Sunday, April 24, 2005

slowin down

okay. i admit it. i have a need for speed. you know, like the 100-on-the-highway kind. the duck-and-weave-kind. the feel-your-stomach-smash-into-your-lungs kind. i don't know what happens. something comes over me. and then it's just a game of chicken with myself. (of course i take these chances when i am the only one in danger of getting hurt... well except that one time, but i've learned my lesson, copychief.)

last summer when i was in the ocean i found another: the bounce-a-bucking-jetski kind.

it was fabulous. i hopped on, adjusted my goggles, stood up a little, closed my fist around the gas lever and hurtled out into open water. i went a little too far and got lost; the only thing that helped me get my bearings was the sound of other machines in the distance, because i had marked my location with a parasailing boat (realizing too late that a moving landmark sort of defeats the purpose.)

since that day i've been dreaming to get back onto one of those badboys.

sigh. but i think i'll have to pass. one of my girls from dance class had an incident. a leg-vs-jetski incident in mexico, to be specific. after surgery, a metal rod and screws, she's trying to get around this metropolis in a wheelchair. but i know she'll be out bustin a move in no time.

for me, it's like when i saw 'amores perros' and i drove at the speed limit for about 6 months, even when i didn't have to. (i couldn't bear to listen to that poor woman calling for her dog.) now i'm going to have to take the thrill of the 'ski off my list for a while.

i'm sending my get-well good vibes to the player on the third floor. but for all of you out there, if you see a black altima with a short driver approaching at a high rate of speed in your rearview mirror, i still highly suggest you get out of the way.

9 comments:

Ale said...

yo!!! i was skimming your post (as usual) looking for the sex parts... and i finally found it today... now please elaborate- what were you saying about jumping on badboys???

hehehehe-just kidding' i did read it-- and yeh, need for speed is huge- i remember when i just got my license i gave myself permission to speed as much as possible till the first ticket. I exceeded all kinds of speed limits for an entire Summer!!! than i got that first ticket.

kaiyareturns said...

if you have the need for speed, the only other avenue to quench is it to hop on a biking badboy!

jazz said...

there are a million cases against jetski makers because so many people die or are maimed by them.

stay away!!!

Jon said...

My obsession with speed has been fairly long standing. Currently, it has me pining away for the chance to go skydiving. I have a fair amount of friends that keep saying they would like to go also, but they always back out… I’m getting very close to the point where I will just go by myself. The weather is getting nice, I think I can afford it… who wouldn’t want to jump out of a plane? It seems like the only logical thing to do.

cadiz12 said...

you're right. i should stay away from jetskis. besides, there are so many other worthy rushes out there to be conquered. jon, i've always wanted to jump out of a plane myself. you'll have to tell me how it is.

Andy said...

jetskis are the bane of my beach going existence. noisy, brash and dangerous fuckers, they are.

But my penchant for speed is curbed by track days at the drifts...

Ale said...

jetskis ARE THE GREATEST in the WOOOORRRLLD!!!! don't you remember a certain incident cadiz??????? ok, fine so you busted the only jetski on the island of srdgna but wasn't it worth it to have the hottie jetski guy swim out to rescue you!!????? whatever dude, you know you're never going to give up jetskis---

cadiz12 said...

EXCUSE ME, madam ale. but i think you need to go back to the films. i am thoroughly offended that you have confused me with the other girls who broke their machine. as i recall, the only thing i broke that day was the speed of sound, baby.

and andy, you're right. they are really noisy and bad for the environment. i can't wait till the come out with hovercraft-skateboards for real.

Ale said...

oh, you're right i did go to the films and it was the other two sluts that did it. ok, ok