99 things you didn't know about me but were afraid to ask....

Pinched from Candi at Looking for Blue Sky.


You just copy the list and bold the ones you've done.
I'm going to bracket the things I did that were close enough to count.I have a terrible memory so will be double checking with Mr Hammie later, maybe emboldening a few more...



Started your own blog (x 3)

Slept under the stars (most memorably on a beach in Sengiggi, Lombok)

Played in a band
(wrote a song that was recorded by a band in a studio and shook a tambourine, I think)

Visited Hawaii

Watched a meteor shower

Given more than you can afford to charity* (totally worth it!)

Been to Disneyland

Climbed a mountain (Carrauntuohil, Co Kerry, Croagh Patrick, Sugarloaf)

Held a praying mantis


Sang a solo (frightening for all concerned)

Bungee jumped

Visited Paris


Watched a thunder and lightning storm (duh! lived in Brisvegas for 4 years)


Taught yourself an art from scratch

Adopted a child

Had food poisoning

Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (closed due to 9/11 so I went heavy security elevator to top of Empire State)

Grown your own vegetables

Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Doh! she doesn't tour)


Slept on an overnight train

Had a pillow fight


Hitch hiked


Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (aka, job interview for another job)

Built a snow fort

Held a lamb

Gone skinny dipping

Run a Marathon (mini?)

Ridden in a gondola in Venice

Seen a total eclipse


Watched a sunrise or sunset (ha, both on same day!!)


Hit a home run

Been on a cruise

Seen Niagara Falls in person


Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (maybe, I have been to Sicily, Ireland, Scotland and England, but not Michigan or Canada)

Seen an Amish community

Taught yourself a new language (does PECs count?)

Had enough money to be truly satisfied


Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

Gone rock climbing (and abseiling)


Seen Michelangelo’s David (v.small dick)

Sung karaoke

Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant ( I bought a coffee and danish for the next customer in Starbucks once)

Visited Africa (does the Middle East count?)

Walked on a beach by moonlight (slept on it, see above)

Been transported in an ambulance

Had your portrait painted (drawn by Boo?)

Gone deep sea fishing (caught a Travally!)


Seen the Sistine Chapel in person


Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

Kissed in the rain


Played in the mud


Gone to a drive-in theater (Born in Melbourne in 1968! probably conceived in one)

Been in a movie (Ad?)

Visited the Great Wall of China

Started a business (about to?)

Taken a martial arts class

Visited Russia

Served at a soup kitchen

Sold Girl Scout Cookies

Gone whale watching (Does Fungie count?)

Got flowers for no reason (always a reason, look harder)

Donated blood, platelets or plasma

Gone sky diving

Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

Bounced a check

Flown in a helicopter

Saved a favorite childhood toy (Coco, named for the cereal, not the French Designer)

Visited the Lincoln Memorial


Eaten Caviar

Pieced a quilt


Stood in Times Square

Toured the Everglades

Been fired from a job (rehired next day!)


Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (didn't intend to, caught in a traffic jam on Hyde Park Corner)


Broken a bone


Been a passenger on a motorcycle

Seen the Grand Canyon in person

Published a book (not quite yet)

Visited the Vatican

Bought a brand new car

Walked in Jerusalem

Had your picture in the newspaper *coughs*

Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

Visited the White House (Australian Parliament House in Canberra and Dail Eireann)

Killed and prepared an animal for eating

Had chickenpox

Saved someone’s life (maybe my crazy AB+ blood did)

Sat on a jury


Met someone famous *coughs again* 



Joined a book club (Scholastic, when I was in Primary school)

Got a tattoo


Had a baby (x2)

Seen the Alamo in person

Swam in the Great Salt Lake

Been involved in a law suit

Owned a cell phone (duh)

Been stung by a bee







*Charity that was WELL WORTH IT!

Comments

K.Line said…
Love this! What a fascinating woman you are - with public profile!
Petunia said…
Laughed more than a few times at your bracketed comments :) Great reading xx
Jean said…
Fab...love your brackets too (that's not a euphamism for anything) XXX
Very American aren't they? I'm going to add some of them to my 'must do' list... and it would be great if you gave a bit more detail to some of those brackets!
Make Do Style said…
Great list and I share at least a third with you!
popsie said…
well done hammie! very interesting I feel I have had a boring life having read that!!!!
Iheartfashion said…
Great list. Love your bracketed asides.
What a fun post! I am impressed with your quick rehire. It didn't take them long to miss you.
Jules said…
Oh my!I enjoy your bracket words. haha ;D


Jules
Soloden.Com
The Brown Mestizo
Truf said…
Agree with Blue Sky - very American. Hammie covered good half of the list though - well done Hammie! Immediately started writing my mental list (and I don't even have a blog). Bet none of you queued for 2 hours when the first McDonald's opened in Moscow ;-) Beat that!
jazzygal said…
Good read for sure Hammie and PECS definitely counts as a language!!

Mine would be terribly boring in comparison, there'd be very few bolded ones!! xx jAZZY
Hammie said…
K: I'm sure I don't know what you mean!
Petunia: I had a good laugh writing them. heehe

Jean: You and the hand mirrors again!

Looking for Blue Sky: yeah, like where else is the Mona Lisa going to be? Tesco?

Kate: I bet you do!

Popsie: it's nice to have the memories.

Janet: thankyou. xx

LaBelle: I stamped my foot hard enough it seems. xx

Jules: thanks xx

Truf: um, I worked in the first McDonalds in Ballarat? and I was crew member of the year (?? which year??)
does that count?

Jazzy:Thankyou. I feel fluent in PECs.

Candi: I will give you more detail in return for champagne - deal?

xx
Truf said…
Of course it counts. And this is the second time in my life I've seen "Ballarat" - the first was in a Sherlock Holmes story. Hammie, even your McDonalds jobs are exotic!
Hammie said…
Truf: um, that is Ballarat Victoria. Not Ballarat, Turkey if that is what you thought. It is aboriginal for "A nice place to lie down for a rest" or so they tell us. xx
Clive said…
Brillant list - enjoyed that!
Truf said…
From my neck of the woods Victoria is more exotic than Turkey :-)
Checked my "Complete Sherlock Holmes" - the story is called "The Boscombe Valley Mystery".
fashion herald said…
Now this is an entertaining list. And is Fungie v. famous in Ireland?? I'm interested, we read all about Fungie when we visited the Dingle Peninsula - "I swam with Fungie and he changed my life" are the basics of what I remember, but it was a while ago.
Irish Mammy said…
Brill it really does give an insight into people I might just rob it as well x (loved your personal comments)
WendyB said…
You've been a busy bee!
Sister Wolf said…
I hate that list! It makes me feel like I've never done ANYTHING in my whole life.

I had the clap when I was 15. Does that score any points???
Nan P. said…
Hello Hammie. When you get a chance, please drop by my way, there is something waiting for you ;-)

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