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List to Inspire or Admire

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List to Inspire or Admire
Swap Homepage:http://simonesbutterfly.blogspot.com/2007/12/looking-for-inspiration.html
Swap Coordinator:Simone (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Newbie  Email 
Number of people in swap:25
Last day to signup/drop:December 30, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 15, 2009
Number of swap partners:2

You need to highlight(bold face) everything that you have done. Along the way you might get inspired to try something new or not.

Manny has suggested checking out our lists in five years time. I remember participating in a Youth Leadership camp where we wrote letters stating what we would like to achieve in 5 years time. It was posted to us. What a great surprise in five years time when I received my letter and I had done everything on my list!

So in my list - I have decide to put things I that I will never do in red and things I would like to try in gold. Now I plan to redo it and check how it has changed after one year.

  1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
  2. Swam with wild dolphins
  3. Climbed a mountain
  4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
  5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
  6. Held a tarantula
  7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
  8. Said “I love you” and meant it
  9. Hugged a tree
  10. Bungee jumped
  11. Visited Paris
  12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
  14. Seen the Northern Lights
  15. Gone to a huge sports game
  16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
  17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  18. Touched an iceberg
  19. Slept under the stars
  20. Changed a baby’s diaper
  21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  22. Watched a meteor shower
  23. Gotten drunk on champagne
  24. Given more than you can afford to charity
  25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  27. Had a food fight
  28. Bet on a winning horse
  29. Asked out a stranger
  30. Had a snowball fight
  31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
  32. Held a lamb
  33. Seen a total eclipse
  34. Ridden a roller coaster
  35. Hit a home run
  36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
  37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
  38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  39. Had two hard drives for your computer
  40. Visited all 50 states
  41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
  42. Had amazing friends
  43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
  44. Watched whales
  45. Stolen a sign
  46. Backpacked in Europe
  47. Taken a road-trip
  48. Gone rock climbing
  49. Midnight walk on the beach
  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
  54. Visited Japan
  55. Milked a cow
  56. Alphabetized your CDs
  57. Pretended to be a superhero
  58. Sung karaoke
  59. Lounged around in bed all day
  60. Played touch football
  61. Gone scuba diving
  62. Kissed in the rain
  63. Played in the mud
  64. Played in the rain
  65. Gone to a drive-in theater
  66. Visited the Great Wall of China
  67. Started a business
  68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (is that possible?)
  69. Toured ancient sites
  70. Taken a martial arts class
  71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (What's D&D? guess if I don't know I have not done it)
  72. Gotten married
  73. Been in a movie
  74. Crashed a party
  75. Gotten divorced
  76. Gone without food for 5 days
  77. Made cookies from scratch
  78. Won first prize in a costume contest
  79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
  80. Gotten a tattoo
  81. Rafted the Snake River
  82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
  83. Gotten flowers for no reason
  84. Performed on stage
  85. Been to Las Vegas
  86. Recorded music
  87. Eaten shark
  88. Kissed on the first date
  89. Gone to Thailand
  90. Bought a house
  91. Been in a combat zone
  92. Buried one/both of your parents
  93. Been on a cruise ship
  94. Spoken more than one language fluently
  95. Performed in Rocky Horror
  96. Raised children (in the process)
  97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
  98. Passed out cold
  99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
  100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
  101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
  103. Had plastic surgery
  104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
  105. Wrote articles for a large publication
  106. Lost over 100 pounds
  107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
  108. Piloted an airplane
  109. Touched a stingray
  110. Broken someone’s heart
  111. Helped an animal give birth
  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
  117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
  118. Ridden a horse
  119. Had major surgery
  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
  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
  128. Had your picture in the newspaper
  129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
  130. Gone back to school
  131. Parasailed
  132. Touched a cockroach
  133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
  135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
  136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
  137. Skipped all your school reunions (technically none have been organised)
  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
  142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  143. Built your own PC from parts
  144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
  145. Had a booth at a street fair
  146. Dyed your hair
  147. Been a DJ
  148. Shaved your head
  149. Caused a car accident
  150. Saved someone’s life

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alifromourpatch 12/ 4/2008 #

what a wonderful idea Simone :-)

Artistic 12/ 4/2008 #

What a great list! Does it have to be e-mailed? A letter would be great.

