Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I follow quite a few blogs. One of them is Quelle Erqsome. I am fascinated by her mustachio.

Last night, I made beer bread from a recipe I saw on her blog a while back. It's unbelievably easy, and it's quite tasty! I used Fat Tire for my ale. The bread was yummeriffic with butter, while still warm, but once I tried it with raspberry jam, I nearly died.

Looking on this same blog today, I found this list. I decided to play along and the things I have done are in bold:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (uh...there's bugs under the stars)
3. Played in a band (I played piano when I was little. I was bad)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (I have given to charity, though. I swear)
7. Been to Disneyland/world (Don't go in August)
8. Climbed a mountain (not a whole one, but I've been on a mountain.)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (Yes, and everyone at church was snickering behind their hands. Just because I was 8 doesn't mean I didn't notice.)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (never left the country, other than Mexico)
13. Watched lightening at sea (I'm sort of freaked out by the sea, and live far from one)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch Sewing, knitting ...
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (I forgot to take care of my ex-roommates garden when she was on a trip. Does that count in some way?)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (I really wanted to go on a train, but it's more expensive than flying and then half your time off is wasted on travel)
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (who would do such a thing!?)
24. Built a snow fort (Hmmm. I built pillow forts with my brother. They are warmer and softer)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon (no, but I keep thinking of that shuffle-foot lady that pissed off Amy)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset Sunset, but I hope I'm never up early enough for a sunrise.
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
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 (There were jellyfish lying all over and I didn't like that)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
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 (Ugh. Bad experience)
52. Kissed in the rain (Oh, quit acting like this is romantic. They only like this in movies and songs)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Been in a movie (I once wrote, directed, starred in and produced "The Poopy Murder." It was never released.)
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 Guide Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I almost donated plasma when I was broke. Amy gave me $20 and forbid me from selling parts of my body. Thanks, Amy.)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (Funny, I am just about to attempt my first!)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (That old guy at Frozen Yogurt Supreme was a cranky one)
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
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
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

1 comment:

emmms said...

I made some last night, too! Banana Bread Ale -- weird name, I know -- with walnuts and raisins. I've never tried a slice with raspberry jam, so I might have to smuggle some in tonight (if Matthew sees it, he'll just go and eat it all, the swine).