THAT WAS MY CAR!!!
When We Were Young
Here's a confession:
Best friends are sitting next to you in the holding cell talking about how F****** awesome that was...
Within the first week I got my drivers license I accidentally hit another car(they suffered a cracked headlight) while parking my truck. The place was a busy shopping center and faked leaving a note on the other persons and drove away.
a loan for a '66 VW van. Later that week I went in to the bank and secured a safety deposit box. A few days after that I went fishing and caught a decent sized bass. I brought the bass into the bank wrapped in newspaper and put it into the box. Never went back into the bank again.
I ran over a chicken in a go kart. I was right next to the Tyson factory. Apparently it fell off their truck. I tried to return it to them but they didn't want. That might of been because they didn't know a lick of English.
When I was 10 my mother busted me as I was trying to steal junior mints from ShopKo.
I've stolen numerous things from my high school and deliberately took down the school's internet network so we would have the day off in my physics class.
I'm sick of second chances. Why did your parents accept you back? I doubt you learned from that experience.
Without knowing the story, it would be easy to draw your own conclusions about my character, lifestyle, etc.
I'll save you the details other than it involved dollar pitchers at Touchdowns.
I admire the honesty, quite a thing to throw out there. One of my best friends recently had a D.U.I. and is one of the greatest person I have the privilege to know. Although I don't approve of doing such a thing, but I'm willing to bet that >50% of licensed drivers have at one time sat behind the wheel while over the limit.
I made a mistake at 22 years old. It is easy for people to pass judgment on me for that mistake.
However, I learned from it and moved on.
I purposefully hit a squirrel with my car when I first started driving. I still haven't forgiven myself.
I had a similar experience, but the initial impact wasn't on purpose. I had just gotten my liscense and was speeding down the street at night in my new Wragler, when an opossum ran out in the road. I ran over his back half accidently, but neglected to kill the animal. We stopped to check it out and the thing was still alive, but crushed from the waist down. It was writhing and making this horrible noise from the excruciating pain. My friends all convinced me that we had to run over it again in order to put it out of its misery. I agreed and backed up over its head. I am still haunted today by its memory and the crunching sound of the second pass.
I have accidentally hit and killed a bird and squirrel in my time driving, and I have yet to not feel remorse. Glad I have someone else to mourn with me haha
In grade school I loved fighting and would routinely pick fights with people bigger than me just for the fun of it. Now I'm a teacher.
So did I and so was I.
Yea. In grade school, it was fun picking fights with the biggest kids in class. I thought I was the only one crazy enough to think that was fun. I guess not. Thank god they were always somewhat merciful in the beat downs.
I also once considered, briefly, going to Michigan State.
Sorry, but you have disgraced yourself to the point where there is no redemption.
I once ripped the tag off a mattress.
I always thought that was the dumbest law
It only applies to mortals and people who actually drink Zima. With or without Jolly Ranchers.
Episode of the Simpsons:
Everyone: We want prohibition! We want prohibition!
Quimby: You can't seriously want to ban alcohol. It tastes great, makes women appear more attractive, and makes a person virtually invulnerable to criticism.
Helen Lovejoy: Ohh!! Won't somebody please think of the children??
Maude Flanders: What kinda example are we setting?
Cheif Wiggum: Ladies please. All our founding fathers, astronauts and world series heros have been either drunk or on cocaine.
Old man: Ehhh wait look here. Seems like there has been a prohibition law on the books in Springfield for 200 years. There's also a law requirering ducks to wear long pants.
Quimby: Wait a minute, let me see that. Well I'll be damned: Long pants.
I did quite a few stupid things in my younger days. Actually was arrested, and lucky for it to have only been once. None of it was out of evil, but out of youth. Grew up, 2 degrees, good long career so far, coach of youth sports, devoted husband and father. I definitely believe in second chances, as well as third when deserved. I am totally pulling for Dorsey and RichRod. I hope they together re-establish the Michigan tradition of working your butt off and earning your place.
MgoBlog community's checkered past.
