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Old 05-10-08, 04:24 PM   #1
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OT: What have you never done?

What have you never done in your life for which you don't have a really good explanation as to why? I'm speaking of the simpler pleasures, not necessarily something like you haven't yet climbed Mt. Everest.

For example, I've never had a massage. I've had some feeble mini-massages from my wife, but she is no good at it. So I have no idea what it really feels like to have a massage from a physical therapist or trained masseur.

I've also never driven, or even ridden, in a Corvette or Porsche. I've liked both cars since I was a kid, I have books on both, and even have a wheel emblem from a Porsche in my office that I purchased 15 years ago as my "first part" toward getting a whole one.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:10 PM   #2
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I've never climbed one of those fake rock walls at the fancier sporting goods stores. Always been intrigued by them. Never white water rafted, either. Or been to a dude ranch. Or been to the top of Coit Tower, even though I was born and raised in San Francisco.
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I've also never driven, or even ridden, in a Corvette or Porsche. .
I've driven a Corvette and have to admit I really didn't like it. I couldn't see the front end of the car and was always afraid of running it into something.
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I'm a regular blood donor, which means I've never done a long list of things. I did look at a Corvette once. Call me Mr. Excitement.
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I live in Denver and have never been to the Denver Mint, for which folks travel from across the nation to visit.

I have never climbed a 14,000+ foot mountain, yet I live in the state with the most in the 48 contiguous states. However, I have climbed some 13,000+'rs.

I have never ridden a unicycle (successfully).

I have never jumped out of an airplane with a parachute.

I have never "high dived."

Like Tom, I have never had a massage, although I have paid for many for my wife.

I have never had a manicure, but my wife has womanicures.

And the list goes on . . . . .
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There is probably a long list of things I haven't done...I assume that you mean things you haven't done that you at least kinda sorta wish you had (I never had any desire to go sky-diving or wrestle an alligator, so I never did).

A few attainable goals that I never reached:
Never learned how to throw a lasso;
Never bulldogged a steer;
Never learned how to fly an airplane;
Never hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail;
Never found any gold (though I tried panning for it in California)...
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Old 05-10-08, 07:23 PM   #7
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I've always wanted to fly a plane, even just an introductory flight, but never have.

I had my best friends gray market 1985 Porsche Turbo Carrera for about 8 months in 1986 while he was getting a divorce. All I had to do was keep it clean and it was in essence mine for that time. I would had sold my sole to own that car, but it would have killed me eventually! In the late 70's I babysat a corvette for a couple of days...blah.
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I've never climbed one of those fake rock walls at the fancier sporting goods stores. Always been intrigued by them. Never white water rafted, either. Or been to a dude ranch. Or been to the top of Coit Tower, even though I was born and raised in San Francisco.
I've never been in a store fancy enough to have a climbing wall. But hey, I live in Tennessee.

But I've been white water rafting in the Colorado, New, Gauley, & Ocoee Rivers.
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I've never had a massage. I've never sung in an accomplished mens' choir of any significant size, nor have I ever sung with a barbershop group. I've never been sky diving or bungee jumping. I've never ridden a double century. I have never visited the Statue of Liberty.
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I've never traveled abroad. Canada and the Bahamas don't count. Oh, I did got to Ireland once, but never the rest of Europe.
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Never been convicted of anything........ But that's not what this thread is about.
How about: Never broke out of prison, like in the movies.
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While I have been to the Denver Mint and have climbed the stairs to the top of Coit Tower, I should have added that I've never been to Yellowstone Park, and I've wanted to go there since I was 6. I am going to get there someday.
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I've never colored my hair, and I don't have any desire to. I think every single one of my friends now colors her hair except one; it's what most women my age do to cover the gray or change it to a color they prefer. I don't care if the gray shows (many people tell me it appears more blonde than gray anyway) and I don't want another color. Maybe I'm weird, but I just don't see the point of going to all that trouble and expense just to make people think it's something other than what it really is.

Except for Canada and Mexico, I've never traveled outside of the U.S. But I hope to one day.

I've never eaten a snail, and I never plan to either.
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I've lived in So Cal for 50+ years and never been to Hollywood...and still have no desire.
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I've never ridden a carbon fiber bike that I have liked.
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Aah, but that is a judgment of something that you have done.

Much like Beverly who has driven a Corvette but didn't like it.
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Aah, but that is a judgment of something that you have done.

Much like Beverly who has driven a Corvette but didn't like it.
hmmmmmmmmm..............good point


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I haven't ridden any part of the California Coast, and all I'd have to do is jump on Amtrak to San Jose and start pedaling! OH the shame...
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Although I live 35~miles south of Cleveland, I've never visited the Rock Hall of Fame.
I've never done stand up comedy.
I've never worked in a bike shop.
I've never invited a homeless person into my house.
I've never sucked on a helium balloon.
I've never put a note in a bottle and thrown it into the ocean.
I've never singlehandedly sailed a sailboat.
I've never flown in a large airplane.
I've never actually hugged a tree.

But most of all, I regret that I've never traveled.
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Done lots of exciting things that apparantly many of the members haven't. Have now got to the stage where there is not anything that I think I would like to do that is something I should have done. In fact many of the things I used to be able to do- I no longer have the body or fitness----Or inclination to do again.

The only thing I now want to do is to get that holiday in the Alps. plenty of riding and a few more slopes to ride----If I want to.
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