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Truth or Dare

I don’t know anyone that hasn’t played the wonderful game … Truth or Dare. I know for myself … I can almost always guarantee that I will choose dare. There are not many things that I just can not do if it means I can avoid answering some embarrassing question that my so-called friends might come up with. There’s a big difference in suffering the humiliation of truth … and the infamy that comes with performing some ridiculous act. One can always justify the act by saying, “I had to do it … it was a dare.” On the other hand … the truths that could be revealed, I’m afraid, would have no valid excuse.

I’m going to offer two truths about myself … and two dares that I’ve accepted.

Truth: I … along with others who shall remain nameless … wrote in the brand new concrete at the Heritage apartments. I was caught and made to write a letter of apology to said apartments. However, not many people knew that there was another section we had written in that we did not get caught for. Oops.

Dare: When I was an AIM assistant … someone dared me to run and jump into the pool in my clothes, then roll around on the sand volleyball court. I do not know why I accepted this dare … it was not countered with the offer of telling a truth. But for whatever reason, I was dared. I don’t know many people that can ignore a dare when their reputation is at stake. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truth: When I went to visit the AIMers in Ireland, we were blessed to attend Camp Shamrock. While at camp I accidentally walked in on one of the leaders while he was changing clothes. Oops.

Dare: This was actually a dare only because I was reluctant to go play. I was in my apartment studying one day when it began to pour down rain. I heard some people playing outside, but was trying to ignore them. Suddenly … a knock at the door. “Come play football with us!” … the AIMer said excitedly. “Eeek … um … no thanks I need to study.” I don’t remember the rest of the conversation but it had to have ended with, “I dare you.” Because there’s no other way I can imagine participating in this …

So how ’bout you? I would love to hear some of your own “truth or dare” stories. Even just a funny story would be great. We need some laughter here on BASE.

 

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Comments on: "Truth or Dare" (5)

  1. I can remember someone saying it would be fun to switch out drivers five times on I-40 while we were still driving. It wasn’t a dare, but it should have been. Good times that could have gotten us all killed! The looks on Angie, Greg, Selandra, and Amy G’s faces were well worth risking our lives, wouldn’t you say?

    When I was in Vietnam, we went to visit the Vietcong tunnels. While we were there you could buy snake wine (you should google it). It was basically rice wine with one or more freaky looking cobras floating in it. Some of the bottles had scorpions hanging out of the snake’s mouth. Gruesome, really! A lady was passing out tiny samples. A few people in my group were trying it, so I thought “Why not? When would I ever get an opportunity to try snake wine again?” So I took my sample and choked it down. It was really disgusting! Later I found out what it was really made of. Apparently, in addition to the rice wine, cobras, and scorpions, they add cobra gall and blood. One of the side effects is extreme stomach cramping and other digestive unpleasantries. I was the only one who didn’t have the side effects. So when in Rome, it is not always the best idea to do as the Romans do, even if you are dared!

    AH … THE “SWITCHING DRIVERS EVENT” IS ONE THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES WERE PRICELESS.

    EEK … SNAKE WINE. I’M GLAD THAT YOU DIDN’T GET SICK. I DON’T KNOW THAT I COULD HAVE TRIED THAT … UNLESS I WAS DOUBLE DOG DARED!!!

  2. BTW, that rain pic is from my class. I remember that day. That was a lot of fun! I am pretty sure Mandy Brunswig-Gray and I were doing something stupid! Anything stupid I did was usually her idea!

  3. Okay, I recognise the sand story/pic… so I’m wondering if that was during my class or if I have just heard the story and seen the pic a couple of times. Do you remember when it was?

    Also, when I was an aim assistant, I had a similar play-in-the-rain invitation… but I was still wearing “work clothes” so I settled for watching from our second-story balcony. Thank goodness. I think an aim student on that particular occasion sustained an injury that required stitches.

    I WAS AN AIM ASSISTANT FOR SARAH’S CLASS. I THINK I WORKED WITH AIM FROM AROUND 95-97. MY MEMORY IS FOGGY.

    SEEMS LIKE MANY AIM STORIES END WITH SOMEONE NEEDING STITCHES … :).

    I HAVE LOOKED AT YOUR BLOG BEFORE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF I KNOW YOU. I DON’T THINK I DO, BUT IF YOU FIGURE IT OUT LET ME KNOW. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

  4. Sarah, I think there is a reason the phrase is “when in ROME” and NOT “when in VIETNAM”! Though any story gets your attention when it starts with… when I was in Vietnam.

    That picture was actually taken on my birthday. I remember cause I was going to the airport to pick up my sister and thus unable to play. I knew I was missing something great. Kim still talks fondly of that game.

    I remember doing the switching-driver-thing with Amy G. and maybe Amy Blackburn and Steve Melton… weird mix. Dude, how did we make it through that period without any deaths?! Really?

    YOU REALLY DID MISS A GREAT GAME. I COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH FUN THAT WAS.

    AMAZING THE THINGS PEOPLE DECIDE TO DO WHEN BORED ON A ROAD TRIP. AMAZING WE ARE STILL ALIVE!

  5. Well, I really don’t know if that pic was during my aim class, but I know for sure you were an assistant during my class (’96)– the same one as Denyce Hindman. But, it’s not like we spent a lot of time together, so I really don’t expect you would remember me.

    Also, I seem to have gone crazy commenting on your blog today… so I will wander on now. 🙂

    YOU ARE WELCOME TO HANG OUT ON BASE AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. IS DENYCE IN THE GRAND CANYON PICTURE A FEW POSTS BACK? I’M TRYING TO PUT NAMES WITH FACES.

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