Friday, November 21, 2008

A tag from MumbaiGirl

This was meant to be "150 things to do before you're 30", but since I'm kinda past that stage, I'm going to take it as "150 things to do in your lifetime" :-) Playing it safe here...

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain hill
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula (and it’s not going to happen either, not while I’m conscious)

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb (to be precise, stroked its woolly head while feeding it some grass!)

33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Walked down into a volcano (it was practically extinct)
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had Have amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched (for) whales (didn't get to see any, sadly)
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played cricket
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch (They were inedible, but that shouldnt matter, right?)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice (one of these years…)
80. Gotten a tattoo (same as above)
81. Rafted the Snake River (where’s that?)
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (An amateur play in German at the Max Mueller Bhavan – hope that counts)

85. Been to Las Vegas (not likely, if I can help it. Don’t hold it against me that I’ve transited through the airport!)
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark (not likely! Chances of a shark eating me are probably better)
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to New Zealand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Outlived one of your parents (Note: This is NOT something to do, it's just something that happened)
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Sang in public at a concert (with my sister)
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city country to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car with the windows open, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds (I don’t have quite THAT much to lose!)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane (although my sister and a cousin have done)
109. Touched a stingray (Same as for No. 06)
110. Broken someone’s heart (not wittingly)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show (I wish!)
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet (as Nos 06 and 109)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States (I don’t mean I’ve been to over 50 countries – just that I’ve been to 3-4 US States and certainly visited more foreign countries than that!)

124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (Does distance learning count?)

131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (not on purpose)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do I look like Sarah Palin?)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language (hahahahaha)
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts (pete’s joy, not mine)
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life (only in the sense that I didn’t run the woman down on my Kinetic even though she stepped right out in front of me without looking up)


mg said...

What was the art work?
And wow, what did you sing?

shyam said...

Sounds more impressive than it is, MG... it was at one of the smaller concerts in a temple during the festival season :)

Artwork - again, sounds more impressive than warranted... I painted Calvin & Hobbes/Archie comic characters/Garfield on T-shirts. Sold a few via a friend in Bangalore.

just another mommy said...

Eww...touched a cockroach? :)

Nice impressive list. Some of them made me smile :D

Anonymous said...

My only accomplishment is No. 59 :D

meerkat said...

tell us more about the heartbreak (110). kiska dil toda


umm oviya said...

you had a meal wiht a stranger??????? why? btw, how many in total? you've done tonnes.

shyam said...

Just another mommy: yes, I did say it was voluntary or foreseen :)

Inbavalli: One of the best ones, No 29 :)

Meerkat: Nahin, yeh face-to-face mein hi ho sakta hai, blog mein nahin! :)

Umm O: *sigh* In singapore :) The restaurant was miserably crowded, I had a table to myself, there was a couple with a baby, I invited them to sit - and that's how the meal with strangers happened :)

Havent done a total, but I'm guessing around 50? Not that much really, compared to some...

shyam said...

Inbavalli = I meant No 59!!!

chandni said...

wow!!!! U haave a lot of stuff covered!!!!

I am gonna take this up too methinks!

Moshe said...

It seems really unbelievable, that you really could have covered these many things and I could never be able to do these many things and I loved it.