We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

99 things

Seen around town: the 99 Things meme
What I’ve done: bold
What I’d like to do: italicized
What I haven’t done and don’t have any particular wish to do: plain text
It’s nice to realize that I’ve done many great things.

I tag you if you are so inclined.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Not really, but it felt like it at the time.)
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. (Well, I’d like to sing well enough to sing a solo.)
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
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. (Across a large portion of the US Southeast.)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. (To buy a kayak.)
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon. (Not enough to train for it though.)
28. Ridden 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.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (Some of them.)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (I don’t understand this. It’s better to be taught, no?)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person.
41. Sung Karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa. (Uh, yeah.)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
(Mr. Four remembers more of this than I do!)
47. Had your portrait painted. (My sister and me, when we were kids. I have it, too.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
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.
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.
(But not as many as I’ve bought!)
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood.
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 Guard in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
(Well, it wasn’t going that fast.)
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. (The feminist and writer Naomi Wolf, also John Edwards, when he was running for Senate.)
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.

94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit. (If class-action where I didn’t know about it until it was done counts, then yes.)
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.


9 January 2009 - Posted by | our life in egypt


  1. # 29 – Saw a total eclispe of the sun with you but can’t remember the location

    # 55 – Does being in a TV commercial with your sister count?

    # 62 – Whale watching off Cape Cod many years ago

    # 73 – Stood in Times Square also accomplished – specifically when you saw Mickey Rooney in “Sugar Babies”

    # 89 – Bug and Giggle’s lives were saved

    Comment by mom | 9 January 2009

  2. Hey, Mom, thanks for the info. I actually thought I had done all of those things except the movie and the life saving (though I appreciate your kindness).

    I’ll have to update my list.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 12 January 2009

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