It is time for the weekly Coffee Chat. I am actually late this week, as yesterday was Stella's birthday. Coffee Chats just are not her style. This week, Ms. Rory Bore has invited us to play the game "Have You Ever". Good grief. I will be honest, though perhaps not very exciting. Here goes...
2. Shared a meal with your pet. Drive thru acceptable. Well, yes. But this is a very rare occurrence. It is usually Bill’s fault, though.
3. Scuba dived in the ocean. Well, no. I can guarantee, this will not happen, as I cannot swim. I sure wish I could, though!
4. Saved someone who was in danger. Yes, I have, more than once.
5. Sang karaoke. (before alcohol, 2 bonus points) No, never. No one wants that, not even my cats.
6. Seen a pyramid. (1 point for each step climbed) No, I have never visited a real one, though I would love to visit one. I would need to research it first, however. There is a golden pyramid (house) here, in Illinois. If that counts, then, Yes, I have seen a pyramid.
7. Went camping in a tent. I have done this, quite often as a pre-teen and teen.
8. Won a contest for a big prize. (no, toys in Happy Meals don't count) I won some poetry contests when the Internet was just starting out. In fact, one win was pretty big in status, though not in monetary winnings.
9. Eaten a strange food. Broccoli is not a strange food. Yes. I have eaten okra and eggplant and hominy. It was strange for a kid from Chicago, back in the 1960s! Okay, I also ate armadillo (back then), though I cried when I was told that’s what it was. I thought it was a really dirty trick to have me eat a critter that I loved.
10. Pulled a prank you were later sorry about. Yes. I was a notorious prankster as a youth, though it was always harmless. There was one time that it could have hurt someone, and I was so very sorry. I learned a valuable lesson to be more careful though I still was a prankster.
11. Went on an African Safari. Well, no, not a real one, anyway. I really would rather see more American wildlife, anyway. I would love to go whale watching off the coast of Alaska or take a nature cruise down the Mississippi River. There is so much to see right here.
12. Met a celebrity (TV, Movie, Music, Sports, Arts) Though he is more than a celebrity, I met President Ford when I was in ROTC. He came to a local high school. We helped with seating, crowd control. Also, many years ago, I had the honour of talking to the Native American Sioux activists Leonard Crow Dog and Mary Brave Bird on the telephone. Obviously, they are/were far more than celebrities, though they are well known people.
13. Been on TV or the radio. In ROTC, we presented colours for the Chicago Bull’s games. I have managed to stay out of the limelight.
14. Been in a fight. Oh, good grief. As an adult, I have chosen a lifestyle unlike the one I was raised in.
15. Fallen asleep while talking on the phone. No, though I am not a fan of chatting for long periods of time on the phone. I will admit, however, that as a youth I talked on the phone for very long periods of time.
Okay, your turn! Please join us. Ms. Rory Bore always has coffee on. *wink*