Friday, August 31, 2012

Well, I Never...

What have you never done? ( I borrowed this meme idea from my blogging friend vanilla.)

I have never:

  • Had coffee to drink in my life.  I grew up with a family who drinks it by the gallon, and I love how it smells, but never had the inclination to try it.
  • Taken a math class I liked. Not once in all of public school, college, or grad school. Never failed one, but they are just...bleh.
  • Been to New York City or Alaska. Both are on my bucket list, though.
  • Missed spending a Chistmas with my family, including aunts, uncles, and cousins.
  • Been able to do a back handspring. Believe it or not, I am working on it, though!
  • Had full hearing. I am completely deaf in one ear and have 80% hearing in the other, but most people wouldn't know it if I didn't tell.

What have you never done? Come on, inquiring minds are waiting...

74 comments:

  1. I have never been in a hot air balloon or a helicopter. I see the army helicopters flying over my head, practicing all the time as we live be West Point Military Academy and I so want to wave them to stop and give me a ride. I don't think they will give a grandma a ride and take their chances of me getting sick. Bah!

    Seriously, if you have not been to NY City, I would love to show you around. My husband and I have only a two bedroom condo, but we try to be as hospitable as possible. If you can afford there are beautiful places you can stay in.
    NY is still a very nice place to visit.

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    1. Munir: Oh, someday I have to get to NYC! It would be great to have you as a tour guide. I hope, when I retire, to have that opportunity. I've thought about going up in a balloon or helicopter, but I'm too afraid fo heights to attempt it!

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  2. I've never been to Spain or the Orient or Washington, D.C. I've never been able to do the splits.

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    1. Nonnie: Spain is one of my wished for places, too. I've so much about the beauty of the country and the people- must be wonderful.

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    2. Shelly:

      I've been to Spain numerous times, and my husband and I honeymooned there. You'll love it. Plus the people are very friendly towards Americans, which you don't always find in foreign countries.

      Hope you get to go!

      ~J

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    3. Janette Dolores: Thank you!

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  3. I have never turned down a dessert! :)

    I have also never had a broken bone or, like you, had a sip of coffee.

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    1. Nancy: Ha!!! You always make me laugh!

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  4. Don't let my profile picture fool you, Shelly. I've never smoked a pipe. I never learned to use my right hand to write, draw or operate gadgets and appliances, most of which were designed with right handers in mind. I never intentionally ate butter or margarine. I know that Mrs. Shady uses them in her recipes but we have adopted a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. I never had children. I have a bottomless well of love to give those who need and want it but, strangely, I never felt the parenting urge or instinct. I hope all is well with you at the present time, dear friend Shelly, and I wish you a safe and happy weekend!

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    1. Shady: I have relatives who are lefties and they are always quick to point out that lefties rule. Very interesting facts, my friend- and I also hope your holiday weekend is safe and restful!

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  5. I have never been able to do a cartwheel, let alone any type of handspring. I think my feet were meant to be on the ground. ;-)

    I have never broken a bone. (Probably because I'm gymnastically-challenged!)

    I have never visited each State in the United States, although that is on my bucket list.

    I have never been to Vatican City or Israel, although I would love to visit both. (Religious history makes me happy.)

    Thanks for asking, Shelly! Be well...

    ~Janette

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    1. Janette Dolores: I don't know that I can do a cartwheel anymore, but maybe it will be next on my list if I can get the back handspring down. Your traveling lists sound great- Israel is one place I'd dearly love to go!

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  6. oh my gosh. How could you not drink coffee?!! I drink a lot .. everyday!

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    1. Annmarie: People keep telling me I'm missing out, but I'm probably too old now to learn to like it~

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  7. I have never had my nails done or tooties. Would love to but...

    I have never broken a bone either.
    or had a speeding ticket!

    I drink copious amounts of coffee AND I also hate math.

    have a great weekend!

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    1. Christine: I love having the mani and pedi every now and then...

      I've broken my neck and my leg, and I've had two speeding tickets, and hope to have no more of either!

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  8. WOOOOOOOOOOOW, I am amazed, never ever coffee :D WOOOOOOOOOOW

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    1. LoLy: And I probably never will have it, either. Just like the smell of it~

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  9. I never had a tattoo, shooting classes, bothe which i amk thinking of doing :p
    xx

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    1. LoLy: What kind of tat? I can shoot, but don't very often.

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    2. I don't have anything specific in my mind, I just always wanted to have a mean tough scary tattoo, maybe on my waist or shoulder!!! haaaaa, I am too chicken for needles.. so I doubt doing it :p

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  10. Love this and have borrowed it from you so I can do a post around it myself, hope that is ok with you........I also do not drink coffee never have never will.........lol

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    1. Jo-Anne: Post away! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't ever want to drink coffee~

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  11. I have never been in a hot air balloon either but it is on my list. I have also never had a broken bone or been in the hospital for anything other than normal test procedures. I have also never had a tattoo and I am 65.

