Wednesday, January 10, 2007

10 Places I Have Never Been

  1. Denny's
  2. Wal-Mart
  3. Disneyland
  4. Disney World
  5. The Keys
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Graceland
  8. The Grand Canyon
  9. The White House
  10. The Statue of Liberty

Clearly, I am a bad American.

55 comments:

yournamehere said...

You pretty much suck as an American.

Actually, I haven't been to a Wal-Mart since June, and I'm a better person for it.

Tits McGee said...

You forgot to add my pants to that list.

Churlita said...

No. You're a good American if you've never been to Wal-Mart.

Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore? I went for my 40th birthday two summers ago and it only cost $8. It made it so much easier to be a good American.

The Dummy said...

Like YNH says, you're actually probably better off not having visited some of those. Everything from #4 and down though might be worth a little trip. How about visiting them all at once if you get a mid-life crisis?

The Dummy said...

Hey tits mcgee - notice she DIDN'T say Viggo's pants! Hmmm!

Melissa said...

Every time I go to Wal-mart, it makes me want to renounce my U.S. citizenship.

However, I enjoyed Vegas simply because the crabby old man in the room next door was fun to torment.

Erin O'Brien said...

I think you should get a special award for never going to WalMart.

I'm trying to think of a place I've never been. Been to a sex store. Been to Cracker Barrel. Been everywhere dumb.

Do you still like me?

Egan said...

I have many of these in common with you. I checked off three of them (Grand Canyon, DisneyWorld, and Las Vegas) the past two years.

Peter DeWolf said...

From that list, I've only been to WalMart.

But, I'm Canadian.

Übermilf said...

You've never been to Downers Grove.

Flounder said...

I'm calling bullshit on this list. You were once a college student therefore you would have had to have been to a Denny's. You were probably too drunk to remember.

And I know that you have been to the White House.

Hypersonic said...

You never know if you go into a wal-mart owned store here as they've bought up so many chains here and they keep the original names. I must say I became a memebert of Sam's Club this week as it offers terrific discounts on a heap of stuff and only costs a few bucks.

Sysm said...

I've never been to me.

Neil said...

You live in Florida and have never been to Disneyworld?

NotCarrie said...

Hmmm, Florida? I don't think we have any men to bid on there, but check it out and maybe send your single friends over.

Think Frustrated said...

Denny's? You got to get a grand slam breakfast. When I was in High School, all us cool kids hung out there and smoked and drank cup after cup of coffee, occasionally buying a muffin.

Sizzle said...

you've never been to denny's?! how can this be?!

miss kendra said...

3,4,5,7,8,9 for me. that's sad. i'd rather go to graceland than walmart.

miss kendra said...

also, tits is awesome.

Brookelina said...

Todd - thank you. I'm extremely proud of both ignoring both Wal-Mart and Denny's for my entire life.

Tits - dammit!

Churlita - thank you, I couldn't agree more. And I almost added Mt Rushmore to my list, but Graceland seemed more appropriate.

Dummy - you just called me old, didn't you.

Melissa - actually I was in Vegas on a layover. I never made it out of the airport, where there were slot machines in the bathrooms. That was enough for me.

Erin - I wonder if Wal-Mart will come after me in some way? And of course I still like you, you rock my world.

Brookelina said...

Egan - I really need to get out more.

Peter - I've been to Canada!

Ubie - I almost put Chicago, but then I figured everyone from every other city would attack me for not mentioning their city...I didn't want to cause a ruckus.

Flounder - there is no Denny's at the shore, is there? We always went to the Point Diner. And that White House is the only worth going to, as we both know.

Hyper - ah, the Americanization of the motherland. It's heartwarming.

Sysm - I've never been to you either.

Brookelina said...

Neil - or the Keys. I'm hopeless.

Not Carrie - holy crap! You've got some serious bidding going on there.

TF - now I don't want to go there more than ever. Thank you.

Sizz - hmmmm, I have good taste maybe?

