Category: Experiments

Punch ’em in the Mouth

There are certain childhood memories that you just don’t forget, this is one of them… It’s all true to the best of my recollection. I once had a great friend that we’ll call Mike (real friend, fake name).  Mike had a great green truck and acted as my ride for a long time.  Because I …

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Tried another experiment over the weekend… When I was younger everyone had a bicycle.  They were all the rage.  One of the coolest I ever had was one with an awesome green metal-flake banana seat with a sissy bar.  The grips actually had tassels!  It was really cool back then.  We would take playing cards …

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Parachute Epic Fail

Toady I want to blog about an early life experiment that ended in an epic fail. When I was younger living in Montgomery Alabama, my parents were friends with a man that was in the military reserves. We would often find ourselves out in the country staring up into a clear blue sky.  Why?  Because …

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Dishes by Hand

This was a more utilitarian life experiment that I tried . It originated with my frustration over having to basically wash the dishes before they’re put into the dishwasher – what?  You know, the pre-wash ritual we all do before the dishwasher, so there’s no food residue remaining when the cycle is complete! This has …

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Umpire Mania!

This was yet another Life Experiment that I tried for a while…. Alabama High School Athletic Association girls softball umpire!  This one was going really well until…  Here is how it went down….  One of my church members was already calling a lot of games when he needed help.  So the next year I decided …

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Bridges and Homebuilt Airplanes

Before I begin, let me add my disclaimer…  I was not the pilot in command nor do I remember who was.  I do not know who the builder of the plane was either…. If you’ve read my other posts you know that I enjoy calculated risks – I get to determine how calculated it is! …

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My Brief Life as a Chimney Sweep?

While serving a previous church I had the opportunity to become a Chimney Sweep!  What?  Yes, that’s right a chimney sweep. Here’s how it happened… One of the members in a recent church has a chimney cleaning business.  He was a school principal and his hours allowed him to have a second part time job.  …

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Cave Diving at Midnight

Several years ago as a life experiment I decided to become a certified PADI scuba diver. Took what seemed like a ton of classes from SDI in Huntsville that were taught at Oakwood College. All went well and I received my Open Water certification.  But the bug had bitten.  As with many of my experiments …

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Let’s Get Drunk!

Let’s get drunk!  That’s what many of my high school friends were saying to one another.  Personally never looked very intriguing to me.  I still remember on exam day in high school a girl coming in that had been drinking that morning and vomited all over herself.  Due to the exams she had to come …

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Safety Razor Shaving Life Experiment (men only)

Well, it was time for another life experiment.  While perusing the blog The Art of Manliness, I ran across a post entitled How to Shave Like Your Grandpa. It talked about bringing back the lost art of shaving with a double edged safety razor like in days of old (not so old that I don’t …

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