Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Damn you Beamish!

The Childhood Meme, (I've been tagged!)

My life as a child (under 15) in 50 words or less:

I was raised by my Grandparents until I was 10 years old. Although My parents lived there too, I never saw them except weekends. They both worked second shift jobs. At ten, my parents bought their own house and I moved in with them where I was expected to look after my two younger brothers. I started working for my father at thirteen when I was a freshman in high school

Where were you a kid?

Evansville Indiana, I still live here.

Given the choice, were you barefoot or did you wear shoes?

Barefoot, I had some tough feet!

Were you a city kid or a country kid?

Its difficult to explain. Although we lived in the city, we raised chickens etc. and we had a huge truck garden that grandpa cultivated with a Gravley two wheel tractor. We sold the extra produce to stores and off the front porch.

Stupidest thing you did before the age of 15:

I almost burnt the house down burning the trash on a windy day.

Do you know how to play Kick the Can?

Yes

What else did you play in groups?

Red Rover and 50 different versions of Scrub, (Baseball without enough people to make two teams.) Army, Cowboys and Indians, Football, Basketball.....

Worst injury?

A tie between getting a small piece of metal in the optic nerve of my left eye and going blind for three days, (they call it sympathetic blindness), or almost taking my kneecap off with an ax.

Do you agree with Bob Seger's line in Against the Wind, (I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then)?

No. Ignorance may be bliss, but only to the ignorant!

Elijah, If you're reading this you're tagged. You can do it here.
DM, tag!
Hjordes, my favorite Nordic goddess, (If you have the time), Tag, you're it!

;^)

22 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
I put Beamish up to this. Sorry 'bout that.

But as blogosphere tags go, this one wasn't too bad. Mine is here. Some of our responses are similar.

Warren said...

I was just kidding.

I wouldn't have did the mime if I hadn't felt like it.

(Gota keep Beamish on his toes for the 08 presidential race). ;^)

Anonymous said...

I too almost burnt the garage down experimenting with tobacco in a pipe..I believe my friend puked at school after this wonderful experience.
My father was a small man about 130 pounds but with hands like a man 200+...I grew seven inches taller and heavier and use to try to "outsqueeze him" {beg for mercy}..lol.
He beacame an alcoholic after his wife passed 18 years ago and said to me once "I miss my wife, she was my friend" and then took his own life two years ago. I tell you, I was happy for him regardless of the circumstances that led to his death, I had heard too many times "I want to die"..{sorry about this morbidity}
I wish I knew know what i didnt know then?....yep
{elijah}

drummaster2001 said...

you are eeeeeevil. i will put one up though on my blog.

beakerkin said...

I will have to get around to doing this but I just arrived and need R&R.

drummaster2001 said...

btw, i blame beamish too.

drummaster2001 said...

alright its up now on High Voltage

Anonymous said...

Shoes..
city kid, actually the suburbs,one income family, so we were not affluent.
Stupidest thing, already mentioned, almost burning the garage down, thank god i saw the smoke before heading back to school,or the house was surely next, a dozen buckets of water and everything was a-ok...good job the garage was a delapidated piece of shit and the damage went unnoticed until dad pulled the hose out in spring and saw it burnt to a crisp.
worst injury...shredded my hand after falling off my bike with an empty bottle of coca cola {to buy smokes}..lol
games...not many, setting fires on the railroad tracks, and fondling the girls during lunchtime, of course this was when this kind of stuff was acceptable, and actually quite appreciated.[elijah]

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
As tags go, this particular one was interesting. And it gave me an idea about an essay assignment for my class. Hehehe.

Warren said...

Thank you guys!

Very interesting.

DM, however eeeevile I might be, I must really take a poor second seat to Beamish!

Somehow or the other, I seemed to have missed several of my post notifications, hmm...

The Beak seems to be a slacker! ;^) Well Beak, did you burn down anything interesting?

Elijah, when I was in school, "fondling the girls during lunchtime", would have been grounds for immediate castration by the school disciplinarian!

Always, do you feel comfortable being around so many pyromaniacs?
;^)

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elijah said...

Pyromania was a faze, something i sampled as a youth, due to the sampling of tobacco in a pipe, in said garage, which my friend and i suffered from greatly ie: vomiting. As for the fondling, the choice was carefully thought out, whoe the individual who choice the wrong mark... tears, running away and pretty much a good laugh all around, for the guys anyway. Damn misogynists

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Okay I blame me too. I usually ignore this chain letter kinda blog things.

drummaster2001 said...

warren:

'Elijah, when I was in school, "fondling the girls during lunchtime", would have been grounds for immediate castration by the school disciplinarian!'

lmao!

as far as evilness is concerned, you are the least, beamish above you, and pretty much the entire chain backwards until the top- the person who designed it.

drummaster2001 said...

warren:

'Somehow or the other, I seemed to have missed several of my post notifications, hmm...'

i just said the same thing on Nicotine. i wonder if its their system.

Warren said...

DM said:
"as far as evilness is concerned, you are the least, beamish above you, and pretty much the entire chain backwards until the top- the person who designed it.

Oh great!
I'm just some kind of 3rd rate to the 12th negatve power evil and Beamish is 2nd rate to the ....

So that means you found out that I'm scared to remove that tag from the mattress. Who told you?

Oh Great, everyone knows! The word verification is woosie.

drummaster2001 said...

do people really put the effort into removing that tag?

Warren said...

DM, said...

" do people really put the effort into removing that tag? "

Well, when you buy a factory second, it can be a tad uncomfortable if its sewed into the middle of the mattress. The rest of us are scared of the federal penalties!

:^)

drummaster2001 said...

why would you be afraid of federal penalties? the tag states "tag not to be removed except by consumer". if you bought the mattress, then you need not fear, uncle sam can't touch you.

Warren said...

I'm sorry DM, its an old, (very old), joke. Sometimes you forget that young people aren't "in" on old jokes.

Those tags have been required by Federal law for at least as long as I have been alive.

The purpose on the tag is to insure that a consumer knows what a mattress is made of. Evidently, the shadier manufactures used to stuff mattresses with any garbage they could get away with.

Originally the tag only gave a list of materials and said, (paraphrase), do not remove under penalty of federal law. The "except by consumer", part is a relatively new addition. I expect that part was added because the tag had become the brunt of a joke.

There 'were' people that were afraid to remove the tag, I guess they thought the mattress police would bust them. My wife's grandmother was one of them, but she also distrusted banks and buried money in mason jars in the chicken coop.

drummaster2001 said...

we have to pick our days for the pool. leave a comment on 'high voltage'. pick 2 days that you want and we'll go from there. i got my 2 but i need to know if we have to duel it out.

Esther said...

This isn't a bad meme. I had to do it too (thanks AOW). Pyro...yeah, I can relate. ;)