A Tag, A Giveaway, and A Question

I was tagged by Sara @

Here's the Rule, bold the things you've done & post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

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

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

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied...(I think this one's too tricky to answer.)

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

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

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 Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

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

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

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book (a book about a squirrel...remember this Feather?)

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 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

Wow...I'm kinda boring. I definitely need to get out more.

Now Tag 3 Different bloggers to post this :)
1. Melissa
2. Renee
3. Christy

A Giveaway!

Katy over at Fun With The Baker 5 is holding an awesome giveaway. Do you love things that smell good? Go over and see what she's got!


A Question:

What's the deal with the phrase "gone south" or "going south" or "headed south"? I know people use this when they mean things are going bad or going to pot. As a person who lives in (or quite near to) the south, I think I take offense to this statement. Does that mean that things in the south are bad? I'm not sure where the phrase came from or why it's used, but I don't think I like it. I turned to my favorite source of information...the urban dictionary, but it didn't have a lot to say on the matter. Except that it did confirm it is a statement that means something is going badly...oh, and in "gangsta lingo" also refers to someone's "nether regions", but we won't go there. What's your opinion? If you're from the south, do you find this phrase offensive? Or is it just about our geographic location rather than the quality of our area?

Hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday☺

10 comments...I love comments:

Traci said...

Guess you need to come to the stockshow and HOLD A LAMB...maybe that will add excitment to your list!!!

Darlene said...

That was fun reading the facts.

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I love reading all you have done!
-sandy toe

Impulsive Addict said...

As for your question, I like to pretend that "going South" means going to Mexico..not Oklahoma. It helps me sleep better at night! =)
I like the ganster lingo talk, yo!

Thanks for the tag!! I might try to post it tonight!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your list.

The term "down south" really doesn't bother me all that bad. What offends me is when people think that everyone from the south are a bunch of ignorant hillbillies. Now that lights a fire under my skin!

Isn't that a great giveaway Katy is having!

Its Me(SARA) Behind the Camera said...

:) Thanks for playing! :)

Shauna said...

What a great post! Sorry I haven't been by for a few work has been crazy busy! I am now following your blog! ♥ Hugs :)

Renee said...

Thanks for the Tag...I'm going to do it, now? lol! I have a question...why "Cute as a button!"? What exactly does that mean? Buttons...are they really cute? I think they are more like a necessity. It should be used like, "Boy, breathing is as necessary as a button!" That works, right?

feather k said...

hahahha...ahhh the squirrel book...

the RaMbLeR said...

WOW...that's a long list...I'm afraid mine would be boring...

I think 'goin south' is more like thumbs down 'north' would be thumbs up???? I never took offense and I'm from OK too....

Don't tell Impulsive Addict...but really TX is more south than OK....;)