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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]They say the only thing stranger than fiction is real life, and I'd say a great deal of those stories come from relatives. I figured I'd start a thread that we could share these real-life instances. Feel free to omit names, etc.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I'll start...[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]My youngest son had just finished taking a shower and came out of the bathroom. The oldest and the middle son were doing dishes at the time, so I tapped the oldest on the shoulder and told him to go take a shower. He told me he had already done it.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Now, as a parent, you realize your children could be lying to you at any point. So, I'm always skeptical.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]In this case, I was skeptical cause his hair was dry and messy, and he had only been home for about an hour and a half. I grabbed his hair, dry... and I smelled it, unwashed. I asked him if he forgot to wash his hair. He swore he took a shower.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Since I hadn't started laundry, I headed to the washer (which serves as our clothes hamper) and saw his school clothes and a towel in the bottom.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I have taken many baths and showers over my thirty year lifetime, but not once have I ever thrown my towel in the washer and on the way in, it dried and folded itself up.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I asked him if he was sure he took a shower, showing him the towel. He hung his head down. I asked him what was so important that he felt the need to lie about something as trivial as taking a shower. He didn't know.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Kids... they got stupid in them.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CalvinSmoke' timestamp='1355785665' post='1268276']
That sounds like something I would have done growing up ha
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I told him, "Next time, get your hair wet and put something that smells like shampoo in your hair... then use the towel to dry off with... and THEN throw the towel and your school clothes in the washer."[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I think that was the first time he listened intently to what I was saying. *LOL*[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Man, if my kids knew the horrible things I did when I was younger.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Stray cat with his head stuck in a soup can + airsoft gun =[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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A few years ago I was doing some electrical work on a new mall and I and I didn't want to walk back to get a ladder, so I climbed into a cherry picker and extended the picker up through the opening of a huge window frame so I could work on the inside. Once I was finished I came back down and turned the arm around before driving it back where it was.

A few hours later I noticed a crowd forming near the window so I walked over and there was a huge 5 ft long scratch gouged out of the window sash, the foreman then came and asked me if I knew what happened, I said I didn't and he told me it would cost $35,000 to replace.

I don't lie very often, but this was one instance where it paid off BIG.
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speaking of regrettable things we've done when we were younger....
when i was in middle school, me and my friends used to go to firework tents the day after the 4th of July/New Years Eve etc. and get them really cheap. we would buy a case of bottle rockets for like $5. we would then visit a neighborhood that we didnt live in and either shoot them off at cars or knock on someone's door, shoot them in their house and run away.
it usually worked out pretty well and we would always run away when someone threatened to call the police. one day we knocked on a door like we always did, lit a handful of them and by the time the door opened they fired into the house and the woman screamed. we got a real kick out of it, ran and went home shortly after.
fast forward a month and on the 1st day of 7th grade we were called into the principal's office and detained for public disturbance, mischief etc.
just a tip for the younger ones—before you do something like that, make sure it's not your vice principal's house first.
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When my son was a little less than a year old, he threw up on Tim Tebow. We were at The Swamp for a meet-and-greet, and Tim Tebow reached out to grab Michael. He held him and smiled for about half a minute, and then all of a sudden, Michael just let it all go. Tebow was very gracious about the situation, and he even laughed saying, "I guess I'm not your favorite player, huh?" I was able to snap a picture before the incident occurred, and I even got it autographed a couple years later! :)
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1355789891' post='1268373']
When my son was a little less than a year old, he threw up on Tim Tebow. We were at The Swamp for a meet-and-greet, and Tim Tebow reached out to grab Michael. He held him and smiled for about half a minute, and then all of a sudden, Michael just let it all go. Tebow was very gracious about the situation, and he even laughed saying, "I guess I'm not your favorite player, huh?" I was able to snap a picture before the incident occurred, and I even got it autographed a couple years later! :)
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Did you happen to get a picture of a puke-covered Tebow as well? Because I'd like to see that...
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1355789891' post='1268373']
When my son was a little less than a year old, he threw up on Tim Tebow. We were at The Swamp for a meet-and-greet, and Tim Tebow reached out to grab Michael. He held him and smiled for about half a minute, and then all of a sudden, Michael just let it all go. Tebow was very gracious about the situation, and he even laughed saying, "I guess I'm not your favorite player, huh?" I was able to snap a picture before the incident occurred, and I even got it autographed a couple years later! :)
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Wow thats hilarious haha
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[quote name='Latch' timestamp='1355789036' post='1268350']
speaking of regrettable things we've done when we were younger....
when i was in middle school, me and my friends used to go to firework tents the day after the 4th of July/New Years Eve etc. and get them really cheap. we would buy a case of bottle rockets for like $5. we would then visit a neighborhood that we didnt live in and either shoot them off at cars or knock on someone's door, shoot them in their house and run away.
it usually worked out pretty well and we would always run away when someone threatened to call the police. one day we knocked on a door like we always did, lit a handful of them and by the time the door opened they fired into the house and the woman screamed. we got a real kick out of it, ran and went home shortly after.
fast forward a month and on the 1st day of 7th grade we were called into the principal's office and detained for public disturbance, mischief etc.
just a tip for the younger ones—before you do something like that, make sure it's not your vice principal's house first.
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Talk about an awkward 3 years of middle school lmao
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[quote name='BloodRaven' timestamp='1355788379' post='1268331']
A few years ago I was doing some electrical work on a new mall and I and I didn't want to walk back to get a ladder, so I climbed into a cherry picker and extended the picker up through the opening of a huge window frame so I could work on the inside. Once I was finished I came back down and turned the arm around before driving it back where it was.

