Nope. Never Gonna Happen.


Sometimes you just know when you’d never. I know. I’d never…

1 . Skydive. If my biggest fear is flying, why on earth would I head up there and then jump out!? I’m anxious just thinking about the next time I have to fly. Let’s not forget about that one time during takeoff when I cried loudly on an airplane “We’re all gonna die,” while sitting next to my Middle-Eastern boyfriend. My bad. I’d like to say I’d never do that again but you know, don’t make promises you can’t keep.

2. Stop being a little bit nervous when I get into an elevator. Cause ya know, I got stuck one time. In Paris. On their biggest national holiday. Cue panic attack.

I’m sensing a heights issue here, no?

3. Eat Gefilte fish, again. Sorry to my many Jewish friends, I can’t stomach the stuff. Learned that the hard way at Passover dinner 2009. But hey, that was the only time we were actually allowed to drink in the sorority house. Good times. Now pass the Manishewitz.

4. Take another Calculus class. Someone might have failed it once and gotten a C- the second time…

5. Choose Pepsi over Coke. We don’t buy soda but I’ll get a mean Coke craving on a hot summer day. Good thing our corner liquor store keeps Mexican Cokes (the kind made with real sugar and sold in a glass bottle) ice-cold all summer long!

Mexican Coke

6. Want a fancy car. I’m just not a car person. Alright, fine. If I won the lottery, I’d buy a Tesla. Realistically, I’ll stick with my ’99 Honda Accord until the day I pop out a kid and get a mini-van. YES. A mini-van. All the movies. All the fun. I can’t wait.

7. Choose a Kindle over a real book. Something about turning the pages. The smell. All of it. Any book I know I’m going to love and want to loan to people (The Fault in Our Stars, for example), I buy the real book version. Anything semi-embarrassing (read: self-help, 50 Shades of Grey, trashy “beach reads”) I read on my Kindle. 

I know they say “never say never” but really, I’d never.


  • first, skydiving- im so with you. i have a fear of heights AND speed…. and no matter how many friends say i have to try it and its an amazing experience and bla bla… why?! i would most probably pass out the whole way down.. if i even had the courage to jump to begin with.

    while i have a kindle… i’ve used it so rarely.. only when i couldn’t buy the actual book. you can never replace books and the weird but awesome smell of its pages.

    xo, Brikena

  • I never enjoyed elevators too, especially after The Devil movie. I can only feel comfortable in the elevator if there’s several other people in it too otherwise I’d gladly take the stairs.

  • I’m afraid of heights, but I would probably skydive just so that I could prove to my friends that I could do it. They all call me a big chicken ha ha! Supposedly we are supposed to go bungee jumping this summer. I want to, but I don’t. I’m 100% with you on never choosing a Kindle over a real book. I have a Nook but I only use it for borrowing library books or reviewing books. I could never part with my real books.

  • I’m with you on the elevator one…just reading about your experience is making me uncomfortable! Small spaces just aren’t my thing.

  • I love my Kindle, but I’m totally with you on the feeling of real books. I did find out that you can lend Kindle books to any other Kindle owner as long as you have their email addresses. That makes it a little better 🙂

  • I have to admit I am right there with your when it comes to sky diving, the thought of throwing myself out of a plane toward the grown is terrifying hahaha…same with the books there is just something special about turning the pages of a book, never the same on a kindle or Ipad.
    xx amber

  • Don’t worry, it’s not just you…I’m Jewish and also think Gefilte fish is disgusting.

    But Manishevitz? Yes please!

  • Mexican Coke is so delicious. I love the classic glass bottle, too. I always make myself walk away from them in Sam’s, otherwise, I’d drink them too much.

  • i also have absolutely zero interest in skydiving, or bungee jumping for that matter. yikes. taking off on plane rides scares me too!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

  • I LOVE Mexican cokes…. soooo much better! When I visited Honduras, I wanted to bring some back with me because they use real sugar in the Coke there too!

  • So being Canadian – I have never heard of Mexican Coke until now. I wonder how much it differs from the taste of Canadian Coke lol. And as far as the car goes – I would now never trade my Honda Odyssey for anything else, I love that thing (and I never thought I would say I would love a minivan lol).

  • Absolute yes to number 4 and 7. I’m having my first Passover dinner this year and I’m kinda nervous to whatever that fish stuff is. Please tell me I won’t be obligated to eat it…hahaha.

  • Sooooo 17583475937583477% with you on never ever EVER choosing Kindle over a real book omg.

  • OH MY GOSH. I just laughed THE HARDEST at #1. I don’t think I ever saw that post, bahaha.

    Also, yes yes yes to the Coke. I’m the same way- I don’t care that much for soda, but every now and then you just have to have that delicious, syrupy, fizzy mess that is a cold Coke.

  • That’s too funny about the kindle vs. real book. I also bought 50 Shades of Grey on my tablet hahaha I was too embarrassed to actually have the book in public.

  • I have a Kindle and use it solely for games. I just love holding a book.

  • Calculus? Nope. Done. Never, ever getting back together!

  • Dude. My history with Pre-Calculus is the reason I’m not in the medical field. And yes, the Coca Cola in the glass bottles are the REAL thing! No high-fructose corn syrup. Just plain sugar.

  • Yeah, I want a Tesla… they’re sick. And I will not EVER take another math class – I withdrew from mine in freshman year HA.

  • I like to say I’d give anything a chance but I can’t imagine going skydiving!

  • I love my Kindle, but still pick up regular books too.

    I agree with you on the elevator thing and Pepsi. I don’t hate it and will drink it, but if there’s Coke, there’s no choice.

  • JC

    Ill take your calculus and raise you a chemistry. Also I am a car person, but stomaching the payment on a fancy car is just never gonna happen

  • Oh my goodness, I never want to take another Calculus class ever again. That was just terrible. Also, I like planes….but I like being in them not jumping OUT of one. I would probably never shave my head.

  • Lindsay

    I am afraid of flying too!! I absolutely hate it! I got stuck in an elevator when I was younger..NOT FUN! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Yeah I am with you except for the lift thing but I have never been stuck in a lift if I had been I might be with you.

  • I’ve been sky diving before and while it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, I’d do it again. And I prefer Pepsi over Coke. Guess everyone has their differences! But I am in 100% agreement with you on the Kindle vs Book thing!

  • Really enjoyed this post. You sound freakishly similar to me in regards to flying, lifts and a hatred of Kindles v Books! I could rant on for ages about the last point. Imagine a world without actual Books, madness! Lisa x

  • I’ve never gotten stuck in an elevator, but the thought it still freaks me out. I’m not a big fan of elevators. I would so buy a Tesla if I won the lottery, but I’m a-okay with my little Toyota Corolla for now (maybe for life). And a definite yest to the not choosing a Kindle over the real book. Someone bought be a Kindle, but I’d rather read real books.

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