Friday, May 21, 2010


Welcome ICLWers! It's been a few months since I last participated in ICLW, but am excited to get to know new blogs. My work travel schedule is winding down, so hopefully now I will have more time for blogging.

We have been trying for almost 2 years now. Two clo.mid plus IUI cycles under our belt. We are currently taking a short break, partly because I've been traveling a lot and partly so DH can get started on acupuncture. I think the acupuncture is helping me, but we also have male issues and so he is starting next week. I want to give that some time to work before doing another IUI.

I found this good survey list on Marla'z blog and thought it was a good way to introduce myself. Here goes!

99 Things About Me (Everything that I have accomplished is in bold)

1. Started your own blog – Um, yes, guess where you are now
2. Slept under the stars - Once, not something I enjoyed
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower - I tried to watch one, does that count? We went out, but were looking in the wrong direction or something and missed it
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to DisneyWorld - Yes!
8. Climbed a mountain - a small one
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - in my middle school choir
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris - see my description of the best McDonald's ever
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - Crochet is one of my favorite hobbies
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables - we are growing blueberries right now. Let's see if it is successful
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch-hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - No, but I used to work for a company that realized people did this so they combined all days off (vacation, sick, etc) to one pot of paid time off. This sounded good, except my boss would feel bad that I had to take a vacation day when I was genuinely sick and so tried to give me work to do at home
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon - I walked a half marathon just last month!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - obviously you have never seen me play baseball
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I guess this is a yes. I don't stress about not having enough money. But money does not "satisfy" me
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
46. Been transported in an ambulance - When I hurt my knee
47. Had your portrait painted - Do those caricatures they paint on boardwalks count?
48. Gone deep sea fishing
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie - I made a movie once
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - I've done some independent consulting. I will count that.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
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 Teddy is still next to my bed
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
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 - my toe. Hurt like hell!
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book - I have book chapters published and one edited book that got a favorable review and is right now in front of an editorial board. I'm in academia, so this is par for the course.
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - still driving it 8 years later
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life - I called 911 for my elderly roommate once
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous Read about my encounter with Fred Savage
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - I've seen it many times, don't remember if I've ever swam in it
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone - how old is this list? Who hasn't owned one?
99. Been stung by a bee - I've also been kissed by a bee


  1. I love those quiz's, its a great way to get to know people on these blogs!

    FYI - I found the pattern by googling "free crochet giraffe patterns." There are a few on there, but it was one of the top few picks!

  2. I like this list - it's fun! The cell phone question is a little ridic...I'm mean, who doesn't own a cell phone?!

  3. i might have to steal this survey!
    Happy ICLW #18

  4. Very cool, great blog.

  5. Great list. Sounds like you have been to some very cool places. I hope the accupuncture works and you guys find your BFP!

    Happy ICLW!(#64)


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