Friday, November 21, 2008

The Not-A-Tag Tag

 Updated 2/17/2015.

From Sujatha @ Blogpourri:
(And I thought that you said you weren't doing or passing on tags. Maybe we should add that to this list as the 151 thing to do;)

150 things to do before you turn 30 or 40 or 50 or...

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink:
Nope, will not happen. Can't hold my alcohol beyond a couple of tablespoons worth, and dislike the fumes, as well.
02. Swam with dolphins:
First, need to learn how to swim.
03. Climbed a mountain:
i.e. if climbing to the top of the smallest hill in my neighborhood counts.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula: Love spiders, wouldn't mind holding a tarantula, but have only handled miscellaneous household and garden arachnids.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights. Or at least a brief glimpse of them, when they showed up in Pittsburgh.
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg:
There's one building up in my fridge from the chunk of ice clogging the ice dispenser. I'm sure it will reach iceberg status in another month or so.
19. Slept under the stars:
Kinda, sorta: I used to be able to lie on my terrace at home in India and see the Milky way in all its glory- no more now, with the pesky street lights that were supposed to be a civic improvement.

20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower:
That was a major rip-off. The Perseids were supposed to be more spectacular than that, considering that we braved the freezing cold and long drive to get to the dark skies needed to view them.
23. Gotten drunk on champagne:
Nope, see (01)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse:
Indirectly, with some kind of pinhole viewer, projected on the walls of the room since we didn't have the special viewing goggles.
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking.If the zumbarobics/dappankuthu variations that I do with a group of friends trying to get active in winter count.
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign:
Not sure if 'Finder's Keepers' qualifies for this , but I did 'find' a poly bag banner replacement for my missing political yard sign crumpled in some bushes on a morning walk.
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
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
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow:
Tried for a couple of yanks on the udder, then gave up. After that, the only 'milking' experience was that of using a breast pump, if that qualifies.

56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke - love the Cameron Diaz scene in "My Best Friend's Wedding"
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents.Well, cremated, same idea.
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over.
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
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
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
Had to dissect these for the 10 std. exam. Oh, the expression on Sr. Y's face when mine scampered away before I could pin it. Chaos ensued, and they eventually got me a really dead one.

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
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
150. Saved someone’s life


Sujatha said...

Pumping makes you feel exactly like a cow anyway, so that counts!

About finding a crumpled sign, bet it was your own. Someone (prob a Mc/Pa supporter) flicked yours and threw it in the bushes!

Hey, do you have an e-mail address I could send something to you at? Mine is on the blog. Cheers!

Sujatha said...

I couldn't find your email address on your blog- you've hidden it too well!

I would love to send you my email, but am too paranoid to post it here directly.

For now try bolshie12 at ya h o o etc. etc, and then I will send you a better email address to work with.

Sujatha said...

Sent you an e-mail. pls to check.

Sujatha said...

No, the crumpled sign wasn't mine, it was a different version of the O-B sign, so I knew it had probably belonged to some other unfortunate. My sign may have been the one of which I saw charred remnants walking through my neighborhood :(

Ruchira said...

What's this with the Sujatha-Sujatha back and forth? Could be a tag in itself (Had a protracted public conversation with someone with the same name as yourself). I am sure it will be much harder for me to have a Ruchira to Ruchira gab fest.

Actually, this one's funny. May be because someone else already thought up the ideas.

Sujatha (you know which one I mean), you should think of posting this on A.B. next week. With Thanksgiving coming up, we don't have much else to do.

Sujatha said...

The turkeys post is already up, and check your email for a future post suggestion that I sent you, if I can churn it out in time.

Sujatha said...

Ruchira, I can just imagine coming up on these posts a few months from now and having a hard time figuring out which comment was mine. :)

Sujatha of Blogpourri.