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2nd December 2008

100 Things

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Felt like wasting time. I have to go to bed now, because I’m on call yet again tomorrow, and am still feeling sleep deprived and we’re rounding early. (As an aside, it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow, meaning I have to dig myself out again post-call before I can sleep. And more head traumas as people slide on slick roads which translates to more 4 am consults from neurosurgery when they decide that they don’t want to operate after all with means less sleep. Am somewhat bitter at Mother Nature who is not doing a great job of nurturing right now.)

1. Started your own blog (I have several right now. Most are just mirrors of my original livejournal, but I do have my own that will be revealed officially to the public as soon as WP 2.7 is released and working properly).
2. Slept under the stars (Several times)
3. Played in a band (I jammed with my 8th grade guitar class but I don’t think we ever made a band)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (Every year. I can afford it, it just makes living much more tight.)
7. Been to Disneyland (When I was 6. Given the prices to visit Disneyland now, I doubt I’ll ever go back.)
8. Climbed a mountain (It was a volcano at that and it just about killed me. It doesn’t stop me dreaming about hiking the entire length of the Rocky Mountains. Never will happen, but it sounds like such an adventure)
9. Held a praying mantis (I don’t think so)
10. Sang a solo (Junior year of high school. Tell Me on a Sunday. I played the guitar as well)

11. Bungee jumped (never, ever, ever. *shudders*)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm (had lightening strike 2 feet from my house. That was scary.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch Cross-point. Crotchet. Waterpainting.
15. Adopted a child (I’ve adopted several nieces and nephews instead)
16. Had food poisoning (Guatemala. Unbelieveable abdominal cramps.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (growing up. hated weeding which is the number 1 reason I don’t have a vegetable garden now).
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (someday, oh, someday)

21. Had a pillow fight (we both realized that it was lame)
22. Hitch hiked (way too unsafe)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I’ve never told someone that I was sick, but I have taken the rare day off when nobody would know where I was at–the opportunity has presented itself exactly once during residency)
24. Built a snow fort (Attempted would be a better word)
25. Held a lamb (Many, many times. And walked a lamb. And fed a lamb. And had a lamb attack me to get to the food. And sold a lamb and made money)
26. Gone skinny dipping (I was ten, I think, at my aunt’s pond.)
27. Run a marathon (never, but I do get intrigued by the idea of a 5k… and then I wake up)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (I can’t remember how old I was. Elementary, I think)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run (it’s a rare event when ball and bat connect when I’m at the plate)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (I was 10 miles away, but ran behind in my interviews, so missed it)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (one day I’ll make it to Denmark. I’m dying to go)
35. Seen an Amish community (In Illinois)
36. Taught yourself a new language (Pig Latin once. And I know sign language. And I really want to learn Morse Code).
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (it doesn’t take much)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (bouldering is more accurate, and only for a short period. I did try rock climbing at a gym, but didn’t have the arm strength to pull me up, so it was a short-lived experience.)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke (would do it again. No alcohol needed)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I usually take over on the other end)
47. Had your portrait painted by your mother (what is this, the 1700s?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (I would like to snorkel. Could never do scuba diving, I need firm ground too much)
52. Kissed in the rain (That would require actually getting kissed at some point.)
53. Played in the mud It’s not as fun as one would think.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (many, many times. Cinderella was the first when I was not even 2.)
55. Been in a movie (my cousin was an extra in Napolean Dynamite. Does that count?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (eaten at The Soup Kitchen, though. Best sop and bread sticks ever. On the service side, I’ve worked at homeless shelter clinics, so I think it counts.)

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (bought girl scout cookies)
62. Gone whale watching (someday…)
63. Got flowers for no reason (I’ve only received flowers once after my last surgery.)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (let me say this again. Never, ever, ever)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (I’ve been to the Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C. which was a very powerful experience and one that I recommend to everybody who is visiting the city)
67. Bounced a cheque
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar (too salty)
72. Pieced a quilt (2. One has peaches and blossoms. The other is a bright, log-cabin quilt in the colors of a rainbow)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (I’ve seen the changing of the guard at the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb in Washington D.C. which must count as a close second)
77. Broken a bone Ankle. Tripped over a log.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (I think my grandma’s motorcycle only went about 15 miles/hour)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (someday)

81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Not sure, I seem to have some dim memory of something)
85. Read the entire Bible (I will confess that I skipped over some of the 1 and 2 Kings, but I made it through the rest of it)
86. Visited the White House (saw the grounds. It was right after Sept 11, they weren’t exactly allowing tours of the place).
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (I raised lambs but the butcher did the meat preparation)
88. Had chickenpox (Have a scar on my left cheek from it)
89. Saved someone’s life (It usually is a group effort)

90. Sat on a jury (Not yet!)
91. Met someone famous (I’ve met Vienna Teng and Donny Osmond and passed by Jamie Sale & David Pelletier in the streets during the 2002 Olympics.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one Not close family, but patients whose loss affected me greatly
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (I really only waded)
97. Been involved in a law suit (not yet, but I’m sure that it will happen within the next 5-10 years. *sigh*)
98. Owned a mobile phone
99. Been stung by a bee (Landed on my thumb and it stung me when I tried to brush it away. Unfrotunately, I’ve only been stung once, so I have no idea if I have an allergy, which is why I tend to cower when bees are around).
100. Read an entire book in one day (I’ve read up to 6-7 books in 1 day)

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