so this is gonna be super long.
you can skip past it to the next-most-recent post if you want.

i was tagged by him.

it's always fun to revisit the moments of one's life and so i'm doing it, but i am stopping the insanity too. i mean that i refuse to tag anyone else; to do so would be a bit hypocritical, i think, as i once chastised my mother for sending me a chain email.


01. Bought a round of drinks in a bar
no. i don't think girls really do that?
02. Swam with dolphins in the ocean
03. Climbed a mountain
yes! (i think half dome counts...it should...)
04. Drove a Ferrari
haha no
05. Visited the Great Pyramids
no, would love to though
06. Held a tarantula
i'm afraid of spiders
i can't even think of it without shuddering
damn you, jake jakob. damn you.
07. Taken a bath with someone in candlelight
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
oh yes. more than my fair share of times, i would say.
09. Hugged a tree
10. Played elastic
11. Been to Paris
mais oui
12. Watched a storm on the sea
not sure...definitely on a lake though.
13. Stayed up all night to watch the sun rise
14. Seen the aurora borealis
yes, i am from a northern clime
15. Been to a large sporting event (Grey Cup, World Series Final, Canada Cup, Stanley Cup)
haha! no
16. Climbed the steps of the St. Joseph’s Oratory
no. am i supposed to know what that is?
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
no, unless you count my car the morning after a blizzard
19. Slept under the stars
mmm yes
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
millions (worked in a daycare center)
21. Traveled in a hot air balloon
22. Seen shooting stars
oh yes
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
i have blogged while drunk on champagne.
24. Given more than you could to charity
yes, after the tsunami
25. Observed the night through a telescope
26. Participated in a world record event
not that i'm aware of
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
no, i don't think so
29. Asked directions from a stranger
reluctantly, yes (i have the dude gene in that respect)
30. Had a snowball fight
of course
31. Yelled as loud as you could
32. Carried a lamb
no. david did though, and told me about it
33. Seen a total eclipse
i feel like i have...but i'm not sure, so maybe not
34. Climbed a sand dune
35. Run over an animal with your car
no way man. i brake for pigeons.
36. Danced like a crazy person with no regard to who might be watching
37. Adopted an accent for a whole day
no, i'm not that good at accents
but now i want to try
38. Felt truly happy, even in a short moment
oh yes yes yes
39. Had two hard disks on your computer
what a nerdy question! does an external HD count?
40. Taken care of someone drunk
yes. ... yeah.
41. Danced with a stranger
42. Whale-watched in the ocean
43. Stolen a street sign
44. Back-packed across Canada
45. Taken a road trip
of course, lots of them
46. Rock-climbed outdoors
47. Sung a ballad on the beach at midnight
*exactly* midnight? probably not
48. Gone paragliding
49. Been to Ireland
50. Had a broken heart for much longer than you were with someone.
oh well, i think we all know the answer to that one
most definitely.
51. Sat at a table at a restaurant with strangers and eaten with them.
yes, i'm strangely good at that
52. Been to Japan
53. Milked a cow
54. Organized your CD’s alphabetically.
alphabetically by artist, chronologically within artist
55. Pretended to be a superhero/ine
well i tell people about my superpower sometimes
56. Sang karaoke
"all right, stop. collaborate and listen."
57. Spent all day in bed
oh yes
58. Played football
touch football
59. Scuba-dived
no. snorkelled lots though
60. Kissed in the rain
61. Played in the mud
62. Played in the rain
63. Been in an open-air theatre
64. Been to the Great Wall of China
65. Started your own business
haha no
66. Fallen in love without suffering from a broken heart
.67. Visited ancient monuments
yes! forum, colosseum, pantheon, etc.
68. Taken a martial arts class
tae kwon do
69. Played XBox for 6 hours straight
not xbox but i solved Myst in 1 day, 13 hours straight
70. Been married
71. Been in a movie
72. Organized a surprise party
73. Been divorced
74. Fasted for 5 days
no, but i'm thinking about doing it just to up my score
75. Made cookies from a package mix
76. Won first prize in a costume contest
77. Driven a gondola in Venice
78. Have been tattooed
79. Canoed or kayaked
yes, both
80. Been interviewed on TV
i don't think so
81. Gotten flowers for no particular reason
yes :)
82. Been in a play
yes, "our town" at my first college
83. Been to Las Vegas
only the airport...
84. Recorded music
well if you mean singing drunkenly into my iTalk with karen then yes
85. Eaten shark
86. Kissed on a first date
of course
87. Been to Thailand
not yet...
88. Bought a house
no but h&h just did (in berkeley yay!)
89. Buried one of your parents
90. Been on a cruise
91. Spoken more than one language fluently
well, sort of, i guess
not anymore though
workin' on it
92. Raised children
93. Followed your favourite singer on tour
does driving to sacramento count?
94. Cycled in a foreign country
95. Moved to a new city for a new life
yes! a few times
96. Eaten ants
ew no.
but almost, by accident
97. Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge
of course
98. Sang at the top of your lungs in the car without a care as to who might be watching
99. Had plastic surgery
uh no. not my thing
100. Survived an accident you statistically shouldn’t have
101. Written articles for a large publication
high school newspaper? haha
102. Lost 40 pounds
not in a row :)
103. Helped an unconscious person
yes, group this with the one about taking care of drunk people i guess
104. Piloted a plane
co-pilot and my dad let me fly on my own for a few minutes
105. Touched a live (manta) ray
106. Broken someone’s heart
107. Helped birth an animal
108. Won money in a TV game show
109. Broken a bone
110. Pierced another part of your body other than your ears
yes, nose (don't have it anymore) and labret
111. Handled a revolver or firearm
112. Eaten mushrooms you collected yourself
113. Ridden a horse
114. Undergone a major operation
115. Had a pet snake
for a few days, we caught it in the yard
116. Slept for more than 30 hours straight
oh no, is that physically possible?
117. Been to all the continents of the world
i wish
118. Been on a canoe trip for more than 2 days
i wish!
119. Eaten kangaroo
i do not wish
120. Eaten sushi
mmm, constantly
121. Had your picture in the newspaper
122. Changed the opinion of someone with regards to something you’ve felt strongly about
123. Gone back to school
again, i think we all know the answer
124. Parachuted
125. Worn a snake
well i've let snakes crawl on me but i didn't use the poor things as accessories or anything
126. Built your PC from different parts
yes! and ran linux!
127. Sold something you created to someone you don’t know
128. Dyed your hair
yes: blonde, black, red, magenta, orange, blue...
129. Shaved your head
130. Saved someone’s life
i don't think so.

wow, that was long.