|With my friend from our time in Hawaii, Evette, out on the town in London|
Shortly after my 29th birthday in November of 2011
I shaved the side of my head in the tiny bathroom of our flat outside Brighton, England.
I had been thinking and talking about doing it for sometime.
Fueled by the idea that I would be turning 30 in a year I took the impulse and shaved away.
If you feel to watch I highlighted the moment with a video on youtube.
I had a whole bucket list of items to do before turning 30 and some were achieved.
Others are still life dreams that I would like to do while I am alive.
Since I leave Sundays open for posting about anything,
this felt like a perfect time to come up with a list.
Easier said then done.
Its not that I have done everything
because I most certainly have not.
Not even close.
But now that I have put myself on the spot…
|Reds and Brunette with the shaved side look in 2011 – 2012|
Let me digress for a moment.
Once I shaved the side of my head I got it touched up a couple of times
by a barber in Brighton, England.
The shaved star design was my favourite.
However with my busy home life and work schedule
I finally decided it was best to just grow it out.
That and I kept thinking about how long my hair would be
in time to come if I let it grow it out then.
I believe it was March 2012 that I decided to just grow it out.
A year later and my hair is now two inches below my chin.
It may be a bit annoying to grow out.
But in the end well worth it and I am glad I did.
So now on to my ‘Never Have I Ever’.
Or the things I have yet to do
(and some may never. See item number #2)
NEVER HAVE I EVER
…been to Canada. Having not spent much time in the USA growing up, it just has become a place I’ve not yet travled too though many Americans have. Having loved the Anne of Avonlea as a child, I would love to see such beautiful scenic locations like the films pictured.
…seen the Sound of Music. My mum disliked the film and I never had an inkling to watch it. Ironic perhaps since Austria is one of my most beloved places from childhood. I cannot wait to go back with my family and could see retiring there.
…owned an iPad. I almost feel lame to add this but I now finally feel like one of the few who has not yet bought into this device at least from those who love Apple products. I love Apple products. But so far my iPhones and laptop have sufficed. There are usually other things that take higher precedence in items needed for purchase.
…been to a wine tasting. I have however been to a whiskey tasting for the Balvenie Rare craft roadshow in Los Angeles. But with a sister who is a sommelier I really need to pay more respect to the vino. Especially with having grown up in Italia.
…been to Japan. I wrote this for my husband because he got to go before finishing up his tour in Hawaii with the USAF. I have been in the airport in Japan many times with traveling to Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia. But I have yet to leave the airport and see the real Japan.
…driven in England. Or Europe for that matter. I was never old enough while we lived in Europe and to this day I have yet to get my drivers license in England. It has been about two years since I have even driven a car since moving back here.
…made a wedding cake. Which I am going to attempt to do for this August for our 10th Anniversary vow renewal. I almost made my own wedding cake ten years ago. I had a cake lady all set up whom had been referred to me by a friend at University. I met with her and she told me she did not do red velvet or fondant…two things I really wanted. A week before my wedding my father found an amazing cake shop that could help a poor bride out last minute. I love watching Cake Boss, it cannot be that hard? (famous last words…)
…been to a Zumba class. While I have tried a lot of fitness programs and classes (including step aerobics with my father as a teen) Zumba has not been one of them. I am more a Crossfit or Yoga sort of girl.
…let my boys drink soda. They may have had a sip or have been snuck some by my in laws but I do not plan on letting them have it for quite a while. If they want something fizzy they can live up to their European sides and drink S. Pellegrino. I used to be addicted to soda to the point that if the drive through of McDonalds was still open I would drive through with my kids just to get an XLG soda with no ice. After going cold turkey in England I do ont even like soda anymore. My brain lapses and I think I want one and I will buy one. But after a sip, and deeming its too sweet, I just set it aside. I’ve used this story with my boys to educate them on the issue of addiction and why starting to drink soda is probably just a bad idea.
…gotten into Fresh Prince of Bel Air nor do I know the theme song. I was at a church camp in Australia and I was the one American who could not sing a long wile all the Aussie kids knew all the words. I grew up in Europe and moved to the USA at 17. Consequently there are quite a bit of Pop Culture references for two decades in the US history of which I am not aware of nor understand. On that note I never had a favourite New Kids on the Block. I dont even know a single song.
…liked Haunted Houses. I hate being scared and I really dislike Halloween aside from the dressing up part. Which makes sense since my mum never liked Halloween and had a rule we could never be anything scary or evil. A rule I have kept in our family traditions. Somehow I have slowly started like to watch scarier programmes with my husband like Dexter. Recently we have started watching Hannibal the Following, and the Bates Motel. Still no pleasure in going to be scared at a Haunted House though. Unless its the Haunted Mansion at Disney. That ride is my favourite.
So what is on your ‘Never Have I Ever’ list? Link below!