Tuesday, December 30, 2008

100 things

So this list has 100 things on it, and you are supposed to bold what you've done. Now, for those of you that know me, you know I can't just bold it and not say anything about it...

1. Started your own blog (obviously...)

2. Slept under the stars yea, and this is definitely something that if I never did again, it would be too soon.

3. Played in a band (does rock band on Wii count? lol)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Held a praying mantis

9. Climbed a mountain if this means hiking and not rock climbing, then yea

10.Sang a solo too many to count!!!!

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris- no, but this is on my life goals list

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch I don't know if I understand this question... I'm very artsy, and I've never taken any classes for anything that I've done, so I'm gonna say yes

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty- no but I've been to it

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France- again, life goals list

20. Slept on an overnight train- definitely not. I rode the train in Chicago and in DC, and I was a little scared, lol

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

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon does a 5K count?

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice- once again, allow me to refer to the life goals list

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset watching the sunrise on the beach is on my top five favortie things to do

31. Hit a home run- haha! this will never happen. ever.

32. Been on a cruise best vacation ever

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung karaoke oh yea! Karaoke Idol on the cruise, in fact. Made it into the finals. Should have won, too... Grr

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa- um no, but I would love to go on an African Safari

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight very romantic!

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

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- due to the high winds in Key West, our catamaran sail and snorkel was canceled on our cruise, so no, I haven't done this.

52. Kissed in the rain- no, but I'm gonna need to put this on my to do list, for sure!

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

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 yea, I'm a good person like that

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma- no, my part comes in when you need to get it. Then I'll administer it. haha

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check who hasn't?

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial "But I can't read!"

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone My leg. In fifth grade. Ouch.

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (Shhh, don't tell me mom... hehe)

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- ew

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous John Stamos, Will Smith, Tim Allen, Melissa Joan Hart, Steve Smith

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby- hopefully not for another 3 years at least

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit- haha, no... been threatened about it? yea

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day Anything Nicholas Sparks. And I am going to read Twilight, and from what I hear, if I don't finish that in a day, I'm the exception.

So there ya go. 34 things out of 100.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas! (Almost)

Yay! It's almost here!!! I love Christmas! And bonus! I get Christmas Eve AND Christmas off this year. Normally we have to work one or the other, but my boss called me today and said my name got drawn and did I want to work Friday instead. Ummm yea, I think so. And I can't WAIT to open presents!!!!

Although, I did get one present early, allow me to share my new obsession...

And since I never fulfilled my promise from the last blog, let's recap the Baltimore weekend:

Over the nice weekend in Baltimore, I got a lot accomplished! Scrapping (well, really just talking) on Friday night with Tracy, Jen, and Mandy.

Saturday, Jen, Bill, Brandon, and I went to DC. We took the metro in and I have to admit... I was a little timid of doing the whole public transportation thing, but it went well. Then we went to the Smithsonian and left about... oh 5ish? Yea, it was snowing when we walked out. Little North Carolina girl here was definitely not prepared for that. I was freezing. I ended up buying a toboggan and gloves from a street vendor. And I was still freezing. But it was so gorgeous!

Sunday was full of football and scrapping. What more could a girl need???

Here's some pics:

So there ya go! I will eventually post the LO's I did from Baltimore... eventually.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

After tomorrow...

I can:

-write an actual post (with pictures from this weekend and lots of scrappy goodness!)

-say that I'm DONE with statistics

-put up my Christmas decorations... I feel like the grinch for not having done that yet

the randomness that is deah... thoughts, ponderings, and musings... with some scrapping thrown in