A little list

2 weeks ago this list appeared on a lot of Belgian blogs and I thought it was fun to do (and fast). So here is mine

I've done the things in bold.

1. Started your own blog (dugh, where do you think you are reading this)
2. Slept under the stars (at the World Youth Jublilee in Rome and in Cologne)
3. Played in a band (euh playing the flute in band at school doesn't count I suppose, neither a chamber music group at the acadamy as it was part of my mandatory curriculum?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (yes in Anaheim California with a group of fun crazy exchange students in '96)
8. Climbed a mountain (depends what you name climbing a mountain....I did plenty of easy hikes in the mountains, sometimes to a top though)
9. Held a praying mantis (nope, I caught a lot of grashoppers as a child though, we shook them very hard in our hands and then sold "tame" ones to the neighbours who were crazy enough to buy some. The poor grasshoppers had such a concussion that they didn't move anymore the first 10 minutes).
10. Sang a solo (yes at RYLA I had to sing my national anthem and since I was the only Belgian there, I had to sing solo. Then again, nobody knew what I was singing and whether it was correct. Actually I don't know the Belgian national anthem like many Belgians don't, so I sang a Flemish one).
11. Bungee jumped (yikes, that'll never become bold!)
12. Visited Paris (yes with school and for work)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (hihihi, this list has a Flemish version and 16 has "Eaten in the Come Chez Soi (a top star restaurant in Brussels) So funny they replace food poisoning with the Come Chez Soi. Neither options are bold though).
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
- Flemish version: been inside the upper boll of the Atomium
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (yep on the schooltrip in Paris)
20. Slept on an overnight train (yep coming back from one of the many Switserland camps)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (yep from the Red Mountain skihill in Rossland, BC back to town, in the back of a pick-up truck)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort or a sand castle (yes many many sand castles, still building them with my nephew every summer)
25. Ate lamb chops (mmmmmmmmmmmm)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (nope, never will do so either)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (I was in Canada when there was a total eclipse in Belgium. :( )
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
Flemish version: scored at Korfball
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (yes not very difficult for most Belgians)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (several of them, at school though)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 3
8. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (in high school)
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke (I think it was "Girls wanna have fun" from Cyndi Lauper)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa (yep Egypt is an African country)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (each vacation)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (pff no too many people, too expensive, wasn't interested)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (yes yes yes scuba diving of course, multiple times!)
52. Kissed in the rain (eum, since Belgians kiss to great each other, probably yes. But I don't think I've been making out in the pouring rain yet though)
53. Played in the mud (yep, sold mud pies to the neighbours too as a kid. We had a mudbad in Turkey as well)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (ah yes, a good old Canadian memory)
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in Russia (yes, in Moscow)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
Flemish version: "served soup"...(yes plenty of times, I love soup)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (on Vancouver island)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I should! I really should)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (checks??? Checks don't exist anymore in Belgium for quite a while now)
Flemish version: at the cash register with a blocked bank card
68. Flown in a helicopter (with the avalanche control team above the mountains in British Columbia to check up on the Highway 3 Summit pass)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (there's all still at my parent's place and my nephew now plays with them when visiting)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (yup, in Moscow. I like it)
72. Pieced a quilt (don't have the patience for that, and quilts are not very "fashionable" here either)
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 (yep with those same exchange students from point 7. We hiked it all the way down and up in a day. Hot hot hot and dusty. But the best experience of our 2 week tour!)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican (at the World Youth Jublilee in Rome )
82. Bought a brand new car (I've been spoilt and driven company cars for 9 years now)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (hehe, hard not to get in the Canadian local newspaper if you are a foreign exchange student in a small town. I think I was at least in it once a month).
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (no I'm vaccinated as a child and once again at high school in Canada)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (how do you define famous? my childhood neighbour is a tv actor)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person (who's that?)
Flemis version: seen Adamo 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. Read an entire book in one day (I did that all the time as a kid. One day I finished 4 books)


Jen said…
I'm loving these memes. I think I have to do this one.
Jen said…
The Alamo is a place in Texas.
Jenn said…
I love this! Interesting t know all these things
Anonymous said…
Interesting list.

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