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    1. Odie: I think the hot air balloons would be just too scary for me! Hope you get to go in one~

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    2. You simply must do a hot air balloon. Wonderfully indescribable experience!

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    3. vanilla: I'm afraid I would die of fright at the heights!

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  12. I have never had natural childbirth - all 3 c-sections. I'm fine with that.
    I have never been to another continent, but would love to one day.
    I've never been in a tornado, but we've had 4 good sized earthquakes here in the past 2 weeks!
    I've never played any other instrument besides piano, but I've always wanted to learn the violin.
    I have never eaten snails. And I never EVER will.

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    1. Karen: I'm with you- never will I voluntarily allow a snail inside my mouth!!! Uck!!!

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  13. I've never eaten a whole olive. Took a bite and hated it. I don't like anything pickled - even pickles.
    I've never seen the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and would love to. I've seen a lot of the west.
    I've never had a tattoo but would like one of a Scottish thistle - like the one in Braveheart - because that is where my ancestors came from.

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    1. Belle: I used to love pickles, and now can't abide them at all. Where would you get your tat?

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  14. I have never:

    bungee-jumped
    gone cow-tipping
    been on a roller coaster

    My life has been so tame :)

    Fun post and fun to take part!

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    1. jenny_o: I have such a fear of heights that I haven't yet bungee jumped (although I really want to try it) and I've only been on a roller coaster once and it didn't go well...

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  15. SO, are you a "tea" person? I don't drink coffee either...well, except international foods french vanilla, which is not really coffee, is it? (Love the smell though)

    I HAVE broken a bone or well, my 2 bottom leg bones broke apart from my ankle....and it's not all it's cracked up to be...there's a pun in there somewhere I think

    I have never...had a pedicare
    I have never given birth naturally
    I have never been on the East coast
    I have never burped loudly ( I have farted loudly and silently though...)
    I have never done a cartwheel...and I'm never working on it. (I couldn't be a cheerleader because I couldn't do one)

    Thinking of what I've never, makes me realize, I've actually done lots of things....wow, I sense a Thankful post coming on...now to get a computer!! (I'm on hubby's laptop!)

    How are you doing Shelly? Hoping you are not having nightmares from that day at school....

    Love and miss you, God bless!!

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    1. Jamie: One of the reasons I love you is because you make me laugh! And no, I don't even drink tea anymore since I gave up caffeine altogether about 4 years ago. Very boring! Can't wait to read your posts again~

      And the boy who attacked me is getting treatment in an inpatient facility, for which I'm very grateful.

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    1. Augusta Tina: Thank you, and I'm headed over to your blog now~

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  17. Dearest Shelly,
    OMG, *never had full hearing, either; innately my right ear doesn't have hearing as the ear drum is broken. And left side has almost half capacity... I'm using hearing-aid. *never missed having green tea in the morning since I have memory p;) (you sure surprised me about coffee, haha) *never missed new year with my side of immediate family. But next year, I may not be able to bring him to my house as he no longer can walk properly. *never thought of to try a back handspring even if I think it amazing(^o^)
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. orchid: Oh, I did not know you dealt with hearing loss, also, my dear friend Miyako! I do very well as long as I can see the person's mouth when they are talking. Hearing aids wouldn't help me because of the kind of deafness I have.

      I don't drink tea, either, as I gave up caffiene several years ago. I do hope you will be able to all be together as a family on New Year's. I am determined to master this back handspring!

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    2. Dear Shelly,
      I do admire that you can read people's lips. I just wonder if English would be easier than Japanese.
      As for caffiene, I tried hard not to have tea once. After I became 50 years old ,I had restless-legs which can be caused less dopamine ad also caffiene. But I failed and failed. haha, a weak will I have. I admire you on that point as well, my friend☆☆☆
      Well, I don't have any ability to play musical instrument(^^;) My hubby said that you have keen eye noticing it, hehe.
      Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

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    3. Orchid: You always bring a smile to my face, my dear friend, Miyako!

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  18. Looks as though I started something. Rebecca at http://freakyfrugalite.com/ did this, too.

    I am so sorry no one ever opened the beauty of mathematics to you.

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    1. vanilla: You did start something that is very fun! I will go check out Rebecca's blog, too. As far as math, sigh. I have wished to like it. One of my uncles was a researcher at NASA and LOVED math. He always talked so glowingly of it, but I am afraid it just never was something I cared for.

