Monday, December 13, 2010

Already done

One of the items on my 101 things in 1001 days list is to list 101 things that I've already done. I thought it would be the easiest thing to do on my list, but I was mistaken. This was almost as difficult to create as my original 101 in 1001 list!

1. Visit Four Corners, USA

2. Play a musical instrument (French Horn, Flute, Trumpet)

3. Learn a foreign language (Latin. I took French in High School but forgot most of it!)

4. See a musical in London (Phantom of the Opera)

6. Visit 5 natural parks (Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Badlands, Quivera)

7. Start a new tradition (Every Christmas Dad and I see a movie and go out for Chinese food--it's so much fun and very low stress!)

8. Get married (and subsequently divorced. Does that count as two things?)

9. Plant a garden (have we met?)

10. Complete a sudoku book (a few of them)

11. See a basketball game at Allen Field House

12. See Nolan Ryan pitch a no-hitter

13. Visit Savannah, GA

14. See a plantation in the old south (Drayton Hall)

15. Shop at a flea market (one of my favorite activites)

16. Fly overseas by myself (to Korea)

17. Take a road trip by myself

18. Travel by train (in Colorado, England and Korea)

19. Drove the Ring of Kerry in Ireland

20. Kissed the Blarney Stone

21. Sang Danny Boy in an Irish pub while drinking Guiness

22. Saw Mount Rushmore

23. Visited Little Bighorn

24. Know how to drive a stick shift

25. Prayed in a 1000 year-old church

26. Visited S. Korea

27. Hiked in the Rocky Mountains

28. Know how to change the oil in my vehicles

29. Read a Shakespeare sonnet while picnicing by the river Avon.

30. Drove (and owned) a muscle car

31. Saw a Shakespeare play at the Globe from the floor

32. Saw a Shakespeare play in Stratford

33. Visited Hampton Court Palace and its gardens

34. Read Tintern Abbey at Tintern Abbey

35. Drove a car in England

36. Visited Changgyeonggung Palace

37. Ate kimche in Korea with chopsticks

38. Eaten shark, calamari, buffalo, oysters, and alligator

39. Worked as a bartender

40. Had a poem published

41. Won a leadership award

42. Won an art award

43. Saw the Grand Ole Opry

44. Baked my own bread

45. Gone to a Renaissance Fair

46. Was in a play

47. Seen an animal born (several!)

48. Taken a dance class (for seven years)

49. Gone to 5 different museums (Denver Art, Denver Natural History, Kansas City Art, Buffalo Bill Museum, Eisenhower Museum)

50. Was CPR certified

51. Cooked with items out of my own garden

52. Hauled a casket in my truck

53. Shot skeet

54. Gone fishing

55. Camped at a lake

56. Saw Old Faithful erupt

57. Saw London from the top of St. Paul's Cathedral

58. Worked as a Page at the State Senate

59. Walked my dogs down the main street in Tombstone

60. Earned a Bachelors Degree

61. Was accepted to and attended law school

62. Attended a gala

63. Volunteered at a soup kitchen

64. Toured a beer brewery

65. Worked as a horse trainer

66. Worked at a newspaper

67. Gone on a pub crawl in Dublin

68. Seen an IMAX movie

69. Done most of my genealogy

70. Attended a book signing

71. Saw someone famous speak (George Stephanopoulos, Dr Ruth, Jeanne White)

72. Walked across the Royal Gorge Bridge

73. Been to the top of Pike's Peak

74. Donated hair to Locks of Love

75. Spent Christmas in a foreign country

76. Started a blog :)

77. Saw the Rosetta Stone

78. Visted Stonehenge

79. Stayed in a bed and breakfast in Wales

80. Visited Poet's corner in Westminster

81. Drank ale at Ten Bells Pub (where Jack the Ripper picked up his victims)

82. Saw the Crown Jewels

83. Learned how to install lighting

84. Sewn curtains/bedspreads

85. Rode on a Ferry

86. Restored furniture

87. Worked as a shammy salesperson (with the mike, on a corner stand, with a pitch) at a few State Fairs

88. Had a fun night out in Aggieville

89. Danced a jig at an Irish pub

90. Been a bridesmaid

91. Been to 25 States

92. Had a horse I fit in top 10 at APHA World

93. Lived in/on a graveyard

94. Rescued and rehabilitated several horses

95. Visited my ancestors graves eight generations back

96. Been as far North as Minot, ND; as far South as El Paso, TX; as far West as Los Angeles, CA; and as far East as Chelmsford, MA.

