24 December 2006

Meme from Chana (aka Jewess with Horns)

Read the ones in purple for commentary. The ones in black are "no".

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink.
02. Swam with wild dolphins.
03. Climbed a mountain. [Like Chana, lots of times in a car. On foot? What is considered the minimum height for a mountain? I've done some small cliffs.]
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive.
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid.
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. [Classified!]
08. Said "I love you" and meant it [I married him.]
09. Hugged a tree. [And proud to say that cool yiddishe maidel hugs a lot of the trees on the walk to shul.]
10. Bungee-jumped.
11. Visited Paris.
12. Watched a lightening storm at sea.
13. Stayed up all night and saw the sun rise [on a lake with cool yiddishe papa]14. Seen the Northern Lights.
15. Gone to a huge sports game. [Name it, I've been there--baseball, basketball, football, hockey.]
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa. [No, but would like to try the Washington Monument the next time I'm in DC.]
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables. [We had a garden in my backyard. Every summer, when I was a kid, we grew something. My mother has kept it going, I have yet to.]
18. Touched an iceberg.
19. Slept under the stars. [The night of a huge black out when I was 16 at my friend's house. Her AC had conked out.]
20. Changed a baby's diaper. [I have two children, babysat, and worked at a day care. What do you think?!]
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
22. Watched a meteor shower.
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. [Due to our complusive habit to finish a bottle of wine in one sitting, of course.]
24. Given more than you can afford to charity. [Does day school tuition count?]
25. Looked up at the night sky with a telescope.
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit. [Pick the poison...alcohol (see #23), etc.]
27. Had a food fight.
28. Bet on a winning horse. [My one time I went to the race track and actually walked out with more than I walked in with.]
29. Asked out a stranger. [A teen dance club when I was 16. We traded numbers but never actually went out.]
30. Had a snowball fight. [With sibs and friends as a kid.]
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can. [It was a great tool for letting out frustrations...highly recommend it.]
32. Held a lamb.
33. Seen a total eclipse of the Moon.
34. Ridden a roller coaster. [That was part of cym's life, BC (Before Children). I won't see inside another amusement park until the maidels are old/big enough to go on the coaster with me.]
35. Hit a home run.
36. Danced like a fool. [Actually, I'm pretty coordinated.]
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day. [Would like to try.]
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even just for a moment. [Each time I held my babies, for the first time.]
39. Had two hard drives for your computer. [Not sure, but a good question for cyp, my in-house tech support.]
40. Visited all 50 states.
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. [Does yourself count?]
42. Had amazing friends. [All my friends are amazing in their own ways.]
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country. [Kabbalat Shabbat at a Carlebach minyan in Tzfat.]
44. Watched wild whales.
45. Stolen a sign.
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road trip. [My buddy, MM, and I used to fashion ourselves "Thelma and Louise" without the guns in my pre-children days.]
48. Gone rock climbing.
49. Midnight walk on the beach. [Same beach where we saw the sun rise.]
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. [Does running into Chana one day in a restaurant count?]
54. Visited Japan.
55. Milked a cow. [At a local FarmPark to show cool yiddishe maidel that cows were not scary.]
56. Alphabetized your CDs. [As a teenager, when I only had 15, it was easy. Not since then.]
57. Pretended to be a Superhero? [I'm with Chana. Every mom is a superhero. That's how we get so much done...]
58. Sung karaoke. [Sister-in-law's wedding reception. Sang D-I-V-O-R-C-E to show my approval of the guy she married. Marriage ended four years later.]
59. Lounged around in bed all day. [Doing it today...told cyp that I am taking a "mental health" day.]
60. Played touch football.
61. Gone scuba diving.
62. Kissed in the rain. [In the car.]
63. Played in the mud.
64. Played in the rain.
65. Gone to a Drive-In Theatre. [Twice, would like to take kids once before all of them around here are gone.]
66. Visited the Great Wall of China.
67. Started a business. [Tried to with a friend. Currently on the "back burner".]
68. Fallen in love. [Married! Remember!]
69. Toured ancient sites. [In Israel: Old City, City of David, some "dig", Beit She'an, etc.]
70. Taken a martial arts class.
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight. [No, but think cyp might have before meeting me.]
72. Gotten married. [Duh!]
73. Been in a movie.
74. Crashed a party.
75. Gotten divorced. [Chas v'shalom!]
76. Gone without food for 5 days.
77. Made cookies from scratch. [All the time, we only use whole wheat products in our house.]
78. Won first prize in a costume contest.
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
80. Gotten a tattoo. [Just henna.]
81. Rafted the Snake River.
