Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Love a Good Bad Idea

Just ask me nicely, and I'll be happy to start a land war in Asia, or invade Russia in winter. However, in the absence of military backing or abundant vacation time, I'll have to embrace smaller, sillier concepts. Which of the following stupid things that I've done is the most fascinatingly idiotic?

1. Standing on a rolling chair to reach the top shelf
2. Marrying a near-stranger and moving to South America
3. Attempting to put away a glass bowl by tossing it onto the top shelf
4. Opening a bottle of beer with a corkscrew
5. Towing my car with control-top pantyhose
6. Sneaking a flask of bourbon into my 10-year high school reunion
7. Frying bacon while naked

I'm gonna have to go with Number Seven. Now scrub THAT mental image from your pre-caffeinated brains.

21 comments:

f.B said...

Definitely agreed. Frying oil on the parts? Fantastic. But not.

Brett said...

Number 5 is very impressive! As the scars on my arms... and stomach.. can attest to: please remain fully covered while cooking. Eating, however? Particularly cake? Totally different ball game.

Shannon said...

f.B - Luckily, that wasn't a recent idea of mine.

Brett - Control-top is actually super strong. It's the secret component of the space shuttle!

Fearless in Toronto said...

I'm trying to figure out how a picture of me in my favourite underpants got onto the internet.

Uh, yeah. Right.

Kelsey said...

Been there, done that, have the scars to proove it. ;)

Shannon said...

Fearless - I've been living in your wardrobe. Didn't I tell you?

Kelsey - You got scars from marrying a near-stranger and running away to south america?

Kelsey said...

Nope, from making delicious bacon while naked.

lustyreader said...

oooh all of them are definitely fascinating, but i don't know about idiotic as i've done 1, 3, and 7 myself ;) well for 7 i had an apron on.

Shannon said...

Kelsey - So long as the bacon is delicious, the wounds are worth it!

lusty - All this time, I thought I was alone!

kelsi said...

i think #2 and #6 are the most fascinating, but #7 is the most brilliant.

bh said...

I'm definitely doing #6 at my 20 year. Fo sho.

I've done #7 without a shirt on. That shit hurts.

Shannon said...

kelsi - In Bizarro World, yes, it's quite brilliant.

bh - Cash bar? Hell no! I still had to pay $4 each for Cokes, though.

Heather said...
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Heather said...

I think # 7 is very what's the word? Adventurous? Risque? Now # 6 just seems right :)

lacochran said...

I laughed at number 3 because I can imagine the reasoning (read: it sounds like something I would do)... "I'm so close... if I just give it a little toss..."

Shannon said...

Heather - How else do you deal with teen angst and a cash bar? I mean, really.

Lacochran - Yeah. The sad part was that the tossing was accompanied by, "Get up there! Ouch! Get up there! Ouch!"

Anonymous said...

At our reunion we did it high school style - 20 oz Sprite filled halfway with rum.

That made it so much more fun. :-)

Alex said...

#2 is pretty damn admirable for sheer impulsiveness and joie de vivre

Shannon said...

Anon - Really, a booze buffer makes any reunion entertaining!

Alex - Well, it didn't work out, but it was definitely an interesting few years!

Alex said...

that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger and leaves some good stories!

Titania said...

hmmm, I think I've done #1 and #4... But yes, the most impressive is # 7. My skin hurts just to think about it. Since you were naked, did you have someone around to cure that poor burned skin afterward?