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    Inspired by the "A change is as good as a rest, or better?" thread and goaded by the fact that my next big zero birthday is about 2.5 years away, I'm going to try one new thing per week until I reach that bday.

    It can be a new food (which will often be the case for me), a new exercise, a new experience, etc. It doesn't have to be a biggy, just something new.

    Does anyone want to join me? If so, this is the place. It doesn't have to be weekly or even monthly, just something new that you did. It doesn't even have to have a positive outcome.

    My first one: persimmon. (See, it doesn't have to be earth shattering.)

    I was at Whole Foods yesterday, and asking advice from the produce guy on hand, and he noticed that one of the fruits was bruised enough that it most likely wouldn't be purchased. He went and rinsed the fruit and his knife, then came back and cut me a slice. It was wonderful. Sort of like a plum but "creamier." Needless to say, he made a sale.

    One down; 129 to go.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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    during semesters when i teach, i make this a requirement for my students. i love it.

    if we're counting this week, i tried smoked paprika for the first time. i had never seen it before, so i bought some, smelled it, and now it's almost gone because i put it on everything.
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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    • #3
      I better get on this, my next big zero is nine weeks away. This week I started doing upside down sit-ups.

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      • #4
        Ground chipolte. Yummy stuff. Great idea joaniel.

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        • #5
          Cool, we've got a start.

          Spices are an awesome thing to explore and could take one well into next decade.

          Upside down sit-ups - I'm guessing you're in excellent shape. Great start!

          Thanx Cello; I'm hoping when I get to that 0 bday that I'm vibrating with new experiences. So not only will this thread help to keep me on track about my goal, but hopefully will give all of us some ideas.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            What a neat idea for a thread!

            Today I had no new experiences. Tomorrow, though, I am going to a Halloween party and when I'm there I'm determined to flirt (probably awkwardly) with some cute boy I don't know. Although flirting isn't new to me, I haven't done it in 10 years. And it's never been something I did with people I just met - which makes "adult" dating difficult!

            How is "Hey, you dressed up like a molecule - that's so cute!" as a pick-up line? Or "Hey, you're that one guy from Game of Thrones... seeexy!" Oh geez, I need practice...

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            • #7
              What a great idea

              Well I'm trying eating nowt but potatoes for a few days, then I will go back to normal primal, then may try a week of nothing but raw food just to see if that works as a hack.
              I also started 7 weeks to 50 pull-ups this week, though it's actaully going to be 21 weeks to get from prep to level 2.

              But other than that I'm selling my house and planning on going traveling round the country with wifey and 3 kids in a motor-home for a year or so, visiting hippy commities and woofing and staying on cheap campsites and 'special free sites' too. I think that's enough change and adventure for a while
              You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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              • #8
                primalrob, I forgot to post that I think it's so cool that you instill such a positive idea in your students.

                sarasue624, I think if you haven't flirted in over 10 years, it will indeed be new. Go for it!

                Tribal Rob, that's a bunch of new things that are terrific, but the whole sell the house and go around the country with the family? Stellar! I wish my dad had done something like that with us. I've sort of compensated by living in seven different states since adulthood, and I've travelled through or vacationed in 40+ of them. I hope when you do it that you'll either keep a journal here, or do a blog.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • #9
                  I had sardines a few days ago... that was new for me, as I've not had them since I was about 5 or 6 years old.

                  I'm not sure I can do a new thing each week, but I can certainly make the choice to do the new thing when I have a choice.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by primalrob View Post
                    during semesters when i teach, i make this a requirement for my students. i love it.

                    I'm so "borrowing" this idea for my future students. =) I think this will enthuse children. They love sharing, and it will encourage them to be a bit more adventurous. Thanks for the idea!! I'll make it a point to try something new this week as well.
                    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
                    -Buddha

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                    • #11
                      LOVE persimmons! Very few people in North America have tried one. The only people I know who've had them are Asian.

                      I tried rutabaga a few weeks ago (yuck) and kohlrabi last week (yum!).

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                      • #12
                        I've made it a point my whole life to try new stuff as much as possible--both things I think I'll love and things I think I'll hate. I get TONS of amazing stories from doing this. It can be something mundane like some new food, or something crazy and adventurous...and dangerous.

                        Today was 90% dark chocolate with almond butter on top. I love each separately, and together...holy crap. Doing that again for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                          LOVE persimmons! Very few people in North America have tried one. The only people I know who've had them are Asian. .
                          Really? I grew up in Southern California, and we had them a LOT. Even here in Washington state, they are plentiful, and this is the season to grab some. Most people may not be aware that they aren't terribly edible until they are so ripe they are mushy.
                          They weren't often available in the Midwest, so I'll grant you that the entire country may not have tried them.

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                          • #14
                            I had chicken hearts last night.

                            I've had beef heart before an Argentinian restaurant, but with chicken hearts you just kind of eat the whole thing at once, which is odd...er.

                            Minced some of the leftovers into tonights meatloaf. Ah well, it was a good try.

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                            • #15
                              There is one kind of persimmons you eat hard: fuyu. I have served the soft kind layered in goblets with whipped cream. It's very elegant and people are shocked when I tell them what it is.

                              Today for something new I answered a rude question with a full and honest answer rather than try to brush it off with a joke. The question was the person observed I have been engaging in a lot of new exercising lately and wanted to know if I was having a mid life crisis. The risk I took was telling him about paleo and how it has healed a long list of physical problems for me and I exercise a lot because I feel so good I just want to move my body. I broke the rule that you don't talk about paleo.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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