Wednesday, 11 February 2009

100 Things to Do: Themes

If you are stuck for themes to scrap about, check out this list of 100 things below. It’s obviously American so you might need to substitute all of the landmarks for Australian sites, like the Great Ocean Road, Bondi Beach, Uluru, Darwin, I don’t know, what other places of interest are there?
As I was filling it out (my answers are in red) so many new ideas to scrap about came to mind! There are so many that scream out “MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!” Try it yourself. And make sure to paste your lists in my comments section so I can learn a bit more about you too.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (no, I don’t think so, but I teach piano, does that count???)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (Nah, gotta see Australia’s Seaworld, Dreamworld & Movie world first!! One day...)
8. Held a praying mantis
9.Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo (only in the shower or loudly on the bus to school)
11. Bungee jumped. (My back would snap!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (learnt digi scrapping during 2008, traditional scrapping 2005, black & white photgraphy during Yr 12 (1993) & introduced to the world of art in Yr 10)
15. Adopted a child (have thought seriously about it.)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (Nothing like a warm juicy tom thumb cherry tomato picked straight off the vine!)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (poddied some too)
26. Gone skinny dipping (grandfather’s 70th – don’t ask!)
27. Run a Marathon (Yeah, what about all those school Cross Countries, drinking water from the taps in people's gardens along the way!!!)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise :(
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (used to do it reguarly during uni – out in real nature, none of this indoor stuff!)
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (huh?)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (random act of kindness that was rejected!)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your 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
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (only the one's taped on our own little camcorder!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (during uni)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (while I was interviewing the founder for a story)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (never – fly enough in my dreams, LOL!)
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 (Dana and Riley’s Christening – yum! Thanks Mum, beautiful dip!)
72. Pieced a quilt (– didn’t work)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (florist, tee hee!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (used to own one myself!)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (does 1000s of news articles count??)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (Hyundai excel sedan)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Guyra Argus – I had my head circled in a competition, won a bicycle flag!)
85. Read the entire Bible – attempted. Never got past the first bit of Genesis.
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ( plucked roosters and ate them.)
89. Saved someone's life (My 3yo son’s when he fell into the pool)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (tons, all interviewed for newspaper stories though: Colleen McCollough, Bryce Courtnay, Peter Reith, Ita Buttrose, lots of Olympians, lots of other Aussie politicians, Wayne Carey, um, I can’t think of them off top of my head!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (or three)
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. Read an entire book in one day (what else do you do at 14 yrs living on a farm!!)

Other perennial favourites I like to revisit every so often are:
10 things about you right now;

Funny things you said (make sure to use their own language, grammatically correct or not!);

Birthday Letter (describing everything about them at that point in time, and what they think about stuff and what you like about them);

Interview (ask all kinds of questions, it's great to hear their interpretations of money & the cost of living and religion and all those BIG universe ideals/rules.);

Technology - everything like cars, tv's, toasters all change over time and it's funny to record them now because they'll probably be obselete in 5 years time!

Can you think of any more ideas? Post them by clicking the "comment" link at the end of this post.


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