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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #100 on: December 18, 2017, 05:02:30 AM »
Any kind of horror movie.

Las Vegas. Went 30 years ago. OK experience. Except for gambling (which I do not do), everything was somewhat inexpensive. Good food, low prices -- the gambling subsidized the cost of everything else. Went again recently. Never again. Crowds, more crowds and everything is expensive.


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« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2017, 05:31:40 AM »
Smoking cigarettes tops the list for me.  I did that for a long, long time and finally quit almost 6 years ago.
Accept any employment, paid or otherwise, with a large meeting component.  I prefer to do stuff rather than talk about it.
Attend a baby shower.
I do feel compelled to try durian after reading this thread though!

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2017, 07:20:30 AM »
For me, roller-coasters are definitely on my anti-bucket list.

I used to tolerate roller coasters until one time in Six Flags, I got on a ride that does a couple of loops and finally stops. I am looking and wondering where we get off when the coaster does the whole ride backwards!!! I was so scared!! Never again.

Also, horror books. My imagination is so vivid, that I end up so scared  :-)

Definitely, want to try Durian fruit. China town in NYC has durian fruit.

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« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2017, 09:30:19 AM »
Things that I won't ever do again: roommates.

I was roommates with my best friend in university and would totally room with him again in the future.  When you like the people you're rooming with it's like what I imagine getting to choose your family would be like . . . pretty awesome.
Being a roommate with someone magnifies everything about them and their pretense in your life.  That can be unbelievably awesome or horrifying depending on the person.

That do sound fun!

Vegas: I got all I needed of Vegas just from changing planes there. DW and I are not gamblers. SOMEDAY I might like to drive down the strip once and say we saw it in its neon glory but I think we're otherwise done with the place.
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« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2017, 03:11:49 PM »
Go to a Bruce Springsten concert- To much damn politics
Smoke Cigarettes- Did when I was young and cant believe i did
Get Drunk- At my age would take a week to recover
Fad Diets- after 10 years of yo yo dieting went back to the basics and lost the weight and kept it off for 3 years now without "Dieting"
Buy a new car- Just doesnt interest me. Not a car guy but got caught up for years having to have one. Last 4 have been used and great
Get Married again- Been married before, Married this time 21 years and 4 kids . Doesnt last wouldnt get married again. No plans for it not to work out but just saying...

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #105 on: December 19, 2017, 10:02:23 AM »
I won't eat a warty sea squirt again. Okay, actually, I would eat it again if you paid/rewarded me enough to do so. But I don't see myself eating it again otherwise, and the only reason I tried it in the first place was because it came with a seafood hotpot I ordered so I thought, well I have no idea what this is and it looks weird but try it at least once, right? That's why we travel, to experience new and different things and go out of our comfort zone, right?

But.

It starts out like a blown-up condom, then you bite into it and the skin collapses and deflates into a wrinkled flaccid mess, while the salty liquid contents gush into your mouth. #thanksbutnothanks

The same seafood hotpot also contained cod sperm sacs, so well done warty sea squirt for out-grossing that.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #106 on: December 19, 2017, 11:02:44 AM »
For those that have eaten durian fruit, can you explain the flavor profile? Durian is high on my "foods to try" list.

Still trying to come up with an Anti-Bucket list. This is harder than I thought...

I have eaten many a fresh durian during my days living in Sumatra.  It smells like a latrine, but the flavour profile is delightful.  Whenever we had visitors, or just to treat the young engineers, we would go to a roadside stall and have a durian party.  The flavour of each durian will differ, and I believe is dependent on the stage of ripeness.  One may taste like vanilla ice cream, another like bananas and strawberries, another like butterscotch pudding, ripe kiwi, etc.  I have only sent one back, because it had no taste at all.  When having a durian party you get to taste several side by side, pick your favourite and go to town.  They are high in cholesterole, having a buttery/fatty texture not unlike a ripe avocado.  I find that for new people, they are best to let the smell normalize in their nose before they try to eat it, then you don't taste the smell, instead tasting the sweetness. 

