Dumbest thing I did as a kid was when I was around 7 or 8, I climbed to the top of our mango tree while all the neighborhood kids watched, hung from my ankles and hands upside down on a branch saying, “I’m a monkey, I’m a monkey!”, then suddenly I heard, CRACK and felt pain shooting through my entire body. The branch apparently broke and I fell flat on my back onto the rock garden below.
Another stunt was at the beach jumping from a small cliff in order to land face down with arms and legs sprawled out, like I saw someone do on TV in the soft snow. Only thing I didn’t realize, the sand isn’t compliant as is soft snow, so it was like landing on the hard ground and SPLAT, then intense pain shot through my entire body.
One time I was trying to glide down the concrete stairs at school stomach-first, much like diving into a pool, like I had seen on TV. Yep, massive abrasions on my stomach and front of my thighs.
Then jumping off my parents’ roof, landing feet first, with the idea that if I allowed my body to land with grace and recoil with the jump, I’d survive. I did. Not a single broken bone. Eat your heart out Jackass.
We made a “bike ramp” with stacked-up loose bricks and pieces of plywood. Of course, I had to be the first to try the jump. It of course fell apart while I was attempting to jump, and I ate it all over the road.
Four of us tied ropes to the handlebars and backs of our banana bikes. When it was my turn to be the “leader”, I decided to do all kinds of cool stuff, like zig-zags, speeding up and slowing down, etc., and those behind me had no choice but to follow. Finally, I sped up and decided to make a hard u-turn around a stop sign pole. You can imagine what happened next.
At 9 years old, took a huge drag of my mom’s cigarette. Got very sick and puked a lot.
New Year’s Eve, I got the idea to make a shoo-shoo bomb. I took out all the gunpowder from many firecrackers and because it was windy, sat with my legs crossed and made a pile of the gunpowder between my legs. I took one fuse and laid it atop the pile of gunpowder. It was intended to make a shooing type of flash, but instead I was surprised when I lit the fuse it was a loud explosion right there in between my legs, and I was temporarily deaf for a day and a half afterward.
Can you tell we didn’t have a lot of supervision growing up? Wonder if we ate many lead paint chips when we were little. It’s a wonder my siblings and I made it to age 18.[/quote]
Chinadoll hon-that explosing between your legs really got me to reply-is there any way you can feel a mere mortal if he or she is trying to work their mojo there? Are there any scars on your body from all of the mayhem? I have about as many or more stories than you-but baby you have been T-mag since birth-as always you rock!