Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tagged

Hmm. Amanda is callin' me out. I guess among bloggers if you get tagged then u have to reveal 6 things about yourself that most people don't know. Hmm.

+ I used to be shy. In fact, being so worried about other people thinking I was dumb kept me from asking the bike shop guys about racing my mtn bike in the early 90s.

+ I love doing cookies in parking lots with my car.

+ My "most fun ever" list includes riding my horse bareback and racing him as fast as he could go through Pioneers Park as well as taking my dad's Yamaha 750 out on south 14th at night and opening the throttle way up.

+ I hate slasher/horror movies.

+ Like Squirrel, I spent some time as a meth head.

+ Although disorganized in general, I like all the hangers in my closet going the same way and all the things hung on them facing the same way (fronts towards me). I have to be careful with this b/c if I think about it too much then I start wanting them the same distance apart, so sometimes I purposely have the fronts of two shirts facing each other. Egads! The stress of it all.

So.... I'm gonna tag CVO, cornbread, endurosnob, bluno, aaron and monkeygirl. Lessee if they're game.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll play along. Give me some time to think of a list.

Anonymous said...

I used to be extremely shy too! Cutting cookies is fun in the snow. I used to ride horses in my younger days. Funny stuff.

Neve_r_est said...

Im guessing doing cookies is a new item, Suburus don't do cookies worth a crap.

You were a methhead...wasn't expecting that one. Sure brings a new respect for life, doesn't it?

DG

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Subarus are practical, durable and a host of other wonderful things, but they don't do cookies worth squat. The vic on the other hand... well, it likes 'em and I'd kind of forgotten how much fun they were. Till the other night, I hadn't done cookies since I was about 14 and trying to teach my friend how to do them and landed her aunt's car in the middle of a Pioneer's Park flowerbed.

Meth is an extremely seductive drug for people that kind of like to go go go naturally. I am continually thankful the subsequent crashes were so painful that they moderated my use and finally ended it. These days I'm gettin' plenty of thrills on two wheels and by being in good condition.

Anonymous said...

congrats on kicking meth, and also kicking ass on the bike.

sydney_b said...

Twas a long time ago, bryan. Seems like forever, but the point is that it's easy for folks to think it's a type of problem that wouldn't happen to someone they know, but it can and does and I think sometimes it's good to put a face on it.

I also found this tagging thing kinda interesting. At first I wasn't going to do it, then I was just going to put stuff that was pretty censored, but then I decided to follow the guidelines and it wasn't a horrible experience.

In fact, it was kind of liberating and I sure enjoyed getting a slightly richer picture of my friends. I find myself liking them even more.

cheers.

Anonymous said...

How long ago, exactly? I'm still amazed by the whole thing, if you can't tell. You're 100% right about believing it wouldn't happen to someone you know. A couple of my wife's high school friends are in jail because of meth, but that's never something I could connect with.

Sorry to make such a big deal of it, but I like a good story -- a good comeback.

Anonymous said...

How long ago, exactly? I'm still amazed by the whole thing, if you can't tell. You're 100% right about believing it wouldn't happen to someone you know. A couple of my wife's high school friends are in jail because of meth, but that's never something I could connect with.

Sorry to make such a big deal of it, but I like a good story -- a good comeback.

Anonymous said...

How long ago, exactly? I'm still amazed by the whole thing, if you can't tell. You're 100% right about believing it wouldn't happen to someone you know. A couple of my wife's high school friends are in jail because of meth, but that's never something I could connect with.

Sorry to make such a big deal of it, but I like a good story -- a good comeback.

Anonymous said...

How long ago, exactly? I'm still amazed by the whole thing, if you can't tell. You're 100% right about believing it wouldn't happen to someone you know. A couple of my wife's high school friends are in jail because of meth, but that's never something I could connect with.

Sorry to make such a big deal of it, but I like a good story -- a good comeback.

Anonymous said...

I hate this computer.