By Drew Sharp
When I was 15, I did something absolutely awful. I shot the sheriff of the police department in my hometown. Yes, I admit it. I shot the sheriff...
...but no matter what my detractors may say, I did not...repeat, did not...shoot the deputy.
It was probably in self defense though right?
Uh....yeeeeahhhh...self defense, that's right.
(Mental note: Self defense...that's what I shoulda said. Why didn't I think of that defense?)
-1 for double post
-1 for unwritten MgoRule that any song lyrics posted must have been written by Alanis Morissette*
*Didn't really neg you. Been arguing with sparties all night, on my 4th scotch and don't really know what the hell im talking about.
I disagree. Song lyrics by anyone whose last name begins with Mor(r)isse are permitted.
First ever time travelling double post. Came 7 minutes after the first.
I knew it was you.
Speaking of crimes...
...and did the law win?
I once stabbed a man to death with a trident.
Where'd you get the hand grenade?
You know that law that says you have to be over 18 to view porn? About that...
I have a feeling that > 80% of teenagers should be in juvenile detention centers from that law alone.
But Sharp is right about me. I never did learn my lesson. I kept "tugging" away illegally all the way up to my 18th birthday.
No, really this time. When I was 11, my brother, a couple friends and I broke* into an abandoned house in my neighborhood just to check it out. We found a room (aprox 12 x 15) with boxes full of porn stacked 5-6 feet high. Pretty much every 70's copy of Playboy, Hustler, penthouse, High Society and Cherry as well as every edition of Heavy Metal.
Yeah.... we took it all.
*by broke I mean we walked through the unlocked door.
You absolutely destroyed some homeless person's life.
by the police in A2 when I was in High School. I had been trespassing all over downtown Ann Arbor inside the U of M steam tunnels. After a week of reviewing the circumstances, the police decided not to press charges. It is really unfortunate that they came to that decision, seeing as how now I stalk small children and eat babies.
Mike Tyson I knew you were a memeber here
I got booted out of school, drank too much (they seemed to go hand in hand), then regrouped. Went to WSU for a year, then returned to complete my degree at M. Went on to get my MAT and a nice job.
Thank God I got a second chance...
I put a cigarette out on my arm once in my wild summer in between graduating high school and my freshman year of college. Obviously still have the scar. Not sure how related the two are but I don't smoke [cigarettes] anymore.
I once took a can of maize paint and painted a giant block M on my neighbors house...I mean that's what I'm planning to do tonight.
I was burning down the highway skyline on the back of a hurricane...
My son's favorite tune on guitar hero or rock band... which ever.
...I stole several porn magazines from the local Crown Books store. I would've bought them had they let me.
Its rockband....and I'm ashamed to say I can play that song on a rockband guitar without the game on
I got fired from a lifeguarding job for jumping off the diving platform naked while the facility was closed.
However, it was the 4th of July, at Noon. Don't worry though, I looked around, no kids. Just a Park District cop hiding behind the building that I didn't see. Oh, and I had a latex glove on my head at the time. It's a long story... but surprisingly involves no drugs or alcohol. Count it?
the grocery store and was eating it in the car on the way home. My mom caught me and took me right back to the store and made me admit it to the store manager and LOOK HIM IN THE EYE when I admitted it. - Never even thought about stealing again.
Also when I was 24 I drove home several times where I'm sure I was over the limit. I also did it once when I was married. We left a party at 1:30 a.m. went thru the Burger King drive-thru,bought woppers and ... I never did remember driving home, but I was puking up BK at 3 a.m. in my own toilet and there wasn't one scratch on my Tahoe the next day. - Haven't done that since either. I'm 45 now.
sixth grade osu week --1981-- my friend and I gathered silver and red paint from art class and filled the nearest boys room urinals (alternating red/silver/etc). being rookie delinquents it was a hasty job as we spilled evidence on the porcelain and the floor.
a pair of scrub brushes, cleaning supplies, after school detention, etc. was our penance.
the accomplice and I were bonded by the shared experience and were roommates freshman-junior years.
Wow, thats impressive that you are able to talk about that. Congrats on staying clean.
