This post has absolutely nothing to do with food, but I was scrolling through my Google Reader feed and saw a post by Kate over at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine...with my morning quiet time that read I Sold Beer Out Of My Locker. Naturally, I had to open the post to see what that was all about! It appears that Kate did, indeed, once sell beer out of her high school locker, among other things. You've gotta love that entrepreneurial spirit.
Anyhow, the post was actually a part of a Finish The Sentence Friday (FTSF) link-up. That sounded like fun to me, so I couldn't resist but
jump fly in.
This week's sentence is: When I was younger, I tried ...
What immediately came to mine for me was that when I was younger, I tried to fly like Mary Poppins. Yes, I'm absolutely serious! It happened once, so I was certain I had acquired a new superpower and tried for years to do it again!
I was all of 5 or 6 years old, walking home from the bus stop on a rainy and (obviously) very windy day. I was using an umbrella, and being so little at the time, I was lifted right off the ground! In thinking back, it was probably only for a foot or two, but at the time, I would have sworn I had flown half way home.
No, I never tried jumping off the roof with my umbrella. That was better left for boys with capes who thought they were Superman. Seriously, what's up with them?! Every time it rained for the next few years, I would try and try to duplicate the experience. But alas, it never happened again.
You would think I would have learned my lesson about going up against Mother Nature as a result of an earlier incident, but no, not me! Imagine my 3-5 year old punk little self at the beach getting knocked over by a wave. Now imagine in my indignation, me turning to the ocean, putting my little hands up and commanding it to STOP!! Now hear Mother Nature laughing maniacally as she pulls me under another wave. I'm pretty sure that was the day I learned to swim under water!
Thanks to Kate for the humorous
walk flight swim trip down memory lane.