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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2017, 06:20:59 PM »
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.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2017, 07:01:59 PM »
Gamble in atlantic city.   100% sadness with free drinks. 

I am hoping to never experience gambling in Vegas.  I hate gambling anyway, add crowds and a lot of lights/noises.  No thanks.   





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« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2017, 07:37:22 PM »
Strip clubs, even as a young lad I thought them such a fookin' waste all around. Yet my dumb ass friends thought they were the best.

Guess I'll add that to my never again list; having dumb asses for friends.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2017, 08:03:54 PM »
For those that have eaten durian fruit, can you explain the flavor profile? Durian is high on my "foods to try" list.

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I can not explain the profile. It is smooth, buttery and just smells good to me.

For anyone who wants to try durian, maybe try anything that is made by durian (cake, ice cream) first. See if you like this at all. If you buy the real fruit, it helps to eat it in the open area, incase you do not like it. Many people say the smell sticks to everything for a long time. You absolutely do not want your kitchen to smell like durian for days if it does makes you green :)


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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
Buy a luxury car.

Zumba (thought I was on candid camera)

Hot yoga (tried to make myself like it. I went several times. Each time, it was disgusting and unpleasant.)

Backpacking trip.
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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2017, 10:31:15 PM »
Cut up several dozen habanero peppers without gloves to make hot sauce.  Also, go to the bathroom after cutting habanero peppers without gloves.
Similarly, not roast and peel 3 lbs of green chiles without gloves on. Chemical burns on your palms are no bueno.
Yup. Put that on my list. I should have learned that lesson watching my parents peel green chile with gloves on every year, but I guess I needed the experience to really have the lesson sink in.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »
Running a half-marathon. No way.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2017, 07:57:37 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.

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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2017, 08:09:41 AM »
but sometimes I'll pass a smoker on the street and just...ahhhh....cigarette smoke...so wonderful...

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mmm, other people smoking. I don't even smoke but I love that smell. Mind you it's only a specific point in time where it smells good.

Stale smoke = no good.
Person who smokes = no good.
Smoke blown in your face = no good.
Whiff of smoke that catches the wind just right as I walk by = amazing.


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« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2017, 11:02:08 AM »
For those that have eaten durian fruit, can you explain the flavor profile? Durian is high on my "foods to try" list.

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I can not explain the profile. It is smooth, buttery and just smells good to me.

For anyone who wants to try durian, maybe try anything that is made by durian (cake, ice cream) first. See if you like this at all. If you buy the real fruit, it helps to eat it in the open area, incase you do not like it. Many people say the smell sticks to everything for a long time. You absolutely do not want your kitchen to smell like durian for days if it does makes you green :)

Great advice for future durian eaters :)

It's sweet, creamy, very rich, with multiple layers of deliciousness. Can't really be compared to any other fruit. Jackfruits look vaguely similar but are much sweeter without the intense scent so most people like it. We usually eat it as a fruit, but occasionally, for a quick homey meal - we would eat durian with white rice (I know - weird!)

Then again, a popular example is that it's "like eating ice cream in a toilet"!
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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2017, 11:12:37 AM »
I can confirm that jackfruit is yummy and worth trying.  Certainly much less likely to elicit "toilet ice cream" comparisons.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2017, 11:19:47 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 can not explain the profile. It is smooth, buttery and just smells good to me.

For anyone who wants to try durian, maybe try anything that is made by durian (cake, ice cream) first. See if you like this at all. If you buy the real fruit, it helps to eat it in the open area, incase you do not like it. Many people say the smell sticks to everything for a long time. You absolutely do not want your kitchen to smell like durian for days if it does makes you green :)

Great advice for future durian eaters :)

It's sweet, creamy, very rich, with multiple layers of deliciousness. Can't really be compared to any other fruit. Jackfruits look vaguely similar but are much sweeter without the intense scent so most people like it. We usually eat it as a fruit, but occasionally, for a quick homey meal - we would eat durian with white rice (I know - weird!)

Then again, a popular example is that it's "like eating ice cream in a toilet"!