+1 for staying clean; I know that's not easy once you're addicted (recovery lasts forever).
and refused to listen to the police officer warning me not to. He then took me down in the middle of Stadium Blvd. and said I would go to jail if I did not use the tunnel under the road.
I only cross at properly designated street corners now.
I once promised a guy that 5 years from now that he could have my show, and when the time came I gave it to him, but then I took it back almost immediately.
oh wait, that was leno.
I once was the best at what I did, beating all of the competition at what I did.
The second best guy at my company was younger than me. He was pretty capable, but not quite as successful as me. He was thinking about leaving for another company, so the suits at our company promised him my job in 5 years if he stuck around. I decided to be loyal to the company and take on a lesser role when those 5 years were up.
So after five years rolls around, the company is surprised to find me still the best in the business. But there is a contract in place to give the other guy my job, so he gets it. The problem is, after half a year the company realizes that we are no longer as successful as we used to be under the old situation.
The company decides that it will be best suited to cut the other guy loose and elevate me back to the top spot. Me, not being a total dummy decided that having the top spot again is fantastic for my career, so I accept the offer to take it again.
Seriously, I think that Conan is funnier than Leno, and I enjoyed his show more. But people blaming Leno for "taking" Conan's show away is misinformed and silly.
Starting at the ripe age of 6, I shoplifted. Anything and everything I could get my hands on, from candy bars to power tools. The largest, most expensive thing I lifted was an office chair (in a box, it required assembly) from Meijer. This lasted until I was 15; I was never caught, not even once.
Helluva rush, but something I'm ashamed of and will never do again.
Just'a good ol' boy
Never meanin' no harm.
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day I was born
Staightnin' the curves
Flatnin the hills
Someday the mountain might get me
But the law never will
Makin' my way
The only way I know how
That's just a little bit more
Than the law will allow.
Makin' my way
The only way I know how
That's just a little bit more
Than the law will allow.
I'm a good ol' boy
You know my momma loves me
But she don't undestand
They keep a showin my hands and not my face on TV
Can you introduce me to Daisy?
One time I took a puff of a cigar.
While playing football in Oosterbaan at late night, I climbed up the side netting to this ledge over the windows, and there were a lot of balls that had been thrown up there. Really expensive official soccerballs and such, i took a few.
Ok not that bad.
When I was 3 years old my mom would take me to a convenience store and I used to put candy in my pocket when my mom wasn't looking. I never got away with it thought, my mom always caught me and I had to put them back :(
Lots of drinking underage (which everyone does), driving while intoxicated (luckily learned my lesson and never did it again), a wide variety of drugs that put in not too pleasant of circumstances, screwin randoms without protection, once actually out ran cops up in Mount Pleasant while they were busting up a party of underage drinkers (which I was one), and busting the windows out of a kids car for drinking all of my SoCo without asking. Those were the days.
laid the boots to car for blocking the only exit out of a parking lot in downtown windsor... my buddy and i were on our way back from the bar and i had drank a lot and i mean a lot of crown royal that night... we got back to his car and were about to leave the parking lot when we noticed this douchebag had purposely blocked the exit...
a bunch of delinquents. Even those of you who didn't admit to anything, 'cause I know your type and you probably broke laws at some point.
I'm embarassed Brian would accept you at MGoBlog. We can't trust people like you with posting privileges; it's just an unneccesary risk.
I think this is a very timely thread and one that the jack asses at the freep could learn a lot from. Sadly, the idea of research is not one they entertain very often.
I had a very colorful youth. I was raised in a religous home and never wanted for anything. I was taught right from wrong and, from my experience, had the best family life of anyone I knew growing up.
When I was 13 years old I started smoking (cigarettes) and drinking. When I was 14 I started doing drugs (minor drugs) and by the time I was 16 there were very few drugs I hadn't at least tried.
As I said, I never wanted for anything as I came from a very well off family, but when I was 15 O started shoplifting for the fun of it. That lead to B&E's as well. When I would break into a house I wouldn't even steal anything, I just did it for the fun of it (how stupid is that).
