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Meme Response to Roxotaku

roxotaku asks: Okay...tell me the craziest thing you did while still in High School!

Craziest thing I did?  Took the president's physical fitness test (ca. 1973) including a 1/4 mile run with a fever of 103...didn't realize I had a really bad case of Mono at the time.  Immediately went home, and went to the doctor the next day with the worst sore throat I ever had.

(or perhaps the time I ran away from home during Mardi Gras the same year.  Was gone a whole week....)


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May. 25th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Did you spend the week doing madi gras stuff? Oh and do you live in New Orleans still?
May. 25th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Nope, but my brother does. I'm in Idaho now...but I lived in NO for nearly 30 years, so if I think of anyplace as my home town, it's New Orleans...

That year, I did the hippie bit. Did just enough stuff to make enough money to live off of Red Beans and Rice and pay for a place to crash at night, talked, smoked grass (this was 1971), hung out in the French Quarter and watched parades. It was an interesting experience. Then I got bronchitis, and I decided my adventure was over and went home.

I was a semi-wild child.
May. 26th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
New Orleans in the seventies - you sound(ed) like such a free spirit! I wonder if the city will ever be the same?
May. 26th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Never be quite the same, that's for sure...but it's not the first time it's got wiped...it's just been a long, long time since the last...

But I'm glad my brother's there again (He had moved to Houston for a long time)...cause now I have a place to go if I want to go back for Mardi Gras....LOL.
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