I tried pistachios for the very first time and wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. While I was home for two months, I got to do things only tourists did. I picked peaches this summer and sent a story out to be looked over. A friend gave me her older Kindle and I read a LOT of books (the new part is reading the books on a machine!), I got a tattoo and drove a sports car and a 4 wheeler. This evening I tried palm hearts (sodium overkill!) and we'll see how they taste cold instead of at room temp. All in all, I've enjoyed a great many fun experiences.
I am sure being 50 or older shouldn't keep me from trying out more new things. I'll just have to see where I'm going to go. I decided long ago to ditch 'goals' for the future or a bucket list or whatever one wants to call it. I had written down (years ago) in a notebook one year, two, five, ten year, and so on goals I wanted to accomplish. I found the notebook when the boys were in junior high and elm school, and realised I had not done a single one of them. There were very few things this year I actually planned to do that were new. I embraced them when they happened and welcomed the rest as they showed up. (the tattoo was planned and I do not plan to do that again!! Painful bugger!)
When I was a kid, 50 was ancient. Of course, so was 30! I know I'm not exactly ancient, even if the best songs of my teen years are now classics! And since it appears I'll be a classic soon, I think I'll get a few books together and read my way through this scary birthday.