Saturday, January 31, 2009

To Do/Have Done List

Highlight the ones you have done, just for fun.

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 Disneyworld.
8. Climbed a mountain. (I have mountain biked a small one)
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
(in 3rd grade, at the last minute, when the girl who was supposed to sing the solo was sick the day of the concert, the teacher asked if anyone would like to sing the solo. I had not even tried out for it but I raised my hand and she snapped me up on my offer!)
11. Bungee jumped. (I want to, I think it looks like a rush)
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. (I don't remember a specific incident, but I am sure I have at some point)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. (I have seen it)
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. (are you nuts!)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick.
(to be with be there when Levi was born, I would definitely say that was worth it!!!)
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. (a short one to the Bahamas, and another one in March around the Western Caribbean)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (some of them)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be 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.
(in Fiji)
46. Been transported in an ambulance. (thank goodness, no)
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing. (do lobster count?)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (I made it halfway up...too scared to go to the top)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
(Nate and I are both certified Open Water Divers and we are hoping to scuba dive on our cruise, we also snorkeled in Fiji - that was pretty fun.)
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie. (I was an extra in Little Big League - a baseball movie filmed at the Metrodome)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check. (NSF)
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten caviar. (uggggh)
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.
(I seperated a bone in my shoulder from the growth plate when I rolled over our gocart when I was 11. Nate ran their gocart into a barbwire fence and had to get stitches for the cuts on his face, I don't think it would be a good idea to let our kids have a gocart!)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had the chickenpox.
(I don't remember them, and I guess I only had a couple when I did get them, but I got Shingles two summers ago, so I must have had them.)
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury. (I got to be the forewoman too, since noone else wanted it)
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 lawsuit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day. (I am a slow reader, but I think I got close on our trip to Ireland.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Taste In Art

Balanced, Secure and Realistic.

16 Impressionist, 7 Islamic, 7 Ukiyo-e, -18 Cubist, -8 Abstract and -6 Renaissance!

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not always be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of gray and muted colors. They like things to be aesthetically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impressionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Check Facebook

Facebook has more pictures
We are not quite done yet, but close.

two amaryllis 1-12-09


Monday, January 12, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More pictures

Well, the kitchen is painted and the contractor will be putting in the cupboards on Monday! Not soon enough, but as far as remodel projects go people seem to think this is going pretty fast. I uploaded a whole bunch of pictures on facebook since it is easier.

If you would rather I post them on the blog you can protest by making a comment, I will post some on here later I suppose.