I have been fighting it off. And you have no idea how difficult it's been.
See, this is the thing. I am not a goal-oriented person. I look at my friend, the red-headed Catherine, who regularly updates me with new lists of goals she wants to accomplish. "In three years I want to..." and "By the end of the summer I will have..." etc.
And then there's this far-flung blog crowd, what with their 101s in 1001s and their 43 Places and One Photo a Day and "I knitted these twenty things in 2005." (Oh, she's out there, I just can't find her right now.)
And yet, still, even without ever having set any goals:
I STILL Have Done 104 of These 158 Things
(Seriously, people, you have to let me know when there's a competition. I did not have my game on. Had I known there would be a test later, I would have worked harder on breaking my limbs.)
 I have read a lot of books.
[ ] I have been on some sort of varsity team. (Okay, I'm starting a new count; how many of these things are focused on athletic goals, because I'm refunding those points to myself.)
[ ] I have run more than two miles without stopping. (That's two)
[2 ] I have been to Canada.
 I have been to Europe.
 I have watched cartoons for hours.
 I have tripped UP the stairs.
 I have fallen down an entire flight of stairs.
[ ] I have been snowboarding/skiing. (three)
 I have played ping pong.
 I swam in the ocean.
[ ] I have been on a whale watch.
 I have seen fireworks.
 I have seen a shooting star.
 I have seen a meteor shower.
 I have almost drowned.
 I have been so embarrassed I wanted to disappear.
 I have listened to one CD over and over and over again.
 I have had stitches.
[ ] I have had frostbite.
[ ] I have licked a frozen pole and got stuck there.
 I have stayed up til 2 (and beyond) doing homework/projects.
 I have been ice skating.
[ ] I have been rollerblading. (five)
 I have fallen flat on my face.
 I have tripped over my own two feet.
[ ] I have been in a fist fight. (I think this is six.)
 I have played videogames for more than three hours straight.
[ ] I have watched the Power Rangers.
[ ] I attend church regularly.
 I have played Truth or Dare.
 I have already had my 16th birthday.
 I have already had my 17th birthday.
 I've called someone stupid.
 I've been in a verbal argument.
 I've cried in school.
[ ] I've played basketball on a team. (seven)
[ ] I've played baseball on a team. (eight)
[ ] I've played football on a team. (nine)
[ ] I've played soccer on a team. (ten)
 I've done cheerleading on a team.
[ 28] I've played softball on a team.
[ ] I've played volleyball on a team. (-11)
[ ] I've played tennis on a team. (-12)
[ ] I've been on a track or cross country team. (-13)
 I've been swimming more than 20 times in my life.
[ 30] I've bungee jumped.
[ ] I've climbed a rock wall. (-14)
[ 31] I've lost more than $20
 I've called myself an idiot.
 I've called someone else an idiot.
 I've cried myself to sleep.
 I've had (or have) pets.
[ ] I've owned a Spice Girls CD/cassette.
[ ] I've owned a Britney Spears CD.
[ ] I've owned an N*Sync CD.
[ ] I've owned a Backstreet Boys CD.
[ 36] I've mooned someone.
[ 37] I have sworn/yelled at someone of authority before.
 I've been in the newspaper.
 I've been on TV.
 I've been to Hawaii.
 I've eaten sushi.
 I've been on the other side of a waterfall.
 I've watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies.
[ ] I've watched all the Harry Potter movies.
[ 44] I've watched all of the Rocky movies.
 I've watched the Three Stooges.
 I've watched "Newlyweds."
 I've watched Looney Tunes.
[ ] I've been stuffed into a locker/I have stuffed others into lockers.
 I've been called a geek.
 I've studied hard for a test and got a bad grade.
 I've not studied at all for a test and aced it.
[ ] I've hugged my mom within the past 24 hours.
[ ] I've hugged my dad within the past 24 hours.
 I've met a celebrity/music artist.
 I've written poetry.
[ ] I've been arrested.
 I've been attracted to someone much older than me.
[ 54] I've been tickled till I've cried.
[ ] I've tickled someone else until they cried.
 I've had/have siblings.
 I've been to a rock concert.
 I've listened to classical music and enjoyed it.
 I've been in a play.
[ 59] I've been picked last in gym class.
[ ] I've been picked first in gym class. (-15)
 I've been picked in that middle-range in gym class.
 I've cried in front of my friends.
 I've read a book longer than 1,000 pages.
[ 63] I've played Halo 2.
 I've freaked out over a sports game.
[ ] I've been to Alaska.
[ ] I've been to China.
[ ] I've been to Spain.
[ ] I've been to Japan.
[ ] I've had a fight with someone on AIM/MSN.
 I've had a fight with someone face-to-face.
 I've had serious conversations on any IM.
 I've forgiven someone who has done something wrong to me.
 I've been forgiven.
 I've screamed at a scary movie.
 I've cried at a chick flick.
 I've watched a lot of action movies.
 I've screamed at the top of my lungs.
[ ] I've been to a rap concert.
[ ] I've been to a hip hop concert.
 I've lived in more than 2 houses.
 I've driven on the highway/been on the highway.
 I've driven more than 40 miles in a day/been in a car that went more than 40 miles in a day.
 I've been in a car accident.
[ ] I've done drugs.
 I've been homesick.
 I've thrown up.
 I've thrown up on someone.
 I've been horseback riding.
[ ] I've filled out more than 10 MySpace/LJ surveys.
 I've spoken my mind in public.
 I've proven someone wrong.
 I've been proven wrong by someone.
[ ] I've broken a leg.
[ ] I've broken an arm.
 I've fallen off a swing.
[85 ] I've swung on a swing for more than 30 minutes straight.
 I've watched Winnie the Pooh movies.
 I've forgotten my backpack when I've gone to school.
[88 ] I've lost my backpack.
[ ] I've come close to dying.
[ ] I've seen someone die.
 I've known someone who has died.
 I've wanted to be an actor/actress at some point.
[ ] I've done modeling.
[91 ] I've forgotten to brush my teeth some mornings.
 I've taken something/someone for granted.
 I've realized how good my life is.
 I've counted my blessings.
 I've made fun of a classmate.
 I've been asked out by someone and I said no.
[ 97] I've slapped someone in the face.
[ ] I've been skateboarding. (-16)
 I've been backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend.
 I've lied to someone to their face.
 I've told a little white lie.
 I've taken a day off from school just so I don't go insane.
[ I've fainted.
[ ] I've had an argument with someone about whether cheerleading is a sport or not.
[ 102] I've pushed someone into a pool.
[ 103] I've been pushed into a pool.
 I've been/am in love.
So, if you take into account that this meme is culturally skewed toward athletes, I actually would get a score 16 points higher. Adjusted for the Midwest, I have done 120 of these 158 things. OH, and don't even talk to me about the AGE bias. N'Sync? MySpace? Please.
So really, I haven't died or fainted. Gotta get started on that.