A few hours later I noticed a crowd forming near the window so I walked over and there was a huge 5 ft long scratch gouged out of the window sash, the foreman then came and asked me if I knew what happened, I said I didn't and he told me it would cost $35,000 to replace.

I don't lie very often, but this was one instance where it paid off BIG.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Oh man, you should have taken that one to your grave. *LOL*[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1355789891' post='1268373']
When my son was a little less than a year old, he threw up on Tim Tebow. We were at The Swamp for a meet-and-greet, and Tim Tebow reached out to grab Michael. He held him and smiled for about half a minute, and then all of a sudden, Michael just let it all go. Tebow was very gracious about the situation, and he even laughed saying, "I guess I'm not your favorite player, huh?" I was able to snap a picture before the incident occurred, and I even got it autographed a couple years later! :)
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Never had a child puke on an athlete or celeb, that is priceless. I, too, would be very interested in a "puke covered" Tebow. We could send it in to Skip.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355800198' post='1268623']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Never had a child puke on an athlete or celeb, that is priceless. I, too, would be very interested in a "puke covered" Tebow. We could send it in to Skip.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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Skip would kill you. He is very protected of his fantasy boyfriend...
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[quote name='Latch' timestamp='1355789036' post='1268350']
speaking of regrettable things we've done when we were younger....
when i was in middle school, me and my friends used to go to firework tents the day after the 4th of July/New Years Eve etc. and get them really cheap. we would buy a case of bottle rockets for like $5. we would then visit a neighborhood that we didnt live in and either shoot them off at cars or knock on someone's door, shoot them in their house and run away.
it usually worked out pretty well and we would always run away when someone threatened to call the police. one day we knocked on a door like we always did, lit a handful of them and by the time the door opened they fired into the house and the woman screamed. we got a real kick out of it, ran and went home shortly after.
fast forward a month and on the 1st day of 7th grade we were called into the principal's office and detained for public disturbance, mischief etc.
just a tip for the younger ones—before you do something like that, make sure it's not your vice principal's house first.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I surely hope no one was hurt, or no houses were burnt down. Smokebombs in the mailbox or firecrackers on the front porch, that was about it for our firework mischief. How was the rest of 7th grade?[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355800675' post='1268629']


