Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday Post for Wednesday

D'OH! It's Thursday. I lost a day somewhere. Anyway...

Headaches suck. So does the electricity in the neighborhood going out 8 times in about 90 minutes for no good reason whatso-freakin-ever. And then that screwed up (broke) the heating/air conditioning unit? This morning, when it happened, it was around 33 outside. No wonder it got so cold in the house. I LOVE the cold but fortunately (because of the heating unit breaking down) the temperature today got to about 63. Had it been around 50 or lower, the inside of the house would've become a hypothermia-causing icebox. I'm not exactly Tim "The Toolman" Taylor but I can fairly easily conquer many home repairs without much of a problem... but this is a repair that's beyond my expertise; Mr. Home Heating Guy is working on it now.

Because of this crapola, 100 Days O' the Dead is taking another day off... well, what I mean is there's no download for anyone... but I amn't ignoring the Dead today, nope, technically I'm actively taking part in Day 72 by listening to some tunes. I've got yesterday's show playing again and later I'm gonna give a listen to tomorrow's show. This whole 100 Days thing wasn't solely about giving people as many downloads as possible, it's also about me personally listening everyday, something I was a million miles from over the summer.

So to fulfill my desire to post something meaningful or just simply meaningless, I'll conquer another meme dealie.

I saw this a few days ago at Tall Cool Drink of Water...

Boldly going where no meme has gone before. OK. The idea is that every blogger who participates has the same list of 100 Things. Then each individual blogger makes the things they’ve done bold.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band ... I've listened to Playing In The Band

4. Visited Hawaii ... been there but only a layover, never left the airport

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneylandworld ... what the hell is that?

8. Climbed a mountain ... one of my favorite things to do!

9. Held a praying mantis ... don't remember but maybe

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped ... Vancouver Island, British Columbia

12. Visited Paris ... been to France but have never visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty ... I've seen it a billion times but never bothered to be a tourist there

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France ... why?!?

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb ... mmmmmmmm laaaaaaaaammb chops

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon ... London 2010... maybe

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice ... not yet

29. Seen a total eclipse ... why?!?

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset ... uhhh, who hasn't?

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise ... a 3-hour tour. I'm still Lost.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person ... if I felt like it, I'd post a picture or two

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language ... a few

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person ... not yet

39. Gone rock climbing ... and I'm gonna try to get Sugarmag to, as well!

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David ... picture of

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant ... I will because someone did for Sugarmag and her kids a few months ago and I'd love to do that for someone someday

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight ... don't remember specifically but probably

46. Been transported in an ambulance ... nope but I drive one!

47. Had your portrait painted ... why?!?!

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person ... not yet

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris ... not yet

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling ... not yet

52. Kissed in the rain ... not yet

53. Played in the mud ... sure, especially in my truck!

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie ... sort of. I was filmed as an extra but I got left on the cutting room floor (Searching For Bobby Fisher)

56. Visited the Great Wall of China ... not yet

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies ... nope, just Girl Scouts

62. Gone whale watching ... I've seen whales but I wasn't specifically whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving ... not yet

66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp ... I've had it on my mind for a few years that perhaps one of the first things I will do when I am next in Europe will be visit Auschwitz and then perhaps others, or what remains of others (Dachau, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec) plus I'll visit Normandy and other sites important to a war which destroyed evil (rather than appease it.)

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy ... why?!?!

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial ... a must-do!

71. Eaten caviar ... yuck

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades ... been there a bunch of times but never "toured" it

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book ... not yet

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car ... never have, never want to

83. Walked in Jerusalem ... not yet

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible ... a few parts, I think, I've not read

86. Visited the White House ... seen it plenty of times but never visited

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ... killed yes, cooked yes, but not much inbetween (a butcher took care of it for my freezer)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person ... not yet

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone ... I have one now but it was given to me. I have never purchased one, never previously owned one and this one I essentially don't use except as an alarm clock... I don't have one of those things that people get, what are they called, when you pay every month -- service plan? I've had Pay-As-You-Go and I've had a grand total of like 2 minutes on the phone for the past TWO months! That's how much I don't use it. Cell phones might be handy for some people but seriously, are they really needed? No. For too many people they're an unneeded expense that takes away from a person's ability to give to charity. More and more monthly expenses leaves us with less to give to others in need -- we're the selfish society. I know, I know, we give more to charity than any other nation on Earth... but we COULD do more. (We just don't care to.)

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated