Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Peed As A Child Too

I know that It is probably hard for you all to believe…but once upon a time…I was a child. A little tinkler – a mini pee'er. I ran around peeing on things and causing extreme havoc in every way that I could. Well…that was just sometimes. I went through a lot of phases as a little one. I wanted to; be in the military (a sniper or spy), a stunt man, O.J. Simpson, Wayne Gretzky, Indiana Jones….and a cowboy.

Yeah, yeah…I know…What kind of kid was I?...not wanting to be a fireman? OK…I am scared of fire. What the hell kind of fireman would I be?

Back to what I was trying to write about.

Now, for a number of years, and through many of the above ‘phases’ I had one special thing that rode it all out with me…my Saber Tooth Tiger tooth necklace. Now this was really a plastic replica of a tiger’s tooth…but to me…and the rest of the kids that I convinced…it WAS a Saber Tooth Tiger’s tooth. It was hard to convince most people, but I sure as shit gave it my all. Its plastic construction, visibly seem (from the mold,) its size and its weight were all working against my story. Still I did have a few kids that envied my most prized possession.

The string that it was on had to be replaced from time to time due to all of the attention that I gave it. It had basic twine, plastic string, a leather strap, kite string and even a sturdy electrical wire.

I loved and cherished this ancient, archaeological find of mine and there was not a sole on earth who could remove it from around my neck. We slept, showered, swam, played sports and went to school together…ALL THE TIME.

Here is a picture of me wearing it…during my cowboy phase (1976 or 77). Damn I’d be a cool ass cowboy (with a saber tooth tiger tooth around my neck.)

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15 Comments:

Molly said...

I think you still dress like that cowboy every now and then for IM! I love your curls, they are frickin' adorable!

for a different kind of girl said...

You do look bad ass, and that saber tooth tiger necklace is, indeed, kick ass. My kid rocks a shark tooth necklace for the very same reasons. Also, I think he's trying to impress some girls into thinking he wrestled a tiger and yanked the tooth out of his gaping jaw. Whatever works, I say.

T said...

Oh my you are a cutie. What a damn sweet boy!!! Forget it, I would've been lovin' all over you and those curls. And the tooth? That rocks TC. You had to look tough, didn't you?

Blog Stalker said...

We all had our embellishments as kids. Good story Mr. TC. Sounds like Mr. T. Cool!

I wonder if at any point you had tried to convince so many it was real that you yourself were convinced.

The Improper Adoptee said...

Ah..You were such a cute kid!

cIII said...

Awesome.
I had a Sharks tooth. Fake as well.
But how bad-ass did it make us feel?
Answer: Fucking Bad Ass.

Insane Mama said...

Are you kidding me? You still wear that thing. And let me tell you, it DOES make you look like a fucking bad ass! You stud monster

Stephanie said...

I'm a little scared of your tiger tooth. It looks very menacing. I'm shaking a little and feel like I want to cry.

In other news, I would have killed for curls like that when I was little. You were a very cute tough tooth guy.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Do you still button the top button on your shirts? Good looking necklace!!

Happy Wedneday!!

- Jennifer

Zombie said...

Hey, thanks for stumbling onto my blog and reading, I enjoy yours. I have a shark tooth necklace that was guaranteed to be 5 to 50 million years old. I don't know how they judge that but I love it, although my wife hates it.

Mama's Losin' It said...

Oh my gosh that is SO cute!! Look at your HAIR!! I love it. I feel like I knew you when I was little. I totally remember that kid. The trouble maker everyone wanted to be friends with.

Angie said...

Cool story AND you're pretty funny! I enjoyed snooping through your blog.
Until next time...

Swirl Girl said...

Oh- you had a saber tooth tiger fang around your neck...I was captivated by the one(s) hanging out of your mouth. {hugs}

Me said...

Mine was a locket with a picture of Shaun Cassidy in it. I rocked that necklace.

Rhea said...

Dude, look at that hair! And the cowboy duds...too cute.

The saber tooth necklace is hilarious.

Great story!

My boys pee everywhere too. and I mean EVERYWHERE.

 

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