Friday, June 20, 2008

Saturday Scattergories and "what I have done"

Well, I'm finally going to play Calliope's game of scattergories. Go ahead and join in yourself!

Use the first letter of your Mother’s name (first or middle) to answer each of the following.

1. What is your Mother’s name?
--> Carole.
2. Something you would find in the freezer section?
--> Cuisine. As in Lean.
3. A beverage enjoyed in the summer?
--> Cool-aid. Okay, that doesn't count. Cold beer? I don't know the rules of scattergories. Can I use adjectives? Cosmopolitan.
4. A word to describe your butt?
--> cavernous. lol. Okay, that was a joke. My ass is not cavernous. How about celestial?
5. Something you would find in your garden?
--> Carrots. Corn. Celery. Cucumbers. But honestly, if it was ~my~ garden, the word would be "crap", since I suck at things that need daily upkeep!
6. Something a cat would drag in?
--> crack whores. Cause, you know, my cat is always out looking for crack whores. Maybe a better answer would be caterpillar.
7. A favorite book title?
--> "Come As You Are - The Story of Nirvana"
8. A fancy entree at your favorite restaurant?
--> Crudite.
9. Something that is on your amazon wish list?
--> CDs.
10. Something you have hidden under your bed?
--> Clothes.


Another stolen meme, this time from Miss IO of "Who's Shot My Stork?".

I've done the ones in bold:

Bought everyone in the bar a drink
Swam with wild dolphin
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
Been inside a Pyramid
Held a tarantula
Taken a candle lit bath
Said I love you and meant it
Hugged a Tree

Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightening storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game
Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars
Changed a baby’s diaper

Taken a drip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne

Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a food fight

Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Held a lamb
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a rollercoaster

Hit a home run
Danced like a fool, not caring who watched
Adopted an accent for an entire day
Actually felt happy about your life, even for a moment
Had two hard drives for your computer

Visited all 50 states
Taken care of someone who was too drunk
Had amazing Friends
Danced with a Stranger in a foreign country

Watched wild whales
Stolen a sign
Hitchhiked in Europe
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
Gone sky diving

Visited Ireland
Been heartbroken longer than you were in love
In a restaurant sat at a stranger’s table and ate with them
Visited Japan
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero
Sung karaoke
Lounged around in bed all day
Posed nude in front of strangers

Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class

Played a computer game for more than 6 hours straight
Gotten married
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gotten divorced
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest
(I was a playboy bunny!)
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake River
Been on television news program as an “expert”
Got flowers for no reason
Performed on a stage
Been to Las Vegas
Recorded Music
Eaten shark
Had a one-night stand
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror
Raised children
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city
Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have

Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 lbs
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Petted a stingray
Broken someone’s heart
Helped an animal give birth
Won money on a TV game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African safari
Had a body part below the neck pierced
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol
Eaten mushrooms gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse
Had major surgery
Had a snake as a pet
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over 48 consecutive hours
Visited more foreign countries than US States
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten Kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi

Had your picture in the paper
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school
Petted a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read the Illiad
Selected one important author who you missed school to read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Skipped all of your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common language
Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love in hospice care
Build your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone that didn’t know it was yours
Had a booth in a street fair
Dyed your hair
Been a DJ
Shaved your head
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life


jenn said...

hmmm, posed naked for strangers, eh? ;o)

And to answer your question- I know I try really hard to not think positively about every cycle- it's totally a defense mechanism because I always remember how painful being hopeful z& then crashing is. for me testing early (or at all unless I am actually late!) only serves to let hope in & delay the crash, I don't get the slow let down, I latch on to the well, it's only 74% accurate, that means a 26% chance I ~could~ be!

This one in particular though, we've only got one 'shot' so to speak, and I really doubt we are that lucky. So even though I always get hoeful at the end of a cycle & then crash, I am trying to prevent that or at least temper it by thinking it won't work.

Sara said...

I love it! I totally stole it and put it on my blog. I did reference you - no way I could have come up with this on my own! Anyway, fun to read!

MrsSpock said...

I'm interested to know- whose life have you saved?

nancy said...

Mrs Spock - It was my friend's drug overdose. I got his heart started again after it had stopped and he turned blue.

Jenn - Yes, my boyfriend was a photographer (a real one, not a "hey, I'm a photographer and would love to take some shots of you. naked." type faker) and we did a shoot with me naked. The shots were the artsy type though, not porn.

Io said...

You are a wild woman Nancy :)