13 July 2007

Eight


I once worked in an open pit copper mine. Over the years the mine had been dug down one mile below the Arizona desert. It was really hot down there.
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It was during my stint in that copper mine I developed my fear of Evil Mine Trucks. That’s me standing near one of the tires.
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One of the gay stereotypes that I fit is my love of techno music. I have nearly 1400 techno tracks on my PC. Don’t try to cover me in glitter or expect to see me swinging glow sticks anytime soon.
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I marched with a trumpet in a High School marching band that would put some DCI corps to shame. Blue Devils, I’m looking at you…
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At one point just before my mission I knew every word to every song in Les Mis. To this day I’ve never seen the show.
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When I was 11-years-old I began closely identifying with Alladin from the Disney musical. “His life was my life,” I thought. Today I have no idea why I thought that. I can’t imagine a single parallel in our lives.
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I have never been hugged by Hug-Master Gimple. Nor have I ever seen him hug anyone…
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I once threatened my little brother with a BB gun because he was swinging a fishing lure too close to me. When he didn’t stop I shot him in the leg.*
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*This story is not true but I told it once at a “get to know your ward mixer” and it got a huge round of applause. Weird.
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good tune

8 comments:

iwonder said...

Hmm, techno. I'm not so sure about that.

Marching band? Me too! I play(ed) marching Euphonium and the Sousaphone.

I also like Le Mis. Also never seen it.

He hasn't hugged me either. :(

Did you ever tell your brother that story?

drex said...

How many of those techno tracks are from ocremix?

PS I'm good friends with FFmusic DJ. That's a good random fact. :P

Brady said...

Those trucks scare me just from the picture!

Not so sure about techno either.

Also never seen Le Mis and don't know if I would recognize any of the songs either. I feel so uncultured.

I've been hugged by Gimple, and I've seen him hug others. I don't think it's an urban legend....

playasinmar said...

At least a thousand are from OCRemix and VGmix. Most of the rest are original Bemani tracks.

Bemani forever!

Gimple said...

Playa- I give hugs all the time! You are just never there when I am giving them. I next time that I see you, I will give you a great big hug from the "hug master!"

iwonder- If I knew you, I would give you a hug. I try to give everyone a hug, because hugs are great!

PS I can't be the "hug master" until Samantha christens me the "hug master."

J G-W said...

Wow! That is one scary truck. I've actually seen Les Mis, but couldn't sing you a single line from it. When I was 11, I probably felt the same way about Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Friends of mine at school made fun of me because I liked drawing pictures of the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion, my best friends.

Elbow said...

How did you come up with shooting your brother with a bb gun? It's very funny, but a little scary.

playasinmar said...

BB Gun: n.: A tiny gun that is very funny, but a little scary.