I'm the girl all the boys love--and the one all the girls love to hate. I'm a huge fan of any and all forms of weaponry (guns, bows, etc.) and hunting, fishing and explosives. Yes, this girl loves her a little T-N-T! Therefore, I can closely relate to most guys and that is awesome for me and awesome for them and COMPLETE hell for their girlfriends. *Laughs* I think it's funny.
*Smiles bigger* I've also got sort of a brilliant, genius, maniac, lunatic "cousin" as we call him. He's in the military and has served 2 deployments in Iraq...not SHORT ones either--18 months a crack. He's home now. Safe and sound....well....I use that term loosely. He's as safe as a licensed pyro can possibly be. *Laughs* I remember him coming up to my grandparents almost every weekend for YEARS while I was a teenager and he was always causing some kind of chaos--wait--that's a lie--it was complete and pure pandemonium! ...and funnily enough, I always wanted in on the action. I idolized this maniac. We did some heinous things, but all in good fun, no one was ever hurt (that I'm aware of) and they are some of the funniest memories and most missed times of my life that I can recall. I'll give you a "milk and marshmallows" sampling of what we did--we paint balled the neighbors cows in 3 or four different fluorescent colors. *shakes head laughing* We were so fucking juvenile!! And the worst part is, if you put a loaded paint ball gun in my hand right now, I'd do the same damn thing without thinking twice. I do believe there were some M80's and a particular river/culvert incident too...that made me giggle. *shakes head* Ever since then, spending time with that crazy cousin of mine, and being in such close proximity to weaponry and explosives, and his constant fucking encouragement of my usage of such mechanics, I now consider myself to be a fairly warped individual. And I'm pretty sure some of my girf friends question my sanity on a regular basis. I saw a pro pyro show a couple days ago put on by the PGI (Pyrotechnics Guild International) and my cousin was head of security at this particular shindig. I had temporary VIP status and got to go behind the scenes...I saw and felt things NO ONE else ever could or will. It only fueled the flames! *Laughs* No pun intended, really. I love playing with fire. LOVE IT. It's a complete rush. Everyone plays with fire in their own way, mine just happens to be in the literal sense of the word.... There's something about that trademark "THUUUUNK!!" when a 12" shell ignites and the way the concussion resonates through your chest while watching sparks fly choreographed and synced perfectly to the beat of music. It's like being thrown into an alternate universe... if you just let yourself "go" it's like falling through a magical tunnel of stars that sparkle infinitely. It's how I imagine HEAVEN. Instead of traveling through this metaphorical heaven, I want to CREATE it!