"What is the craziest thing you have ever done for love?"
Like Robert Burns' "Tam O'Shanter", this is also a cautionary tale about the evils of drink. Now read on...
Quite a few years ago, I had an "ex" who was a keen rock-climber. At the time, I suffered from extreme vertigo, so when she had asked me to go climbing I had always said "no". However, one evening in the pub, when I had had far, far, too many beers, she asked if I wanted to go climbing the next day and of course (in a moment of infatuated weakness) I said "No problem!".
The following day found me on a rope up a 500' climb in North Wales, coping (just about) and trying not to look down - and then my feet slipped. I only went about 6 inches before the rope stopped me. After that I had a lot of confidence in the whole proceeding.
The episode also cured my fear of heights (or at least made it more pragmatic): once you have experienced a 500' or a 2000' sheer drop below you, 10 or 20 feet is nothing.
The other aftermaths: well, I'm a lot more restrained in what I drink these days!
As a more serious comment, in later years (when I had two falls that were an awful lot further than 6") I realised that Dame Fortune only rolls out so much luck, which is why I don't do serious climbing any more. I'm sensible enough to quit whilst I'm ahead.
The craziest i've ever done for love must have been when i was 16. I sold all my stuff, and bought a plane ticket to Brussels, Belgium and ran away from home. To live with an crazy artist i met one night in stockholm, we had only spent 6 hours together. But We lived happily and in love for 4 months, before i got tired of him and had to call my mother and beg her to pay my plane-ticket back to sweden =)
I brought a guy from Uzbeckistan over to thailand where I was working as a dive instructor. Maybe he loved me too but it ended up costing a lot of money and heartbreak. Still I am glad I took the chance and his life is now better because of it. We are still friends so that is what counts.
That Alligator pic is sure one good one darling. Where did you ever get that one at? BTW- I see your ol friend AR Redneck is back, lol. Wanna go have some fun? He blew up his still making another batch of shine. See ya there cutie! Talk to ya soon.
sometimes when I'm trying to get a break in dense traffic I'll pull out and make calculations rather pronto to blend in with the flow being good at it I usually find the flow w/o interrupting anyone's speed or needing them to brake but when I get in lane invariably a car will increase speed and pass me just because I "cut" in front of them
lets see my ex told me to get a place for me and her and i did but me being nice i put her name on the papers well i now live with parents tell i can get a place of my own when i can go back to work when the doctors let me.love or lust was it don't know but i gave it my all and that is what counts i think
Cub39 write: lmao look what I started. and I wasn't even around last week! funny stuff.
Bon-Bon will carry on, saying much more from Singapore.
Me neither..I m suppose to be out of site...and I find myself being mentioned in threads where I have not even left any trail...so the Singapore girl can't even take a decent rest without creating a scandal....me a bon-bon girl to Cub...I might just start a jealousy war here inadvertently!!...lol ..Cub you will sure be a topic of our lunch or tea when Maayan and I meet!!
babydol write: are we talking about LOVE here or lust??? should I start a new thread??? I'm sure that one will be fun also...and that the answers will be VERY different :O)
bbd, Excellent thread to start...Love or Lust and how we could ever distinguish the two, infatuation too... Love endures the good and the bad...lust is just physical , sexual gratification and sometimes it is good enough and might just endure and be the glue in an LTR...lol
Liqourice is too soft. More like a jawbreaker.-- that hard rock candy.
OH, but it is still sweet, just like you bon bon.
coming from u wwwww..is that a backhanded compliment or a dig at my jawbreaking punches? personally I have never liked candy and that kept my perfect set of teeth cavity-free and dentists out of business..