Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nobody leaves this place without singin the blues

The kidlet has RSV (8 cases in her room at daycare alone) so I've been home with her in the mornings all this week. The hub and I trade shifts - I take the morning shift at home and he goes to work and then I go in to work in the afternoon and he comes home. Thankfully, we have very understanding and generous employers who allow us this convenience.

I should be folding laundry or cleaning or doing something productive around the house, but instead I'm checking blogs and listening to Adventures in Babysitting on the TV (hence my blog title).

I'm stealing this meme from my sister. I think it's always interesting to read these. You find out some pretty interesting stuff you might not know otherwise. I would like to say my sister might be surprised at some of my answers, but then again, she also knows me well enough to probably not be surprised at anything.

1. Started your own blog - obviously!
2. Slept under the stars - one of the benefits of growing up in the country.
3. Played in a band - hs and college. Did "guest vocals" in a sorority sister's band a few times, too.
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower - again, one of the benefits of growing up in the country.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland - When I was 6-7. I'd like to take the family to Disney World when the kiddos get older.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - quite a few times in hs
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. - does graphic design count?
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables. - Some day we'll have a real garden, but for now plants in pots will have to do.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight. - The fun of having two older sisters.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick. - Heh. I used to do this all the time in college. Not so much anymore.
24. Built a snow fort. - Isn't that what snow days were for?
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping. - It was college, what can I say?
27. Run a marathon-
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. - All the time. Sunsets more often than sunrises, though.
31. Hit a home run. - I was a decent hitter in middle school softball. Even had a Grand Slam once!
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. - Twice, though I was too young to remember the first time.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community. - A few times.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be satisfied.
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke. - Quite a few times. There's usually much alcohol involved, too.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. - We had some great family vacations when we were growing up.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance - I was hit by a car my junior year of high school.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing. - The hub has, a couple times.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud. - I have a great story about getting the car stuck in the mud when I was in middle school (and obviously too young to drive) I'll have to share sometime.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie. - They filmed a baseball movie here a few years ago. I was an extra in the stands.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason. - Love the hub.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma. - in hs and college.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check. - More often than I'd like to admit, though it doesn't happen anymore. Thank you automatic overdraft!
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - My poor, tattered Snoopy is safe at my house now.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial. - Again, another great family vacation.
71. Eaten caviar. - I worked at a very upscale restaurant in London and had some there. Not impressed.
72. Pieced a quilt. - A few. We're crafty people in my family.
73. Stood in Times Square. - The last time the hub and I went to NYC, our hotel was in TS.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job. - Twice. At least they were just part-time jobs in college. One, they wanted someone who was actually in that field (interior decorating) and the other I was always a little late to work (restaurant in London.) It taught me to have more responsibility at least.
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. - There was a guy in one of my Psych classes in college who would occasionally give me a ride back from our lab.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. - Yet another great family vacation.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. - Two, actually.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper. - Quite a few times. That's what happens when you grow up in a small town. Everything's news.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House - Like my sister said, we were there but didn't take the time for a tour.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had Chicken pox. - It wasn't that bad. At least I don't have the pictures to prove it, like my sister does!
89. Saved someones life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous. - Hello Dave Matthews!
92. Joined a book club. - It's loosely organized, but it's there.
93. Lost a loved one. - I think everyone has.
94. Had a baby. - Two, actually.
95. Seen the Alamo in person. - Church youth trip in high school.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit. - The guy figured out he was suing the wrong people, so the charges ended up being dropped.
98. Owned a cell phone. - It's my only phone, anymore.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day. - Sometimes two.

Okay, I suppose I really should do something productive, like get cleaned up and ready for work, while the kidlet is sleeping happily in her swing.

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