Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Monday, December 29, 2008


Click to enlarge sunrise photo take from my kitchen window. Have I got a view or what?
Kenju says, "memes are good for when your brain is mush, right?" So I took this from her here, which she got here, because it was linked to from here! Those in bold are things I have done.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo.
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown my own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (see recent above)
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language. (Pig Latin)
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
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
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
47. Had my portrait painted (does charcoal count?)
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.
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (accidentally)
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 Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
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 my 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 (Someone saved mine)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit (corporate not personal)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Ridden an elephant

How many have you done? Feel free to steal this and do your own.


  1. Well, I want to know who saved your life - and HOW???

    The story of my hitchiking is boring...LOL. I was with two other girls and we were teenagers and hitched a ride home from a dance.

  2. That is hitchhiking Judy. Now I believe I can go back and put that in bold too.

    Well, first my cardiologist killed me when putting in my second stent, then he had to save me by giving me a jump start. I was dead for 30 seconds. Count to 30 -- that's a long time.

    I was rescued from near drowning when I was eight by the pool lifeguard. I'm not sure how really close to death I was.

    Oh, and I had an allergic reaction to penicillin and they had to jump start me then with an adrenaline shot. Again the doctor first killed me before saving me.

  3. Judy,

    This looks like fun and I might just steal it for a post.

    Thank you for accepting the baking challenge. That is terrific. I didn't get photos of my baking and didn't get as much done as I'd have liked because of illness and being way behind with Christmas. However, I did make some things and gave a large plate to my upstairs tenants.

    Take care, my friend and thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful week.


  4. This is so interesting, I love it!!

    I'd like to know which mountain you climbed, which childhood toy you saved and why you had your pic in the newspaper.

    You've done quite a bit, Ms. Annie. I'd like to try doing your portrait sometime (if you want me to).

  5. That really is a lovely view from your kitchen window!
    This list is a fun idea...
    Who's the famous person you met? Eventually, you're going to have to tell all in detail, you know... inquiring minds and all that:)

  6. I don't know the name of the mountain but it was between Green Mountain Falls, Colorado and Colorado Springs in the late 60's.

    My childhood toy is a small Santa that I always placed first on our Christmas tree since I was about four years old.

    The Tulsa World Newspaper did a front page article about my poetry business June, 1983.

    I guess each of those things could be a separate blog entry. Plus, I was on motorcycle rides a lot but I've got one story that is a doozie. I might have to write about that too.

    Scarlet, I'm sure curious how you would answer some of these:)

  7. Oh Linda, I have seen several celebrities but the one I really met and had a nice visit with was Ben Vereen, famous actor/singer/dancer who played Chicken George in ROOTS.

  8. so how'd you like the caviar? is it tasty or is it an acquired taste?

    which loved one did you lose?

    i love drive-in theaters!

  9. Pretty cool!!!! I might try it!

  10. Caviar was a HUGE disappointment. It was a very expensive brand also but just too salty for my taste.

    I have lost too many loved ones. All missed greatly.

    High school memories are filled with drive-in theaters. I don't think I was supposed to ever be there. My dad was the preacher:)

  11. Kay, I'll be checking to see if you decided to do this.

  12. Great pic...and great list! Sorry about the bee sting :(

  13. That's a great post.

    Love the photo, it looks like stained glass.

  14. Beautiful sunrise, Granny Annie. Funny, I took a photo of sunrise in my woods just this morning, from my kitchen window, that I am planning to post as soon as I get around to it. Not as pretty as yours, but not too bad. The meme looks like fun, and I can bold a lot of these. If I decide to do it, I just link back to you, right? And then I bold only the ones that apply to me, right? LOL. I'm not sure I know how to bold! LOL. Have to try and figure it out, I guess. I almost died as well, from alcohol poisoning when I was a kid. I have a story up about it somewhere in an older post. Been to Venice and in a gondola, climbed a mountain, had a broken bone, have not been in a movie, but been on live TV as a gues, and more. Not sure people want to read about all my adventures. I'll see. But I did enjoy your answers.

    Have a great evening!


  15. Great list and wonderful view can veg me out immediately..

    Happy holidays
    Dorothy from grammology

  16. Love the list..when put out like that, its amazing all the things we have or have not done...I may put this on my blog also...
    Sounds like you have had a great xmas season so far with family and friends...What are your plans for New Years?

  17. You've got an amazing view, Granny Annie !

    I've done 31 of those things :)

  18. I saw this on Kenju's and almost did it and then thought who cares about what I did! Now that I am intrigued by your list...maybe...who knows.

  19. Hi Annie,

    Loved your list and noticed a strange thing.

    You say you have seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa but NOT Michaelangelo's David. They are not far apart and yet you have only seen one of them.

    I have seen Michaelangelo's David but NOT the Leaning tower of Pisa.

    What's wrong with us?

    This is a little like saying I have seen the Empire State Building but not the Statue of Liberty......

    We have to get better Travel Agents!