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“Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In our lifetime, we get to do a ton of stuff, and then, there are things we either don’t do or never get round to doing… This prompt from MamaKat’s Writers Workshop & Confessions Of A Pioneer Woman asks us to come up with a list of 22 things we’ve never done. They can be things from the zany to the mundane; from the subtle to the sublime. Below is my zany list. See if you can top it with yours or perhaps confess that you’ve actually done a few things on my list. Have some fun… Go on then. 😉

I’m xoxo xoxo years old.
And I’ve never:

1. Milked an Alpaca.

2. Tried skydiving naked.

3. Bathed in a vat of chocolate.

4. Split an atom or shun girl talk

“In that world, you’ll be able to rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood: that spirit of eagerness, adventure and certainty which comes from dealing with a rational universe.” Ayn Rand

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5. Gone white water rafting in the grand canyon.

6. Played a banjo with my eyes closed.

7. Skateboarded on the Great Wall of China.

8. Smoked a real Cuban grown cigar.

9. Gone skinny dipping in Lincoln Center Fountain Plaza.

“The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.” John Updike

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10. Visited Alaska to photograph or shoot a caribou.

11. Learned how to pole dance.

12. Inhaled like a past President claimed.

13. Eaten Monkey Brains.

14. Starred in a baby got back rap video.

15. Gotten a tattoo on my forehead.

16. Worn a meat dress.

“Don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself if that doesn’t make you different then something is wrong.” Anon

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17. Kissed a frog or Watched Friends.

18. Received a multimillion dollar golden parachute.

19. Bathed or peed in the Ganges.

21. Made love on a plane to/from Los Angeles.

22. Flown a helicopter.

Quite frankly, if I never get to do some of these things, I won’t lose sleep over them… I won’t mind doing a few of the things on my list as that is what adds spice to life. But I’m not divulging what I’d readily do. That’s for me to know. So, where is your sense of the zany? of humor? Jump right in as I’m curious to know what you’ve never done. 😉
What about you? What are your thoughts? What things have you never done? What stops you? Do you plan to explore some before you leave this life? Do share! Thank you. 🙂

This post was inspired by prompts from MamaKat’s Writers Workshop & Confessions Of A Pioneer Woman: Follow the template Mamakat copied from The Pioneer Woman without her permission and list 22 things you’ve never done.

Positive Motivation Tip: List the things you’ve never done and explore some…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Group of Alpaca, Great Wall of China, Caribou and Frog couple via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

41 Comments leave one →
  1. 20/10/2011 11:22 pm

    hi Eliz,
    6 – I played banjo with closed eyes, watch my dueling-banjo post
    22 – flown IN a helicopter over Manhattan – was great, do it!
    I’m very surprised by your 22 ideas – and had to smile reading some
    – want to know, when I smiled? position 2+3 🙂

    • 21/10/2011 5:03 pm

      TY Frizztext! I knew you would be amused. lol! 😆 Will check out your links soon. I was surprised when it dawned on me that I hadn’t been in a helicopter… I have to think about it because I’ve traveled a lot and wonder why I missed that one… TY! 😉

      • 21/10/2011 11:51 pm

        you inspired me to post to write same.

  2. Goz permalink
    21/10/2011 3:02 am

    Wow! So charmingly whack you are, and I mean that nicely ;)… I’ve probably watched Friends once… As for most of the rest, they’re probably safer left as fantasies… The reality may just fall below expectations.. Skydiving naked?? = Freezing!

    • 21/10/2011 11:46 am

      I bet you got the humor of it all…. This is meant to be tongue-in-cheek about things I’ve never done and probably won’t be doing anytime some… There are a few mundane ones tucked in there but I was thinking out the proverbial box… 😆

  3. 21/10/2011 6:10 am

    What a crazy list! How do you come up with some of this stuff? I think the craziest thing I’d actually do is take a flight into space around the Earth… Kinda scary but can you imagine how that would feel?

    Happy weekend, my friend! 🙂

    • 21/10/2011 11:48 am

      Thank you Karen, It is meant to be a zany list! I wonder if some people missed the mirthful point entirely. A trip to space and back would be awesome too. Happy weekend to you! 🙂

  4. 21/10/2011 7:02 am

    I’m a list junkie so I loved this. For the record I’m also a “Friends” junkie

    • 21/10/2011 11:50 am

      I’m a list lover too and it has been a while since I did a list. I thought this would be a fun thing to do and try imagining things one would never quite do. Glad you liked it. TY! 🙂

  5. 21/10/2011 8:00 am

    Amazing photos and great list! One thing that I have never done but would like to do one day is to have a child. And hopefully I will get to do this before my time is up on this earth. 🙂

    • 21/10/2011 11:52 am

      TY! I’m glad you liked the list as it was meant to be a fun exercise not so serious… One can’t always be so serious as life is meant to include zany humor too. I do hope you get your wish as that would be wonderful. 🙂

  6. 21/10/2011 8:10 am

    Eliz, are these things you plant to do in the future? The pictures are great, but I don’t see you kissing a frog anytime soon. 🙂

    • 21/10/2011 11:55 am

      Hi Miriam,
      The post was written in jest; tongue-in-cheek to try and imagine things I’ve never done and would probably never do… Writing an easy and simple list of 22 things would have been, in my opinion, ho hum… This was more fun to write actually but I’m not sure some people cottoned on to the humor part of it… Or maybe the world is becoming too serious.
      I loved the photos too; especially the caribou. Yes, I would probably never kiss a frog. 😆 TY!

