Thursday, June 7, 2018
HAVE YOU EVER?
More answers and questions! I'm doing this because I love answering questions and my life is an open book.
Just don't ask me anything personal.
I stole these questions from Sunday Stealing
who, in turn, stole them from somebody else.
1. Have you ever had chicken pox?
I had chicken pox when I was in second grade in Glendora, California. It only lasted a week, with no problems.
I got the measles two years later and it was far worse.
2. Have you ever shopped in Home Depot?
Okay, that's probably one of the most stupid questions I've ever been asked. I've not only shopped in Home Depot, I've occasionally shopped Home Depot online. And one time I even peed in a Home Depot restroom. It was an unforgettable experience.
3. Have you ever spied on your neighbors?
I've never had any neighbors worth spying on. Except when I lived in West Texas and my neighbors were drug dealers and prostitutes. They shot at my house a few times (NO, I am not kidding!).
4. Have you ever ridden in a limo?
Numerous times when I lived in Hollywood. And I had sex in a limo one night on a side street off of Melrose Ave. right near the then-notorious Drake Theater (the Drake is no longer in existence).
5. Have you ever had a pet fish?
I occasionally had pet fish as a kid, but they were never exactly my favorites. I also had turtles, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
6. Have you ever lied about your age?
Lied about my age???
Hell, I've been lying about my age since I was thirty.
The problem is - the older you get, the more years you have to shave off, until finally even if you shave off a decade - you're still old.....
One negative aspect of not revealing your age is that often people will think you're older than you really are. This has happened here on my blog. I'm actually younger than most of the people who regularly read my blog - but a lot of them (for some strange reason) think I'm older.
7. Have you ever fired a gun?
Yes, I've fired a gun, I own a gun, and I'll damn well use it if you illegally invade my space.
I might look innocent, but I'm armed.
8. Have you ever been ice skating?
Ice skating?? Heck, I have enough trouble walking around in shoes on a dry, sunny day.
I fell on the ice three years ago and completely DESTROYED my back. You'll never catch me trying to skate.
9. Have you ever played golf?
During my senior year in high school we were forced to golf, go bowling, and play tennis in P.E. (physical education). To say I was the worst golfer in history would be a gross understatement. I tore up more turf than an angry Serengeti elephant.
10. Have you ever hidden on Halloween because you had no candy for trick or treaters?
Are you kidding? I have NEVER answered the door on Halloween to give candy to those little bast....oops, I mean beggars.
Thank goodness I now live in the wilderness where my abode is inaccessible.
11. Have you ever made a prank call?
Many, many years ago when telephones were landline and had party lines, I've made a few prank calls.
12. Have you ever gotten a tattoo?
Yea, I've had Semper Fidelis tattooed on my ass.
But seriously - I've been tempted to get tattoos, but never indulged.
13. Have you ever had a massage?
Do you mean a legal one...or an illegal one?? I have some stories to tell. But, no - I have never paid for a massage.
14. Have you ever locked your keys in the car?
I had a pickup truck when I lived in Texas that had doors which would automatically lock when they were shut.
One day I was on the parking lot at Walmart. I started up the engine, but had to get out to check something in the back of the truck. It was an extremely windy day and the door slammed shut - with my keys in the ignition and the motor running!
I had to walk miles to get home, and then I discovered that I'd left my house key in the truck. I had to climb in through a window....and fortunately found an extra set of keys for my truck. I walked back to Walmart in a gale-force wind. Thank Gawd my truck was still there - with the motor running.
15. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes, and I still have the saddle sores to prove it.
I (reluctantly) recommend reading my old post Wild Ride
16. Have you ever been to the circus?
Who needs a circus? All you have to do is go to Walmart.
17. Have you ever been to Europe?
I'm probably the only one in my family who hasn't. Hell, I have enough trouble trying to figure out the good ol' U.S.A.
18. Have you ever built a fire?
I have admittedly started a few fires in my time.
19. Have you ever been skydiving?
Are you kidding? I'm the type person who gets a panic attack when I go to the library.
I have a female cousin (Karyn) who sky dived frequently. I used to accompany her on these missions when she was in California (but I stayed on level ground while she jumped).
20. Have you ever bought something at a garage sale?
When I was 13 or 14 I bought a pair of antique portraits from a neighbor who had a yard sale. That's the first and last time I've ever been to one.
21. Have you ever walked in on someone having sex?
I not only walked in on someone having sex, I joined them! They invited me.
that was long ago during my wild, uninhibited days.
22. Have you ever faked an injury to get out of something?
I used to try to fake illnesses to get out of going to school - but my mother was very wise to my ploys, so I never got away with it.
23. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
Yes, but only once. At Black's Beach in San Diego (I think that beach is still alive and well).
24. Have you ever received a speeding ticket?
Several. In California and Texas. The one in Texas was in San Angelo, which is NOTORIOUS for speed traps. I was going 36 MPH and the cop said I was speeding. I enthusiastically voiced my outrage.
25. Have you ever run a marathon?
A marathon?? Hell, no. I can hardly run to the bathroom.