16 May 2005
Well, I never!
Make of these what you will.
I have never:
- Eaten oysters.
- Visited the Pacific Northwest.
- Dated a redhead.
- Owned a pickup truck.
- Seen Titanic.
- Ordered a Big Mac.
- Desecrated a Koran.
- Attended an NFL game.
- Gone skiing.
- Looked good on television.
(Via Accidental Verbosity.)
Posted at 9:11 AM to Screaming Memes
I've had oysters once. Catfish, too. I went on business to wilmington, NC and went to a mainly seafood restaurant on the water. Their version of a fisherman's platter had fried scallops, shrimp, catfish, and oysters.
The oysters were awful. The catfish wasn't my thing. The rest was fine. In fact, the shrimp was great, so I had just shrimp the next night.
That gave me a total lack of interest in trying oysters again, and I certainly don't do raw when it comes to meat and seafood.
I haven't seen the Titanic either. And at the rate I'm going, probably never will.
Put me down for two of those, which is the lowest I think of the lists I've seen around lately.
In that my NFL games have been attended in Buffalo and Cleveland, I could probably get away with saying one.
I had a translation of the Koran on the shelf in between a Bible and a translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I'll bet some Muslims would be bent out of shape about that, even though I've been told translations of the Koran aren't "true" Korans.
I've done three or four, depending on whether it's "snow" or "water" to which you refer, as I've done one and not done the other.
I've never done #'s 2, 4, and 7 of your list. I was interviewed on local NBC news in 1990 regarding the 20th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. I was a student at Kent then and I guess they figured they'd get my take on it. Whether I looked good or not was another thing.
With reference to oysters, I once won an oyster-eating contest up on Moultonboro, New Hampshire. I ate 104 oysters in one sitting followed by dinner to claim the women's title. My name's still up on a plaque in the restaurant. I think I may have been in the early stages of pregnancy at that time.
Either that or I got pregnant that night.
I've got six. The oysters would have been a "haven't done" before last Christmas, when my wife's aunt -- a gourmet cook -- fed us oyster soup one night for dinner.
(She looked good. I'd bet money on it.)
My original list was seventeen; you don't want to know the seven I pared away, believe me.