a regret)
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River. With my brothers and their wives.
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”.
83. Got flowers for no reason.
84. Performed on stage. Don't laugh, does modelling count? I was in college. Money was tight.
85. Been to Las Vegas. Last month. Visited our niece Christina and her DH Aaron.
86. Recorded music. (Hoping to this summer with DD Leaa)
87. Eaten shark. And you probably have too and just didn't know it.

88. Had a one-night stand. (Does anyone really answer this one?)
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house. Too many times...
91. Been in a combat zone.
92. Buried one/both of your parents. Mom. December, 1995.
93. Been on a cruise ship.
94. Spoken more than one language fluently.
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children (or…raising children). Justin and Leaa...
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour.
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country. Munich, Germany.
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over. The move to Florida, 1982.
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge.
102. Sang loudly in the car, and did not stop when you knew someone was looking.
103. Had plastic surgery.
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't’t have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication. (How about small town newspapers and company mags?)
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback. More like wrestling.
108. Piloted an airplane. Never solo!
109. Petted a stingray. You really must go to Sea World when you come to Florida.
110. Broken someone’s heart. (Probably my parents)
111. Helped an animal give birth. My former father-in-law had over 200 cattle and
he taught me to be his assistant mid-wife or would that be mid-husband?
112. Won money on a T.V. game show.
113. Broken a bone. I grew up with two older brothers. We all played sports.
114. Gone on an African photo safari.
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced. Only in the surgical sense.
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol. I am a notorious bad shot. I own over a dozen rifles and handguns. I scare easily. I would knock before entering our home.
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild. The 60's and 70's were very "organic" times.
118. Ridden a horse. I think I'm the only kid I know who had two horses and hated horses. I think dad did it so we would have to work every day taking care of them.
119. Had major surgery. Not fun.
120. Had a snake as a pet.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours.
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states.
124. Visited all 7 continents.
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days. I will go on record right now saying I DO NOT LIKE camping.
126. Eaten kangaroo meat.
127. Eaten sushi. Love it.
128. Had your picture in the newspaper. I don't photograph well but at least they weren't mug shots.
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about.
I hope so, it's part of what I do in the real world.
130. Gone back to school. (not grad school)
131. Parasailed.
132. Petted a cockroach.
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes. Don't knock it until you've tried it...
134. Read The Iliad.
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read.
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. Squirrel, rabbit, frog, fish, etc...
137. Skipped all your school reunions. So far & prospects look to remain the same.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language. I love the Italians. It does not matter that you cannot speak the language. They will talk to you anyway. I love Italians. I love Italy. I'm packing...
139. Been elected to public office.
140. Written your own computer language.
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream. Every day. Every single day.
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care.
Yes.
143. Built your own PC from parts.
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you.
145. Had a booth at a street fair.
146. Dyed your hair.
147. Been a DJ.
148. Shaved your head.
149. Caused a car accident. In Pennsylvania. I was 16 working the summers in construction. No one was hurt. I paid the guy off in cash on the side of the road.
150. Saved someone’s life. Yes.


Sorry folks, I'll understand if you skip out but - TAG You're It!

Dave & Sandy at Wren's Story
Joel & Kim at Ruby Is Coming
Carl & Marsha at Yo Muther's Blog
Tom & Wendy at Our China Miracle
Don & Be at Pregnancy By Adoption

6 comments:

Melissa said...

You never stop amazing me! You are a WONDERFUL man! Thanks for loving my sis & being apart of our family!
Love you, even from cold big time BBbbrrr Maine!
Mel

Wendy said...

Wow that was quite a list!! Fun to read though!!

redmaryjanes said...

Holy smokes! That's a long list!

Al's Mom and Dad said...

No. 25. Remember I am bring one with me. It is Alizabeth An's turn to use it!

Dawn, Brian & Guinness said...

Holy cow!! This is a long list!! (but very fun to read :) !!

~Dawn

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Crikey that is one long list!