N is for NAGI, #AtoZChallenge

Do you have someone in your life who tells you about either planning to or actually doing really stupid shit? Use today’s textspeak on them.

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I’ve had a lot of good ideas in my life. I’ve had good ideas for stories, pranks, teaching, parenting, and businesses. Unfortunately, I’ve had a few bad ideas, too, and some of the bad ideas were pretty big fails. (I’ve written about some of these bad ideas before, and you can find the whole story in the links.)

Stuff I did that was NAGI:

Using firecrackers. I once decided to liven up the party with fireworks. I lit a bottle rocket in my hand and then freaked out as the sparks started flying and dropped it. My husband, who didn’t want it to hit our house, grabbed the firework and held it as it did its thing and burned his hand. Ouch. No surprise there, but there weren’t any sparks flying in the Anxious bedroom afterwards and he stayed pissed at me for at least a day. In our almost 10-year marriage, that was the thing that made him the maddest.

Buying a bicycle. One time I decided to go for a bike ride at 2AM in the morning after drinking quite a bit. You know how booze tends to give you courage? Well, my uncoordinated-hadn’t-ridden-a-bike-in-a-decade self decided to take my new bike around the block to prove that I could definitely ride a bike. On the way back in my driveway, I lost my balance and managed to get a nasty ankle sprain. Ouch. Again. I’ve since suggested buying a motorcycle to Sam, but he shot that down real quick, since apparently individuals who can’t operate a bicycle sober or not shouldn’t be allowed to get on a motorcycle or even a moped.

Buying a compound bow. I thought I could be like Katniss Everdeen, but instead, I ended up completely missing the target and put a hole in our storage shed. The bow was sent back. I now desire to be like Daryl Dixon and Buffy and have a crossbow, but Sam said “hell no” to that, too. Who wants to sign my future Change.org petition to encourage him change his mind?


All of the exercise equipment I’ve bought, ever. The thigh blaster. The jump rope. The free weights. The bands. The boxing stuff. And now the treadmill. Sure, in theory, it’s a good idea. But after it’s all said and done, the stuff turns out to be a waste of money since it isn’t used much, if at all. (I’m still determined that the treadmill will not be a NAGI thing, though…I just need to make putting my running shoes on part of my determination.)

Alternative meaning: None.

Textspeak I passed up: NM (nothing much or never mind), NADT (not a damn thing), NSFW (not safe for work), NWAL (nerd without a life), and NSS (no shit, sherlock).

What have you done that was NAGI?


35 thoughts on “N is for NAGI, #AtoZChallenge

  1. I love your son…..#5…LOL only your son would come up with that…LOL I am still laughing……I will shorten my saying to NSS….LOL sounds a little better….thanks for all the great post…you keep my smiling….tell your son I am impressed there are so many levels of poop issues….I learned something….LOL Kat

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  2. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I am like, afraid of everything? lol So I don’t tend to do things like you’ve written here. (Unless I’m drunk. Drunk me thinks the world is a small safe place where she’s free to throw caution to the wind.)

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  3. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    I had a NAGI moment when I visited some friends in Miami for New Years. Let’s just say it was a blur…there were very incriminating photos…and it was the beginning of the end to me drinking. woah

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  4. Once, years ago, after having a few drinks I thought it might be a good idea to run the dishwasher using dish soap instead of dishwasher soap. I ran out of dishwasher soap and thought “fuck it” soap is soap right? Yeah, not exactly. My kitchen was was covered in suds. No real damage was done but it was a bit of a mess. NAGI

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  5. Ummm I have had many ideas that were really not good. Thinking I would like living in Florida – bad idea, trying to fix the main on an irrigation zone – did not go according to plan and we had to keep our water off in the house for 2 days – I did eventually fix it and it works great. Locking my thumb in a car door, and the people with the keys were in a building. Oh I could keep going on and on.

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  6. Strolling through the grocery store at midnight slightly inebriated I nearly bought a whole cake to eat by myself. NAGI. A compound bow would be fun. I’d love to have one. Letting Crash and Bang use it would be NAGI.

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  7. I almost bought a 3 lb weighted hula hoop yesterday. Did you know that was a thing? Then Will reminded me I’d probably knock our kids’ teeth out, as they try to assault me any time I try to do anything fitness-related.


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