Personally, I love durian, but hate durian paste and any sweets made from it.  It has been suggested that I may like durian ice cream, but I don't know. 

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« Reply #107 on: December 19, 2017, 11:21:34 AM »
The flavour of each durian will differ, and I believe is dependent on the stage of ripeness.

There are actually hundreds of durian cultivars, so there's also that. ;)

Personally, I love durian, but hate durian paste and any sweets made from it.  It has been suggested that I may like durian ice cream, but I don't know.

Durian paste doesn't really highlight the good aspects of durian, in my opinion. Durian ice cream however can be really delicious. :)

Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.

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« Reply #108 on: December 19, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »
The flavour of each durian will differ, and I believe is dependent on the stage of ripeness.

There are actually hundreds of durian cultivars, so there's also that. ;)

Personally, I love durian, but hate durian paste and any sweets made from it.  It has been suggested that I may like durian ice cream, but I don't know.

Durian paste doesn't really highlight the good aspects of durian, in my opinion. Durian ice cream however can be really delicious. :)

Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.


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« Reply #109 on: December 19, 2017, 02:18:28 PM »
Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.
I do not know the answer. Interestingly enough in some languages like German, durian fruit is know as "Stinkfrucht" which translated means stink fruit.  At least if the smell is due to genetics, a lot of people seem to have the requisite genes.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #110 on: December 19, 2017, 11:03:07 PM »
Driving up and down Mt. Washington. Narrow twisting road with huge drop off in places. Freaking terrifying.

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« Reply #111 on: December 19, 2017, 11:52:10 PM »
Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.
I do not know the answer. Interestingly enough in some languages like German, durian fruit is know as "Stinkfrucht" which translated means stink fruit.  At least if the smell is due to genetics, a lot of people seem to have the requisite genes.
But I think that even people who like it think it stinks? I am okay with the flavor, don't love it but can eat it, and I won't get sick from the smell but I definitely don't appreciate anyone sitting next to me in a bus with a durian  :p

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« Reply #112 on: December 20, 2017, 09:08:42 AM »
Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.
I do not know the answer. Interestingly enough in some languages like German, durian fruit is know as "Stinkfrucht" which translated means stink fruit.  At least if the smell is due to genetics, a lot of people seem to have the requisite genes.
But I think that even people who like it think it stinks? I am okay with the flavor, don't love it but can eat it, and I won't get sick from the smell but I definitely don't appreciate anyone sitting next to me in a bus with a durian  :p

Yeah... but there's a difference between finding it somewhat unpleasant vs. being downright repulsed, it seems that there are some people who are in the former category and some in the latter.

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« Reply #113 on: December 20, 2017, 09:45:15 AM »
Frankly the level of controversy over durian seems so exaggerated to me... I wonder if maybe a durian-repellent gene exists, like for cilantro/coriander.
I do not know the answer. Interestingly enough in some languages like German, durian fruit is know as "Stinkfrucht" which translated means stink fruit.  At least if the smell is due to genetics, a lot of people seem to have the requisite genes.
But I think that even people who like it think it stinks? I am okay with the flavor, don't love it but can eat it, and I won't get sick from the smell but I definitely don't appreciate anyone sitting next to me in a bus with a durian  :p

Yeah... but there's a difference between finding it somewhat unpleasant vs. being downright repulsed, it seems that there are some people who are in the former category and some in the latter.

Sure, I agreed with your part. My question was focused on the German reference and saying a lot of people must have the requisite genes because of that, while I do think it's a stinky fruit to pretty much everyone. Still there's a solid number of people being repulsed so depending on your definition of 'a lot of people' having the requisite gene' it could be totally correct. Would be an interesting thing to find out *start sequencing genomes*.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #114 on: December 20, 2017, 10:23:12 AM »
Cut up several dozen habanero peppers without gloves to make hot sauce.  Also, go to the bathroom after cutting habanero peppers without gloves.