[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I surely hope no one was hurt, or no houses were burnt down. Smokebombs in the mailbox or firecrackers on the front porch, that was about it for our firework mischief. How was the rest of 7th grade?[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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no one every really got hurt, at least not that i know of. a few burns on the hands of me and my friends i imagine. mostly harmless. (I hope...)

as for the rest of 7th grade, it was just like anyone else's. awkward, uncomfortable and stressful. it's just that i ended up being grounded for the majority of it that was different.
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While in the kitchen, my mother once told me "don't touch the stove it's very hot" before leaving for a second to take care of something. I think you can guess how this story ends....
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Sibling rivalries, they make for some of the better stories. Here are a few of mine:[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]When I was about eight-years-old, my sister was getting set to hit fifteen. We were at her friend Jenny's house, and Jenny (at some point) had convinced my sister to start smoking. I never knew until that day. I was watching Jenny's brother play Zelda on Nintendo when he asked me to go get him a soda. I casually walk into the kitchen and find my sister and Jenny smoking. Being eight-years-old, I said "Ommmm, I'm telling!!"[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]My sister begged, pleaded and finally got to the point where she had told me smoking was good for me. I'm eight, what do I know? So, she gives me the cigarette and basically tells me to puff on it like it's a straw. Once I took a drag off the cigarette, I blow the smoke right back out, trying to get that awful taste out of my mouth. She tells me, "No, you have to inhale. You know, hold it in." I take another drag, and I've no clue what "inhale" means so I'm about to exhale again and she says, "No, don't blow it out.. suck it in!"[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Now, at that age, I didn't know what "inhale" meant, but I knew how to make myself burp. Here I am, mouthful of cigarette smoke and I swallow it down into my stomach. I felt fine for all of about -- 2 minutes. That was about how long it took me to start throwing up. I do so for the rest of the evening.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]When my mother asked what was wrong, I of course told her that my sister made me smoke a cigarette. My sister got grounded for a full month for smoking AND several lashings with a belt for making me smoke. Me? I got to lay on the couch, stay up late watching Munsters, eating Doritos and chugging Sprite.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]My sister brought her boyfriend Nathan over to the house once and they were all about making-out at their age. Well, she of course didn't want her bratty brother bothering her while she was trying to contract the Epstein-Barr Virus. What'd she do? She locked me upstairs.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]The upstairs in this house was just two-bedrooms with a stairwell running between then and a door at the bottom of the stairs. My bedroom was off the right, hers was to the left. After spending a hour or so up there, I really had to use the restroom. I knocked on the door, my sister told me the door was locked and she wasn't letting me out -- just to hold it in. Another hour went by, still wouldn't let me out. I started looking for other means of relieving myself.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Well, whoever painted the interior of this house did so over all the window seals, so there was no getting a window open so I could urinate that way. I looked around, nothing. Not a jug, not a cup, nothing. Then I saw it... there... on her floor, like a mini-toilet just screaming to me.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Her Atari.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I unplugged it from the wall, ripped the Centipede game from the Atari console and I was off to the races.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]When she finally did open the door, she told me to go use the restroom. I told her, I don't have to now. She didn't understand what I meant until her Atari refused to work any longer. She never said anything to my mom about it, nor did I.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Oh, good times.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Last one...[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Same boyfriend, same house, same ol', same ol'.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]After learning her lesson with the Atari, this time she shut me outside. Middle of the summer, middle of the country. I asked if I could ride my bike over to our cousin's house. She said 'no'. I asked if I could ride my bike to my puppy-love girlfriend Melissa's hosue. She said 'no'.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I'm bored. -- I wonder what there is to do in the barn.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Upon first inspection, nothing much. Then I find a wooden box on a shelf filled with aerosol cans. Like any good country boy, I've got a lighter in my pocket. Lets see if we can find something flammable!! -- Damn the luck. Just different colors of spray paint.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I pop the cap off the can that looks like a hunter's orange (life jacket orange, neon orange, whatever)... and start putting dots on the inside of the barn. That's when I got my BRIGHT IDEA!![/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Our house was on a bit of an incline, so the country road in front of our house could see the front yard. Me, with my orange spray paint, wrote in BIG orange letters:[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]"Dara Is A [you figure it out]!"[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]This time, I was the one that wound up getting grounded and his butt blistered. It was well worth it in the end though, because although they simply mowed the grass and the letters disappeared. The chemicals in the spray paint killed the grass a week later. Now, in bright dead grass yellowy-orange surrounded by dark green was my message for the whole world to see.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]And what better way to torture your sister than to have all her friends who ride the bus see that message in the yard, only to tell everyone they know in high school.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Oh, joy![/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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when I was little me and my buddy went door to door collecting donations for The Red Cross.