I have been charged with various crimes in my past that have since been erased (since I was a minor): assault, DUI, underage drinking, possession, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, the list could go on a while if I really wanted to remember all of it.
The only reason I stayed out of jail was because of my family name and the ability to afford the best lawyer money could buy.
When I was 19 I got a girl pregnant and that was the real turning point in my life. I didn't want my child to know what a loser her father was so I decided to change.
It was a tough road, as I dropped out of school when I was 17. I had to go back and get my high school diploma and then went off to Uni. I was in university for 13 years and now am a Cardiologist.
It would have been easy for my family and friends to write me off. It would have been easy for people to condem me instead of giving me a second chance. But this is what can happen when second chances are given, people CAN change and become productive members of society.
Not to toot my own horn, but I can say with certainty that there are people whose lives I have saved since becoming a Dr. I am now helping others because of the second chance I was given.
I think these people who want kids headss for a few mistakes are doing something far worse than anything these kids have done. I would wager that everyone has made at least one mistake in their life, so to not give these kids a second chance is just insane to me.
Should be on the main page of the blog and sent to the Freep.
Great story, great point.
for taking the thread seriously. I joke around, well, a lot. Not this time.
The original post is true. I thought it would be beneficial for us to have at it, to see some perspective of all the transgressions we've undertaken.
I once hit a man in Dearborn, Michigan. A hit and run.
I hit him and just kept on going. I don't know if he's alive or dead...but I'm sorry. Not a day goes by I don't see his face.
...but if you're really sorry, you could turn yourself in.
When I was younger some neighbor kids and I decided it would be cool to valdalize one of our neighbor's homes. My mom eventually found out I had a hand in it and made me apologize to the family. After that day I stopped hanging out with those kids and we went down two different paths.
I can relate with Demar because I was hanging out with some kids I had no business hanging out with. I was lucky that the parents were cool and didn't press charges. Later on in high school I ended up dating their daughter and she reminds one of my oldest friends to this day. They could have easily held a grudge but instead decided to give me another chance.
When I was younger my friends and I yanked peoples' political signs out of their yards and one person actually chased us. Good thing we lost them or I could've gotten a felony.
when I was 14 I was in an elevator when two teenage girls got on a few floors before my stop when I noticed that my fly was open ... I nonchalantly zipped it up without looking down ... when the door opened, I tried to walk past the girls when to my horror, I had zipped a small piece of one of the girls scarfs in my zipper! Needless to say, I don't think I ever was "redder" or more embarrassed ... they luckily didn't scream, but I did quickly untangle myself and got the hell out of there! Too bad in hindsight I couldn't have made more of a joke of it.
steal our wild and crazy party pics from Meijers in High School.
Back in the nineties, a whole bunch of high school kids drinking busch light from a pony keg was considered wild and crazy.
I worked at metro airport for the Northwest airlink..loading baggage on puddlejumpers. Friend of mine had a bright idea to deface the cargo bin of the plane headed to Columbus the night before the game..we painted some bad language and draped it with a Michigan flag.. Apparently this was a Federal Offence. I was charged with a felony. I plead guilty, Geraldine Ford down at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit apparently was in a good mood.. I was put on probation and it was exponged from my record upon completion.
Underage drinking and drug use, vandalism, the occasional "joy ride" among other things. Ended up getting me locked up a couple of times, countless mornings of "WTF happened last night?" as well as a drinking problem and a Nikki Sixx style OD. Shit was pretty crazy for a while there, but luckily i've completely changed my ways, quit drinking 12-03-08, am engaged and doing quite well for myself. The one good thing that came out of it all was life experience. That, and I have tons of cool ass stories.
In high school, as a prank, we forced our way into the baseball press box of Broome Park in Flint. We then turned on the Public Address system and lights at 3am. After yelling "Wake up" to the neighbor hood a few times, we thought it was clever to crank "You Shook Me All Night Long" by ACDC very loud at 3am. The whole song played, before we were chased out by cops with our 1980s Electric Boogaloo Boom Box. Ahhhhh, the silly antics.....And yes, another unsolved crime in Flint, until now