Friday, February 20, 2009

Third Year Blogging

Hey All - I just finished my second year of blogging on February 15th! I've been at this 2 whole years! Wow. You know, I really love blogging. I like exploring the web, and finding images of great religious art. I think it's great that I'm not alone in my love for the art. And that I've "met" people, however virtually, who share my enthusiasm for religious art (Terry, Bob & Menachem come to mind immediately. But I have other friends from real time who also share this "crazy passion." You know who you are, and I thank you for your support, from the bottom of my heart.)

[Nativity poster from the AWESOME Churches Advertising Network - one of the first places to rock my world with religious art.]

So, in honor of the anniversary past, I will do one of these wack-a-doodle memes. This one I found at Emerging Pensées.

The bold ones are things that I've done. My commentary in parenthese. Feel free to do this meme too if you'd like and link back to me so I can read them too.

1. Started your own blog (yay!)
2. Slept under the stars (I camped a lot in High School)
3. Played in a band (does "band" from school count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (I've seen them in CT and in Ontario, Canada)
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 (in church choir, and a duet in elementary school - ask Ladybird about that!)

11. Bungee jumped (I can't handle heights)
12. Visited Paris (my visits have thoroughly enhanced my love of religious art!)
13. Watched a lightning storm (who hasn't?)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (cake baking)
15. Adopted a child (though my godson is adopted - AND I get to see him this weekend! yay!)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (I love to garden)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (with my cousin in the South of France. We were near Carcassonne. I felt so safe traveling with him!)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Ummm, I think it's called a "mental health day")
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (my parents' neighbor is a sheep farmer)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (seen them, didn’t ride)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (For a past job I got to pick trips for an alumni organization. One of the best trips I've ever been on was a cruise through the Mediterranean on a ship with a French crew. Oh, the food was SO good!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Pillingsdorf, Germany; Philadelphia, PA)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Spanish & German - but I def. need practice!!)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (I call it clamberin over rocks, but I've never used a harness, nor rapelled)
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 (I’d like to…)
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 (saw it with the same cousin as #22 above, and another)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (I've been to the bottom)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (I LOVE snorkeling. In fact, my friend who suggests I figure out all kinds of exciting things to do once I turn 40 says that since I love it so much, I should make plans now.... hmmm.....)
52. Kissed in the rain (I'm sure I have... is it bad that I can't remember?!)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China (see #32, above)
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (two - an Asian self-defense course in middle school, and Capoeira, later in life, which I just loved!)
59. Visited Russia (in high school. It was a formative experience for me.)
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (part of the reason I don't want La Prima or La Segunda to be girl scouts.)
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 (Is Winter Park part of the Everglades? I think it is, but if so, then YES)
75. Been fired from a job (pretty darned close, and I don't want to talk about it)
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 (with a cousin from #34, above)
80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (does walking by the outside count?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (a fish)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (I shook Al Gore's hand - he has a great grip!)
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 mobile phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

1 comment:

Bob said...

Congratulations, Sara!

Keep blogging and keep living it up.