97. Shopped in Harrods in London, Lotte in Seoul, and Michigan Ave in Chicago

98. Been on the observation deck in the John Hancock Center

99. Helped build an Egyptian Tomb for a Art History Class

100. Was on the Kansas All-Academic Team

101. Made a 101 in 1001 days list!

Of course, I didn't do all this in the past 1001 days. More like 4004 days! But, reflecting on what I've had the amazing opportunity to experience in the past several years is a lot of fun. Here's to hoping the next 1001 is just as fun!



Anonymous said...

You've inspired me. I start my own 101 in 1001. I only got to 30 so far but I'll add more as I think of them. I like to look forward and having something to look forward too is just what I needed.

You've done well, what an interesting life so far. The book you could write (maybe should write) , eh?

Thanks Jessie

Nicole said...

OMG! You've done so much woman! I'm a little jealous!!!

Jean said...

WOW Jessie!! This is fabulous! I just think it is wonderful you have been able to do ALL those things. I may have to start my list...and I'm almost twice your age and not sure I can come up with so many cool experiences. But it sure makes you think an appreciate life. I'd love to see the poem you had published.

smazourek said...

Wow, I feel like a slacker now.

It must have been so much fun traveling to all those places. I'd love to travel, but for some reason my husband has been dragging his feet getting his danged passport. Men!

Jessie McCandless said...

You ladies are all making me blush! I feel very lucky to have gotten to do these things. I never really thought it was anything more than anyone else--just different from every one else's lists :) I've never had a child, or been skiing. I hadn't watched the Rocky Horror Picture show until a couple of years ago!

Shannon, I never could get my husband to travel, either, but then he got stationed overseas so he didn't have a choice LOL. Other trips were for college classes or with girlfriends.

Jean, you're so sweet but you have had quite a few adventures that I know of, and I'm sure there are many, many more! Now that you asked me about the poem I need to find it! I'll do a post on the poem. They're not that great--every time I re-read one I have to fight the urge to revise it LOL.

Thanks so much, Nicole. I feel very lucky, but at the same time, there's so much more I want to do!

CCC, I'm so glad you've started your own list. I can't wait to see it!!! Very kind of you to say about the book. That might end up being it, although no one would want to read it, it would be a nice keepsake so I never lose my memories :)

Alan T Hainkel said...

I'd wanna read that book... :)

I've done #s 2, 3, 7, 11, 16-18, 39, 45-46, 50, 54-55, 70-71, and 98... :D

Jessie McCandless said...

Thank you, Alan. I might have to enlist you for proofreading!

It's funny, I thought of you when I wrote the bartending one, because you could bartend me under the table! :)

That didn't come out right...I think you know what I mean. LOL

So you went to Chicago but didn't peruse Michigan Ave? But you probably went to a Cubs game, which I sadly didn't. I need to go back and see the art museum, too, although I'd feel the urge to do the Ferris Bueller thing and that might not be good....

Alan T Hainkel said...

Actually, I did peruse Michigan Ave. I also saw Second City perform (a friend found the cast list from that night and Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert were on it) and toured the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

And yes, I have seen a game at Wrigley... Twice... :) I've also seen a Blackhawks game at the United Center, a Royals-Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver and been to soccer-specific stadiums in Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Columbus (OH), and Los Angeles.

And yes, I knew what you meant... As my mom says, "Listen to what I mean, not what I say..." :D

Jessie McCandless said...

Oh good! (whew!) LOL

OK, now I'm jealous! You got to see Second City!?

I'd love to go to Wrigley Field. I've seen a game at Coors Field, too, and then saw that Texas game, and Royals of course. I think that's it for baseball. I'm severely lacking in that area....

Anonymous said...

really an eye opener for me.

- Robson