Lori 12/ 4/2008 #

This sounds like a lot of fun!!! Looking forward to it!

Simone 12/ 5/2008 #

Artistic - I will set a snail mail one in a day or two.

Simone 12/ 5/2008 #

Snail-mail version click here Only open to swappers that have a rating 4.8 and up.

neca84 12/ 5/2008 #

Im not sure I understand totally, do we use the above list, highlight what we have done? Mark what we reaklly want to do and what we never want to do?

Using the above list?

sorry for being a thick head

carol 12/ 6/2008 #

I have the same question as neca84. It's not really clear what we do. It sounds intriguing, but I'm confused! Do we use the list above or create a list of our own, or add to the list above???

alifromourpatch 12/ 6/2008 #

you do what you said Neca84 :-)

alifromourpatch 12/ 6/2008 #

you do what you said Neca84 :-)

Simone 12/ 7/2008 #

Yip - that's right neca84

I have done this already so you can go to http://simonesbutterfly.blogspot.com/2007/12/looking-for-inspiration.html as an example.

For the swap I will see if I have any changes to my list.

elletheduck 12/ 7/2008 #

Thanks for letting a newbie join, and I look forward to talking to some of you!

angelstar 12/10/2008 #

I'm assuming we can add stuff in parentheses - our own notes - or remove the ones above that don't apply to us.

Simone 12/10/2008 #

yes you can put stuff in parenteses

-Think is better if you leave the list in tact.

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

What do you mean by a huge sports event? You mean a baseball game, or a hockey game like at Fenway Park in Boston or The Boston Gardens. I've seen the Red Sox play and whatever the major Hockey team in Boston is - I've seen them. It was quite some time ago, but I consider these huge. :-)

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

I certainly won't delete any of the items on the list, but I will add stuff in parentheses.
Sounds like fun!

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

This is a GREAT list!! But.... Sorry to be such a bother, but somebody's got to do it! :-) Some of these are confusing.

33 - Do you mean a total eclipse of the sun?

40 - I assume you mean the 50 states of the U.S.A.

92 - I assume you don't mean actually digging the hole. I assume you mean to bold this if one or both parents are dead. Unless you do actually mean having dug the hole.

98 - You mean fainted?

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

What the heck !??! I didn't do the above list in large font. At least I didn't mean to! Hmmmmm..... I did put a number sign in front of them which is no longer there.
I guess that made them #Large. So, I guess a number sign in front of something will make it large.

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

Well, sometimes. I will leave you now.......

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

I'm still here. :-)

12 - You mean being actually out at sea, right? And seeing a storm there?

Not just seeing a storm from the beach or a wharf or on Cape Cod (Massachusetts) or something?

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

Oops! I did it again.

angelstar 12/11/2008 #

68 - It is possible. You marry the person and stay married for life, or something similar.

Simone 12/11/2008 #

No Problem:

33 - Total eclipse of moon or sun (lunar or solar) 40- yes its of the US ( I have visited all the 9 Provinces in South Africa and 5 States in the US) 92. Yes - if one or both parents are dead 98.yes - this can include fainted, passed out because of an accident or being drunk etc.

12- You could have have been on the shore - must be a lightening storm (that's how I interpreted it not sure who originally wrote the list its a meme that has been floating in blogland)

angelstar 12/12/2008 #

Thank you so much, Simone, for answering my questions and clearing up my confusion !

angelstar 12/12/2008 #

By the way: D&D is Dungeons and Dragons - a game that a lot of people are obsessed about. :-)

angelstar 12/12/2008 #

One more question: Can someone join this swap (email) and the other one (snail mail) as well?

Simone 12/13/2008 #


Mom2blu 12/30/2008 #

I signed up, hope I do it right. I'm about to post it to my blog now. My rather dead and far to long abandoned but coming back to life hopefully blog.


(I'm doing it right now, so it'll be a few minutes) (almost 11 pm on the 30th)

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