Go to the bathroom after touching ... might apply to lots of things, like for example, Poison Ivy.  Unpleasant to say the least, but at least good for a story (picture my wife, raised eyebrows and tilted head, asking the pharmacist whether topical cream can be applied 'everywhere'... while slowly circling hand in front of groin area)

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #115 on: December 20, 2017, 04:04:55 PM »
Enter a triathalon. Did it, got the finishers medal, and hated every moment of the dreadful running part. 

Live farther than a 3 mile ride to my workplace.

Buy a new car (obvious reasons)

Ride a horse.  They are foul and bad mannered beasts.  Not worth my trouble.

Pick a single stock and buy some.  HAHA

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« Reply #116 on: December 20, 2017, 06:00:20 PM »
Buy a weapon. 

Got all into guns right before Clinton was to ban assault rifles.  Went out an bought 2 MAK-90s and a Glock 19.   Maybe used them a total of 10X and Sold them 5 years ago for a %1500 profit!    I don't shoot for sport, don't hunt and feel sorry for People who seem to be afraid of some non-existent boogieman. 

I was in Flagstaff and the manager of the restaurant had to remind some shit kickin redneck that he failed to see the sign posted on the front door.  "NO WEAPONS ALLOWED.    weirdos! ;)
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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #117 on: December 22, 2017, 03:23:58 AM »
Drive around Australia. This is an overrated dream of many working people in Australia, that they will do once they retire. Sure there are some amazing places to visit with spectacular take-your-breath-away scenes, and we had some great times, but they are few and far between, and I suspect that driving is not the best way to see them.

We spent nearly 18 months doing it. I found the camping tiring. And the driving was dreadfully longwinded and painful most of the time between stops. Camping grounds are horrible -you turn back in to a number lined up with everyone else, trying to pretend you can't hear their tv. It's like being in suburbia but with canvas so it's louder. Even when we tried to avoid camps, and stayed in the middle of nowhere we were very seldom alone, even at roadside stops with no toilets.

And don't get me started on toilets. Very few had the trifecta of running water, soap and paper towels even in towns. Going to the bathroom at night was like going to the zoo -frogs everywhere, insects flying and jumping all over, big spiders all over the door knobs, lizards rattling around, snakes swooping under the bathroom block (ok the snake thing only happened once), bats flapping in trees.

And far out it was cold at night. We spent so many nights snuggled in our chairs with woollens on, down jackets and hats, sheltering out of the wind, waiting until it was late enough to have our last toilet visit and clamber up to our less than comfortable bed.

And life still goes on like it does at home. You still have to cook, clean, change the bed, do the washing, buy groceries, petrol, look after the child, etc. The domestic drudgery doesn't stop, it is just in a different location.

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« Reply #118 on: December 25, 2017, 05:58:13 AM »
Have another child.  Second kid was a colicky, refluxy mess and horrendous sleeper.  So -no more kids for us as we just can't go through that again.  She's wonderful now though. 

Work an 80 hour a week high pressure job.  The money was great but I've learned that I need downtime and a life.

nora - that reminds me - no more long camping trips.  I did several week long hiking/camping/carry everything in your backpack trips in my youth which was great but I like my hot showers too much to do it again now.

I agree about Las Vegas - not a gambler and I just found it depressing after a couple of hours.

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« Reply #119 on: January 05, 2018, 04:01:22 PM »
1. No more tofu - tried it three different times, yuck - I'm not eating tofu ever again.
2. Rollercoasters used to be fun, took my last one at 65, it was fine, but I'd rather not repeat it again - so I guess that's become an anti-bucket list item now.




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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #120 on: January 07, 2018, 08:08:26 AM »
Run a marathon.
I trained up right and loved it. Hundred of miles over many months. Longest training run was 22 miles. At the end of my training, a few days before the marathon, I was in the best shape of my life and never felt better.
The actual 26 mile run, pushing myself hard? Nightmare. Knees swelled to cantaloupes at mile 22. Finished with a rocking, hoppy gait. Felt like I had the flu for two weeks afterward.
I'm all for running for exercise and still do several miles three or four days a week, but there's just no reason to run 4+ hours straight. Yuck.