We took the proceeds down to the Pizza Hut and had a blast.
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[quote name='K-Dog' timestamp='1355969803' post='1271213']
when I was little me and my buddy went door to door collecting donations for The Red Cross.

We took the proceeds down to the Pizza Hut and had a blast.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I did the same thing for SCRUFFY, which is a local outreach program for the city I used to live in. Our church asked us to go door-to-door and ask for donations, we didn't take all of it but we did stop off and guy soda pops and candy bars and chips and even went to the movies.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]We probably collected $200 or so, spent about $60 of it.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]There is a special place for people like us... (pointing down)[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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I had to call my mom once to come get me from the emergency room after they admitted me with severe tachycardia and I got IV Ativan to bring my heart rate down. Ever taken Ativan? That was a pretty hilarious conversation... pretty sure I greeted her with "what up, broski?" when she arrived...

...All my funny (to me, at least) stories involve medical issues... or Thanksgiving and my family...
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[quote name='MissK528' timestamp='1355972436' post='1271276']
I had to call my mom once to come get me from the emergency room after they admitted me with severe tachycardia and I got IV Ativan to bring my heart rate down. Ever taken Ativan? That was a pretty hilarious conversation... pretty sure I greeted her with "what up, broski?" when she arrived...

...All my funny (to me, at least) stories involve medical issues... or Thanksgiving and my family...
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I seldom take ibuprofen for migraines, let alone anything prescription. I'll just have to take your word for it.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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This Girl has been stakling me ever since I moved here to SF. She made up a lie that I created a fake instagram so ppl could think that she doesn't like me...... So, now we have been playing my favorite game
Moriarty vs. Holmes!
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1355973625' post='1271297']
This Girl has been stakling me ever since I moved here to SF. She made up a lie that I created a fake instagram so ppl could think that she doesn't like me...... So, now we have been playing my favorite game
Moriarty vs. Holmes!
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]*LOL* ... And which one are you?[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355973880' post='1271300']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]*LOL* ... And which one are you?[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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Holmes, bc I deduced that she was the trouble. But instead of us both going over the edge like in the books/second movie, we are just gonna make out! Jkjkjkjk
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[quote name='K-Dog' timestamp='1355969803' post='1271213']
when I was little me and my buddy went door to door collecting donations for The Red Cross.

We took the proceeds down to the Pizza Hut and had a blast.
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I did the same, except I went to Red Lobster and had endless shrimp :)
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355967808' post='1271171']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]
[i]Now, at that age, I didn't know what "inhale" meant, but I knew how to make myself burp. Here I am, mouthful of cigarette smoke and I swallow it down into my stomach.

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Similar thing happened to me. Not with cigarettes though. (But not with something illegal........in some states, ;) )
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My old dog Buddy (god bless his soul) was this huge white dog (white lab mixed with great bernese) who got mistaken for a baby polar bear many times by strangers lol, was a little bit slow in the head.

One day my friend and I were outside playing. (We we like 8 or 9 back then) and Buddy got off his leash. It took us like 5 minutes to realize it, that's when we started to look around this small little neighborhood for him.

After like 15 mins we couldnt find him, thats when we got my dad to help us. After an hour he was no where to be seen. It got dark, and I was worried sick that I would never see him again. (He never got missing that long, and everyonein the hood loved him).

