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SILLY PLEASURES

 
 
Setanta
 
Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 05:12 pm
As children, we would spin in a circle until we fell down, giddy with the vertigo, and giggling uncontrolably . . . we would got off to a mud puddle in our bare feet, and squish the mud between our toes (hmmm, seems good right now . . . )

But now we are grown-ups, and the old silly pleasures we enjoyed as children are largely denied to us . . . all that decorum and other tight-assed burdens with which we saddle ourselves . . .

But i still like to burst into song, and the least word or phrase from anyone can spark a memory of a bit of lyrics--and i will sing. At other times, the feeling moves me, and i sing withoug inspiration (and largely without talent--but hey, i'm doing the singing, not the listening) . . .

I'm the King of Ireland
I love to sing and dance
And if you don't believe me
I will kick you in your pants


Do you have some silly pleasures which it would not embarrass you to relate here?
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quinn1
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 05:26 pm
humm...you mean Im not supposed to still be splashing in puddles and rolling down hills???

gosh..Im crushed.
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LibertyD
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 05:27 pm
I still enjoy cranking up the stereo and pretending I'm an awesome rock or soul star -- I get out the old hairbrush microphone or air-guitar and get down! You'll be happy to know that this is usually done in the privacy of my own home, with the exception of my girlfriend's and my uncontrollable desire to have been back-up singers/dancers for Marvin Gaye.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 05:30 pm
Being the parent of a young child rocks in that regard. I regularly sprint around my backyard, yelling at the top of my lungs. Am now leaving a trail of sand everywhere I go after having been buried at the beach. I skip. I sing. (Badly.) You name it, I do it.

Then again, I'm unusually embarrassment-proof, I think. Embarrassed
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quinn1
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 05:32 pm
phew..thought there was something wrong with me

kewl

I skip alot also...and belt out some song with no regard for others, also been known to dance around playfully...is it wrong that its in the workplace????

eh...lifes too short
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fealola
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 06:10 pm
My fourteen year old and I have been cranking up the Metallica! I know the words. His friends are amazed. I told him I used to sing Enter the Sandman to him at bedtime when he was a baby. He laughed and laughed. We sing in the car and bang our heads back and forth just like Wayne and Garth. I guess I'm just not a good "role model". What a blast!
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 06:16 pm
All heads:

Mr. Man had a garden. A squirrel kept eating his stuff. Mr. Man set a trap and the next morning found the furry little creature caught fast.

The squirrel told Mr. Man. "Please, Mr. Man. If you'll let me go, some day I might be able to do you a favor."

Mr. Man laughed. "How could something as insignificant as you, ever help me?" but impressed by the squirrel's audacity, he set the creature free.

It just so happened that in the realm of Mr. Man's domain, there lived a ferocious tribe of "All Heads" They loved to eat people and in a surprise foray, caught Mr. Man and tied him to a stake, and lit a fire at his feet.

Oh, my Gawd. All appeared bleak for Mr. Man, but as fables would have it, the one thing that all heads loved was music.

From somewhere in the glen they suddenly heard a strange song:

Chink..chink...chinkee, the wolf's got the deer skin...chink chink chinkee, the wolf's got the deer.

The all heads rolled toward the sound of the music, forgetting about Mr. Man. High up in the tree tops, the squirrel played his small fiddle and continued singing.

Mr. Man, seeing his chance for salvation, threw back his head and sang:

Roman, Bowman, Caesar...call all them ginny dogs out, cause you've got a man to help out.

The dogs came arunnin' and a howling and ate up all the all heads. The squirrel gnawed through Mr. Man's ropes and set him free.

My dad's wonderful version of Androcles and the Lion. He pronounced "all" and "oil" the same way, so I pictured the heads as "Oil heads"... Shocked ...scared the hell out of me as a kid, thinking of those greasy, slippery heads full of sharp teeth... Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 06:49 pm
I like holding Setanta's hand and skipping when we go for walks. That's not silly, is it?

I like to disco dance with the dogs as witnesses. Also not silly.

hmmmmm, I think I am FAR too serious to ever do anything silly. :wink:
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fealola
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 06:53 pm
ehBeth wrote:
I like to disco dance with the dogs as witnesses.

I like to dance with the dogs, period.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 06:57 pm
fealola, better than dances with wolves. Smile
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:04 pm
I able2Know... does that count?

Took up guitar at the ripe old age of last year. So, you wanna be a rock & roll star?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:13 pm
hmmmmmmmmm


Somewhere in this house there is a cassette tape with evidence of someone's silliness. :: sigh :: Disco made me do it. A friend of mine wrote a song. He thought it had potential. He convinced some of us. So there I am, in the background singing ...


disco fox

:: thump thump thump ::

disco fox

:: trumpet solo ::

Marty M singing ... and then

disco fox


Were we silly? nahhhhhhh. We had dreams.
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LibertyD
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:28 pm
Disco Inferno ... oh yeah, disco makes me feel REAL GOOD!

no worries music, right?

heehee Smile
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Rae
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:32 pm
My first job as a temp was at a radio station ~ where the offices were equipped with a P.A. system. Put someone on hold and announce the call.....hope the person being called hears your announcement.

Two days befire my contract was renewed for six months, the whole building was quiet.....

Yep. I did it.

Picked up the mic and said 'attention all K-Mart shoppers'.....

The radio station kept me on for another eighteen months.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:33 pm
I still enjoy stealing kid's bikes right out from under them, then beating them up for lunch money.
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Rae
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:34 pm
On that 'slappy' note.....G'night all.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 07:51 pm
My guy and I always race up the stairs at Marshall Field. Then we race down.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 08:07 pm
My son Ben and I still do improv,
we've done it since he was nine and he figured out we could be just as funny as the guys on Monty Python.
He's er um er

31



(how the heck could he be?.... never mind)

and we just did a thing on poorly designed auto air bag,

seems the latch has a nail in it.. just one, but still....
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 09:00 pm
I was thinkin' of y'all just a bit ago...

The sozlet had seen a rabbit outside and wanted to go look for it. ("Are you a rabbit hunter?" "No, a rabbit looker.") So we all trouped outside to look for the rabbit. No dice. The obvious thing, then, was to BE rabbits. She started it, hopping maniacally (nobody can hop like a toddler), and in mid hop put on her authoritative face and demanded that we hop, too. So we did. All three of us hopping maniacally in our driveway, nicely spotlit, and giggling.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2003 09:22 pm
Now THAT's pure pleasure!
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