Thursday, January 30, 2014

49 Things in My Life

Sian suggested this list of 49 things quite a while ago and asked readers which ones they have done. I've highlighted the ones I have accomplished.
Meeting Dolores Huerta, one of my idols
49 Things: My Life in a List
  • Kept a friend for more than twenty years
  • Made my own jam (lots of it, in a Little House kind of way)
  • Sewn a quilt
  • Learned how to tap dance
  • Ridden on a tandem
  • Walked up the outside of a volcano
  • Found or sent a message in a bottle
  • Crossed the equator
  • Slept in the open air
  • Appeared on Live TV
  • Been locked in overnight - or long enough at least for it to start getting scary
  • Seen the Terracotta Army in China
  • Admired the Crown Jewels in London
  • Looked at Paris from the heights of the Eiffel Tower
  • Caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights
  • Visited a penpal
  • Tracked down a long lost relative or friend through the internet
  • Set my heart on something and worked tirelessly to achieve it
  • Driven from one end of my country to the other
  • Flown in a hot air balloon
  • Built my own house
  • Found a beautiful fossil to take home and keep
  • Gone to a school reunion and enjoyed it
  • Met an idol
  • Been photographed with someone famous
  • Held a stranger's hand just because they needed me
  • Had a handsome man buy me champagne
  • Partied through til breakfast
  • Won a bet
  • Found something valuable and make sure it is returned to its rightful owner
  • Sold something I made myself
  • Had an interesting part of my body pierced (or maybe a tattoo?)
  • Dyed my hair a crazy colour
  • Gone out on the town in an outfit I've made entirely myself
  • Spent far too much money on something I've never worn
  • Spotted a ghost
  • Discovered a peacock feather lying on the grass and take it home
  • Been recognised for some kind of community service
  • Judged a competition
  • Won a competition
  • Started a Mexican Wave
  • Taken part in some kind of endurance event
  • Scored an own goal, figuratively or otherwise
  • Discovered disappointment, but found a way out of it
  • Got something published
  • Seen my name in lights
  • Taken up something new and discovered that I'm good at it
  • Asked for my money back
  • Been treated as an emergency
Which have you done?


alexa said...

That's an intriguing list! I admire your having driven from one end of your country to another - that must have been some journey!

Missus Wookie said...

Thank you for the mention of Dolores Huerta - I've just spent about ten minutes reading about her. Fascinating stuff. Interesting list and agreeing with Alexa - driving across the US is a lot further than across the UK.

scrappyjacky said...

I agree with the previous comments....I've never even driven across my [fairly small] country.

Sian said...

Out of all of your accomplishments (and there are many!) I think the one I like the most has to be the learning to tap dance. That's one of TSO's big ambitions in life

Lesley G said...

A great list, off to create my own :)

Cheri said...

You have done so many more things on that list than I have! I've saved the list but will have to make some changes just to be able to highlight much of anything.

Alison said...

What a lot off accomplishments....
Alison xx

Miriam said...

What a wonderful list Rinda.

Karen said...

It's a fascinating list. Driving across country was on my bucket list, and it was one of the best trips ever! I'd do it again in a heartbeat, though I'd take a different route.

Anonymous said...

wow... my list is sorely lacking :(


sky-blu-pink said...

Super list! You have dome lots of crazy things! Perhaps it should be my 49 Before 49, which will be this August. I had better get busy! Really impressed you have done the lengthnof the USA on a road trip!

Melissa said...

Wow - you sure made a dent in that list. Of the ones you haven't done, I've sent a message in a bottle (but never received a reply!).