Kids these days (I’ve always wanted to say that, even if it doesn’t really work right now because I’m talking about people my own age) occasionally play a drinking game called “I’ve never”. Everyone takes a turn saying something [truthfully] that they’ve never done, and anyone who has done whatever was said has to take a drink. A drink of alcohol, that is. A drink of alcohol which, in turn, leads to more and more outlandish statements until (theoretically at least) Hilarity Ensues.
I haven’t played this game much myself, mostly because I haven’t done many crazy things in my life. As a result, I end up sitting there with a full glass for an hour or so, whilst other people giggle and get sozzled. However, after getting a whopping total of one-and-a-half hours of sleep last night, I suddenly realised that I now have a few things up my sleeve which I can no longer say I’ve never done.
Statements that I can’t say anymore because they are lies:
- I’ve never been twirled around a living room floor at two in the morning, singing along to Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival. (I love that song.)
- I’ve never had my shoe slip on a jacket whist being twirled around a living room floor.
- I’ve never gone from dancing to being flat on my back, quicker than you can say “down she goes”, wondering why gravity decided it suddenly loved me more than anything else in the world.
- I’ve never come home from a party at 6:30am in the morning. (And had a christening to attend six hours later.)
- I’ve never found myself unable to say no to a beer followed by a glass of Yellowtail cab sav followed by a shot of vodka. (I thought I couldn’t stomach spirits. Guess what? I can, at least when they’re being served to me by a very tall new German friend.)
- I’ve never watched Metropolis. (TERRIFYING. Cover the childrens’ eyes. But you needn’t worry about their ears: it’s a silent movie.)
- I’ve never been on a balcony that makes me feel like I’m almost certainly 100% nearly Juliet.
- I’ve (almost) never acted so spontaneously, nor been so happily and unexpectedly rewarded for it.
The best thing of all is that I was already having a lovely weekend. Thanks, world (and Friend Whose House-Warming It Was). I shan’t forget it.
Question Time: Have you done something recently that you now can’t say you’ve never done? (That sounds almost Suess-like to me…)