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.the naked dream.

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m: you know the dream where you’re naked in front of an audience for an awkward length of time? or the one where you’re the not-so-talented kid at the talent show and people throw tomatoes at you?

ok. today was a little like that. it all started when i went for a run. there were two teenagers in front of me on one of the little dirt roads. they were each holding apples. (fruit trees are rampant here. it’s quite lovely, except for today’s scenario when they became kenzie-ammo). when approaching the boys to pass, i thought to myself “just keep running. they won’t pick on you. yes, they have apples with which they could throw and nail you, but surely they won’t. just turn off your music for a second to be alert and run a little faster.” i don’t know why, but i always have the fear of being picked on when there are groups of punk kids. i think i’ve watched too many bully movies.

today, i worked up the courage and jogged quickly past two teens, each with particularly special dyed hair. choice colors, too.

breathe in. breathe out. they won’t do anything. just keep trotting along, kenz. easy does it.

BAM!

i was that girl. they actually hurled apples at me, while laughing. fortunately, i used my fifteen seconds of road runner speed and left them in my dust. they only clipped my ankles.

so, i said a few posts ago that revenge would come for my laughing at people getting doused by puddles. well, it seems that came in the form of portable produce.

i’ve decided it could have been much worse. i mean, at least i wasn’t naked.

goodbye for now. i love you.

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Written by Mackenzie Rollins

September 10, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. awww kenz, that is hysterically horrible. i am so sad that this happened to you, although it does make for a good story. you are the best person in the world for keeping on running. i probably would have stopped dead in my tracks and yelled some choice words at them. christ like, i know.

    djandcourtney

    September 10, 2007 at 10:30 pm

  2. Well at least you weren’t naked and getting pelted by apples! Shows there is no shortage of punk teenagers in the world. PS Were they Red Delicious or Granny Smith?

    Melissa Rollins

    September 11, 2007 at 12:55 pm

  3. Seriously, be careful where you run! Love you, Melissa

    Melissa Rollins

    September 11, 2007 at 12:57 pm

  4. So they love soccer here right? I will find those boys and give them an American fastball of apple right in their earholes!

    Rob

    September 11, 2007 at 8:53 pm

  5. maybe you should run with your own ammo next time… then at least it’s a fair fight! maybe Americanize them with some water balloons! those are always fun to throw!

    of course, I’m kidding… be the bigger person, etc., etc…

    I wish you the best of luck running… just think of it as motivation to run faster! they could be your best work-out buddies! I love you!

    darcy

    September 11, 2007 at 8:58 pm

  6. just have your camera with you… take pics and turn them to police…
    πŸ™‚

    Or if you need an AK47… well I know few people around Vukovar who would be glad to sell you for 50 bucks… πŸ™‚

    Lazo

    Lazo Von Vukovaren

    September 11, 2007 at 9:03 pm

  7. Rob, isn’t American fastball a baseball term? Either way, sounds good to me. Bahra could join in with us and release some of that anger. You, Mulu and Bahra. That’d be quite a team to have her on your side.

    Lazo von AK47. fifty bucks. how about 45 and its a deal?

    goodmorningsarajevo

    September 13, 2007 at 11:36 am

  8. darcy, doesn’t it make you want to come and run with me? i’ll only shove you in front of me a few times to block the approaching apples. we can switch being shields for one another. and i promise, i won’t let you break your arm while i’m with you this time. no tricycles allowed.

    goodmorningsarajevo

    September 13, 2007 at 11:37 am

  9. Oh I am sure he would give it for 45…
    Who should deliver it? Robi or us? Or maybe Andi and Arpi?
    πŸ™‚

    Lazo von Maffia

    Lazo Von Vukovaren

    September 13, 2007 at 2:37 pm

  10. you should all deliver it to me. and stay forever. 45 is just the price i was looking for. sounds like a deal.

    thanks lazo von mediator.

    goodmorningsarajevo

    September 14, 2007 at 11:14 pm


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