Thanks for the advice and explanations! Can't wait to try creamy garbage toilet fruit! lol

As for things I'll never do again: psychoactive drugs (for fun that is).
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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2017, 12:18:57 PM »
Is it just me or did this question just get posted to reddit?

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« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2017, 12:25:53 PM »
Is it just me or did this question just get posted to reddit?
I noticed that during lunch as well.

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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2017, 04:12:29 PM »
I can confirm that jackfruit is yummy and worth trying.

100%.  Jackfruit is quite good.  Can be made into a really nice spread for bread.

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« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2017, 02:01:30 AM »
Go to work :)

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« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2017, 07:33:10 AM »
Go to work :)

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« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2017, 08:03:54 AM »
Go to work :)

I would have to see this update while working on a bullshit PowerPoint :-)
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« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2017, 08:18:47 AM »
For those that have eaten durian fruit, can you explain the flavor profile? Durian is high on my "foods to try" list.

It's a little bit similar to jackfruit, but softer and creamier, with a stronger, richer, more pungent taste. The aroma is alright in the open air, but can be overwhelming in small, warm spaces, i.e. not a great idea to leave it in the car on a hot day. Can smell a bit like a gas leak actually.

My favourite way of having durian is to have it frozen - it's so delicious that way, like ice cream! Freeze it in an airtight container, and tie the container up in a plastic bag, to help prevent your freezer from smelling like durian. Freezing it also seems to tone down the odour, for those who don't like that aspect of the fruit.

If you are ever in SE Asia, you can also try cempedak, which I would describe as something in between jackfruit and durian. The cool thing is the seeds of cempedak can be cooked and eaten as well - they're starchy, like potatoes or chestnuts.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2017, 08:39:30 AM »
off-shore fishing. i did it twice but i don't get it.
gambling cruises. did that once. i blew through $50 in about 10 minutes then had 3 hours of wandering around the boat. my gf at the time got drunk and called up my ex wife. i should've swam back to shore.

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« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2017, 11:31:34 AM »
If you are ever in SE Asia, you can also try cempedak, which I would describe as something in between jackfruit and durian. The cool thing is the seeds of cempedak can be cooked and eaten as well - they're starchy, like potatoes or chestnuts.

Mmmm....fried cempedak. The bulk of my biking was to the corner stall with my pocket money to buy some fried cempedak a couple of times a week. The sweet lady running the stall often threw in an extra fried treat or two for me :) YUM!!
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« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2017, 11:36:03 AM »
Well since this is anti-bucket list.

Mine is I'll never do another camel-trek.  Sitting all day on a fat camel is not fun and really painful on the hips.  Gobi desert in Mongolia was gorgeous, people were great, get on another camel for transportation?  Never.

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« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2017, 08:41:32 PM »
If you are ever in SE Asia, you can also try cempedak, which I would describe as something in between jackfruit and durian. The cool thing is the seeds of cempedak can be cooked and eaten as well - they're starchy, like potatoes or chestnuts.

Mmmm....fried cempedak. The bulk of my biking was to the corner stall with my pocket money to buy some fried cempedak a couple of times a week. The sweet lady running the stall often threw in an extra fried treat or two for me :) YUM!!

omg... have not had cempedak for a years... so many great food in SE Asia. This is turning into "bucket list - food edition" tread for me haha
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« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
If you are ever in SE Asia, you can also try cempedak, which I would describe as something in between jackfruit and durian. The cool thing is the seeds of cempedak can be cooked and eaten as well - they're starchy, like potatoes or chestnuts.

Mmmm....fried cempedak. The bulk of my biking was to the corner stall with my pocket money to buy some fried cempedak a couple of times a week. The sweet lady running the stall often threw in an extra fried treat or two for me :) YUM!!

omg... have not had cempedak for a years... so many great food in SE Asia. This is turning into "bucket list - food edition" tread for me haha
LOL - we better quit taking over this thread or we're gonna get kicked out!

Another anti - bucket list thing. Hmmm....

