Sunday, December 4, 2011

Well, I never

Apologies to Vicki Rocho: I signed up to participate in her blogfest, which took place last week, not foreseeing that I'd be off blogosphere  during that time. But here I am,ready to share a list of the things that begins with "I never."

I never had the desire to:

  • smoke
  • go bungee-jumping
  • run for political office
  • ride in a helicopter
  • dye my hair blonde
  • gamble in a casino
  • travel to outer space


I never thought I would:
  • earn a black belt in martial arts
  • ride in a Porsche (thanks to my friend, Janet, who gave me a ride to my 40th birthday celebration)
  •  sing in Carnegie Hall, not once, but twice (the perks of attending a graduate school known for its choirs, which are often called upon to perform in New York City with different orchestras.)
  • see friends from primary and secondary school semi-regularly
  • be in a group so loud that the hotel manager called repeatedly to the room to inform us of complaints from other guests (I was with the kidlit writers at a writers' conference)

  

4 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hahahaha! those rowdy kidlit authors! Great list of things you did. :)

Bish Denham said...

Oh you kidlit writers are all the same, a bunch of noisy trouble-makers!

I've never had a desire to bungee-jump either. But I have ridden in a helicopter more than one(over the Grand Canyon) and it was fantastic!

Laoch of Chicago said...

It's time for you to get out there and run for office.

Victoria Dixon said...

Love the picture of Carnegie! I never would have thought I'd get to sing there, either, but my college choir director was invited and HE invited anyone from forty years worth of choirs. LOL Congrats on the black belt. And if you can't be rowdy occasionally, how are you supposed to know how kids behave and write for them? ;D