Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Martes Madness

You know you wanna...

1. What is one thing you wish you were better at doing? Do you continue to try to be better at it?

2. If you had a magic wand and could change 1 thing in your best friends life, what would it be and why?

3. What's the craziest thing you've ever done on a dare?

1. I wish I was better at starting conversations. I have a hard time being the one who starts a conversation going in 1 direction or another. This is not true, however, with strangers. I usually have no trouble talking to random people about nothing and everything, but with people I know, it's harder. And yes, I do try everytime I am with someone. It's kind of stressful.

2. If I had a magic wand and could change anything about my best friends life, I think I would choose to grant her son social acceptance. He's one of the coolest people I know, but way to "old" for his age (15) and I think it breaks her heart when he's lonely. Not having to worry about that would give her joy. (I would also want to build her a cottage on her land on Fisher's Island so she could go write and contemplate what a good friend I am, but since I only get 1 choice...)

3. The craziest thing I've ever done on a dare was to flash a truck full of guys on the way home from the beach one summer in college. My friend, who has a much larger, more impressive chest than I do, refused to do it when our male friends prodded her. When I said "C'mon, what's the big deal?!" they all turned to me. Being that I am very competitive and secretly like being the crazy, spunky one, I did it. The look on the guys' faces in the truck was very funny, and I even got a "2 thumbs up". (And my friends thought I was fearless)


megan said...

I wish I was better at forgiving. When I get hurt or angry I can hold on to that hurt and anger for years. I want to be able to let go and forgive more easily.

One thing I would change for my best friend would be to give her endless free passes to every children's event and amusement. She takes her kids to EVERY single kids movie, park, store, carnival, show, and event in the surrounding 5 states. I'd love to fund those for her so she wouldn't have to miss a single thing or worry about the cost.

I haven't had a good dare in a really long time. Thank goodness the "double dog" dares seemed to have faded away after about age 12 or 13. I think at that point we do enough stupid things on our own. One of my craziest things was probably skinny dipping in an apartment complex swimming pool and almost getting caught by police. They did get a good shot of my butt with the spot light. I'm pretty sure they let us get away. The fright and embarrassment were punishment enough.

Mags said...


You're crazy. Was it in your hometown?? Cause if so, I'm sure you still know of the cop who saw your tookus. Hee hee hee.

Hamel said...

1. I wish I were more effective at bringing out the best in other people, and myself. I have so many ideas and such in my head that I begin to talk too fast, and get too excited, and next thing I know I'm off on some tangent that I understand and no one else does, and I've lost them. While I'm at it, I wish I didn't have this compulsion to try and understand why other people act the way they do. What they do is less important to me than why, but maybe it would be easier for me to accept people at face value.

I also wish I could expect less of other people. It seems that asking people to aim high hurts more than inspires.

2. If I could change anything in my best friend's life, it would be giving my wife the magic wand for her to change anything in her life she wanted, then closing my eyes and ducking for cover, afraid she'd point it at me!

3. I have to say I've never been dared to do anything in my life. I've done lots of crazy stuff, but just because it seemed like fun. I remember emptying my RA's entire room in college so when he came back from doing rounds, there was absolutely nothing left in there. My friend and I then set everything up in the main common area as it looked in his room. I'm a practical joker, and a pretty decent one, too, if I must say so myself. That said, I can take practical jokes as well.

C-Unit said...

1. Im gonna agree with you Mags...I wish I was better at starting conversations. Better yet, I wish I was better at keeping them going. Im not very talkative, and sometimes it makes me look like a snob. Its too bad, because I am far from it. (in most situations)

2. Well, though I dont talk to her much now, we have been friends forever, and she needs help! If I had a magic wand, I would knock some sense into her and make her see how immature and self destructive she is being. (This one I really wish I could do, but I doubt it will happen.)

3. I havent been dared much, and if I have they werent good enough to talk about, because I cant remember them. I do remember one from this summer, but it doesnt compare to all your stories. I went to VA Beach with some friends this summer and was dared to go to the concierge and ask if they had condoms at the desk at 2am with one of my friends, friends I just met. (Male) The concierge just blushed and shook his head at us. (kinda winked at me. Haha)

Mags said...

I have that problem too. I always want to know why someone did something or what they were thinking. It pretty much drives me crazy.

Also-someone did something similar to one of our RA's only he crazy glued everything that would stay on the ceiling in the exact spot it was in. It was funny, but boy was he angry!

Excuse me? You think you aren't a snob? You are a snob to the max baby! ;)

And, what were you doing with boys you just met in a hotel room at 2am? Hmmm????

C-Unit said...

Haha! I am not a snob! I have a very open mind.
*It was a group of us, and we just got back from the club. We just happened to be the two picked to do that dare...

One who listens said...

1. I wish I was better at not getting distracted. I'd be able to do much more, and stuff might actually get done.

2. I'd make my best friend's mum be able to see again.

3. I don't think I've ever taken on a dare. I certainly can't remember one.

wingnuf said...

Backwards: I refuse to respond to a dare. It's simply stubbornness. I have done 6 million billion things that are totally insane, but none of them on a dare.

My best friend is utterly, thoroughly totally wonderfully unique. There are undoubtedly a hundred guys right now who would make fine partners. However, she has found another person who is just about as unique as she is. The dance will never be as sweet if they don't acknowledge each other as soulmates and get on with their life together. I know this because I found my own soulmate in 1977 and he didn't realize the treasure we had until 1987. There were a lot of times when my heart ached. I wish I hadn't had to go through that. If my best friend is in for 10 years of waiting and aching, I will be extremely sad. I just wish I could wave a magic wand so they could see what's in their laps. there is a lot of life to be lived. and this is a good time to do it.

And of course, i am now late for work and can't finish answering these questions. ah, well, at least i got two outta three. some things are way more important than work. like love for a best friend!

wingnut said...

one more...
this one is interesting. i love love love the aging process. it's fascinating. there are many things i don't do well, but i no longer care about them.