Parasailing. I found it boring and a gigantic waste of money. Even in cheap SE Asia, it still costs an insane amount of money. You basically float in the air, get a mild thrill when you get dipped in the ocean and then land on the beach. I see the same view from my room in the hotel. I just don't get it.

Then again, I like my thrills and parasailing was a bit too sedate.

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« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2017, 03:41:24 PM »
Although not as cool as previous ones...

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« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
Go on a long Greyhound bus ride.  Just about any other transportation method is preferable.

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« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2017, 01:41:04 AM »
As for me, it's tattooing my eyebrows (aka permanent makeup). I paid for it, it was painful, and it faded in 1-2 years. I'll just keep filling them in with cheap (and pain free) makeup.

I've seen roadside advertisements for this and always wondered... what if the style changes? We could have a flashback to the 80s and get people running around looking like KISS. Or worse, THIS could be the 80s and everything is toned down in the future....

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« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2017, 01:55:21 AM »
Eat cilantro. I have the gene that causes it to taste like Ivory Soap.

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« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2017, 02:43:51 AM »
I'll never again loan a tool to someone and expect to get it back in its original condition.
Nowadays, I never lend anything and expect to get it back. Seriously. I will only lend something if I can truly let go of it and think "I may or may not get this back, and if I do it may not be in original condition". It's quite liberating to be able to help people out without the stress of wondering whether you'll get it back.

As for durian, if people could describe the taste then people wouldn't need to eat it because we could get the same flavor in other ways. There are some varieties of durian that don't smell, but they don't have the same taste. The overwhelming smell makes it impossible for many people to appreciate the taste. If you want to try durian, get someone else to prepare a small piece in a different room. Hold your nose as they come in, and taste the fruit. When done like that, most people enjoy the taste.

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« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2017, 03:43:57 AM »
Eating durian was never on my to-do list and I won't be adding it. Sounds like more fuss than any food is worth.
Have a "facial". WTF? My XH once won a facial for me in a competition. I was thinking, "Get your hands, and that gloop, off my face." And then the facialist (?) tried to sell me more treatments and bottles of gloop.
Have a sports massage.
Go to a charity auction. Paying undetermined sums for stuff you didn't even know you wanted is supposed to be fun?
Provide my professional services to customers of the criminal justice system.
Do overnight shifts at work.
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The things I've done and don't want to do again are greatly outnumbered by the things I never intend to do, like getting a tattoo, swimming with dolphins, eating at a three-Michelin-star restaurant, and climbing into the death zone.



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« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2017, 08:02:01 AM »
Hue, Vietnam, September 2011. Runbikerun and Ladyrunbikerun are strolling in the early morning from pagoda to pagoda, and beginning to really feel the 35-centigrade heat and near 100% humidity. They drink their water, then buy more water, then drunk that water, and still the sweat continues to roll off them unabated. They find a shop a long way off the beaten track, but no drinks are for sale - just a freezer filled with ice cream pops in green wrappers. Runbikerun takes one and pays the shopkeeper, who speaks no English and cannot warn him of the nightmare to come. Our two intrepid adventurers sally forth once more, unwrapping their ice creams as they walk. Runbikerun bites in, expecting the cool tastiness of citrus fruits (as is the custom with green ice cream wrappers), but instead gets something else.

Imagine the smell of particularly pungent cheese, left to overripen for two weeks. Imagine the smell of shellfish caught a month ago. Imagine them both inside a fridge that's been broken for a week. In the middle of a heatwave. Durian ice cream is all of these things.

Runbikerun does not finish his ice cream.

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« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
Hue, Vietnam, September 2011. Runbikerun and Ladyrunbikerun are strolling in the early morning from pagoda to pagoda, and beginning to really feel the 35-centigrade heat and near 100% humidity. They drink their water, then buy more water, then drunk that water, and still the sweat continues to roll off them unabated. They find a shop a long way off the beaten track, but no drinks are for sale - just a freezer filled with ice cream pops in green wrappers. Runbikerun takes one and pays the shopkeeper, who speaks no English and cannot warn him of the nightmare to come. Our two intrepid adventurers sally forth once more, unwrapping their ice creams as they walk. Runbikerun bites in, expecting the cool tastiness of citrus fruits (as is the custom with green ice cream wrappers), but instead gets something else.

