Five fairly common things

It's that time of year again when you need to start mowing your lawn. The snow is all gone and that brown stuff that is uncovered will soon be lively and green and need to be mowed weekly. As I looked out the window today thinking this, it dawned on me that I have NEVER mowed a lawn before. Say what?! True story.

This then got me thinking of all the things I have never done, but seemed like fairly common things. The list I came up with seriously makes me feel like I live under a rock. So without further adieu, five things I have never done, but am fairly certain are common.

#1 Never been camping: I grew up with a father, who's idea of camping was renting a "motel" room instead of a "hotel" room. Sleeping outdoors in a tent on the ground was way to much work in his eyes. If you wanted to see things like bugs and dirt, stay in a motel, he'd say. (Completely aware this sounds absolutely crazy) Now that I am older and have my own idea of what camping really is, I have finally decided this will be the summer I will experience it. Although, I have recently saw an ad for "glamping" and that sounds wonderful too!

#2 Never been Skiing: I spent the better half of my life living in the northeast. Not only do I live up north, I've spent most of my adult life living in the mountains. Where it snows. A lot. This still never got me excited enough to want to suit up in layers upon layers, then strap more layers of equipment on my body, only to travel to the top of a mountain where I will be forced to fall back down (Yes, fall. Because that's what I do on snow and ice). No current plans to pursue this. Ever.

#3 Never donated blood: Seriously though, I have given blood, it just wasn't for the greater cause. It seems like every time I had the opportunity to donate my blood, I was either sick or just had "donated" blood to find out why I was sick. I am sure I have "donated" enough of my blood over the years to fill a blood bank, but sadly it didn't go there. Maybe that should be a goal this year. Maybe.

#4 Never stood in line for a Black Friday sale: As much as I am a thrifty shopper, ain't nothing coming in between me and my sleep. Getting up while it's still dark to go out and fight someone for a toaster is not only insane, it's scary. I would like to keep all of my body parts thank you. No toaster is worth losing a limb over, or in some cases your life! Shop online kids. Most of the time the deals there are WAY better than any crazy midnight special.

#5 Never been to a drive in movie theater: When I first moved up north, there was a cute little drive in about 15 minutes from my house. I was only a freshman in high school at that point so I didn't drive. I also didn't have many friends so there went that idea. By the time I had friends who drove the drive in was replaced with a car dealership. It was a sad day. Good news is after I mentioned this to my boyfriend, he promised to take me to a nearby one this summer. I knew there was a reason I keep him around. 

So there you have it, my life under a rock!

Xo Trish

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  1. I've never been camping either. Not real camping anyway. Wallenpaupack did take us "camping" as our fourth grade field trip, but it was in pretty decent cabins, so I don't think it really counts.

    I've never skiied - which apparently is absolutely insane. I grew up practically at the base of Tanglwood.

    And, I've never stood in line for a Black Friday sale (I'm always working - hooray retail!).

    So I hope you don't think you're too weird. :P

  2. Woohoo! Thanks! I am glad to know I am not the only one who has never went skiing in PA haha

  3. I'm with you on #4 all the way...I had an ex that used to go to Best Buy on Thanksgiving night and camp there in a tent. My non-need for extreme consumerism just isn't that high.
    I hope you enjoy your first camping/glamping experience! I find that it's fun to get dirty when you don't have any other choice too haha.