What Have You Done, finale

84. Performed on stage
Plays all through my time at Rochester High School. This included the creation of the YCDA (Young Creative Dramatic Artists). Painful name. Should’ve just gone with Wild Stallions. The plays were a load of fun. My first was “10 Little Indians” and my last was “Captain Fantastic” that is forever immortalized by the pic in our Senior Yearbook of my good friend Jeff as “the Swamp Creature” with his fly wide open. I was in “Our Town” at Bible College playing the Milkman with the invisible cow. Since then I’ve only set foot on stage to play with the band.
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
In Trinidad and Tobago – Shark n Bake. Mmmmm. Love it.
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
Buying one from the bank anyway…
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
Raising them, not sure when we get to turn that into “past tense”.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
My arm. Playing baseball. I stretched out to touch first base with the ball in my glove. Got run over.
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
Worst was in Nebraska. We were on a trail ride and my horse was last. He hated me. Walked up to a tree and rubbed right up against it as we walked by smashing my leg. I’m pretty sure it laughed. Best was on an island in New Brunswick with Emily riding with me. Our horse was very old and very gassy. Emily alternated between thrilled and disgusted.
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
I bartered with a woman for some ancient Chinese coins outside a Thai Buddhist temple. The woman was older and thinner than the coins themselves. I got her all the way down to $5 U.S. And no, I’m not proud of that.
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
Our family did. I won’t be writing about that.
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life


About brianmpei

Stumbling towards what comes next.
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2 Responses to What Have You Done, finale

  1. BrianD says:

    84. Fourth grade Christmas play.
    87. Shark is the best seafood.
    88. Guilty
    90. First and last one.
    92. Both. Toughest thing I’ve had to do, but we worked together as a family and got through it.
    96. It is a work in progress.
    100. Started over quite a few years ago. It was a good move.
    102. Sing all the time. I am just afraid I am going to start singing at work when I have the earplugs in.
    104. Dropped over 2200 lbs. of steel on my leg. I was very fortunate it didn’t hit me in the chest. It should have, and I wouldn’t be here if it did.
    108. The real pilot let me take the controls for a little while.
    113. Arm, leg, foot, several fingers, most in sports, but the leg was in the afore mentioned industrial accident. It was by far the worst.
    116. A few times.
    118. Once as a four year old. I didn’t like it then.
    119. Both shoulders
    128. Wedding picture
    129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about.
    130. Got two degrees after one of those “milestone” ages.
    136. Fish, no land animals.
    138. On the mission field.
    141. For three months in 1981.
    142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care.

  2. sweetlybroken says:

    87. will a little dill, very yum
    88. still kissing him
    90. on #3
    92. Buried one/both of your parents
    93. too bad it was only a tour in the harbour
    94. and still working on English
    100. change is good
    102. it’s way more fun with the window down
    104. car died, I didn’t
    107. and been held
    110. Broken someone’s heart
    111. 5 calves, half dozen chickens, 3 ducks, 1 pig and a pair of foal twins
    113. so far just my nose, twice
    116. murdered a soup can, shhh I’m still in hiding
    117. that was one interesting day
    118. easier than riding cows
    127. funny how it all tastes better cooked
    130. took Japanese
    133. it had nothing to do with the movie
    136. fresh is good but not for the chicken
    137. still doing it now
    138. pre Japanese classes
    140. does “Deblish” count?
    141. at least once a day
    143. that was my first job actually
    146. thinking ’bout doing it again
    148. seriously thought about it, every summer, but that would delay #146

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