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Gravity + clumsiness = slapstick!

I'm a bad luck charm sometimes, really...

I've never, ever seen anybody in the flesh manage to do a skateboard trick successfully.  (Obviously I've seen 'em do fantastic stunts on TV; my maleficent aura fails to percolate over that distance, it seems... although having said that... see below*!)

Yesterday evening I had cause to walk through the park.  A couple of 'youths' were there, attempting the usual skateboard heroics.  As soon as I approach, the one nearest to me promptly falls off.  Of course he is wearing ultra-tight skinny black jeans.  He yelps at the ensuing encroachment of denim into certain crevices.  ('Hipster's revenge'?!)  Normally I would try to sail nonchalantly past before commencing to giggle, but sadly my manners failed me as his friend caught my eye and we both started laughing uncontrollably...

I don't do it on purpose.  Honest!!  But I think such dark happenings may preclude me from the following professions:

War correspondent
Surgical nurse
Theatrical prompt
Cheerleader
Ringmaster
Exam invigilator

...which is ok, really, since none of those appeal to me, at all. ^_^

(*I really shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion about sports, either.  (Not that I do, generally speaking...)  Many's the time when I've been dragged into the living room to watch some Important Game, only to find that my entrance coincides exactly with the other side getting a penalty or something...)

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sroit
Feb. 5th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
You should definitely not be a brain surgeon.

Well...there are a few people I'd let you work on.
song_of_copper
Feb. 5th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
All together now, 1, 2, 3...

"DDT* did a job on me
Now I am a real sickie
Guess I'll have to break the news
That I got no mind to lose
All the girls are in love with me
I'm a teenage lobotomy..."

*Or, rather, M. ;-)
sroit
Feb. 6th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
*Cackling wickedly*
ember_reed
Feb. 5th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
wow! your language is just so far beyond my ability it's stifling x_x ...

anyway, that's really funny. i probably would have laughed out loud at him, but id probably come off as a jerk. at the very least, i know what it's like to try and pull off something cool and coming out of it looking like an idiot. the last time i went biking with my fiance comes to mind... something about trying to knock a tree down with my face. either way, the tree won that round. so did the bike for that matter, since it didn't really land on me in a comfortable manner, though the bike was fine.

my fiance (girlfriend at the time) was more worried than amused, but i would have died laughing if i was anyone but the projectile that hit that tree. i ended up carving my name in the tree in deep bleeding letters so I'd never forget which one it was. seemed fair since it had left quite an impression on my face.

anyway, it doesn't feel right when people don't laugh on occasions that i screw up like that. it's probably the same for the guy you're describing. i don't think he would have had enough pride left to bad mad anyway! ^_^
song_of_copper
Feb. 5th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
wow! your language is just so far beyond my ability it's stifling x_x ...

Loosen your collar a little, you'll feel better... ;-)

Myself, I've never hit a tree with my face, although I did once break a guy's windscreen with my head. (Not on purpose - I chose the wrong time and place to try and cross the road. Duh! Luckily the speed limit there was 10 mph...)
ember_reed
Feb. 6th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
haha. none of my shirts have collars. (go me) sorry if a came on a bit strong. i just find it amazing when i see what some people can do with words. i'm too heavily dependent on details and structure to ever be able to form such beautiful sentences! ^_^

ANYWAY, trying to break anything with any part of one's head seems to be a bad idea in general. at least, its never worked out for me in the end! ^_^

song_of_copper
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! I blush at your flattery!

I'm glad you like my words. :-)

Concussion: only useful for sparking anecdotes...
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