Kendra - we should go to Disney together. And we can bring Tits and her pants.

Tumbleweed said...

Wal-mart? omg, you are so lucky! That's all I have here.

Egan said...

Brooke, (warning sweeping generalization alert) I think most bloggers could stand to get more outdoors time.

Melliferous Pants said...
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Melliferous Pants said...

Is being a bad American really that bad?

sleepydog said...

I've been to all of them and I'm sorry to say that I'm not a better American for it.

Graceland was the bomb. I'm not even an Elvis fan and I got all misty at The King's grave...That is, until my friend, wearing his audio tour headphones shouted in his loudest "deaf in headphones" voice "YOU KNOW, HE'S NOT REALLY BURIED HERE, IT'S ALL A SHAM !!!"

Oh the dirty looks ....

Hypersonic said...

Brooke...baby-cakes, i'm in the southern hemisphere again. Though wal-mart did buy Asda in the UK.

matty said...

Oh, I am so proud of you for having never been to WalMart! Blessed Be!

Tim said...

loser

Spinning Girl said...

11. my pants

(but we can fix that *wink* *wink*)

Spinning Girl said...

omg I just read Tits' comment-- great minds, eh?

Janet said...

Claiming to exist outside the stereotypical American demographic is not unlike coming from a paintball war sparkling clean. That's amazing! Don't mess up now!

jiggs said...

I have been to all of them, but the keys and the statue of liberty. Well I sort of saw it because I took the staten island ferry because it passes fairly close to the statue of liberty.

And also, I have been to a wal mart like 8 times in the past month.

Nick said...

I've been to all of those places except the Disney that's NOT in Florida.

TinaPoPo said...

Brooke, if what you say is true, I have a hard time believing you're not on the No Fly list. No Denny's? No Wal-Mart? No Disney World??? This whole "I'm from New Jersey" thing is just a cover, isn't it, OSAMA?

thephoenixnyc said...

My first trip to a Wal-Mart was last year. I had to do competitive research on a product I wanted to sell to them.

I went back many times after that. I found it to be a lesson in sociology, consumerism and American culture. Fascinating stuff.

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

LOL - I've only been to Wal-Mart, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Also, Cancun, Aruba, Anapolis, and Boulder. I'm glad I'm not the ONLY one who's never been to Disney.

Kallun said...

I have been to Disneyland, Wal-mart, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon... and I'm an Australian! You've got a lot of catching up to do!

V-Grrrl said...

I didn't know you were blogging from prison. The whole ruse of being a teacher completely fooled me. ;D

matty said...

You know, Graceland and Elvis saved my life once. It's true. Really. And, yes, I've been to Graceland. And, I do believe.

ticharu said...

I've never been to any of thoses places either, but now I've been here at least!

Bill said...

I'm reluctant to say which of the two on that list I have been to. Neither was by choice, however.

Buffy said...

Shocking.

Really.

(I jest. I jest.)

The Moviequill said...

If you just go to #2 on a Saturday afternon you will have visited the other 9...

Hypersonic said...

I've never been to me!

MoDigli said...

DENNY'S????? .... You've never been to DENNY's????

WOW!!!

You know, you could probably knock off a few of these things in one shot. Do I hear road trip, Brooke?! :)

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Mone said...

whats the difference between Disney Land and Disney World? Just wondering :)

Egan said...

Mone, Florida vs. California.

Roberta said...

Brooke, sadly there is now a Denny's in Northfield. I'll take you there, to the parking lot, just to check it off your list. But we must not eat there...ewwww. Unless we want to be sick for a week..hmmm a new weight loss plan maybe.

Sofi said...

I've been to all of these except fpr Graceland. Do yourself a HUGE favor, and stay away from these places. Especially the Keys and the Statue of Liberty. They are both über disappointing.

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BV said...

I'm sort of shocked that you've never been to Wal-Mart and also slightly jealous.

Dave Morris said...

I got you covered on all this, don't sweat it.