Never Again!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 40 Comments

Leigh Covington came up with the cutest spin on Theresa Paolo's blog hop celebrating the release of her new book, (Never) Again!

Here's the real rules:
Liz, the main character of (Never) Again got her heart broken and refused to ever open it up to anyone again. We all know how that goes though. How many times have you swore off something only to step right back into it? So for this bloghop I want to know what it is you swore you would never do again and then wound up doing. It could be anything. Dating a guy, drinking, going on the roller coaster that made you vomit, anything.

But Leigh posted a quiz...four things she swore she would never do again...but only one of them was true and commenters were asked to choose: what did Leigh swear she'd never do again?



So, I liked this idea and in planning for it, I was trying to think of my most outrageous stunt that I swore I'd never do again. My husband was trying to help me out...he'd say what about that time your friends had the seance in the graveyard?

Nope, I stayed in the car. Same for the time they broke into the local "haunted" and abandoned house. If horror movies taught me nothing, it's that teens who commit B&E's die before the credits. Every. Time.

Did I ever puke on a roller coaster? No, but I once talked a carnie into letting my girlfriend and I stay on the Cobra for four hours straight. No stopping.

Good times. No regrets there.

Drink too much? Sure, but never past enjoyment. Though there was this one time when I was dating my husband and I mixed beer and liquor and ended up throwing up. In front of the car head lights because I was afraid of the dark (it's that ghost thing, ya know). Would I do it again? Yep. If I had to barf in the boonies where werewolves might grab me from behind a tree, I will puke in the light every single time.

So...what do I regret? What have I sworn off of for a lifetime?

Oy. This is tough. I live a no regrets sort of life, but I will give it a try, and you see if you can guess what one thing I will never do again.

1. I will never again speed through Moundsville, West Virginia. It's a total speed trap and I have better ways to spend $300 dollars.

2. I will never again give my teen-age boy my credit card and a Game Stop card. Again, better ways to spend $300 dollars.

3. I will never again drink cool, refreshing glacier water. Feeling like I have dysentery is NOT my idea of vacation.

4. I will never camp again. Sold my tent for $300 dollars.


Happy Book Birthday Theresa! 

May publishing a book not be the one thing you never do again!






40 comments:

  1. No. 3 is my idea of the correct answer and I will tell you why - but only if I'm right.

    If I'm wrong, bahh, who cares :)

    Cute idea of Leigh's... I shall have to pop over and check it out :)

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    1. You know me too well cyber brother! Now, I have have to ask why you were so sure...

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  2. I think you're right to be determined never to do those things ever again. ;) Though I did drink glacier water, actually I just chewed on the thin layer of ice floating on the top of some glacier water. I seemed to be okay, but maybe I just got lucky. :D

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    1. My husband drank it countless times without incident. Me? One time and I was sicker than a dog. My husband swears it was coincidence, but I have never tried it again to see if it was a fluke.

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  3. NUMBER TWO!! only because if you did, man, i shall fly out and bop you on the head...then have your drink glacier water!

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    1. Nope, not number two. My son did use my card to purchase himself some games, but not at the $300 price tag.

      So, you don't have to bop me on the head! Or make me drink glacier water...again.

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  4. I've a feeling the glacier water is more outrageous than the others; but I can see caving in to the kids, the credit cards, and lordy knows we al think we can get away with speeding the second - or third - time despite the costs.

    But never again eating/drinking something that made us sick, no matter how freaky the reason; yeah, once is usually enough!

    ......dhole

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    1. I cave to my kids all the time. They are my financial weakness! And believe it or not, I have never gotten a speeding ticket. Got a warning once and I've never been pulled over again.

      It was the water...tourists should always follow the sage advice and not drink the water!

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    1. Nope, number three. If I let them get away with a $300 gamer bill, my husband would kill me!

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  6. LOL! the barfing in car headlights one made me laugh. :D I recently got a speeding ticket so I was going to go with #1, but daymn, a $300 speeding ticket sounds like you were trying to break the sound barrier so... I'm going with #2.

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    1. My husband still gets a kick out of it. I guess I did a full circle around the car before choosing my spot. I don't quite remember the moment that well, but I do remember starting to veer off the road, but it was soooo dark, so I turned right around!

      And nope, never had a speeding ticket. I live life in the slow lane.

