Tuesday 25 October 2011

Well, I never

I'm sick at home today after what was a relaxing long weekend. In between napping, I've tried reading my book but a pounding headache has seen me resort to randomly surfing the net and reading blogs from days ago. That's how I found Moata's post about things she has never done.

I got to thinking about things I've never done in my lifetime. Not big life changing, world saving, reckless and radical stuff, or major regrets, but small or quirky things that others might be surprised to learn. For example, I have a friend who has never pumped petrol into her own car. Mind you, she does introduce herself at staff meetings as Princess. I started putting together a list just like  Moata's. (I've even stolen the title.)

Without resorting to anything dodgy, here are a few things I've never done.

Things I've never done but would like to do someday:
  • Build a house. I have the perfect plan in my head and it would be awesome to see it come to life.
  • Own a smart phone. Maybe one day ...
  • See a live rugby test match. I probably should have done that during these past few weeks while the world cup was invading our home turf.
  • See The Nutcracker on stage. I listen to Tchaikovsky's score every Christmas and have seen a few performances on TV, but never live.
Things I've never done and feel indifferent about doing:
  • Eat caviar. Just to say I have.
  • Be in a food fight. Such a waste.
  • Own a hairdryer. Find out why here
  • Purchase individual songs or albums in iTunes (or similar). I prefer to cut a high quality copy of music from CDs instead.
Things I've never done and have no interest in ever doing:
  • Have a manicure or pedicure. Conjures up images of a spoilt French poodle for me.
  • Buy something on credit or hire purchase, have a bank loan (apart from mortgages) or use an overdraft.
  • Jump out of a plane, off a bridge or onto/off any moving target.
  • See the second and third Lord Of The Rings movies or read the books. I sat through the first and that was more than enough for me.
  • Read a trashy Mills & Boon romance - and I don't accept the "how do you know they're bad unless you've read one?" rebuttal, either.
  • Get drunk.
  • Gamble with real money. I'd may as well just throw it away.
  • Smoke a cigarette or take illicit drugs. That often makes me the odd one out in groups.
  • Get a tattoo.
  • Pretend I was sick to get off work. Seriously - I even took annual leave once to have an operation and worked full time during my six week recovery period.
 What's on your "I've never done ..." list?


LatteJunkie said...

Oh, I have been thinking about doing this one too. It's awesome.

I also love tickling a three year old - mine is very ticklish.
And sunshine should have been on my list too.

Thanks for popping by my blog... I am glad people understand my relationship with coffee :)

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

On my "i never but i would like to" list is to fly in an airplane! I am 31 years old and have never done that!

Dialect Of Heart said...

I'd blog about this list sometime soon :)

Susan said...

I really REALLY liked this post, I mean I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling too well and do hope you get plenty of rest and feel better soon.... I liked the 'things you've never done' post! What a pretty cool idea. I too would love to see the nutcracker live on stage. Every christmas I say I will but never do. Um... the Mills and boon romances ... LOL... I read them from Harlequin (same thing) and love em! hee hee hee but completely understand why you won't read them after all its the same plot over and over just renamed the characters is all :-/

Anyway, I hope you don't mind if I borrow this to repost on my blog and will fully provide a link to your post stating where I borrowed the idea!

Get well soon! Blessings!

LatteJunkie said...

mine's up :)