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  19. I have never been able to swim, no matter how I have tried. I almost drowned when I was four and again at fourteen, so I gave up going too far into the ocean. But I love to sit and listen and watch and smell it.
    I hope you get your bucket list.. xx

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    1. Crystal Mary: I am glad you found a way to still enjoy swimming without endangering yourself. It is a peaceful thing to watch and be around, isn't it?

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  20. Hi Shelly. I have never broken a bone, but I have been up in a hot air balloon! I have never driven a 1960's Vespa scooter, although I really would love one! I have never turned down chocolate , or been to America, although I would love to visit your wonderful country. I have never been to Scotland or Wales. Great idea for a post my friend .

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    1. Thisisme: I do hope France is showing off all her loveliness for you! The Vespa scooter- now that would be fun! And if you ever should get to America, (particularly Texas) rest assured we would be waiting with open arms!

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  21. Dear Shelly, I'm going to tell you just a couple of things I've never done but wanted to. (There are many, many, zillions, of things I've never done, but I don't want to do them!) I've never traveled by boat to the various Greek Islands like Delos and Santorini and Mykonos. And I so want to. Also, I've never learned to easily translate classical Greek into modern English. That, too, is on my bucket list. Ah, the years pass, the bucket list remains, and the will weakens! Peace.

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    1. Dee: That's an impressive list, made even more so by the fact they are still your goals! And "easily translate classical Greek into modern English"- wow! I would be happy to translate it even with difficulty~

      And we push on to our goals~

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  22. Hi Shelly,
    This is so creative! I love it as a writing prompt and plan to use it this week during our lessons.
    I have never tasted chicken feet, and even thought I enjoy crunchy I don't plan to try one. I never achieved my childhood dream of being a public school teacher. I never followed a strong urge I had once to be an anthropologist because I thought it was a requirement to travel to a rainforest and go native. I never learned how to immediately give up my drive to argue for something I strongly believe is right. I never worshiped in a Buddist temple. I never entered a race although I have been running for 12 years.

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    1. Jenny: Oh, you and I think alike. It's in my lesson plans for a writing assignment for this coming week! I enjoyed reading your list, and I think some of those things are still on the horizon for you. But chicken feet...well, I don't think I could stomach that, either!

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  23. What a wonderful idea!

    I have never learned how to swim and just do my best to pretend. That makes me look like a total klutz in the water. LOL

    As much as I keep trying, I have never been able to fully get over my debilitating fear of heights. I still get shaky on a stepladder! That means no bungee jumping or skydiving for me—except, maybe, for my 90th birthday because...wow, what a way to go! :D

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    1. Susan: Oh, I am so with you in the fear of heights, although it is something I am working to vanquish, little by little. I don't know that I will ever get to go on that see through walkway at the Grand Canyon, though~

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  24. I have always loved coffee.

    I love math, but I totaLLy did not like a college course caLLed Complex Variable, which I dropped. I also didn't care for learning the computer language FORTRAN under the math department, but then aced the course when I took it under the Computer Science Department.

    I have been to NYCNY twice. I always go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have never been to Alaska.

    I usuaLLy speLL Christmas with an "r", but then you may be talking about a different holiday.

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    1. esboston: Just the name Complex Variable makes me break out in hives. One day I am going to make it to NYC and to MOMA! I am determined!

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  25. I have always wanted to do a back hand spring! But I can't. Too stiff now!

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    1. Lydia: I have pretty much gotten flexible enough, now my trainer is helping me get the power in the spring to get all the way over. If I can do it, I KNOW you can~

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  26. I don't know what's more surprising--the coffee or the hearing. This was a fun and interesting idea for a post. Liked learning more about you!

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    1. Theresa: I just don't think I'll ever have a reason to try coffee, although so many people tell my I'm missing out!

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  27. Interesting to read your Nevers and all the comments.

    Loved going through!

    I've never swam naked in the sea....LOL!

    Nas

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    1. Nas: LOL! Yours made me laugh- always want to watch out for those sharks...

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    2. Lol! Always watch out for sharks!

      Nas

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  29. Well aren't we the pair? I can't see and you can't hear. We would be perfect friends. haha

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    1. Craziness: We could be the new Dynamic Duo!

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  30. There are many things that I've never done (and want to). Having said that, I've lived a crazy and exciting life and have done and seen things that most folks haven't. So, I guess it all evens out.

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    1. Pat: I figure we all would probably not want to trade our lives for anyone else's, so yes, I think it does even out.

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    1. Missed Periods: Wow! And your health is all the better for it, too.

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  32. There are many things I have also not done.
    So gonna do this post :).

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    1. izdiher: I look forward to reading it!

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