Saturday, October 13, 2012


     My friend Jen over at Living a Full Life wrote a  blog post about things she's never done.  I hadn't really thought much about the things I haven't done and when she tagged me to play along, I decided that would be fun.  I'm thinking it's going to inspire upcoming "things I have done" and "things I will do" posts too.

1) I have never been to Las Vegas.  Ever.  I live on the Left Coast and know plenty of people who routinely go over there but I am not one of them.  I have driven through Reno a couple of times and once I think we actually got out of the car there.  Not much appeals to me about either place.

2)  I have never been to a professional football game.  I went to a college game once (SJSU vs Stanford) because it was the thing to do.  Probably went to three or maybe four football games in high school - again, the thing to do.  Not really into crowds and watching things from afar.  I went to a SF Giants game once at Candlestick.  Stayed in the bar the whole time.  Too miserably cold in the stands.

3) I have never eaten a Chicken McNugget.  Whatever the hell that is.  I had a MacDonald's hamburger once in high school.  I had a Carl's Jr hamburger maybe a half dozen times in college.  It was the dinner of choice for some guy I was dating. I was trying to make him like me.   I don't like fast food. Period.

4) To my knowledge, I have never been on TV.  Don't want to be either.

5)  I have never been arrested.  My behavior has not always been above the law but I was never caught.  I have never gotten behind the wheel if I have been under the influence of anything.  Not right.  Could not live with myself were I to be the cause of a serious accident.

6)  I have never worn a formal dress - like one of those prom dresses.  I eschewed such things when I was in high school and, to my knowledge, those things were off the table in my college days at California public colleges.  I've been married more times than I have been a bridesmaid.  That sounds bad but really?  Really I am only in my second marriage.  I think I have only been a bridal person once and I wore a lovely street sort of dress of my own selection.

7) I have never been to a circus (unless you count my life as a circus).  Not interested in going to one either.

8) I have never ridden in a speed boat.  I've been sailing on the SF Bay (beautiful, I might add) but have never been interested in speed boats.  Notice that I didn't say I am not interested in speed; only in speed boats.  Too noisy.  I like fast cars though.

9) I have never gotten a tattoo.  I have no problem with anyone else getting one but I have yet to have something mean so much to me that I would want the image or words permanently etched into my skin.  I do have five ear piercings, however.  Nine if you count both ears...

10) Sadly, I have never been inside a synagogue, a Buddhist temple,  or a mosque.  I have spent far too many hours in Catholic churches.  I have attended a handful of wedding or funeral services in some other Christian churches.  But I have never been inside the houses of worship for many of the world's people.

Okay, so that was fun!  Thanks, Jen, for the inspiration.  I have a lot of heavy stuff on my mind right now so this light post was an especially nice birdwalk.


  1. What a great idea for a post! I just might have to write my own. :)

    On your list, I've done numbers 3, 6, 7, and 8. When I was in college, I used to think I wanted a tattoo. I still think about it from time to time but doubt it's something I'd ever do.

    Enjoyed your post!

    1. Why, thank you! If one of my children died, I might put a discrete tattoo somewhere so that I would always carry them with me. But that's about the only situation that makes me think tattoo these days.

  2. Glad you did this!! I enjoyed your list. Stay tuned I actually did one of the things on my list today :)and I was so excited!!

    I'm going to write a post about it.

    But your post reminded me.... I actually didn't go to my own prom, got the dress then got into an argument with my date. My cousin Maria Lynn looking fetching in my dress a few years later!!

    1. I'll check and read about what you did!
      Funny about the prom dress - funny NOW but I bet it hurt back then . :(

  3. You know, about an hour ago I was thinking of all the traditional milestones/rites of passage I've passed over by making some interesting choices. And then I read this and many of the things on your list reminded me of things on mine. Hm. Do you think we ought to sign up for the Red Dress project to scratch the formal wear off our lists?

    1. Had to Bing Red Dress Project but , yay! I could do that!

  4. There are so many things I have never done. There are probably things that I don't even think of or know about that if I did, think or know about them, I might like to do. There are things I wished I had done and things I am glad I have never done.
    As far as your list, ditto on 1, 2, 5, & 9. Also raised Catholic but I have been in a synagogue and other Christian churches , but not a Buddhist temple, or a mosque.
    I recently thought about a tattoo, exactly for the reason you stated, but still thinking about that one.

  5. You know? Only three, seven (Pickle Family Circus) and eight (I have been water skiing twice) apply to me. Anyway, the one time that I have entered a restaurant that purveyed those "chicken arrangements" in the past thirty years, was the one and only time for that experience. I am terrified of going to a pro football game. Too much drunken humanity for this old hippie.

  6. I think my list of never-dones would be long indeed. I've lived a somewhat sheltered life, I guess.

    The parenthetical snipped in number #7 cracked me up--and I can very much identify.