Imagine the smell of particularly pungent cheese, left to overripen for two weeks. Imagine the smell of shellfish caught a month ago. Imagine them both inside a fridge that's been broken for a week. In the middle of a heatwave. Durian ice cream is all of these things.

Runbikerun does not finish his ice cream.

ROFL! If nothing else, durian certainly makes a memorable impression!


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« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2017, 08:37:17 AM »
Hue, Vietnam, September 2011. Runbikerun and Ladyrunbikerun are strolling in the early morning from pagoda to pagoda, and beginning to really feel the 35-centigrade heat and near 100% humidity. They drink their water, then buy more water, then drunk that water, and still the sweat continues to roll off them unabated. They find a shop a long way off the beaten track, but no drinks are for sale - just a freezer filled with ice cream pops in green wrappers. Runbikerun takes one and pays the shopkeeper, who speaks no English and cannot warn him of the nightmare to come. Our two intrepid adventurers sally forth once more, unwrapping their ice creams as they walk. Runbikerun bites in, expecting the cool tastiness of citrus fruits (as is the custom with green ice cream wrappers), but instead gets something else.

Imagine the smell of particularly pungent cheese, left to overripen for two weeks. Imagine the smell of shellfish caught a month ago. Imagine them both inside a fridge that's been broken for a week. In the middle of a heatwave. Durian ice cream is all of these things.

Runbikerun does not finish his ice cream.

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« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2017, 09:18:32 AM »
Hue, Vietnam, September 2011. Runbikerun and Ladyrunbikerun are strolling in the early morning from pagoda to pagoda, and beginning to really feel the 35-centigrade heat and near 100% humidity. They drink their water, then buy more water, then drunk that water, and still the sweat continues to roll off them unabated. They find a shop a long way off the beaten track, but no drinks are for sale - just a freezer filled with ice cream pops in green wrappers. Runbikerun takes one and pays the shopkeeper, who speaks no English and cannot warn him of the nightmare to come. Our two intrepid adventurers sally forth once more, unwrapping their ice creams as they walk. Runbikerun bites in, expecting the cool tastiness of citrus fruits (as is the custom with green ice cream wrappers), but instead gets something else.

Imagine the smell of particularly pungent cheese, left to overripen for two weeks. Imagine the smell of shellfish caught a month ago. Imagine them both inside a fridge that's been broken for a week. In the middle of a heatwave. Durian ice cream is all of these things.

Runbikerun does not finish his ice cream.

Oh, god.

Turned my stomach to eead this. Ugh.
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« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2017, 11:05:21 AM »
As for durian, if people could describe the taste then people wouldn't need to eat it because we could get the same flavor in other ways. There are some varieties of durian that don't smell, but they don't have the same taste. The overwhelming smell makes it impossible for many people to appreciate the taste. If you want to try durian, get someone else to prepare a small piece in a different room. Hold your nose as they come in, and taste the fruit. When done like that, most people enjoy the taste.

Yep, it really doesn't taste too bad, and each individual fruit is subtly different. I think onion crossed with sewers is how I'd describe it!

In terms of things I'll never eat again, octopus ice cream or various horrible things involving live seafood that I've eaten on business trips in Japan, China & Taiwan over the years.

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« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2017, 11:14:18 AM »
Watch a rape scene in a movie.
Live with roommates.
Take a management job. 5 years as a punching bag was enough.
Attend a staff meeting at 6:45 AM.
Be trapped by a salesman when trying to buy a car (or indeed anything). Anyone pulls that control shit, I'm gone.
Dance club.
Great list +1.

I will add:

* Waste even a minute of a vacation attending a timeshare `presentation/free meal' for measley compensation.
* Prepare for and show up to a job interview (unless to be added as a board member for a charity or something similar)
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« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2017, 12:37:12 PM »
My Mom lost her taste for most roller coasters and I'm right there with her. I black out on the more intense rides now....apparently 4Gs or so is when I start to lose eyesight.