It always amazes me that people have largely forgotten how these arose: the very first person in recorded history who ran this stretch reached the finish line, exclaimed "Nike!" (victory), collapsed, and died on the spot. 

So I suppose I'll say "marathons."  Especially if there's any chance I'll want to push it.  Long agony (cantaloupe-sized knees?) followed by a better-than-usual shot at a quick, pointless death?  Hard pass.

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« Reply #121 on: January 07, 2018, 09:35:23 AM »
I love dance clubs and tofu :) Iím surprised at the hate of these two awesome things!

Things I would never do again:

1) buy a car on credit
2) parasail (itís just boring)
3) have a one night stand (ew. What was I thinking?)
4) drink a fifth of vodka as a challenge
5) get another degree
6) eat meat
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« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2018, 09:46:14 AM »
As long as we are on the food thing --

Vegemite. Damn is that stuff nasty.  I thought i was going to throw up.  I don't understand our friends down under.  I just do not understand. 

(I'm going to try the durian though.  Intrigued!  I like stinky food in general (rotten smelling cheeses, fermented seafood, etc.) so maybe I'll like it.)

Other things I'll never, ever do again:
- Drive on narrow mountain roads with no guardrails
- Rollercoaster.  I hurl before the ride finishes.
- Loud concerts
- Eat psychedelic mushrooms.  I did it twice years ago; it was fun but too intense. 
- Long multi-day bike trips.  I don't ride enough for my lower parts to toughen up, so the trips I've done have been misery.



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« Reply #123 on: January 07, 2018, 09:57:08 AM »
Vegemite. Damn is that stuff nasty.  I thought i was going to throw up.  I don't understand our friends down under.  I just do not understand. 

You probably didn't eat it right. It was probably also an Aussie who purposely taught you the wrong way to eat it just to see your hilarious reaction.

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« Reply #124 on: January 07, 2018, 04:16:26 PM »
Vegemite. Damn is that stuff nasty.  I thought i was going to throw up.  I don't understand our friends down under.  I just do not understand. 

You probably didn't eat it right. It was probably also an Aussie who purposely taught you the wrong way to eat it just to see your hilarious reaction.

Ok -- I'll bite.  (Har har!)  What's the right way to eat it?   It was given to me spread on toast.

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« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2018, 05:26:39 AM »
Vegemite. Damn is that stuff nasty.  I thought i was going to throw up.  I don't understand our friends down under.  I just do not understand. 

You probably didn't eat it right. It was probably also an Aussie who purposely taught you the wrong way to eat it just to see your hilarious reaction.

Ok -- I'll bite.  (Har har!)  What's the right way to eat it?   It was given to me spread on toast.

Yeah, you're supposed to eat it off the spoon.

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« Reply #126 on: January 08, 2018, 12:49:43 PM »
Ok -- I'll bite.  (Har har!)  What's the right way to eat it?   It was given to me spread on toast.

How did you spread it? Did you add anything else?

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« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2018, 01:16:22 PM »
Divorce.

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« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2018, 02:29:11 PM »
Ok -- I'll bite.  (Har har!)  What's the right way to eat it?   It was given to me spread on toast.

How did you spread it? Did you add anything else?

It's been a long time, but I think there might have been butter on there too.  The Vegemite was just -- how should I put it -- rotten.  Like leftover brewery sludge left to ferment in a compost bucket.  Yeasty in a really bad way.  Sorry all who like it!  (And wow!  I just looked up what Vegemite actually is, and I pretty much nailed it -- ha ha)

But tastes are tastes, aren't they?  I have German friends who think US peanut butter is the strangest, most off-putting thing ever.  Those same friends also say that root beer is disgusting, like drinking toothpaste.  Having grown up consuming those two things, I can't imagine anyone finding them objectionable.

   

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« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2018, 02:45:12 PM »
Ok -- I'll bite.  (Har har!)  What's the right way to eat it?   It was given to me spread on toast.

How did you spread it? Did you add anything else?