We were walking around with flashlights looking everywhere. Then my friend said he thought he saw him run around a corner up our road around a house. I don't know why it took him so long to tell us, but I'm really glad he did.

We walk up the road with our flashlights look around this guys huge yard, looking everywhere, but wr still couldn't find him. While we were walking out of his yard we heard a bark.

I run to the back of the house and shine my flashlight into his house. I heard Buddy bark again and I move to his basement/garage. & there he is. Right at the window crying and barking, pacing back and forth looking lost as hell lmao.

I was so relieved. Apparently the mans son went to work and Buddy ran into the garage while he was backing out and got stuck. As soon as the man opened the door after we knocked my dog ran out and jumped on me and was licking my face non stop.

We looked inside the garage and smelled poop & piss instantly.

& then we dipped. Lol
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Another funny story with Buddy.

He was out running around one night and my mom, my brother and I left the house to do something. We saw Buddy (I remind you, huge white retarded dog) running behind us, following us. My mom slows down and we were cheering him on and telling him to come. (He was keeping up with us good for being so huge)

...we look over at him running next to the driver side of the car. We're going like 15-20 MPH.

His face turns...he's looking directly at us now while running....

*BOOM* - He runs right into a parked car. All 3 of us bursted into laughter as we stopped the car and looked back at him. And there he is, running with that same lost pathetic face with his tounge out trying to catch up to us. Lmao

God do I miss that dog.
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355973880' post='1271300']


[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]*LOL* ... And which one are you?[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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I don't usually quote people twice, but apperantly she has a BF....... Why in gods name is she stalking me then? Yes, I did a bit of detective work here, but Wth could she want with me? Then again, if she breaks up with him, I will just say no! Too much hell. Bc this story is still going on, I will give y'all updates
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1355989126' post='1271445']
I don't usually quote people twice, but apperantly she has a BF....... Why in gods name is she stalking me then? Yes, I did a bit of detective work here, but Wth could she want with me? Then again, if she breaks up with him, I will just say no! Too much hell. Bc this story is still going on, I will give y'all updates
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I told you that you wouldn't have to sweat meeting girls! :229031_cheer:
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Jehovah's Witnesses became a real problem in our neighborhood, every other day they were knocking on doors or if you were outside with the kids being a real pain in the rear. I understand ministry is part of their faith but We all politely said no thanks several times and it was getting ridiculous, like at 730 one morning back again they were, hubby decided to convert them to Druidism, cornered then for about 2 hrs-- never saw them again.
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Jehovah's Witnesses became a real problem in our neighborhood, every other day they were knocking on doors or if you were outside with the kids being a real pain in the rear. I understand ministry is part of their faith but We all politely said no thanks several times and it was getting ridiculous, like at 730 one morning back again they were, hubby decided to convert them to Druidism, cornered then for about 2 hrs-- never saw them again.
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AFC Championship last year. Ravens @ Patriots. Late in the 3rd quarter, I hear a knock on my door, it's Jehovas Witnesses, We tried to ignore them and we knew they heard us because we were so loud. So they kept knocking, and it was early 4th quarter. It was getting pretty dark out too. Then I yelled "can someone get the [bleeping] door!?" right up against the door. They were leaving but then my dad opened the door and asked what they wanted lol. [facepalm]

And then the saddest Ravens lost ever occured. :(
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[quote name='Ravens<3' timestamp='1356021294' post='1271673']
AFC Championship last year. Ravens @ Patriots. Late in the 3rd quarter, I hear a knock on my door, it's Jehovas Witnesses, We tried to ignore them and we knew they heard us because we were so loud. So they kept knocking, and it was early 4th quarter. It was getting pretty dark out too. Then I yelled "can someone get the [bleeping] door!?" right up against the door. They were leaving but then my dad opened the door and asked what they wanted lol. [facepalm]