I have that problem too. I was waiting in line with some dude who professed to have experience flying jet planes. He said pilots have special suits that press on them to keep them from passing out. He said you can prevent the blackout on roller coasters by holding your breath and bearing down/tightening your abs. I tried it and it seemed to help.

Things I will never do again:
Watch "The Road"
Go down the Ocoee River in a whitewater canoe lacking a center baffle with only bike helmets and rotten life jackets
Smoke cigarettes
Smoke pot (I get double-vision, then the spins and then throw up) Nevermind. I always end up taking a tiny secondhand puff just because I really wish I could smoke it and if at first you don't succeed ...
Do a hash run. This is a run where you try to follow a trail and stop for beer in the middle and at the end. I found it super frustrating. I like my running methodical and zoned out and my beer at the end.

I keep trying to think of things but then I think, well, I never did the really awful things to start with and the rest of the things I could do if I really had to ... Like, I don't want to eat cows tongue ever ever ever again but if it were all there was, I'd do it.

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« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2017, 01:05:12 PM »
I like durian - I think it tastes like vanilla custard with fruity overtones.

I tried and failed to come up with something for this list.  I think I must be a slow learner.

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Re: Anti-Bucket List (Things You'll Never Do Again)
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2017, 01:30:18 PM »
Hire a bad broker to sell my house. Next time, check better.

Let a broker hire/choose a technical person to do make a technical report of your house. Next time choose one myself.

I also dislike dance clubs/night clubs (in London), even though I like to dance. You need to pay a small fortune to get in to find out no one else is in there.

Alpine skiing, at least it is very unlikely I will ever try this again. I just hate it, because I suck at it.

Go on vacation to Gran Canaria, Los Americas.

Kiss a guy I don't want to kiss (happened a very long time ago).

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« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2017, 08:32:24 PM »
I'll never again loan a tool to someone and expect to get it back in its original condition.
Nowadays, I never lend anything and expect to get it back. Seriously. I will only lend something if I can truly let go of it and think "I may or may not get this back, and if I do it may not be in original condition". It's quite liberating to be able to help people out without the stress of wondering whether you'll get it back.

Ah this reminded me of one of my neighbor who rented the house next door. I loaned him some tools to help him fixed his camry, and that went ok.

I then loan him my lawnmower which was a mistake. I should have just mowed his lawn for him. When I ask for the mower back, he said he run over my lawnmower with his camry (to this day, I am not really sure how one would do this), and did not even tell me about it until one day I need that mower back :( I think he was hoping I would just forget I loan him a mower, and  I do not need it to mow my lawn in the summer.

Yep no more loaning tools or other stuffs. I just generally need to be a bit more careful when I help someone and when I need to say no.
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« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2017, 11:23:45 PM »
Go to work :)
I'm surprised this one took so long to appear. Mine is: Never go back to work.

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« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2017, 08:43:57 AM »
Get drunk.

I have never been a big drinker and am a lightweight so it doesn't take much at all to get me tipsy. The first time I got drunk was on my 18th birthday - my mother took me out to dinner and gave me a bottle of wine. I got annoyed with her about something stupid and kept sipping while the helpful waited kept refilling my glass. Went home and spent the next few hours in agony from a splitting headache. I didn't touch a drink again until a year later when DH (my then-BF) and I went for some banquet with a bunch of friends. There was complimentary wine on every table and we were having fun so I kept drinking. I went home with a bad case of the shakes. DH ended up having to stick a toothbrush down my throat to help me throw up (talk about embarrassing - we'd only been dating a few months!!). I have never allowed myself to be that badly drunk again since.

I like to drink a glass or two here and there and every once in a long while I have had a little more to drink than I normally like (my friend still tells the story of the time I drank my beer too quickly at the airport and giggled my way through half our flight home!) but that's about the extent of it since.

I know a lot of people enjoy it, but I have never understood the appeal of being drunk. It doesn't usually bother me when others get drunk or whatever though. I'm happy to be the DD or whatever. Thankfully, my friend group have no issues with not having drinks at every party and we have plenty of ridiculously silly fun (like a waterfight in my living room one memorable NYE) without a drop of alcohol involved. It sure saves me a LOT of money!
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« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2017, 10:54:22 AM »
+1 for getting drunk. 

