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Old 07-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #41
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Never played a musical instrument except for the sand blocks and glockenspiel in grade school. Our musical education was terrible.

ONE TIME, I ran my fingers across the row of a piano.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #42
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Lots of "nevers" out there but I wonder if all are truthful? How about aga8888 who says he's had several wives but never been to jail?

For me:
Never smoked weed.
Never been in a casino.
Never been in jail or arrested.
Never been robbed.
Never, will never, ever jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
Never been in the military (but think I missed something in life).
Never snorkeled.

Everything else I've done. Ya, right!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #43
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Lots of "nevers" out there but I wonder if all are truthful? How about aga8888 who says he's had several wives but never been to jail?
Yeah, I was wondering about that too. But I figured maybe he's from Utah....or Saudi Arabia.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #44
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Lots of "nevers" out there but I wonder if all are truthful? How about aga8888 who says he's had several wives but never been to jail?
I am truthful, that's why I am still w*rking..(until 10/1/2013).
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #45
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Wow, judging by all the non-smoking, non-drinking (alcohol or COFFEE), non-gambling types... one might take the leap to think that is this is one way to FIRE.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #46
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I never diagrammed a sentence in school. And I even had advanced classes. I just never had a teacher that had us do that.

I've never used a pneumatic tube at a bank drive-up. The bank in my home town where I grew up had actually teller stations at each drive-up lane and when I moved away direct deposit and ATMs made the need obsolete for me.

I never chewed tobacco, although I grew up in an area where the practice was pretty common.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #47
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #48
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Even though I attended a notorious "party school," I never:

Looked into joining a sorority,
Went to a frat party, or
Smoked pot or tried any recreational drugs.

In life beyond college, I never:

Sky-dived or bungee-jumped;
Went to Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas or Mississippi, or Rhode Island;
Visited any continents beyond Europe and North America;
Ran for public office;
Auditioned for community theatre or competitive choral societies;
Tried oysters (because of the way they look!); or
Had a daughter.


But, I guess the other list (of what I had the chance to do) was more engrossing than this one. If these had been higher priorities, I would have pursued them......
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #49
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I have smoked cigarettes, but nothing else, and have quit for some years too.
I think it's time I try smoking something new. What do you suggest I try first?












Pork, beef, or salmon?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #50
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #51
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I have smoked cigarettes, but nothing else, and have quit for some years too.
I think it's time I try smoking something new. What do you suggest I try first?

Pork, beef, or salmon?
Try those clove-laced cigarettes sold in Indonesia. What a trip. I had some after a trip to Jakarta years ago and lit one up in the office after we got back. Cleaned the place out in no time!

Actually, a good Cuban cigar is very nice!
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #52
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Wow, that's a hard act (video) to follow.

Anyway, I'm probably one of the few who have never stepped foot into a Taco Bell Restaurant. I've never eaten food from there or gone through the drive in or even been on one's property.
Never had a broken bone either.
Never been to jail.
Never been on a jury but have been called to jury duty many times. I guess they don't like the way I answer their questions.
I know there are some others but these come to mind.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #53
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Never put on false eye lashes, never done those gel nails, never had liposuction which is why I never worn a bikini!
I've done all those things--more than once. Totally changed my life (and the lives of those around me).
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #54
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Try those clove-laced cigarettes sold in Indonesia. What a trip. I had some after a trip to Jakarta years ago and lit one up in the office after we got back. Cleaned the place out in no time!

Actually, a good Cuban cigar is very nice!
Years ago, I read about some guys getting huge cysts in their lungs after smoking those. Doctors did not know why, because most did not have that problem. Think I'll pass. Same about cigars.

Been thinking about a smoker for meat. However, though we like BBQ occasionally, do not eat it often enough to make a commitment.

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Never put on false eye lashes, never done those gel nails, never had liposuction which is why I never worn a bikini!
I've done all those things--more than once. Totally changed my life (and the lives of those around me).
Sure you would!

Do you have photos? I am curious to see a redduck in bikini, and with eye lashes.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #55
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #56
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I've never mowed a lawn, and boy do I never hope to start

I've never watched a boxing match.

Me neither, but this is mostly because I'm allergic to grass and every time someone cuts it I can't stop sneezing. So, that's one chore I never have to do. I've also never has whiskey or scotch and I have no idea why. I guess I've never come across it at a party and when it comes to buying my own I don't just fork over money for something I'm not sure of.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #57
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I have never:
1. Been to Niagara Falls, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Arches NP, or Four Corners among other landmarks. I have been to Kiribati, though.
2. Roller skated.
3. Dove from a diving board.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #58
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #59
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Thought of a few more:

Never chewed gum
Never owned a car which had power windows or power door locks
Never donated blood
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #60
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