Friday, June 06, 2008

photoless phriday - the neighbor jane payne edition

i have literally tried to write two or three blog posts this morning (shhhh, i AM at work...) but nothing seems to be coming together. so why don't i try something a bit easier, and attempt this 200 things list that neighbor jane payne has put up.

jane writes a weekly newsletter, and i'm sorry to say i haven't been a subscriber. but i've gotten to know her through her partcipation in spt, and i can attest that publishing 200 newsletters has been an act of love for her! i hope to accomplish a mere fraction of the things she has done so far.

if you'd like to take up this challenge, simply reprint this list on your blog, and highlight in bold the things your have accomplished. thanks for helping me journal some more memories, jane!!

200 Have and Have nots!

1. Touched an iceberg 2. Slept under the stars 3. Been a part of a hockey fight 4. Changed a baby's diaper 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Swam with wild dolphins 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a tarantula (and not bloody likely too, either!) 10. Said "I love you" and meant it 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise 15. Seen the Northern Lights 16. Gone to a huge sports game 17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables 19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope 20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Bet on a winning horse (by accident, but still...) 23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Taken an ice cold bath 28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Ridden a roller coaster 31. Hit a home run 32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking 33. Adopted an accent for fun 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment 36. Loved your job 90% of the time 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Watched wild whales 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach 41. Gone sky diving 42. Visited Ireland 43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited India 45. Bench-pressed your own weight 46. Milked a cow 47. Alphabetized your personal files 48. Ever worn a superhero costume 49. Sung karaoke 50. Lounged around in bed all day 51. Gone scuba diving 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Done something you should regret, but don't 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Been in a movie 60. Gone without food for 3 days 61. Made cookies from scratch 62. Won first prize in a costume contest 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Been in a combat zone 65. Spoken more than one language fluently 66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone 67. Bounced a check 68. Read - and understood - your credit report 69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy (but i did look at some on ebay) 70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did 71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over 73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge 74. Helped an animal give birth 75. Been fired or laid off from a job 76. Won money 77. Broken a bone 78. Ridden a motorcycle 79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph 80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing Nyquil helps) 82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days 83. Eaten sushi 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read The Bible cover to cover 86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about 87. Gotten someone fired for their actions 88. Gone back to school 89. Changed your name 90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands 91. Eaten fried green tomatoes 92. Read The Iliad 93. Taught yourself an art from scratch 94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt 96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language 97. Been elected to public office (unfortunately, Rotary doesn't count!) 98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream 99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care 100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you 101. Had a booth at a street fair 102. Dyed your hair 103. Been a DJ 104. Rocked a baby to sleep 105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four 106. Raked your carpet 107. Brought out the best in people 108. Brought out the worst in people 109. Worn a mood ring 110. Ridden a horse 111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap 112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child 114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play 115. Been inside the pyramids 116. Shot a basketball into a basket 117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band (Alto Saxaphone) (me, too, kristi) 119. Shot a bird 120. Gone to an arboretum 121. Tutored someone 122. Ridden a train 123. Brought an old fad back into style 124. Eaten caviar 125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need 126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant 127. Published a book 128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place 130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise 132. Made a hole-in-one 133. Gone deep sea fishing 134. Gone roller skating 135. Run a marathon 136. Learned to surf 137. Invented something 138. Flown first class 139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite 140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa 142. Sang a solo 143. Gone spelunking 144. Learned how to take a compliment 145. Written a love-story 146. Seen Michelangelo’s David 147. Had your portrait painted 148. Written a fan letter 149. Spent the night in something haunted 150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane 151. Ran away 152. Learned to juggle 153. Been a boss 154. Sat on a jury 155. Lied about your weight 156. Gone on a diet 157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget 158. Written a poem 159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox 160. Gotten food poisoning 161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission 162. Hiked the Grand Canyon 163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks 164. Gone to the opera 165. Gotten a letter from someone famous 166. Worn knickers (i hate that i have to admit to this) 167. Ridden in a limousine 168. Attended the Olympics (the BEST time in Atlanta '96) (the BEST) 169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books 171. Been stuck in an elevator 172. Had a revelatory dream 173. Thought you might crash in an airplane 174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert 175. Saved someone’s life 176. Eaten raw whale 177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint 178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator 180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing 181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival 182. Sent a message in a bottle 183. Spent the night in a hostel 184. Been a cashier 185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 186. Joined a union 187. Donated blood or plasma 188. Built a campfire 189. Kept a blog 190. Had hives 191. Worn custom made shoes or boots 192. Made a PowerPoint presentation 193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course 194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube 196. Know CPR 197. Ridden in or owned a convertible 198. Found a long lost friend 199. Helped solve a crime 200. Responded to a NJP newsletter (but we've exchanged some wonderful emails!!)
will you put this list on your blog? i'd love to know if you ever wore knickers, too...

10 comments:

Kelly A. said...

A perfect Lelly amuse bouche!

I feel like I could have guessed at most of those for you and gotten them right. I would have pegged you as a bungee jumper though. Knickers huh?

Susan said...

That was fun to see what your have and have nots were.

Rachael said...

This was a very fun thing to do. Kind of made me think about how many things I need to get out there and DO!

Rhonda said...

Well, now that I'm exhausted.... I guess I could do that. Of course, it seems like I do 2000 things in A DAY!

Ok, hup hup...best get thinking of all my 200 haves and haves not's! (Is that proper grammar? I think not!)

Sarah said...

I also posted this, and would like you to know I also have worn knickers.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Lelly, what crime did you help solve? And who did you get a letter from? And what kind of a mission did you go on. And who was your message in the bottle to? D.e.t.a.i.l.s. Lelly, details! These are good!

And you (and your readers) are welcome to sign up for a FREE subscription to the newsletter. Just go to www.neighborjanepayne.com and click subscribe at the top of the page and I'd be happy to activate them for you.

I so appreciate the SPT challenges--I had no idea how good for me they would be.

Marla said...

I love your list...it offers such a neat glimpse into our "blog"lives.

I am in Raleigh and these temps here are crazy...I can grasp 99, 100+ by the end of July, but it is just June, and May was soooo nice. I guess this is what I get for complaining that the pool was too cold last weekend! Stay cool!

Chris said...

That was fun to read. Learn something new all the time. :)I have to agree on stories to those statements. Very intriguing.

Jennifer said...

I played along. This was fun! Have a great weekend!

carlo said...

i love this idea. must add it to the lengthy list of "to blog about" but first must catch up.

hello friend!