6.29.2012

99 Experiences

Hello, lovelies!

Since it's juuuuust about time to enjoy the weekend I thought I'd keep it light and fun today. :) My dear bloggie friend, Jamie (you may remember her from the book swap I participated in earlier this spring) posted this little survey of sorts a while back and I've been saving it for my "comeback." Enjoy!

Bold: Things I've experienced
Italics: Personal commentary

1. Started your own blog (And oh, so glad I did.)

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (Do high school choir and church worship band count?)
4. Visited Hawaii (On our honeymoon June 2011!)
5. Watched a meteor shower 
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney Land/Disney World (Once when I was 5 and again when I was 11.)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (I really miss performing...)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I don't care what anyone says, Interior Design totally counts as an art.)
15. Adopted a child (One day. :) )
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 
18. Grown your own vegetables
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 (Minnesota AND Chicago winters. 'Nuf said.)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon 
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 (I learned Spanish in high school and learned a teensy bit of Cesky when I was in the Czech Republic in 2007. I would love to fine tune those.)
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 (Take me back to Oahu...)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (When I was 5 my dad and I were in a horrible car accident. He broke 4 ribs and had horrible whiplash. I was traumatized, but the paramedics let me ride in the front seat and gave me a white teddy bear that I still have.)
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 (I told Josh I wanted to do this when we first started dating. Since then, every time it rains he pulls me outside and kisses me. :) )
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Do high school/college film projects count? I'm on Youtube!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (I hope to, one day!)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (From my boyfriend my senior year of high school.)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
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 (Many.)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (Does seeing it in the Czech Republic count? It was very cool!)
77. Broken a bone (Funny story - my babysitter broke my foot when I was 5.)
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle  (One time and one time only.)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (Does a high school project that was "published" count?
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s lif
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Josh and I met Fred Willard while on our honeymoon in Hawaii! He and his wife were so sweet to take a picture with us.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
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

So far, I've experienced 33 things on this list. Not too shabby for only 21 years of life, if I do say so myself. :) Have you done any of the things on this list? Share!


I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 


XOXO, 
Meagan

6.27.2012

Makin' A Comeback

Hello, lovelies!

Wow. I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since my last post. It feels like so much more time has passed since we've last spoken. Rest assured, I missed you dearly.

Before my blog break I hadn't been posting anything substantial or meaningful to my life. This blog is supposed to be a diary of sorts to share the happenings and adventures (although there are few) in my life. However, I had lost heart and focus during the craziness of our first of two moves and my precious blog baby was suffering for it.

Now I'm back, three weeks after Move #1, three weeks away from Move #2. This blog seems to be the only place I can truly be myself anymore, what with moving to a new city and knowing almost no one, and I want to cherish this time as I find my identity (remind me to divulge on this subject later).

So here I am - all of me - coming back to my "home" and recreating myself once again. There are so many things from the past few months that I want to share with you. I've missed you and I hope you'll join me on this crazy ride.

XOXO,
Meagan

P.S. How do you like my new look? Fran, from Free Borboleta Designs, spruced up my little corner of the web and I'm in love! :)