Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mamakat: 22 Things That I Have Done

Mamakat's Prompt: Last week we wrote about what we have never done…this week write a list of 22 things you HAVE done. Note: This list may not be as coherent as the last one. My head feels like it's been stuffed with cotton and filled with snot. Yes, it is that bad. But the show must go on...

I am forty-six years old. And I have:

1. Camped out in Denmark and froze my butt off, which has since led me to my current practice of packing extra weight on my thighs during winter.

2. Been nearly suffocated behind a fat man in a crowd waiting to see Farah Fawcett.

3. Been a surly page editor for my high school newspaper. J. Jonah Jameson was my role model.

4. Seen one of Alfred Stieglitz's racy pictures of Georgia O'Keefe that is kept in a vault underneath the National Gallery of Art.

5. Almost started a fistfight at Arlington National Cemetery because someone was taking pictures of a funeral.

6. Won a wet t-shirt contest so I had money for the phone bill.

7. Had my name in the paper when I was two. I walked into a hornet's nest. That may have been foreshadowing.

8. Set off the nuclear detector at the White House. But not on purpose.

9. Stuck a hairpin into an electrical socket. In Germany. 220 volts! I may have been magnetic for some time afterwards, but no other lingering effects were noted.

10. Swiped a bottle of peppers from a restaurant to impress a boy with my daring.

11. Been thrown from a galloping horse. I bounced.

12. Pushed someone off the top riser at a choir concert. To be fair, I did not know she had fainted.

13. Sang the Hallelujah Chorus at the Kennedy Center for a holiday radio show. That off-key note? Wasn't me.

14. Almost crashed my grandfather's truck into a cow. My first experience with braking on gravel!
15. Attended the first Beach Boys 4th of July concert at the Washington Monument.

16. Talked to Charles Barkley and did not ask for an autograph. Talked to Dennis Quaid and did(for my mom).

17. Been a Migraine Mentor. I wasn't supposed to help a person have better migraines, though. Nor did I have better migraines than other people. That title is sort of misleading, isn't it?

18. Hid a puppy in my college dorm room for a week.

19. Bought a guy a drink 'anonymously' because it was interesting to see what they did when they got it. Watching them search the crowd for their benefactor was more fun than drinking.

20. Been filmed in a commercial for the United Way.

21. Seen Lord Byron's name carved on a temple column in Greece. Yes, Lord Byron was a notorious graffiti artist. Who knew?

22. Created a blog to record my tiny thoughts.


  1. I felt better reading the "22 things I haven't done" lists that you folks did, because hey, I hadn't done them either! Now I am in awe of the coolness...oh wait, #22...I did that!

  2. That's quite some list! I can't believe that #3 and #6 are in the same list!!

    I better get busy, I don't have nearly that many interesting things on my list.

  3. You've set the bar high. I'm off to re-work my list...

    On a side note, my son always thinks your OMG! I have a button! picture is a game of some sort. "Click the lion! Let's play the lion game!" I've yet to convince him otherwise. Even when I click it. He thinks the game is just broken.

  4. I am so jealous that you got to meet Charles Barkley! Where I live, we have a love/hate relationship with him. Personally, I think he is chock full of awesomeness. One of the items on my bucket list is to be called a knucklehead by Charles Barkley.


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