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  7. I believe I remember the Game Stop incident.
    Totally with you on the camping. Highly overrated. If I want to rough it, I'll go stay in a hotel.

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    1. The Games Stop one was tricky. My oldest did buy himself a video game while at college and then called and told me he knew I wanted him to have it, but the price tag was under $100.

      I loathe camping! I would happily say I will never camp again, but living with five men...realistically, that would just be wishful thinking!

      It was the water. Stay away from untreated water.

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    1. Number two is fooling everyone. Guess I was a little unfair. You guys know too well how my boys work! But they've never spent that much money...at once!

      It was the water. Stay away from the water.

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  9. Considering your fear of the dark woods, I'm guessing you never camped in the first place. ;) I'm going with number one. For some reason I can see you as a speeder. ;)

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    1. Camping totally stinks. I hate it, but I go because the guys I live with guilt me into it. So, yes, I still camp. And I hardly ever speed. I got a warning ticket when I was in college and I've never been pulled over again...for speeding. Now running stop signs (I swear they hide them!) is another matter.
      It was the water Rachel. Delicious, potent water.

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  10. #4 I lost most of my tent parts I couldn't even go in the backyard to camp!

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    1. Lucky you! My husband just bought a new tent :/

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  11. Hmm, I'm going to say it isn't number four. I've sold used tents, and no one pays that kind of money for them. Number one seems plausible, but again, the 300 dollars.

    And you raised your boys better than spending 300 in game stop without permission. (though i can see how that could happen pretty quickly!)

    So yeah, #3 has my vote--also, I've been camping in places where you DON'T DRINK THE WATER!

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    1. Your logic skills remain sharp as ever! Impressive, most impressive.

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  12. Such a cute idea! I agree with your camping one. My parents used to take me camping every year as a kid and every year it would rain and we'd have rivers of water going through our tent. Also, my dad snores like a chainsaw. I'd much rather stay in a hotel by myself.

    I'll have to go check out her book! :)

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    1. Camping is for the birds. I say leave the outdoor nests and let us all civilized people stay in hotels. Sadly though, I live with insane men who still think camping is the shiz, so I do still camp, but I never drink the water...any more!

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  13. Oh I love this! I'll go with #4 - you don't camp anymore.

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    1. I still camp, but only when you twist my arm!

      It was the water. Never drink the cool, crisp, glacier melt water.

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  14. Two sounds like something my mom has said about my brothers before. Like, it's almost verbatim :D

    But really, three? I've never had glacier water. It sounds so appealing and life changing...evidently it isn't.

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    1. Nope, it was a lesson learned. This chick likes her water laced with chlorine.

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  15. Damn does your regrets cost you money. Liz trust me, I've never camped and in no rush to start now. Cool post and Leigh's was quite entertaining.

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    1. You're not missing anything by not camping. You can enjoy nature from a hotel balcony.

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  16. This is such a great post. I was cracking up and LOVE your no regrets life style. Also, the money element was oh, too real. I cheated and read some of the comments, so I know the answer. Sorry it was that one. I would have preferred the speeding ticket!

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    1. While in the midst of the stomach turmoil, I'd have taken the ticket too!

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  17. Oh the joys of getting sick in front of a cars headlights! I definitely did that and said never again. Though I'm pretty sure it happened again lol. I would've guessed #1 just because I know so many people who got pulled over in West Virginia. lol

    Thanks for joining the hop! This was a great post :) !

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    1. Best of luck on your release Theresa!

      (I never did hurl again...I did learn to never mix alcohols!)

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  18. OKAY... too funny..

    I think I got caught in the SAME speed trap a few years ago... $300 bucks! Such Bull. I was only over by 7 mph.. and sited me for reckless driving! I had to get a lawyer and everything!

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    1. It can get pricey Michael. I've never had a speeding ticket, but I did have an expired sticker and that cost me over a hundred and that was twenty years ago! They really soak you.

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  19. Thanks for sharing these funny things with us Elizabeth. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Deanie! Hope your week is going great!

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  20. I'm guessing #2.

    Happy book birthday, Theresa.

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  21. You know, I was a trick...all of those stories were true. I guess I did one of those, "which answer is the most correct" tests. Gosh, I hated those kind of teachers!

    It was the water. Sworn of untreated water for life!

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