10 Years Ago: I was teaching high school and sharing a room with a woman who was in charge of the Senior Homecoming Float. Hence I thought nothing of it when I saw a scrap of fabric lying in the middle of the floor.
Holy Schnike, this is underwear.
After the students had gone, I picked it up and discovered,
Holy Schnike, this is my underwear.
I had a pair of panties stuck inside my pants leg from a previous wearing, that had worked their way out onto the floor of my classroom of sophomores. To this day I wonder at what point they were hanging, hermit-crab-like, half in/half out of my pants leg.
5 Years Ago: I jumped off of this cliff and broke my ass. I had done several jumps/dives already from lower heights. On what turned out to be the last jump, I had climbed up about 35-40 feet, and I was scared, but a group of young Italian onlookers on the bridge high above started counting out loud. Not to back down from their Une… Due… Tre!, I took a deep breath and leapt from the cliff. It was the last time I felt good for an entire year … a year spent sitting on a rubber donut and wondering just how invasive that “realignment” procedure really might be?
1 Year Ago: I threw away something I shouldn’t have, that I needed later.
Yesterday: I learned that the gloriously verdant foliage around my wounded mailbox
… is poison ivy.
5 Snacks I Enjoy:
5 Songs I Belt Out Shamelessly in the Car:
--Hook (Blues Traveler)
--Breathe (Anna Nalick)
--Secret World (Peter Gabriel)
--Sloop John B. (Beach Boys)
--You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)
5 Things I Would Do With $100 Million:
Give a cold 20 to each member of my family, including me.
5 Places It Would Be Fun To Run Away To:
5 Things I’d Probably Never Wear:
--A tube top (not to church, at least)
--My pain and shame on the outside for the world to see! Waahhhhh!!
--Sandals with just one big toe loop.
--A tongue, belly button, eyebrow, lip, or hoo-hoo ring
--Tweed or herringbone anything
5 Favorite TV Shows:
--Lord of the Rings
--Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds of Prey
--The Dark Tower
... Oh, I thought you said books.
--Well, in that case … Brat Camp!
--My comfy bed
--The distant, lonesome cry of a hawk on the wing
--The first day of summer
--Starring as one of Three Little Maids from School in The Mikado
--Eating apple pie
... Just 5? What a gip.
5 Favorite Toys:
--Kayak! (12.5-ft Necky Santa Cruz named “Unruly”)(since you asked)
5 People I’ve Tagged:
--Silly rabbit, them's my tricks, and mine alone!