And then the saddest Ravens lost ever occured. :(
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Finally, we found the people responsible for that loss. It wasn't the guy who dropped the pass... or the guy missed the field goal.. or even the coach that didn't call the timeout.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]It was you and your father!![/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I know who is about to become Mr. Unpopular around here.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1356026797' post='1271784']


[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Finally, we found the people responsible for that loss. It wasn't the guy who dropped the pass... or the guy missed the field goal.. or even the coach that didn't call the timeout.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]It was you and your father!![/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I know who is about to become Mr. Unpopular around here.[/i][/font]
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lol. I didnt need that from you, I live with enough guilt because of that loss. They messed up my concentration
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1356020395' post='1271654']
Jehovah's Witnesses became a real problem in our neighborhood, every other day they were knocking on doors or if you were outside with the kids being a real pain in the rear. I understand ministry is part of their faith but We all politely said no thanks several times and it was getting ridiculous, like at 730 one morning back again they were, hubby decided to convert them to Druidism, cornered then for about 2 hrs-- never saw them again.
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We had a couple young boys come to our house around August. It's not like we live in a neighborhood either, so those boys had to be pretty careful of cars.
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My house is at the bottom of a hill on my street, so one night a few years back, me and one of my friends poured gas on a tennis ball, lit it on fire, and rolled it down the hill with a lacrosse stick.

My friend had the stick and he tried to control the flaming tennis ball as it rolled down hill, but it ended up falling into the storm drain right across the street from my house. This was on a cold, brisk evening this time of year, so there were probably a bunch of dry leaves in the drain. Nevertheless, the drain caught fire.

We opened the man hole, and suddenly, huge clouds of smoke just started to rise. You could see the street lights clouding up. We went to my friends house, who luckily lives like 50 feet away from where this happened, got a huge bin, and started filling it with gallons of water. We brought it back to the fire and poured it, but it didn't go out. We ended up going back and forth between the drain and his house numerous times, and it finally put out after like three or four trips. Still, there was so much smoke everywhere, and we were lucky this was at night because if it had been during the day and people actually noticed, I bet someone would've called the fire department, lol.
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When I went to grad school, we didn't have JWs....we had Mormons.

I had talked to them once or twice (which is a big mistake....show even one drip of interest and they're on you like Saran Wrap). Well I was in my room one afternoon studying and I heard a knock on the door. I figured it was them, so I just sat in my recliner not making a peep.

So they moved on down the hall...when I heard her door open, I dived out of my room and went downstars and out the front door to my car. I'm standing out at my car and all of a sudden the two young men appear coming out the back door of the building....

What did I do? I ducked down beside my car...was sooooooo freaking funny cause had they turned to their left as they came out the door they would have seen me. Fortunately, they were on a mission (ha ha) and went right to head to the frat house next door. So I got in my car...not really having a destination....just wanted to do Mormon avoidance....and ...well I don't even remember where I went.

Seven and a half years later and that still cracks me up.
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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1356419743' post='1278599']
My house is at the bottom of a hill on my street, so one night a few years back, me and one of my friends poured gas on a tennis ball, lit it on fire, and rolled it down the hill with a lacrosse stick.

My friend had the stick and he tried to control the flaming tennis ball as it rolled down hill, but it ended up falling into the storm drain right across the street from my house. This was on a cold, brisk evening this time of year, so there were probably a bunch of dry leaves in the drain. Nevertheless, the drain caught fire.

We opened the man hole, and suddenly, huge clouds of smoke just started to rise. You could see the street lights clouding up. We went to my friends house, who luckily lives like 50 feet away from where this happened, got a huge bin, and started filling it with gallons of water. We brought it back to the fire and poured it, but it didn't go out. We ended up going back and forth between the drain and his house numerous times, and it finally put out after like three or four trips. Still, there was so much smoke everywhere, and we were lucky this was at night because if it had been during the day and people actually noticed, I bet someone would've called the fire department, lol.
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Only YOU can prevent storm drain fires! :lol:
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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1356419743' post='1278599']
My house is at the bottom of a hill on my street, so one night a few years back, me and one of my friends poured gas on a tennis ball, lit it on fire, and rolled it down the hill with a lacrosse stick.