  7. 21/10/2011 12:00 pm

    Luv your sense of humor, this was an excellent post as I am now in for seeking new adventures and new ones at that !! Gone skinny dipping in Lincoln Center Fountain Plaza. ( This one sounds like it may be fun ! ) 🙂

    Love this quote: !!~!!!!!!!
    “The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.” John Updike

    • 21/10/2011 12:03 pm

      TY Penny! It is all meant to be for the sake of fun… To help us lighten up a bit and not be so focused on all the tough/serious stuff out there… There is plenty of that in the world today. I’ve imagined the Lincoln Center Fountain and that would be a riot. I bet someone might do it one day… it won’t be me. 😆

  8. 21/10/2011 12:42 pm

    I have enjoyed a real cuban cigar. It’s great with brandy. As for what I haven’t done… it would take way too long.
    Fun exercise Eliz!

    • 21/10/2011 5:12 pm

      You go Barb! Why the brandy combo? Maybe there is a blog post in there for you, no? As for your list, you can limit it to 22 which is the recommended length… Go for it. TY! 🙂

  9. 21/10/2011 1:28 pm

    Not much on your list appeals to me. 😆

    I have gone white water rafting in Colorada, flown over the Badlands in a helicopter, and played the banjo on a riverboat cruise. 😀

    • 21/10/2011 5:10 pm

      Yeah Nancy, I won’t be doing much on the list anytime soon… Don’t hold your breath! 😆
      I like what you’ve done… you played the banjo too! TY! 🙂

  10. 21/10/2011 1:39 pm

    I have never done any of the stuff on your list…..I laughed when I read that you have never played the banjo with your eyes closed…Does that mean you played in with your eyes open only? 🙂
    This looks super fun….I think I want to try to come up with my own 22 crazy things I’ve never done for a post! Thanks for passing on this idea and I loved reading yours….and loved the videos! 😀

    • 21/10/2011 5:09 pm

      Go for it Sharon and I know you’ll have crazier things than mine… I look forward to your post… TY! 🙂
      Oh yeah, lol on the banjo question… Touche! 😆

  11. 21/10/2011 1:41 pm

    And you’ll do just fine without doing those things, right? Except the mult-million dollar golden parachute might be nice…to help you do those things you REALLY want to do.

    • 21/10/2011 5:07 pm

      That so right my friend… I’ll take the golden parachute and forget about the rest in a heartbeat… Well, unless I’m made an offer I couldn’t refuse. 😉 TY!

  12. 21/10/2011 1:49 pm

    Cuban Cigars are really something to enjoy. I had one a year ago. Love the article and your ideas. Thanks for the pingback too!

    • 21/10/2011 2:26 pm

      Thank you for stopping by to add a comment…. appreciated. I’ve never had one but remember the strong sweet smell when my dad used to smoke them. Good for you! TY! 😉

  13. 21/10/2011 4:17 pm

    So funny….thank you for the laughs…a wonderful addition to my day! ; )

    • 21/10/2011 5:06 pm

      TY too for enjoying the humor of it… I was beginning to wonder. 😆

  14. Bree permalink
    22/10/2011 12:07 pm

    What a hilarious list. I’d love to do at least half of them in my lifetime.
    The chocolate bath should be fun. I like the zany!

    • 23/10/2011 5:59 pm

      Go for it! Yes, the chocolate bath would be fun as long as it’s warm. TY! 🙂

  15. 23/10/2011 8:30 am

    There are so many things I’ve never done, I fear I’d keep on writing if I attempted to try limiting a post to just 22!

    I’ve never gone skydiving. I probably won’t now that Li’l D is around, although I’ll throw non-dangerous adventures in wherever I can.

    • 23/10/2011 6:01 pm

      Yes so could I… that is why the limit is 22 things… otherwise we could all go on and on… 😆 Do some non-dangerous ones then and share. TY! 🙂

  16. 24/10/2011 8:02 pm

    Hmmm your delightful list leads to more questions than answers !!! really intriguing!

  17. 26/10/2011 4:58 am

    I’m interested in “Never made love on a plane to/from Los Angeles” – it strikes me that planes fly to and from a lot of places and you have been to and from a lot of places on planes…………….. just sayin’

  18. 26/10/2011 2:00 pm

    A meat dress? What’s that? You must have had fun coming up with this list.
    I’ve gone to an alpaca shearing but never milked one. I’ve bought Cuban cigars in Cuba but I don’t smoke so I gave them away. Never watched Friends or flown a helicopter. Doubt I’ve even flown in one. Would love to skydive one of these days.

  19. 29/10/2011 10:26 pm

    Lovely list – do we really want to do everything we haven’t done yet? :mrgreen:


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