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True Confessions: 10 Things I’ve Never Done

We all have them (even if the list may be shorter for some than it is for others!): a handful of seemingly common or rite-of-passage life experiences which, whether by choice or by chance, we’ve never actually had. So just for fun – even though I know it might inspire you to exclaim incredulously, “What?! You’ve never _______? You can’t be serious!” – I thought I’d reveal a few of the items on my own “things I’ve never done” list.


10 Things I’ve Never Done

  1. watched Forrest Gump from beginning to end
  2. smoked anything – cigarette, cigar, pipe, salmon 😉
  3. visited a country other than Canada or the US
  4. watched an episode of Glee
  5. taken any non-pharmaceutical (i.e., illegal) drugs
  6. read any of the Harry Potter books or seen the Harry Potter movies
  7. got a tattoo
  8. been pregnant/given birth
  9. had my wisdom teeth removed (because I don’t have any!)
  10. learned how to play chess

Now it’s your turn!

What are some things you’ve never done?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo March 2014

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Carol Cassara
    March 26, 2014

    I love your list! Y our choices are so interesting.
    We have a few things in common, such as:
    read any of the Harry Potter books or seen the Harry Potter movies
    got a tattoo
    given birth
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  • Krystal March 26, 2014

    You’re missing out on Glee! It’s one of my guilty pleasures.
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  • Heather Cameron
    March 26, 2014

    Love you list, a great idea to think about and create. We also have a lot in common, half your list actually: 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
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  • Cheryl Jones March 26, 2014

    Okay, first, I’m not going to comment on how strange any of your list is. 😉

    I share numbers 7 and 10 with you though.

    Here’s what I’ve never done.

    1. Learned how to crochet.
    2. Learned to play any musical instruments.
    3. Eaten escargot.
    4. Been to Manitoba or Saskatchewan (the only reason I can’t say Alberta is because we had a layover there once so I have technically been in Alberta).

    That’s all I can think of at the moment. I look forward to seeing what other people come up with. 🙂

  • Sherri March 26, 2014

    What a fun concept! I will have to think on this…we always focus on what we HAVE done, right?

  • Cathy March 27, 2014

    I share some nevers with you. Here is my list.

    1. Never shaved anything
    2. Never had my ears pierced
    3. Never had sex with a man
    4. Never put on makeup
    5. Never been to Florida, Hawaii, or Alaska
    6. Never been pregnant/given birth
    7. Never smoked anything
    8. Never been married
    9. Never owned a smart phone
    10. Never went to pre-school

    I suspect some of these will go away in the next several years (plan to visit Hawaii and Alaska eventually and will probably get a smart phone pretty soon).

  • Carol Graham
    March 27, 2014

    As always, you did not disappoint. Loved your idea and your list. I relate with 1,2,4,6,7,10 I will add: Never watched any Star wars or Lord of the Rings movies (or read the books). Never jumped out of a plane. Never owned a rodent as a pet. Never went hunting. That’s my 10. Thanks for the fun.
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  • Diane
    March 27, 2014

    Okay, here goes…
    I’ve never had a drink of alcohol.
    Never taken drugs.
    Never gotten a tattoo. (Thank you for that one!)
    Never bungee-jumped.
    Never sky-dived.
    Never tasted caviar.
    Never graduated college (I was close…).
    Also never watched an episode of Glee (or ER or Grey’s Anatomy or…)
    Never streaked. (That’s a good thing.)
    Never went on a hot-air balloon ride (And I’d love to try it!)
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  • Adela
    March 27, 2014

    Oh my! I’ve done everything on your list except get a tatoo. I can live with that. So, here’s my unsolicited advice.
    #1 Do on a rainy, sad day. It will put a smile on your face.
    #2 Never do, not even the salmon. All will leave you completely unkissable.
    #3 Oh Do! If you are a timid traveler, start with Costa Rica: temperate climate, lovely beaches, lots of English speaking people, and safe drinking water.
    #4 Watch the first season only. Funny, irreverant, and not trying to preach. (The concept was written by and based on the High School my kids went to.) After the first season, Glee loses it’s punch.
    $6 Skip the books and see the movies. Probably the only time I liked the movies more than the books. Probably the only person in the world who dislikes the books. (So formulaic.)

  • Adela
    March 27, 2014

    Now for my list: I Never
    1. Smoked pot.
    2. Bungi jumped.
    3. Failed a test.
    4. Plucked my eyebrows (okay I pulled one out and vowed never to do that owey thing again.)
    5. Joined the mile-high club
    6. Won the lottery.
    7. Lost a sibling, a child, a niece, a nephew, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, a grandchild, a mother.
    8. Liked brussel sprouts.
    9. Had a panic attack.
    10. Wanted to do any of these things (well, except maybe #1 and #4.)
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  • Linda Brendle
    March 27, 2014

    Laurel, I haven’t done everything on your list, but after reading it and some of the others, I realized that I’ve been around quite a bit for sweet, little Baptist girl from west Texas!
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  • Kathy March 28, 2014

    Some things I have never done
    1. Watched Walking Dead or Gray’s Anatomy.
    2. Never water skied
    3. Went on a cruise
    4 Been to Las Vegas or Hawaii

    • Laurel Regan
      March 29, 2014

      My husband and I are huge fans of The Walking Dead – we’ve watched it ever since it first aired! I can see how it wouldn’t be for everyone, though. And I’ve been to Hawaii – but other than that, you and I share several items in common!
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  • Karen Lynn March 31, 2014

    Interesting list! I’m a little (Lots) older than you so I did most of the things on your list. I think I can think of 10 randoms things I’ve never done:
    1. Swallowed liver. I’ve had it in my mouth, but couldn’t get it any farther
    2. Driving a motorcycle (I’ve always wanted to, but alas)
    3. No intentional tattoos (have 4 dots though, radiation markers)
    4. Read War and Peace
    5. Been a cheerleader
    6. bungee jumping
    7. sky diving
    8. hot air balloon ride (no, those things aren’t on my bucket list)
    9. won a game of WWF with Denise
    10. flown on an airplane wing

    This was a pretty hard list to come up with 10 things I haven’t done. Although I bet there are thousands of millions of things I’ve never done. But pinning it down on a list was very though provoking!
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