My friend had the stick and he tried to control the flaming tennis ball as it rolled down hill, but it ended up falling into the storm drain right across the street from my house. This was on a cold, brisk evening this time of year, so there were probably a bunch of dry leaves in the drain. Nevertheless, the drain caught fire.

We opened the man hole, and suddenly, huge clouds of smoke just started to rise. You could see the street lights clouding up. We went to my friends house, who luckily lives like 50 feet away from where this happened, got a huge bin, and started filling it with gallons of water. We brought it back to the fire and poured it, but it didn't go out. We ended up going back and forth between the drain and his house numerous times, and it finally put out after like three or four trips. Still, there was so much smoke everywhere, and we were lucky this was at night because if it had been during the day and people actually noticed, I bet someone would've called the fire department, lol.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Kids and fire... when will we ever learn. :P[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I can't say anything though, I've done far worse things with fire -- some that may still be under investigation. :bitenails: [/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='INRavensgirl' timestamp='1356444880' post='1278660']
When I went to grad school, we didn't have JWs....we had Mormons.

I had talked to them once or twice (which is a big mistake....show even one drip of interest and they're on you like Saran Wrap). Well I was in my room one afternoon studying and I heard a knock on the door. I figured it was them, so I just sat in my recliner not making a peep.

So they moved on down the hall...when I heard her door open, I dived out of my room and went downstars and out the front door to my car. I'm standing out at my car and all of a sudden the two young men appear coming out the back door of the building....

What did I do? I ducked down beside my car...was sooooooo freaking funny cause had they turned to their left as they came out the door they would have seen me. Fortunately, they were on a mission (ha ha) and went right to head to the frat house next door. So I got in my car...not really having a destination....just wanted to do Mormon avoidance....and ...well I don't even remember where I went.

Seven and a half years later and that still cracks me up.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Those stealth skills will do you good in the upcoming zombie apocalypse. :P[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]So, just in the Dump Thread ... reminded of living down in Pinellas Park, Florida for a stint. While I was down there, my roommate (Mark), his brother (Billy) lived across the street from a crematorium. Billy was Native American, built like a brick smeghouse, and from time to time the guy who ran the crematorium on third-shift would ask him to help lift a body.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]We were having a pool party one evening and the guy from the crematorium came over and asked Billy for some help. Minutes later, they returned and asked Mark & I to help out. We go in, and there is this guy who has to be 400-pounds-plus on a metal slab covered in smeg and smeg. So, I get the nose balm and the latex gloves on and I help carry this guy onto the rollers making sure not to get any smeg on my clothes.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]After we get the guy on the rollers, the guy running it asks me, "Have you ever watched one of these?" (Yeah, do it all the time.) Not! So, he invites me into this room where they've got this THICK piece of glass so you can look in. The first few minutes, nothing is happening and I'm actually getting kind of bored with it. Then, all of sudden, everything in his stomach just fell out, everywhere.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I spewed. Oh, did I spew.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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Okay this story is for CRP. It explains why my crew in Baltimore nicknamed me Jeter.

When I lived on the native soil, I lived in a third floor apartment in a building that was originally built in 1890 with a conversion to apartments in the 1930s.

Anyway critters from Outside managed to find their way in. I had to drown stink bugs and evict wasps, etc.

One night I was sitting in my living room yapping away on my laptop when I kept noticing movement in my peripheral vision. Took me a few minutes to realize that a bat had gotten into my apartment.

I admittedly went into mild panic mode. I realize that bats are an important part of the greater ecosystem and I do like them....I only like them when they're NOT in my apartment. The thought of the flying sharp teeth just gives me the willies.

I opened the living room picture window wide open in the hopes it would echolocate its way out on its own. No dice. So I got my broom and started trying to swat. Bats are really good at avoiding, obviously.

