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#2657291 - 01/21/09 11:28 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: VonBarb.]  
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I have done it ALL and live to gloat about it, at least that is the way I know I sound sometimes. One of my sons told me that I must be an ageless vampire, because I am not old enough to have done the things I talk about in one lifetime. I read lots of things on this wonderful back fence that I never even tried. Have repelled out of helo, ridden elephants, assisted a lion in a breach birth, and of course can drive a stick shift!


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#2657342 - 01/22/09 01:07 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: coasty]  
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#2657433 - 01/22/09 04:10 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Freycinet]  
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3-on-the-tree, no power steering, and no power brakes


Beat me to it - brother, it's a lost art.

For me, it's SCUBA. Just never got around to it, though I'd like to learn.


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#2657447 - 01/22/09 04:43 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Dart]  
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#2657449 - 01/22/09 04:52 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: VonBarb.]  
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Originally Posted By: VonBarb.
Drugs. Apart from coffee, tobacco, alcohol and a few joints in high school, I have never done any drugs...


Coffee and booze (and uhhh, Cheetos) only. Not even marijane. Figured I was qwazy enuf already. hahaha Can't even drink anymore because of the allergy medicine.


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#2657467 - 01/22/09 05:42 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: citizen guod]  
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#2657530 - 01/22/09 10:05 AM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Navigator]  
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#2657571 - 01/22/09 01:39 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I must admit something else concerning manual transmissions. My girlfriend's car is a manual and she tried to teach me one afternoon how to drive it but I got all flustered and gave up after I couldn't get the coordination right between my foot on the clutch and the hand on the stick. Doh!!


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#2657583 - 01/22/09 02:06 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Hankmc]  
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Originally Posted By: Hankmc
you'll know you have mastered stick shifts when you can shift without using the clutch...(does not apply to getting into 1st gear) and, double clutch a truck.

Watch some old classics, learn to drive manual shift, busy year coming up smile


Wouldn't want to do that too much in a new-ish car though..messes up the synchromesh. Still, it's fun to do every now and then. That's proper driving, matching the engine and tranny speed and changing just at the right moment. Now, imagine being a Formula 1 driver in the 60s, and doing that at 150mph, in a car where you sit on the fuel tank, without a seat belt, on rock-hard tyres, at a time where safety was a foreign word! eek


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#2657585 - 01/22/09 02:09 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
What are some things which may be considered "typical" that you've never done or never learned how to do? There's a big one for me that I'm a bit embarassed to admit but here it goes,

1. Manual transmission - Yup, I have not learned how to drive a manual transmission car. My driver education class in high school only had automatics and then I didn't actually own a car until after college. The three vehicles I've owned since then have all been automatics.




Nothing to be embarrassed about! I bet most yanks or a large portion do not know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. So take comfort there are many many others like you!

My first vehicle was a manual transmission...in fact, come to think of it I have owned 8 or 9 vehicles (and 3 motorcycles) and only one of them had automatic transmission (and that was an old VW Beetle with that 3-gear auto/manual transmission hybrid-thingy).


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#2657587 - 01/22/09 02:10 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Patrocles]  
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I have never watched an episode of "Friends"
I have never watched an episode of "24"


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#2657588 - 01/22/09 02:12 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Forward Observer]  
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I've never had sex with a relative, nor have I ever eaten my own boogers, but I still call myself an Arkansan. biggrin


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#2657591 - 01/22/09 02:15 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Patrocles]  
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Originally Posted By: Patrocles
I have never watched an episode of "Friends"
I have never watched an episode of "24"


Same here but I have seen bits and pieces of scenes from a couple of Friends episodes.

I have also never seen an episode of "Lost", "American Idol" or "Dancing with the Stars".


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#2657658 - 01/22/09 04:08 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I learned to drive in my dad's 82 Mazda B2000 pickup w/ manual tranny. I hate driving anything but a manual. I forced my wife to learn by buying her a new car that was manual and now she doesn't like automatic either. About 5 years ago when I was looking to buy a Civic it took me forever to find one that was a manual. It is hard to find very many cars these days that aren't automatic. So sad. What makes me really sick is when I see a sports car, like a Corvette, that is automatic. Sheesh!

Anyway, things I have never done:

Drugs, cigarettes, cheated on my wife or girlfriend, snowskied (although I do snowboard), never driven a motorcycle, never been in a commercial airliner and scuba (would like to try though).


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#2657663 - 01/22/09 04:18 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: Biff99]  
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I never saw The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or Chuck Berry live in concert.


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#2657668 - 01/22/09 04:25 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: 20mm]  
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Originally Posted By: 20mm
I never saw The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or Chuck Berry live in concert.


I saw the Stones in concert back in 1994 but I never did see the Beatles. frown


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#2657723 - 01/22/09 05:39 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When I was fresh out of the service, I took a job with a friend's father. He put up guard rail, fencing and signs on interstate highways. The crews all knew how to do the work, he just needed a foreman to make sure they did their work, and took care of payroll when out of town. Part of the job was to drive the tractor-trailer rig. The tractor was a gasoline motor Autocar with an eight speed tranny, if I remember right. It had an electric high/low shift button on the shifter. Push down for low in first gear, pull up for first-high, down and shift to second-low, up for second-high, etc. The engine speed had to be a pretty close match for the high/low shifter to kick in, so a quick rev usually let the engine pass through the proper RPM long enough for the solenoid to make the shift. He asked me if I knew how to drive the rig and I bluffed my way through the first few miles. I had earlier learned to back a short trailer behind a jeep, and found out that a 45 footer was actually easier, or at least didn't jack-knife as quickly. I did cut one corner short that first day and clipped a power pole guide wire, but all it did was shake the wires up and down that block. I learned about wide right turns that day!


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#2657743 - 01/22/09 05:55 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: coasty]  
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I'd probably have a better chance of flying an F-16 than driving a tractor trailer.


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#2657746 - 01/22/09 05:58 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: 20mm]  
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I never learned how to throw a baseball or a football.

What do you expect...my dad was an aerospace engineer. I DID learn how to make model airplanes and fly them.


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#2657753 - 01/22/09 06:05 PM Re: Stuff You've Never Done [Re: 20mm]  
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Originally Posted By: 20mm
I've never stood waist deep in a tank full of live squid. I don't know, I guess I just never got around to it.

OK, but seriously folks, and this is embarrassing, I never learned how to roller skate. I tried once or twice, always ended up on my butt with a bunch of little kids laughing at me. So, the persistent person that I am, I quit. I also tried ice skating once and failed miserably at that.

Oh, and snow skiing. Never did downhill, but I did try cross country one time. And I stunk.


ditto on all three! I have such terrible balance that I was a complete spazimodo in the rinks and hills.

However, now that I live in an area with a proper winter I am dying to try outdoor ice skating!
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