Sunday, 13 March 2016

Driving a Stolen Bucket List

Not only did I steal this quiz from Toni at Wandering and Wondering, I stole her post title too! But that's okay because she's just as big a thief as I am. She stole this quiz from Bob, who stole it from Anne Marie at From My Brain to My Mouth, who stole it from Travel Penguin . . . .  So feel free to steal it yourself if you feel like playing along with the Bucket List Quiz on your own blog!

Please note: (1) my own comments are in italics; (2) links in the comments lead to selected posts from this blog's archives, if you want more gory details

(  ) Shot a gun [clearly this is an American quiz]
(X) Gone on a blind date [with a guy named Suzuki -- no, not Dr David]
(  ) Skipped school [not me, I was a good girl]
(  ) Watched someone die [and I hope I never do]
(X) Visited Canada [again, clearly this is an American quiz]

(X) Visited Hawaii [Maui and Oahu]
(  ) Visited Cuba
(X) Visited Europe [England and Italy]
(  ) Visited South America
(  ) Visited Las Vegas

(  ) Visited Central America
(X) Visited Asia [Japan and South Korea]
(  ) Visited Africa
(  ) Visited Florida
(X) Visited Mexico [Mayan Riviera]

(  ) Seen the Grand Canyon in person
(X) Flown in a plane [seriously, who hasn't? apart from my 90-year-old mother]
(  ) Served on a jury
(X) Been lost [but now I'm found; was blind, but now I see]
(X) Traveled to the opposite side of the country [both East and West]

(  ) Visited Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean [well, paddled my feet in the Pacific]
(X) Cried yourself to sleep [why the hell is THIS on a Bucket List?]
(X) Played cops and robbers [is Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham close enough?]
(X) Played cowboys and Indians [alas, yes -- too much American TV, gawd help me]

(X) Recently colored with crayons [in my Kliban Cats colouring book that I got for Xmas!]
(X) Sang karaoke ["Stop in the Name of Love" is my specialty]
(X) Sang a solo or duet in church ["O Little Town of Bethlehem" when I was eight or so]
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only [easy to do with Canadian loonies and twoonies]
(X) Made prank phone calls ["is your refrigerator running?"]

(X) Laughed until some beverage came out your nose [coca-cola if I recall]
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue [what Canadian hasn't?]
(  ) Had children
(X) Had a pet [I miss you, Her Royal Highness]
(  ) Been skinny-dipping

(X) Been fishing [pickerel a.k.a. walleye]
(X) Been boating [does a cruise ship count?]
(  ) Been downhill skiing
(  ) Been water skiing
(  ) Been camping in a trailer/RV

(X) Been camping in a tent [and hated every miserable second]
(  ) Driven a motorcycle
(  ) Been bungee-jumping (ripcord jumping)
(  ) Been sky diving
(X) Gone to a drive-in movie

(X) Done something that could have killed you [several times]
(X) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life [a few things actually]
(  ) Rode an elephant
(  ) Rode a camel
(X) Eaten just cookies or cake or ice cream for dinner [many, many times!]

(X) Been on TV ["Reach for the Top" in high school, LOL!]
(  ) Stolen any traffic signs
(X) Been in a car accident [had mild whiplash once]
(  ) Been in the hospital in the past 24 months
(X) Donated blood [sold my plasma as an impoverished university student]

(  ) Gotten a speeding or any other type of ticket in the past 12 months
(X) Gotten a piercing [hey, earlobes count!]
(X) Gotten a tattoo [yes, I finally did it! so stay tuned for some upcoming posts!]
(X) Driven a four door vehicle [what the hell's so special about a four door vehicle?]
(X) Ever owned your dream car [my Toyota Yaris, LOL!]

(  ) Been married
(  ) Been divorced
(X) Fell in love [with My Rare One]
(X) Fell out of love [just temporarily but then fell back in love again]
(X) Paid for a stranger's meal [if donating money to the food bank counts]

(  ) Driven over 100 mph
(  ) Been scuba diving
(X) Written a published book / story / poem / song [here's an example]
(  ) Eaten snails [no, but I ate frog legs once -- that should count!]
(X) Broke a bone [my baby toe -- hey, it was painful as hell!]


The Cranky said...

I've done most of the weird ones; it's normal I suck at. Ooooo, I have new (to me) favourite music!

anne marie in philly said...

my spouse has also never taken a trip via airplane (he's 56).

"baby baby I'm aware of where you go
each time you leave my door
I watch you walking down the street
knowing your other love you'll meet"

Anonymous said...

What a fun post! And now I'm smiling with a memory of HRH :)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is my supervisor driving the car.

DEZMOND said...

But you could get married with Your Rare One, yes? :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is an entertaining read! I could see how breaking a toe is so painful. It sucks when you simply stub a toe!

Marie Smith said...

Interesting read and laughs. Great lazy Sunday morning discussion generator. Thank you!

Mistress Maddie said...

Now hold on a,damn minute. You played Robin Hood and Sheriff Nottingham but never skinny dipped??? I like your way of answers, a good read.

Adam said...

Here are mine (I went rather fast)

skip school
been lost
I've swam in the ocean
beverage out of nose
been on tv
car accident

Martha said...

What fun! I should do this at some point.

You were on "Reach for the Top"! No kidding. My cousin was on it, too, many MANY years ago. I remember that show very well.

And the most amazing man in the world had never been on an airplane before I came along. He finally got on one when I invited him along to Mexico with me. And we had just met less than two months prior to this trip!

Debi said...

I ve never been in a plane, for many reasons, and I don't want to. I love to camp! Alone ! With fire and beer!
You are very worldly and clever! You must write books! xoDebi

Kay G. said...