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert".
83. Got flowers for no reason. [Husband feeling guilty does not count, right?]
84. Performed on stage. [Choir and orchestra in elementary and middle school. Does my Bat Mitzvah count?]
85. Been to Las Vegas.
86. Recorded music.
87. Eaten shark. [Before I started keeping kosher.]
88. Kissed on the first date. [On the first "official" date for cyp and I.]
89. Gone to Thailand.
90. Bought a home. [And now, trying to sell.]
91. Been in a combat zone. [Just when my family gets together...]
92. Buried one/both of your parents. [Father, when I was 25 and he just turned 59. Cool yiddishe maidel was 10 weeks old. He died of colon cancer.]
93. Been on a cruise ship.
94. Spoken more than one language fluently. [Hebrew, I am moderately fluent in, but it has fallen by the wayside because Israelis prefer to speak to me in English.]
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children. [The maidels keep me busy...]
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour.
What happened to 98?[Cool yiddishe mama adds, "Wrote a book". Answer: In the process of 2-3, both fiction and non-fiction.]
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country.
100. Picked up and moved to another city just to start over. [No, but cyp has threatened it a few times.]
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge.
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking. [All the time!]
103. Had plastic surgery.
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication. [Won a national Hebrew language essay contest and got published in the organization's magazine.]
106. Lost over 100 pounds. [At once or in my lifetime?]
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback.
108. Piloted an airplane.
109. Touched a stingray.
110. Broken someone’s heart. [Someone who was interested in me when I was engaged, I think I let him down gently.]
111. Helped an animal give birth. [My cat, Maizie, when I was 15 would not give birth to her first litter of kittens until I came home from school.]
112. Won money on a T.V. game show.
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.
118. Ridden a horse. [Somewhere in my memory, I know I did.]
119. Had major surgery. [Two c-sections.]
120. Had a snake as a pet.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. [I wish...lucky to have 18 hours over six days sometimes.]
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states.
124. Visited all 7 continents.
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days.
126. Eaten kangaroo meat.
127. Eaten sushi. [I stick to vegetarian and California rolls, still counts, Chana.]
128. Had your picture in the newspaper [For winning that essay contest...local Jewish press. Cool yiddishe maidel was in the local papers twice in six months, just for being cute.]
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about. [Years ago, a student of mine was ready to drop out of Hebrew school, but I convinced him to go on to Bar Mitzvah. Afterwards, he stayed on to graduate and was a day camp counselor for the synagogue. He remains active Jewishly, according to the last report.]
130. Gone back to school. [Part of my requirements as a teacher to do CEUs every year.]
131. Parasailed.
132. Touched a cockroach.
133. Eaten Fried Green Tomatoes. [Grandma was a Jew from the South. What do you think? I even know how make kosher versions of greens with smoked turkey and cornbread.]
134. Read the Iliad and the Odyssey. [Just excerpts in high school.]
135. Selected one "important author" who you missed in high school and read. [I read Dorothy Parker over the summer and was somewhat impressed more with her life than her work.]
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
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.
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream. [Some parts, yes; others, no.]
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care. [Putting Dad in was his wife's decision.]
143. Built your own PC from parts. [CYP did it several times.]
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you.
145. Had a booth at a street fair. [Helped Mom with her Sears charge booth promos at festivals when I was a teenager. Just had a booth for my weight-loss booth at a recent health fair. Might hook up with Mom again next year for some craft fairs. She wants me to make gift baskets and she will market them.]
146. Dyed your hair. [At least 20 times. The last time was when I was pregnant with "light of my life". I colored my hair even though I was the only one who saw it. A friend of mine and I plan on doing blue or purple soon.]
147. Been a DJ.
148. Shaved your head [Had a "fade" done to the bottom of my hair when I was 17. We were playing Truth or Dare. I wouldn't tell the truth about this guy and me, and I wouldn't kiss the guy in the group, so the alternative was to let them shave the back of my head.]
149. Caused a car accident. [I've had three car accidents that were my fault since I started driving in 1994. The rest were "the other guy's" fault.
150. Saved someone's life. [Just from themselves.]

I tag...outoftown and sephardi lady.


  1. Just saying hello. :) Glad to see you are back.

  2. I just saw your site today :) I haven't looked at blogs for ages, but I am going to try to do this meme (3 months later ).


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