harper hastia



      Buncha peeps are doing this; it's particularly interesting because Wait Wait stumped Wikipedia founder Jim Wales 3 for 3 leading me to think I should write my own Wiki bio. I snarfed this from a blog and added to it.
      The stuff I've done is bold-faced.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swum with wild dolphins (OK, near wild dolphins)
02a. Swum with a manatee
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Lotus for a test drive (in a race at Pocono International Raceway)
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and seen the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Raised children without ever changing a diaper
21. Fronted a symphony orchestra
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster-backwards
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing and rapelled back down
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Go sky diving
51. Visit Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visit Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero (I could fly off the dog house)
58. Sing karaoke
59. Lounge around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visit the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Get divorced
76. Go without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Win first prize in a costume contest
79. Ride a gondola in Venice
80. Get a tattoo
81. Raft the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Receive flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Go to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Speak more than one language fluently
95. Perform in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Follow your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Take an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Pick up and move to another city to just start over
101. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sing loudly in the car, and dodn't stop even when you know someone was looking
103. Have plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Written articles for a large publication
106. Lose 100 pounds
107. Hold someone while they have a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Spread cremains in the Gulfstream
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Go on an African photo safari
115. Have 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
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Sleep for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visit more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visit all 7 continents
125. Take a canoe trip that lasts more than 2 days
126. Eat kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi (yuck, pui)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasail
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and the Odyssey (in English, though)
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Kill and prepare an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
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
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 my head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life
151. Kissed the ground
152. Clawed off the surf in the fog off Fire Island
153. Gone to more than one Greatful Dead concert
154. Built a boat from scratch (3-1/2 so far)
155. Had more than four computers running at once
156. Visited all 14 counties and 251 Towns in Vermont
156a. Visited all 67 counties, 282 cities, 109 towns, and 19 villages in Florida.
157. Skied the Alps
158. Touched a coral reef
159. Visit India
160. Played soccer
161. Taught lifesaving
162. Mailed over 1,000,000 TV Guides
163. Managed a movie house
164. Built a race car from scratch
165. Bought a boat
166. Put out a fire
167. Taken a train across country
168. Driven the old Seven Mile Bridge
169. Raced cars professionally
170. Buried a pet in the back yard
171. Cross the Equator
172. Walked with a shark


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