Monday, February 8, 2016

Things I've still never done

Turning 18 is a huge deal in a person's life. Having an October birthday I felt like I always had to wait waaaaay longer than any of my peers, just to catch up to them and be the same age. Turning 18 felt like a particularly arduous wait as all my friends could suddenly do things that I couldn't. It felt like forever waiting until the end of the year to finally be 18, so while I was waiting I came up with a list of all the amazing things I would be able to do once I was "an adult".

Of course most of them were just frivolous activities that I wanted to do simply because the law said I now could. I had a huge list. Pretty much everything that required an age limit of 18 was on my list. In fact my friends used to joke and say "you don't have to go and do everything as soon as you turn 18, just because you can". But I wanted to. I'd waited so long already, I was determined not to wait any longer. However, 13 years on {yes that makes me 31 oh my god}, there are still a few things from my coveted list that I've never done.

All the things I've never done seemed so important when I was young - Finding Myself Young


THINGS I'VE NEVER DONE


Gamble in a casino. 
I've only been to a casino 3 times and never for the purpose of gambling. Once I went to the bar with friends because they had $3 daiquiri's, and really who can deny a $3 daiquiri or ten, especially as a young uni student. The other few times I've been was to eat at one of the restaurants, with my grandmother {not exactly the riveting experience most would envision when they think of a casino}. Funnily enough I still get asked for ID even though the last time I went I was 28 {and at least 5 years older than the guy who asked me for proof of age}.

Buy a proper lotto ticket.
One of the things I wanted to do most when I turned 18 was buy my own scratchies and enter lotto. Obviously I had dreams of getting rich quick. While I have bought a few scratchies over the years, I've never bought a proper lotto ticket. These days I don't have the spare cash to do this even if I wanted to so I imagine it'll remain on my list of things I've never done for quite some time.

Go to a gold class movie.
The thought of having a meal and a wine while watching a movie was insanely appealing when I was young. For some reason it never eventuated and now the cost of a gold class ticket is ridiculously out of my SAHM budget. I don't even go to see a normal movie at the cinemas now either. Netflix at home on the couch is much more appealing.


It's funny how some things seem so important and paramount at a young age and yet as we grow older they lose their lustre and don't seem as necessary. Perspective is such an interesting thing. Maybe one day I'll get around to doing all these things, but I'm not in a rush {clearly} like I was before. Also being younger than my peers for most of the year is suddenly appealing. Oh how things change.

Toni x

Linking with Alicia and Kirsty

25 comments:

  1. I have never been in a casino, but the others I have done (but I also have 10+ years on you, there's still plenty of time for you to catch up!)

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    1. It doesn't really bother me if I don't ever achieve them now. Of course if I had more money I'd probably be more likely to do them.

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  2. Sorry but I have done all 3 and for the most part, love it. I haven't jumped from s plane and never will

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    1. Oh god I'm never jumping from a plane either, unless I'm on one that's on fire and its 100% necessary.

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  3. I don't think I've ever bought a Lotto ticket either.
    I've been to one Gold class movie and we only got a drink , I think.
    Can't have been that memorable.

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    1. Gold class movie still kind of appeals to me because I could do it kid free, but I'd have to arrange a babysitter which is an issue within itself.

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  4. I think I put $1 into a pokie machine at a casino once, lost it and got bored. That ends my gambling career!! I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a movie at the cinemas ...years ago! But I have been to Gold Class once or twice. It's certainly nice, but I don't know if it's worth it, frankly.

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    1. I can't remember which movie I last saw at the cinemas either, I think it was one I got free tickets for though lol. I've played pokies at pubs/taverns a few times but I only ever put in a maximum of $5. I prefer the free game versions online as opposed to losing real money.

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  5. I can't think of things that I wanted to do, apart from the obvious, when I was 18 but I can say I've ticked all yours off my list now..

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  6. I've only gambled in a casino once and it was pretty meh. I played roulette and I thought it would be as fun as it looks in the movies but it was over pretty quickly and not really fun at all!

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    1. See in order for me to do that I'd have to learn how to play all the games and that just seems to hard right now haha.

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  7. I've never done any of these things either. I have bought lotto tickets for other people but never one for myself. I do still want to go to Gold Class one day though!

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    1. I've bought scratchies for other people, but never a proper lotto ticket. Knowing my luck they'd win and become millionaires and I'd be pissed off at myself for the rest of my life.

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  8. I've never to the first and last ones either and only bought lotto tickets a few times. Never won anything, though. HMPH!

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    1. Yea we've never won anything either despite T being a bit obsessed with entering the big draws.

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  9. I've never gambled in a casino either, or been to a gold class movie! I hardly ever go to a normal movie! While I've bought a few lotto tickets, I've yet to win the big bucks, that'd be nice ;)

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    1. I hardly go to real movies either. I think I've been to the cinema 3 times in the last 3 years.

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  10. I have done all three but the pokies are as far as I'll ever go in a casino and it's a maximum of $5 I'll put into that sucker of a machine. I remember when I was younger, I couldn't wait to hire a car. I think it was 25? Now I laugh at that.

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    1. Haha hiring a car, that's an interesting thing to look forward to.

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  11. I have never done any of the three, too. But it doesn't matter to me. Like you said, it just depends on your own perspective.

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    1. Yea none of them really matter to me that much anymore.

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  12. It's so great to keep a record of funny things they say- it's always nice to look back on and have a giggle. The funny thing my little one said last night was ' I want my hair COMPLETELY dry' (hates getting her hair wet).

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  13. Hi Toni, I have a list too....but it's longer and I am 66...but I wont go there. I have been to a casino. Boring. I buy lotto/lottery tickets from time to time and have also been to a Gold Class cinema. I really didn't think the GC cinema experience was great for me. The chairs might have had recliner foot rests but I didn't want to eat or drink anything and I was by myself. So, I reckon you are doing OK!!

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  14. Courtney GriffithsMarch 1, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    You must go to a movie! It's funny

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