I have not ridden on an elephant but I have touched one, I think that should count, don't you?
And you know when you steal something, you do so in such a CHARMING way that no one minds, I am certain of it!
(I wonder if there is an American who has never shot a gun. I don't care for guns myself but even I have to check that as yes.)

Anonymous said...

Fun, thank you for sharing

Linda said...

Was Alec Trebek the host?
Linda :o)

Birdie said...

Your have never swam in the ocean That makes me sad. Come to see me in August so you can check it off the list.

The Happy Whisk said...

Debra - You are VERY FLIPPIN' FUNNY!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I hope you show us your coloring books masterpieces one of these days. I bet they're pretty!

Love your "Clearly an American Quiz" responses, lol!

Mark said...

You've had quite a full life already, and it only gets better from here. I might have to do this too.

Green Monkey said...

soooo going to steal this and also want to hear about your tattoo!

Cperz said...

I know it's been forever since I left a comment because I was trying to read more blogs in a more expedient time frame. I continue to read your blogs even if I am a bad commenter kind of blog friend.

Interesting quiz. I have done all but 13 of the possible choices. I haven't driven a motorcycle but have ridden on a number of them, I haven't scuba dived, but have snorkled, Haven't bungee jumped but have broken numerous bones. Do I get extra credit for that?

Toni said...

Love your answers. As an American, I have to tell you that there are lots and lots who have not shot a gun and the majority of us shoot targets not animals (or each other!).

Can't wait to see and hear about tattoo!

A Beer for the Shower said...

We've both shot guns before, but not at each other, so thankfully we've never had to watch someone die.

And count us in for being interested to hear about this tattoo.

Guillaume said...


Guillaume said...

And I actually shot a gun myself.

This N That said...

Love the cat..thanks for the are my responses
1.all of the above
2.Hawaii, Europe,Las Vegas
3.Florida and Mexico
4.have been across the country
5.all of the above
6.prank phone calls
7.all except the children
8.all except the camping was in a tent in movie and camping in a tent
10. No elephant or camel
11.all of the above..hosp was outpatient tattoo
13.all of the above
14snorkeling count?..nothing snails

What's with the American slams?? We're not all bad ;)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Is it okay that I got completely lost? I loved the driving cat... might steal, um, borrow that... soon!

The Dancing Crone said...

You hated camping in a tent?? Now that is strange but you grew up on flat old Manitoba so i suppose your tent must have blown over frequently seeing as it is all flat and prairie like there.

Anonymous said...

The original creator of this list has a real bizarre bucket list. Why would anyone want to steal a traffic sign!?! That's just mean. And why is getting a speeding ticket in the last year on a bucket list? "I haven't received a citation for a traffic infringement since I was 22, time to recapture the magic of having an overly aggressive, grown up high school bully lecture me on traffic safety while costing me hundreds of dollars. I gots to do that before I die."

baili said...

loved the driving cat interesting dear

Jono said...

I found 21 things I haven't done on that list. I was reminded of selling plasma, but what I need to do most is travel. The dream car will never happen.

CraveCute said...

This is fabulous... I may have to steal it!

Leanna said...

That is not a Bucket List Quiz. It's just a nosy nelly quiz. AHAHAHAHAAAA!

*blind dated- hated every minute of it.
*skipped school once.
*watched a friend die of cancer.
*lived in Hawaii 2 years- loved it Dad was in Army.
*lived in Paris, France 2 years, Germany, 3 1/2 yrs, visited Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium.
*visited Las Vegas - hated it, too loud.
*lived in Panama -18 months.
*Visited Florida, was nothing great, just like other states.
*visited Mexico regularly while I lived in El Paso(border city)Texas.
*been to the Grand Canyon -got the t-shirt.
*flew over Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico- many, many times.
*Served on 2 juries -BORING!
*yes, I have been lost a few times.
*Traveled to and from both sides of US, including states in between and north and south.
*Visited Washington DC and went to Pentagon to get first military pass port to go to France when I was 4 yrs old. It was a cool place.
*swam in Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico.
*played cops and robbers, space man and aliens, soldiers and enemies and
*played cowboys and Indians.
*I use colored pencils, does that count?
*sang karaoke- Love Shack.
*made prank phone calls
*what kid has never caught at least one snow flake up north.
*had a few pets in my time -birds, fish, cats, dogs, alligator(in Panama), python.
*skinny dipped in a pool once
*been fishing and boating
*skied downhill in Switzerland on Christmas vaca as a student
*camped in trailer/RV - it's now called Glamping.
*gone to many drive-in-movies
*done many things that could have killed me
*done many things I now regret for the rest of my life
*had cookies for dinner when I didn't feel like eating a big meal
*stole a stop sign while on a scavenger hunt
*was rear ended by 18 wheeler.
*donated platelets and blood
*only one speeding ticket in my life(was late for work)15 yrs ago
*had ears pierced
*now driving a 4 door car- probably meant a four wheel off roader.
*owned my dream car twice- 1st one was Cougar, 2nd was Honda Accord
*I am married and fell hard in love- still am
*Paid 3 different times so far for a stranger's groceries, does that count?
*I've driven up to 147mph on Texas Autobahn (I-130)while David was sleeping in the passenger seat. Don't ever tell him, please!

That was my life and I'm sticking to it.

Magic Love Crow said...

Love your answers! I might have to steal this too! I can't wait to see your tattoo! I want to get one as well! You made me laugh about this being an American quiz! LOL!

Fundy Blue said...

I'm stealing the whole thing, but the good news is I may never have time to get around to it! LOL!