Anonymous said...

i'm hardpressed to find one thing that most people that know me don't know. how long did it take you to come up with six.

Anonymous said...

"Seems like forever, but the point is that it's easy for folks to think it's a type of problem that wouldn't happen to someone they know, but it can and does and I think sometimes it's good to put a face on it."

Amen Syd!! I'm not ashamed of my using, in fact there were many lessons learned. Just glad (hard to believe one could say that) my using happened then when I had nothing to loose and not now when I have everything too.

Peace

Anonymous said...

"Seems like forever, but the point is that it's easy for folks to think it's a type of problem that wouldn't happen to someone they know, but it can and does and I think sometimes it's good to put a face on it."

Amen Syd!! I'm not ashamed of my using, in fact there were many lessons learned. Just glad (hard to believe one could say that) my using happened then when I had nothing to loose and not now when I have everything too.

Peace

sydney_b said...

Bryan - 19-23.

Matt - oh not as long as u might think. It was more the choosing that was tough. ;)

nicol said...

I really respect that you were able to get off of meth. I have seen first hand (from a family member) what it can do to a person.

cominatcha said...

One time I was trying on a sweater at Woolworth's department store and decided to take the price tag off. I subsequently stuck it around my middle finger and ran thru the store naked screaming " I've been tagged". I guess I was little ahead of my time on this whole " I've been tagged" issue.

Also, I stole a cowboy hat off of his head while he was making out with his girlfriend outside a country bar. Out of the back of a F-150 pickup. There's a technique. Must be going 10 mph and slide along the pavement on your boots then jump back in the bed. All in one swoop. Wooo Weee I tagged that cowboy.

The list goes on. I'm a changed man. I found out it's more constructive to ride my bike.

monkeygirl said...

hmmm the list is so long, I will have to think and do some culling.

gravy said...

Speaking of cookies, that's kinda why I ride so much. I get a little road rage. Once I was driving down O street and it was icy. We were moving pretty slow so I went to pass a car. I inadvertenly did a cookie on O in 5 o'clock traffic. Spun around cars, into Pier 1's parking lot and perfectly into a parking place. I was totally Lee Majors the Fall Guy in the instance. Scared the bejeezuz outta me.

sydney_b said...

gravy, too bad that wasn't on video.... I kinda like my bike for the same reason.... I find that behind the wheel some days, it brings out a little of my type A heritage.

sydney_b said...

and monkeygirl, i suspect u do have some stories to tell and i await your list with curiosity. :)

mg said...

i love it when you do cookies in parking lots syd.

and you can make up for the time you lost not racing your mountain bike in the '90s. you're doing it already.

horses are an incredible rush...

meth is scary. i'm glad you got out before it got you. you don't need that shit anyway.

gwadzilla said...

ditto to bryan

that is crazy

glad that I was never tempted with the Meth
knowing my addictive personality I have avoided cocaine and meth
also
I never enjoyed the company of people on either
which sort of aiding in discreditiing the drugs appeal

I fear Meth spreading through DC
sure it happens in the club culture
but
if Meth hits the hood... things could get ugly
real ugly
I fear worse than crack in the 80's

yes
good job to those that have kicked the habit
and yes
both squirrel and syd have far too much going for them on and off the bike for a quick fit
a short cut to a feeling that they can get naturally

every bike ride does not give that endorphin high
buyt when it happens it sure feels good

gwadzilla said...

ditto to bryan

that is crazy

glad that I was never tempted with the Meth
knowing my addictive personality I have avoided cocaine and meth
also
I never enjoyed the company of people on either
which sort of aiding in discreditiing the drugs appeal

I fear Meth spreading through DC
sure it happens in the club culture
but
if Meth hits the hood... things could get ugly
real ugly
I fear worse than crack in the 80's

yes
good job to those that have kicked the habit
and yes
both squirrel and syd have far too much going for them on and off the bike for a quick fit
a short cut to a feeling that they can get naturally

every bike ride does not give that endorphin high
buyt when it happens it sure feels good