A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I really dislike this meme because it is so.... Western..... and civilized, but here goes..

1. Started your own blog. You're reading it.
2. Slept under the stars. In Africa, Saudi Arabia, and in between the tail fins of an F-18 at sea.
3. Played in a band. Drums.
4. Visited Hawaii. A three hour lay over at Pearl. Does that count?
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland.
8. Climbed a mountain. Mt. Fuji. Slept under the stars there too, and watched the sunrise.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. Only if when drunk in a Perth Australian pub counts.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. Sailed through typhoons, actually.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. Oils, intaglio, lithography, sculputure and photography. Taught others at the college level as well.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. No, but I've walked to the top of the Great Budda in Kamakura.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
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.
26. Gone skinny dipping. Hong Kong harbor, no less, as well as the Marianas Trench.
27. Run a Marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise. Ha! Does Uncle Sugar's Yacht Club count?
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. Japanese and Tagalog
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock (wall) climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke. In Yokohama and Yokosuka.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa. Tsavo, Mombassa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. Yep. Crawled across it under the new moon too.
46. Been transported in an ambulance. Airlifted.
47. Had your portrait painted / drawn.
48. Gone deep sea fishing. Sharks and groupers.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. Great barrier Reef, Diego Garcia, Guam.
52. Kissed in the rain. Rainy season in the PI.
53. Played in the mud. Rainy season in the PI.
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.
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Got flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
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.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
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.
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.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.

Ok, so there it is. What is this supposed to say about me?



Anonymous DonWorsham said...

What does this say about you? Well, you had too much time on your hands today. Tomorrow will be better.

5:22 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

jeez..what the hell is this, a "Bucket List"???

6:08 PM  
Blogger Sierra said...

Bihira...akala ko na ako lang ang 'Kano rito na makapagtagalog.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Says you're another mis-guided Sailor :-) I just left Yoko this morning!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Yabusame said...

I think its more an 'american' list than a western one, but I guess you enjoyed doing it all the same ;-)

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Kristopher said...

It says you are susceptible to internet memes.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Ed Harris said...

No clue.
Go ask the Chief!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Factfind said...

It says you are proud of your accomplishments,have a sense of humor and felt that you wanted to emote :)
Ah what the heck it's fun.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity, what is Uncle Sugar's Yacht Club? My guess is that it's a euphemism for the U.S. Navy, but even if so I'd be interested in the origin of that expression if you consider it colorful.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

It is the US Navy anon..

1:48 AM  

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