Never Done Before challenge: Day Six

6 thoughts on “Never Done Before challenge: Day Six”

  1. Okay, this is getting a wee bit difficult. Novelty requires effort, I am discovering. Is this why we slump into regularity, wearing the same path into our daily lives?

    I’m sorta stretching things here to keep in the running. Day five was a new restaurant again; it’s strange that I’m leaning on new culinary experiences since we had not been eating out much for the first part of the summer. Why would we, with the abundance of glorious farmer’s market finds filling the kitchen? But then the non-air-conditioned kitchen lost some of its appeal, so new restaurants here we come. Also I ran a mile faster than I ever have as an adult–maybe that doesn’t count since I did it as a kid, but it was still a satisfying new-again experience that I have missed lo these twenty years.

    Day six was fairly lame, but take it or leave it. I cooked a kind of greens I’d never made before, given to my husband by a kind neighbor. I watched a movie I’ve never seen, which isn’t all that impressive by most standards except that I have so rarely had time to watch a movie these years since K was born that it stands out as rare among my days. I’m too busy reading blogs to watch movies…

    Day seven: now this was a bona-fide never-before-done experience. Went to the Aquatennial waterski show on the Mississippi River, which cleared up the great confusion that K later admitted to. He said he had been wondering how they were going to ski on the river when it’s not frozen. And would you believe that they demonstrated a crazy invention called a water jet pack? It looked like the sci-fi jet pack dreams of my youth, but powered by water. This guy dove under the surface and shot up thirty feet in the air and hovered and spun and did all kinds of crazy tricks. Then he ended by lowering himself down gently on the dock. Certainly the strangest of the new things I’ve seen this week. Thanks for leading me to seek out the new and undone.


  2. I admire your energy. And creativity.

    And as for Mongolian–wow. I’m fascinated by how the words on the left remind me a bit of Russian or Greek, and look just familiar enough to trick me into believing I could figure out how to pronounce them. This was quite a project!


  3. Karen, I thought exactly the same thing about the Mongolian alphabet – it looked like Greek or Russian to my (totally ignorant) eyes. I’m kind of interested in learning a little more Mongolian now.


  4. Kay, my friend, I think you and I both know that when it comes to dumplings, a little thing like a near-total language barrier would not even begin to stop me.


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