Friday, 21 October 2011

Coffee with friends

I've been wanting to join a meme again for a long time now, but hadn't really found one I wanted to join until I read Flamblogger's blog. Coffee klatch sounded great, so I will try and join every week if possible, today for certain!
Tower of London
Today's question is to list ten things you have never done. So, here goes:
I've not managed to learn Japanese. Not for lack of trying though, I've still got the books at home, but jellybeans, is that language a tough one! Nothing is like any of the languages I speak and I had to give it up in the end.
I've never used drugs, not even a joint. Knowing my tendency to get hooked onto something reasonably fast, I think it was wise never to use any, although I do wonder what it would feel like to be all high. However, this DOES NOT mean I will be trying any!! I'll climb a tower to feel high...
I've never travelled the world. At some point in my life I really wanted to see the world and go backpacking, but as I've grown older I don't think I missed much. Besides I know I like my creature comforts a bit too much as well to be roughing it in some hostel in the outback of Australia!

I've not had any children. I have got a nephew, two nieces, a goddaughter, a sugar daughter and a sugar son though. And of course my monsters who are almost like my children.
I've never ever played truant. I wouldn't have dared! The look my father or mother would have given me would have been too awful!
I've never cheated on any test. I remember once a class mate had actually gotten hold of the test and had copied it for the entire class. I was the only one who earned that grade fair and square because I refused to do it that way. My father and mother, you get the drift.

I've never seen 'The Day After' about the aftermath of the atomic bomb. I could have, I probably should have, but I refused and spent the periods when it was shown in religion class in the cafeteria of our high school. Me refusing anything was a sign that I was serious, since I usually went along with a lot.
I have never eaten mushrooms willingly. It's not so much the taste as the texture of them. Slimy, slippery, gross and they are grown on horses' poo! I will pick them out of my food. Ooh, even thinking about them makes my skin crawl!
I have never ridden a motor cycle or moped. When I was younger, the first thing I wanted to learn when I was old enough was how to ride a motor cycle. The only thing I have done so far is sit on the back and that was not the success I thought it might have been: a sore and wooden bum!
I haven't ever ridden a horse. I've been on one, but it has always been stationary. Oh, and I had to be hoisted on by two colleagues!!

Then there's a question to be answered as well: please share with us something that you do to prepare for this changing weather. Well, the thing I do is try and get my heating system to work again. It has a mind of its own after a summer of not being used and now it's quite temperamental, heating when it's not even on! But I will get it tamed before the really cold weather sets in. Or just wear thick socks!

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  1. We just had our furnace inspected and serviced for the year. But we turn it quite low, especially at night, and bundle up. You should see me now with my hoodie on.

  2. Hey, looking good on that horse. Didn't you feel high up there?

    I've never used any drugs either, apart from aspirin or something like that. I've never even smoked. Amazing isn't it? We actually exist. Dutch girls who haven's smoked a joint. Wow ;-)

  3. So glad you've joined us Mara! It's so interesting reading about other people's lives and motivations. Your comment about rolling around in the snow provoked quite a few comments! Hilarious!

  4. That sounds like a fun meme. Enjoyed reading your answers.
    As soon as your blog came up I saw the Tower of London and thought you were going to talk about it!
    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Hey, after reading your list, I realized I could have added some of yours to my list. I've never watched the "new" Titanic or Forrest Gump. I'm not much of a movie watcher. Short attention span.

  6. Hi, this link party is so much fun! Listen, I rode a horse and he threw me, broke my wrist - you didn't miss anything :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Mara!
    Thanks for joining Coffee Klatch Friday! It is nice to meet you and learn some things about you. I hope you will come back again!

  8. My personal opinion here about getting HIGH, Isn't worth it, you are missing not a thing.(tried it in 8th grade, made me depressed and hungry) It's so easy to get it here in Colorado. Theres a Medical Marijuana store on almost every corner, go in, tell them you have a pain, and walla, you have a card that says you can get marijuana.I think it needs ti be regulated better. Im sure it has its medicinal properties becauseI am so into herbs, but it is not being used properly and it comes in candy form, cookie form, i could go on and on, so anyway here are my 10.
    1. I dont know how to speak any other language, and wish I did.
    2.I have not been to Europe or anywhere around it
    3. i have never had a CAMERO which I really want bad!
    4. I have never hear of "sugar daughter/son?" (you must explain)
    5.this is hard
    I should put down the I HAVES
    ok, I have never answered, "Ive never" before
    6.I have not experienced a year of weather like we have had for 2011 here in Colorado. No sledding where we are this last winter,we've been having earthquakes in our state, it it weird!
    7.I have not played strip poker and never will
    ok , I am sorry my Mara, I cant think of anything else to put down,not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing?

  9. My brother was in a really bad motorcycle accident, and we're lucky he's still with us! So my advice is to continue to stay off motorcycles!

  10. Hey, I did miss some of your blog posts, including this one, which showed up on my list but said it didn't exist when I clicked on it.
    And I forgot about Coffee, must check it out.
    After I check your blog for other missed posts.


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