me in cabo in 2006

i am 36 years old and i have never:

1. traveled outside of the united states (except for mexico).

2. broken a bone (knock on wood).

3. gone on a hot air balloon (nor will i EVER…see this post).

4. watched an episode of gossip girl (GASP)!

5. eaten sushi (i won’t even try it…i will NEVER eat raw fish).

6. taken a dance class (even though if i could be anything it would be a ballerina).

7. dyed my hair red. i’ve been every color of blonde, brown and even jet black but never red.

8. vlogged (for my friends who don’t blog, that is a video blog post…although i did skype for the first time ever with my blogher bff’s).

9. heard my son call me momma (or as we say in our house….maaa’ma…i totally baby talk to eep even though i swore i never would).

10. done a clothing swap with another blogger to see how we would style the same piece differently (totally want to do this btw).

11. been to catalina (been dying to go for years).

12. met my biological father (my step dad has been my dad since i was 2).

13. been to bora bora (my dream vacation if the flight(s) weren’t so long).

14. been in a helicopter (probably never going to do this either).

15. seen the movie fargo.

16. swam with stingrays (although i have swam with dolphins and a sea lion…in mexico…probably not the safest thing i’ve done).

17. wanted to be an astronaut (um, no. just no.).

18. eaten a papaya, mango or kiwi.

19. jet skied.

20. played bunko (my husband came up with that one for me).

21. bungee jumped (i am afraid of heights-see #3 and #14).

22. been able to learn “soulja boy” on xbox kinect.

today i am linking up with mama kat for her writer’s workshop. you should totally stop by her blog and watch her videos. she is hilarious…or nuts. =) i am so happy i got to meet her in person at blogher.

21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amiyrah @ 4 hats and frugal
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    Love your list! Number 18 blows my mind because I am in love with mango lol. I did the same writing prompt! This was fun to do.

  2. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    And ps. Don’t ever dye your hair red, it never, I repeat never comes out. 3.5 yrs later it’s still there (slightly).

    I don’t do heights (unless they’re heels) so forget the hot air balloon and bungee jumping too!

    I swam with stingrays and uhm, scarrryyy…word to the wise, shuffle your feet!

    XOXO Great List…

  3. Mama Kat
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Bora Bora? Count me in!!

  4. Alexandria
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    Watch Fargo. It’s good.

  5. Milla
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    How have you never had papaya woman? I never liked mango until I had it fresh from the tree in Jamaica. Now I’m hooked Time to get on that! I’ve never seen Gossip Girl either and have no desire to, nor would I go in a helicopter, hot air balloon or to er… space. Flying freaks me out enough! Speaking of flying, you simply must travel. Yes, the flights are long but the best experiences I’ve had have been as a result of living abroad. Meeting people of other cultures (in their own country)has a positive and life-changing impact on you. I so want to vlog!! I probably need some IT skills first… As for raw fish, you are missing out!! Sashimi, when fresh, is quite possibly the most delectable thing on earth. Try it!

  6. Sherry
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Oh my gosh – your list is almost identical to what mine used to look like!! I SWORE I would never have sushi – now I can’t get enough of it; finally broke a bone (my nose, still broken) 3 yrs ago; had never been outside the US until 2 yrs ago; went to Catalina for my honeymoon and the rest I haven’t done either but would love to do most of them!! Love this!! 🙂

  7. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Wow – I’m realizing even more how much we have in common! With the exception of #’s 5, 9 and 12, my list would be the same 🙂

  8. Neris
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Awesome post! I can’t believe you’ve never eaten sushi or a kiwi 🙂 You need to try it woman! If you don’t want to eat raw fish, order Shrimp Tempura (it’s made with fried shrimp and it’s pretty amazing) I would love to swim with the dolphins (one of my biggest wishes) and I skydived during my last year of college! It was amazing experience but would not recommend it to anyone scared of heights (you included) 🙂


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  9. JDaniel4's Mom
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 5:31 am

    I haven’t eaten sushi either. Bunko is such fun! It is worth trying to play.

  10. Autumn Van Weir
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Those aren’t awful things not to have done. You can check some of them off eventually!! I have tried sushi and can say I don’t get what all the fuss is about it. I thought it was nastiness. And I will also NEVER go in a hot air balloon!!

  11. Arnebya
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    6, 9, 12, 15 & 18, I’m right there with you. Sometimes I hear people talking about Gossip Girl and I wish I had watched it but then realize, no. No, I don’t. One day, though, I am determined to leave the United States.

    • Arnebya
      Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:17 am

      Ugh. I meant OTHER than those. Gimme a break; it’s still early.

  12. Jessica
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    I’ve never been blonde, but I have been every shade of red. We have a lot of things in common… even though I have eaten Sushi, but not Sashimi 🙂
    BTW, your blog style is to die for…

  13. Alison at Mommy is a Power Ranger
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    Oh my gosh, you have to try kiwi! It is such an awesome fruit (and my favorite-I’ve been known to eat 5 or 6 kiwis in one sitting). Hot air balloons and helicopters seem kind of scary-I don’t like heights. Great list!

  14. Jamie
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Ok….Have been following you for a while and LOVE your blog. I’ve felt a true connection to you. As I read your list above I share a lot of your NEVER’s, but I can’t actually believe we have #12 in common! Weird right?! How many people can say that?

    PS….you should really try sushi!!!!! And when eep calls you Mama your heart will melt.

  15. Christine
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Great list! You must try mango – it’s so good! I also will never bungee jump or skydive for that matter. One thing I’ve never done is visit LA – I’d like to one day. 🙂

  16. the Blah Blah Blahger
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I’m so with you on the sushi and hot air baloon ride!!! : )

  17. Laura Mason
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    6. taken a dance class (even though if i could be anything it would be a ballerina).
    18. eaten a papaya, mango or kiwi.

    Those two things I def think you should do! (except dont eat those fruits if you are allergic, not breathing is def not cute) But you should take a dance class at a gym where they teach adult beginners classes, they are so fun! At the apt complex I lived in in SD they had a hip hip class once a week at their gym and it was silly and pretty easy but it always made everyone laugh and smile, it was a really good time. In high school a group of my best friends and I went to a dance studio and took hiphop classes and even were in the recitals (it is on video tape, which is good that we are all in it and all want no one to see so we cant black mail each other haha) and it was really bonding, and we would meet at my parents house before hand and cook a new dinner together then drive to the class with music blaring. Basically I am trying to convince you how much fun you will have if you take a dance class, no matter how silly it seems I think it is something you wont regret doing 🙂

  18. Amber from Real Girl Glam
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    Love this post! I haven’t done a lot of the things on your list either and I definitely will never ever eat sushi!

    Oct 21, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    Fantastic post! I don’t do raw fish either. California rolls are the extent of my sushi love. ((It’s ok though because apparently I’m a horrible person for hating tofu!))

  20. Eden
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    You should try to visit Asia! 🙂 All the best with your bucket list!