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.
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?