Sunday, March 31, 2013

Flashback Friday #226

Is There Something In The Water?

Hello. I'm back to enthrall you with another tale of endless action & adventure. It's a good thing that I'm not Pinocchio because my nose would have gone through the monitor. Anyway, I'm back after taking last week off. I got hit with that nasty flu bug and it put me out of commission for a awhile.

In my last FF post, I spoke of my best friend and his girlfriend breaking up. This week it hist a little closer to home. This is about Toni breaking up with me.

In Flashback Friday #221, I told you of Miss Hubbabubba moving Toni to the other side of the study hall. She even had to sit with her back to me. She came up to me one day and told me that she was breaking up with me. She had gotten to know the guy Miss Hubbabubba moved her next to and he seemed like a great guy. They had been able to whisper since they were so close to the cafeteria, the food prep drowned out their conversations.

Raul (that was the guy's name) had a headful of unruly reddish brown hair. He also wore braces, so his lips protruded out a bit. He reminded me of one of the "Thralls" from the Star Trek episode "The Gamsters of Triskelion"

Ok, Here I am again, with no girlfriend. Oh, well. It's not like I had never been in that situation before.
(Just to let you know, I did start this post on Friday, but due to Bible Quizzing & Easter drama, I hadn't finished it until now.)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Let The Madness Begin

Yesterday, The brackets came out for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Ohio State & Pittsburgh are in the West bracket. Duke & New Mexico State are in the Mid-West bracket. Michigan & UCLA are in the South bracket. UNLV & Colorado are in the East bracket. I'll bet the selection committee got a big, fat F in geography while in school.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Flashback Friday #225

Bart & Dawn Break Up

Welcome back to all those who have stumbled by this way again. If you're a first time visitor, pull up and chair and delve into the past with me. Currently were in 1980.

In Flashback Friday #200, I told you of my best friend, Bart, going steady with our chief antagonist, Dawn. I never in a million years saw this coming. Bart said he was serious about going steady only with girls that went to church. Ooookaaay, Am I missing something here, Bart. You had said that it was  your parents that had gotten all religious.

Anyway,  Bart & Dawn had been going steady for several months. At the Media Club overnight, Bart had confided with me that he thought that he & Dawn probably wouldn't be together too much longer. There was some friction (really? It's not like you didn't tease her for years) and things were getting tense.

One day at school, Bart told me that he had broken up with Dawn. Dawn didn't seem too upset about it because he said that she had immediately started dating another guy at their church (some of you know who that was). He then told me that he had taken a fancy to one of Dawn's cousins. Sherry also went to their church and to our high school. However, unlike Dawn, who was a Sophomore like us, Sherry was a Junior. My best friend, dating an upperclassman? Whoa, What's this world coming to?

Bart did ask Sherry and and Sherry said yes. I figured there would be some animosity between Dawn & Sherry but there was none. Now I'm really confused. What does Bart see in these girls? Is there something that I'm missing? The answer comes in a future post.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


It's said "That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." I'll bet it still really, really hurts.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flashback Friday #224

The Media Club Overnight Field Trip

Hello, welcome to another edition of Flashback Friday. I've spoken before about the after school clubs & organizations that I was part of. The Media Club was one of my favorites. Needless to say, I was really pumped when we were told we would be going to a conference in large city an hour or so away. I don't remember the city, but I do know it wasn't Columbus. I'm thinking Dayton or Akron or the like.

We were to leave right after school on Friday. There were about 10 of us going. We brought our luggage to school and stored it in the AV room. At the end of school, we trooped out to the bus and loaded up. Ater 60 plus minutes on the bus. We got to the hotel and took our stuff to our rooms. Both librarians were ladies, and they both went. They were the girl's chaperon. The boy's chaperon was a senior member of the club. From there, we went to a conference center for supper and welcoming events.

After the preliminaries were done. There was a buffet. We were encouraged to sit with people from other schools. We ignored it. After supper, there was a dance and I tore up the dance floor.

After that night's festivities were finished, the head librarian asked if were wanted to go to a movie. Being teens, we said yes. Now to determine the movie. There was a nearby multi screen theater that we stopped at. Since there was only three chaperons, a maximum of three movies could be chosen. All the girls wanted to see a mushy love story, so the librarians went with them. Our senior chaperon suggested a horror flick. Seeing that I was really into horror movies at the time, I was all for it. So all the guy went to the scary movies that was being offered. It was "The Exorcist".

Looking back, that is a really frightening movie. However, I was in such spiritual oppression, I laughed hysterically through the whole movie. Things that should have scared the wits off of me, I found funny. My laughter must have been contagious because all the guys found themselves joking throughout the movie.

When we got back to the hotel room, the first thing our chaperon did was jump onto the bed and start bouncing up & down, hollering "Help me, help me." like the girl in the movie. After the laughter dies out, we choose our sleeping arrangement. The senior got one bed, a junior got the other. We three underclassmen slept on the floor.

The next morning, we went to the conference and it ended around noon. We piled into the bus and headed for home. I don't remember what the conference was about. The only thing I remember about this trip was that movie and my reaction to it. That was really scary.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Hilarious Grandson

Driving home from school today, I had Sean Hannity on the radio. He mentioned that an official in the Obama administration "mispoke". I told "The Boy"that when a government official "mispeaks", he is really lying. He retorted with "I thought whenever anyone in government spoke, he's lying."  LOL and LTIC. I told him that he was wise beyond his years.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Flashback Friday #223

Scary Movies

Greeting to one & all. Thanks for stopping by. It might be a wise idea to read this post with the lights on.

In a previous post, I described the movie theater in the county seat. I saw many movies there as a teen. There was one genre that drew me to the theater more than any of the others. Horror flicks. I know this is odd, seeing the the problems with "The Tingler" . I had discovered that if you take a date to a horror movie, she will end up in your arms before the movie is over. However, the environment changed me.

I began my fascination with the grandfather of slasher flicks, "Halloween". I had heard several classmates rave on and on about this film, so I had to see it for myself. Believe it or not, the only time I actually jumped was when the branch breaks out the window.

If there was a horror flick, I was there to watch it. Seeing that it was the early 80's, and "Halloween" was such a blockbuster, all the movie companies started cranking out horror movies. There were movies about crazy individuals (Terror Train, Carrie), environmental disasters that spawned creatures(Day of the Animals, Food of the Gods), pollution that created mutated animals(The Beast) etc.
I even began reading the "scary" comic books like "The Witching Hour" and "Grimm's Tales". That lead to checking of scary books from the school library.

In short, the movies I saw and the books that I read were desensitizing me spiritually. I was currently in "My Dark Years", this was not a good thing. You will see just how desensitized I had become in the next Flashback Friday post.