Finally it landed on the smoke detector on the ceiling in my bedroom. Ok, I thought, this might be my chance. I reached up and *WHACK* nailed it with the broom. It flew into the corner and smacked the wall so hard I thought I killed the poor thing.

So then I went into 'rescue-and-get-it-the-heck-back-outside' mode. Went out to the kitchen and grabbed my 4 qt Pyrex bowl. I also had a large box waiting for recycling so I cut a big piece off it and went back into the bedroom.

And then panicked cause the bat had disappeared while I was gone. Dear thing had gotten the fog out of its head and moved about. Fortunately, I found it on the floor behind the bed so down went the glass bowl on top of it and then I slid the cardboard underneath it, carried the whole thing outside to my back roof, flipped the bowl over, took the cardboard off and turned around and went back inside.

And trust me, that bat was back to fully functional when I put the bowl down on it. It was squeaking and scrabbling like a [profanity deleted].
But anyway, I digress. When I went to the Crew hang-out that weekend, I told the story and Flock Brother Sasquatch very drunkenly stated


"*Profanity*, you did a Jeter on the poor thing."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've been Jeter ever since. I told Sas that night if he had called me A-Rod I would have punched him in the face. :lol:
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[quote name='INRavensgirl' timestamp='1356584980' post='1279865']
Okay this story is for CRP. It explains why my crew in Baltimore nicknamed me Jeter.

When I lived on the native soil, I lived in a third floor apartment in a building that was originally built in 1890 with a conversion to apartments in the 1930s.

Anyway critters from Outside managed to find their way in. I had to drown stink bugs and evict wasps, etc.

One night I was sitting in my living room yapping away on my laptop when I kept noticing movement in my peripheral vision. Took me a few minutes to realize that a bat had gotten into my apartment.

I admittedly went into mild panic mode. I realize that bats are an important part of the greater ecosystem and I do like them....I only like them when they're NOT in my apartment. The thought of the flying sharp teeth just gives me the willies.

I opened the living room picture window wide open in the hopes it would echolocate its way out on its own. No dice. So I got my broom and started trying to swat. Bats are really good at avoiding, obviously.

Finally it landed on the smoke detector on the ceiling in my bedroom. Ok, I thought, this might be my chance. I reached up and *WHACK* nailed it with the broom. It flew into the corner and smacked the wall so hard I thought I killed the poor thing.

So then I went into 'rescue-and-get-it-the-heck-back-outside' mode. Went out to the kitchen and grabbed my 4 qt Pyrex bowl. I also had a large box waiting for recycling so I cut a big piece off it and went back into the bedroom.

And then panicked cause the bat had disappeared while I was gone. Dear thing had gotten the fog out of its head and moved about. Fortunately, I found it on the floor behind the bed so down went the glass bowl on top of it and then I slid the cardboard underneath it, carried the whole thing outside to my back roof, flipped the bowl over, took the cardboard off and turned around and went back inside.

And trust me, that bat was back to fully functional when I put the bowl down on it. It was squeaking and scrabbling like a [profanity deleted].
But anyway, I digress. When I went to the Crew hang-out that weekend, I told the story and Flock Brother Sasquatch very drunkenly stated


"*Profanity*, you did a Jeter on the poor thing."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've been Jeter ever since. I told Sas that night if he had called me A-Rod I would have punched him in the face. :lol:
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That's why I never leave my windows/doors open!

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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356626564' post='1280122']
That's why I never leave my windows/doors open!

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I didn't have the windows open before I realized the bat was in the apartment.
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[quote name='INRavensgirl' timestamp='1356631433' post='1280180']
I didn't have the windows open before I realized the bat was in the apartment.
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How'd he get in, then?
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356631625' post='1280184']
How'd he get in, then?
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I have no idea. How did the stink bugs get in with the windows closed...and the wasps? The picture window in the living room is the only window that doesn't have a screen on it...because we couldn't find the screen that fit,

It's an old building...they will find a way in if they need warmth.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356631625' post='1280184']
How'd he get in, then?
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Um, duh...[/i][/font]

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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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