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Something Fun

Friday, November 18, 2016 3:49
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My friend Janine put this on her Facebook.  She was in my MBA class at Chicago Booth.  We can all use a little fun.

Come on someone, do this with me! Here it goes…
Tattoos……………………No  (not too many in my generation do)
Piercings………………… 0 (I hate needles)
Marriages…………………1 (thankfully)
Divorces…………………… 0 (even more thankful, my wife is a saint)
Children……………………2 (Girls)
Surgeries………………….. 3
Shot a gun………………… Yes  (And I hunt)
Shot a bow and arrow……Yes (I used to be pretty good at this)
Quit a job………………….. Yes
Went to prom………No
Flown on a plane……….. Yes
Piloted a plane……No (held the controls of a glider though)
Jumped out of a plane……No
100+miles in a car……… Yes  (we have driven all over the Midwest the last four years)
Hit a deer…………………… No  (thank goodness no, but close a couple of times)
Gone zip lining…………… Yes (In Mexico. Once is enough)
Cried over someone…… Yes
Fell in love…………………. Yes
Skipped school…………… Yes (1 class in college, see below)
Dunked…….Yes (and blew wide open dunks in games)
Watched someone give birth….Yes (twice)
Watched someone die…….No  (and don’t want to)
Stayed up all night till the sun came up…..Yes (It’s a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday)
Been to Canada………..No  (amazingly, been really close)
Ridden in an ambulance…… No (thankfully)
Been to Asia……………..Yes (3 times)
Been to Australia………..No
Been to Antarctica, or Arctic..No (Hey, I have to pay for my travel)
Been to Africa…………..Yes! (life changing)
Been to Hawaii?…………. Yes (loved it)
Been to Europe…………… Yes (loved it)
Been to Central America…….No
Been to South America……No
Been to Washington D.C……. Yes  (many times and sat on the balcony outside of the Speakers office)

Visited Florida…………….. Yes (played shuffleboard in God’s Waiting Room)
Visited Mexico…………Yes
Visited Las Vegas……. Yes (only once)
Sang karaoke………….. Yes (badly, Jimmy Buffett my go to)
Had a pet(s)……………. Yes (I love dogs)
Been sledding on big hill……. Yes
Been downhill skiing………….. Yes (one time)
Been Surfing……No
Typed on a manual typewriter…..Yes (And used lots of white out)

Rode a motorcycle……..Yes
Driven faster than 100 MPH….Uh, yes
Rode a horse…………………. Yes  (It wasn’t pretty)
Donated blood.……………….. Yes (and need to do this more often, hope you do to)
Driven a stick shift…………. Yes
Eaten Durian and lived to tell……Yes
Rode in the back of a police car… Yes (see below)
Been in combat…………………….No  (Thank God, and thanks to those that have)


If you want to play, copy and paste it in the comments. … Change the answers to fit your life.

Here are a couple of explanations:

I never cut classes.  In high school I was even nervous on Senior Ditch Day when we were supposed to cut classes.  In college, I never missed a class-except once.  The lowest hourly load I took all through college was 15 credit hours second semester senior year.  The rest of the time I carried 18 hours or more.   My wife’s sorority sister and I had a marketing class together.  It conflicted with the “All My Children” episode where Jennie and Greg got married.  We flipped a quarter in the air.  Heads we ditched, tails we ditched. If it landed on its side, we went to class.  It was very close to landing on its side.  We marched straight into Kam’s.  So glad there wasn’t Instagram et al back in the day.

I did get to ride in the back of a police car once.  We were all young traders back in the day.  It was late at night and we were “extending” our Holiday Party.  My clerk got tossed out of America’s Bar.  He snuck back in.  I had just ordered an Old Style and all the bouncers were tossing the entire party out.  I smuggled the Old Style out in my overcoat jacket.  I was standing on the street and felt a handcuff around my wrist.  Uh-oh.  Chicago is not New Orleans.   My friend opened the sun roof on the limo he rented and screamed, “Take the cuffs off him you piece of &^%$.”  Everyone into the paddy wagon.

When we got to the station we were booked, but not finger printed.  Our charge was, “Yelling obscenities in a crowd”.  On the way out, an officer asked if we wanted to donate to a raffle in support of an officer’s family.  Of course, we emptied our wallets.  Hey, we were born at night, but not last night, and this was Chicago.  Money talks. We ended up that evening at The Limelight.

It wasn’t my best moment, but at least we can look back and laugh on it.  No one was harmed, no one was fouled.  I have a gazillion stories from the trading floor.

What have you done off the above list that was fun or crazy?

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