It's been a long time, but I think there might have been butter on there too.  The Vegemite was just -- how should I put it -- rotten.  Like leftover brewery sludge left to ferment in a compost bucket.  Yeasty in a really bad way.  Sorry all who like it!  (And wow!  I just looked up what Vegemite actually is, and I pretty much nailed it -- ha ha)

But tastes are tastes, aren't they?  I have German friends who think US peanut butter is the strangest, most off-putting thing ever.  Those same friends also say that root beer is disgusting, like drinking toothpaste.  Having grown up consuming those two things, I can't imagine anyone finding them objectionable.

Did you do it like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sUhTWtvG4

I usually just do butter and Vegemite... but cheese is also an excellent addition. I am quite light-handed with it but I know some people who are pretty generous spreading it on, and their style would be way too strong and salty for me.

If by US peanut butter you mean the propensity to add sugar and emulsifiers and whatnot in peanut butter, then I agree with your friends that it is off-putting, haha. I prefer peanut butter as is or maybe with a hint of salt.

I love root beer!

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« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2018, 06:00:01 PM »
Probably never take the cheapest flight to Singapore again. It was like Chicago-Los Angeles-Anchorage-Taipei-Hong Kong-Singapore. I think it was China Air about ten years ago.

Make sure you get the D25 Durian in Geylang when you get there ;)

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« Reply #131 on: January 09, 2018, 02:49:01 AM »
Eating overripe bananas, ripe mango or pawpaw. (actually, I've never eaten mango but the smell is off putting)

Watching horror movies.

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« Reply #132 on: January 09, 2018, 04:10:46 AM »

Did you do it like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sUhTWtvG4

I usually just do butter and Vegemite... but cheese is also an excellent addition. I am quite light-handed with it but I know some people who are pretty generous spreading it on, and their style would be way too strong and salty for me.


Thanks for that video Lime and Pepper -- Mystery solved!  When I had it, it was spread on really thick, like jam.  Hoping to get to Western Australia next year.  I will try again, thanks to you.  :)

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« Reply #133 on: January 09, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »
Eating overripe bananas

Overripe bananas aren't to be eaten out of hand, they're to be baked into muffins or bread.  Or worst case blended into a smoothie.

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« Reply #134 on: January 09, 2018, 02:18:07 PM »
Eating overripe bananas

Overripe bananas aren't to be eaten out of hand, they're to be baked into muffins or bread.  Or worst case blended into a smoothie.

I should have said ripe bananas (which is overripe to me).

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« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2018, 03:18:26 AM »
Reading through this again and seeing Las Vegas mentioned which I don't mind, I would never go back to New Orleans again. I find it a disgusting city (no offense to those that live there) and I am talking about Bourbon street area etc.. In the mornings it smells like a liquor chute and I saw some disgusting sexual activities I just don't care to see. The party seen is over the top obnoxious.
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« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2018, 08:56:06 AM »
Take a cruise.
For our 25th anniversary, TheHusbandHalf and I took a 10 day land tour/ 7 day cruise of Alaska. The land tour was first - awesome - but then the cruise was um, ok.
We flew over the Arctic circle (in a plane that had parts attached to it with duct tape even! By weight I sat up front, I saw it) landed in a village (can't remember if it was over the AC, but close if not) and bought from some little native Alaskan children selling bead necklaces/ bracelets they made. Saw many things that showed the life of the Alaskans. Then took a train ride to get on our ship.

The cruise - eh. The Captain of the ship was Dutch I think, and kept pinching my butt! This was after an event I was really looking forward to luckily.  We renewed our wedding vows, with the Captain officiating, and thought it would be as advertised - with a group of others. Well, it was just us. It included a 45 minute chat with the Captain (he hadn't pinched my butt through all this so the chat was very nice ) the vow renewal, a pic, and a dinner at the top dining room. All up to this point was wonderful, I had plans to display the photo we had taken with the Captain.
Then, 2 times in the course of the cruise, the pinch. I kept the photo, but it's now in the bottom of a box.
The stops were to get a feel of Alaska, and the programs on the ship were geared towards Alaska. The ship was small, 700 people or so, most passengers seemed to be over 50, and we saw no children.

The cruise was very nice, but if I never do it again,ok with me!