I have been drunk a couple times, but I feel very terrible the next day. I have also started to get nausey very soon and ended up sick after not very many drinks.
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« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2017, 11:31:18 AM »
I'll add a slightly wimpier version of the drinking one.

I won't again get drunk somewhere that isn't either my own home or with a small group of already-trusted friends (or both).  Usually about once or twice a year these days.

I'll also never have any drink at all of any quantity if I plan on driving in the next hour or two.  I was scared out of my mind driving home an hour after a single small beer a few years ago.  I know I was well below the legal limit, not even really "buzzed," and also probably objectively "fine," but I never want to feel that paranoia again.

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« Reply #94 on: October 16, 2017, 11:45:41 AM »
-Smoking tobacco. Tried it in high school (like everyone else). It sucked. Never again. If pot ever becomes legal in my home state, though, I'm curious to try it. I've never used any illegal drugs, and don't intend to start.
-Watch a horror flick. Just fuck no. My brain doesn't handle that crap at all. I'm fine with "scary" movies - Silence of the Lambs is fine, for example. But anything like Saw or The Human Caterpillar is out of the question.
-I'm gonna add dance clubs to the list, too. Pointless.
-Beget a kid. I have three. They're great. I don't want more. That reminds me, I need to call the urologist about a minor surgical procedure...
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« Reply #95 on: October 16, 2017, 12:40:21 PM »
I'll never again loan a tool to someone and expect to get it back in its original condition.
Nowadays, I never lend anything and expect to get it back. Seriously. I will only lend something if I can truly let go of it and think "I may or may not get this back, and if I do it may not be in original condition". It's quite liberating to be able to help people out without the stress of wondering whether you'll get it back.

I'm in the position of borrowing tools. I am very careful to 1. return it timely (though 2 of those tools timely really did mean end of summer, I had them for months) and 2. return it cleaned, not damaged, etc. Thus far, everything I've borrowed has been returned in as good or better condition.

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« Reply #96 on: October 16, 2017, 12:48:55 PM »
-Watch a horror flick. Just fuck no. My brain doesn't handle that crap at all. I'm fine with "scary" movies - Silence of the Lambs is fine, for example. But anything like Saw or The Human Caterpillar is out of the question.

To be fair . . . the movies that you listed aren't horror.  A horror movie might contain flashes of deeply unsettling images to set a scene, but tends to rely on things that elicit a fearful emotional response.  The torture porn / gore movies that you listed aren't scary or frightning, they're just gross.

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« Reply #97 on: October 17, 2017, 10:32:36 AM »
-Watch a horror flick. Just fuck no. My brain doesn't handle that crap at all. I'm fine with "scary" movies - Silence of the Lambs is fine, for example. But anything like Saw or The Human Caterpillar is out of the question.

To be fair . . . the movies that you listed aren't horror.  A horror movie might contain flashes of deeply unsettling images to set a scene, but tends to rely on things that elicit a fearful emotional response.  The torture porn / gore movies that you listed aren't scary or frightning, they're just gross.

Fair enough. In that case, I don't know what to call the genre of movies with which I take issue. In my mind, the gross gory movies are "horror movies", while movies that are scary but don't depend on gore for their storytelling are just "scary movies". I can barely even watch medical dramas (though bizarrely enough, in an actual emergency situations blood and mangled limbs don't bother me at all).
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« Reply #98 on: October 17, 2017, 12:21:37 PM »
No way would I watch any of those movies either.  Ditto on watching a rape scene in a movie.

For me:
-get drunk
-work crazy hours
-do a commute of more than 30 minutes
-stay up all night.  My younger daughter was a colicky, screaming mess of a baby (also very cute thank goodness) who didn't sleep through the night until she was 2.  Not doing that again.  This uterus is closed for business and there are few things I value more than sleep these days.
-date - hopefully I won't have to go through that again.  Happily married and about to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  What a nightmare that was.
-put up with an abusive boss.