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Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Rebellion.......

David's (Authorblog) question this week is

Were you a teenage rebel?

If you'd like to join in here's what David would like you to do:
Please answer today's question on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.


The most rebellious thing I did when I was a teenager was to have my waist length hair cut to within an inch of its life, Dad went beserk!

I wouldn't regard myself as a rebellious teenager, I don't think I was wild, I came home when I was expected to, I never got into trouble with the authorities and I didn't do drugs. However, I did try smoking cigarettes when I was about fifteen, until Mum found out then I gave it up PDQ (PrettyDamnQuick)! I also started going in pubs when I was 16, two years underage, it was for the music and dancing not to drink because I only used to have one drink - usually a snowball - very tame.

Once I turned eighteen I was out every night dancing 'til even though I had to get up for work the next morning! At weekends there was always an all-night party at someone's house, though the parents thought I was just staying with one of my friends otherwise I'd have never have been allowed to go - it was only a little white lie. I worked on the premise that what they didn't know wouldn't hurt them, I'm sure my own two boys did the same thing though they never admitted it!

There was a pub in my town with a great dancefloor that had live local groups playing nightly. The groups would do Sunday to Saturday then we'd get a new group. My friends and I knew all the latest dances and even invented a few - everyone wanted to dance with us - boys and girls. We never really drank much we were too busy dancing and anyway our money was mostly spent on clothes - we had to look good!

Because we were in there every night we got to know most of the groups and my three girlfriends and I were big fans and very friendly with a few of the bands, we'd travel all over the area in my friend's car to see them play - I suppose we could have been termed groupies, but in the nicest sense of the word. We think the bands invited us along to their gigs because we would get up dancing on the first song which encouraged others to get up, there's nothing worse for a band than people sitting out.

I remember one time one of the groups was playing at the American Air Force Base, Burtonwood, Warrington, and they'd invited us to go with them. We piled in the car and followed the group's van so we would arrive at the same time as them, so they could get us in. We had a great night dancing with the GI's, but of course we drank far too much because it was so cheap - that was the first time I'd tasted Bourbon - going down and then coming back up - Yuk! The GI's were such gentlemen and really looked after us, much to the dismay of the boys in the band - I think they were a bit jealous and we were never invited to that particular venue again.

So there you have it, my teenage years in a nutshell, not really rebellious I think you'll agree.

28 comments:

ciara said...

i was the same...never got in trouble, always good in school, etc. though i will admit to trying cigarettes and a bit of pot. but i never got in the habit of those things...i'm lucky to not have an addictive personality! lol but as i got older, i would sneak out of my bedroom window to meet up w a bf. can't drink til you're 21 here, but i never really acquired the 'yearn for the drink' lol if i have one sip of anything my legs go numb hahaha there has been other things but i'm trying to keep this rated g or pg at the least lol

i was just going to comment that it's not easy to comment here anymnore w all this word verification, but i hate spam, too. except not that kind ppl call the mystery meat lol i'm half asian, so you know we like our spam lmao

ciara said...

p.s. i can't type for chit today lol

Akelamalu said...

We were goody two shoes eh Ciara. :) Sorry about the word verification, I'll take it off again in a few days and see what happens.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I was a pretty good teenager. I just went up to my room and didn't come out for a few years. At least that's what my mom says...

Jo Beaufoix said...

Akela, you were met to get an award but I missed you.
Come back and grab a Community Award if you get chance. I read your comment and thought, nooooooooooo.

CG said...

Sorry about the spam! i wasn't much of a rebel either!

MarmiteToasty said...

What ones parents didnt know about it didnt matter LOL

x

TopChamp said...

they sound much like mine. I was lucky - I had a nutcase younger sister who could do the mad stuff for me. (like stealing my driving license and giving it to a friend to use as ID underage.. who in turn tried to use it for a club and ended up at the police station. Or drinking gin and jack daniels in a field a mile or two from home til she passed out and ended up in hospital).

Linda said...

I wasn't a very rebellious teenager myself though I always seemed to be in trouble and spent a good part of my life "grounded" as my Dad liked to call it. It was always for stupid little things, too!

You sound like you were a fun teenager!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life. That was great.

Like you, I didn't give my parents any dramas either.

Nice to see a familiar acronym too - PDQ!!!

buffalodickdy said...

The usual stuff- underage drinking, parties at parents houses who were out of town, where we met girls from other schools (no reputations to protect!). I was always thought of as a good kid, mainly because I didn't get caught! Always hang around with a fat kid, so you're not the last one over the fence.... Running cars at high speeds was always fun, too! We knew where the illegal drag races took place, where the person was who would buy booze for us underage kids, which girls would (or might!), etc. Nothing to see here- move along....

Elween said...

if that's called rebellious, then there would be no good girls in this world! LOL :)

you love dancing very much, don't you? :)

Flowerpot said...

I got myself expelled from school when I was 16. It took years but it got my point across. But that's a Long Story!

Miss Understood said...

Apparently (don't take my word for this) if you remove your email details from your profile page, the spam can't get you. If you want to be contactable, just replace the @ with the word 'at' so they can't pick it up.

Your teenage years sound perfect! I wish mine had been!

Sally Lomax said...

I was quite a good teeanger in that i never got into trouble, but I wasn't always "nice".......

Bit stroppy really!

Cindy said...

You definitely don't sound very rebellious. I never was either and my kids haven't been so far, though the boys now tell me things that had I known about them then, I might have killed them.

RUTH said...

I never managed to become a teenage rebel...I think I made up for it though when my first marriage broke down. In my mid thirties I learned to drink, swear, smoke (no drugs), went to nightclubs and found out how horrible hangovers are! :o)
Rx

elena jane said...

ahh, i wasn't a rebellious teen, tho i did do more than my mom thought i did! i cut school to go into the city and always went early to gigs to chat up the bands. and i usually got backstage....they were all very sweet to me tho....i had that looked younger than i was face ;-)

Akelamalu said...

You weren't a child actress by any chance were you Correspondent? I ask because quite often in British Soaps a child goes to it's bedroom to do homework and then next time you see them they're a totally different person! :)

Oh, ok Jo I'll be over later.

I'm sure others made up for our lack of rebelliousness CG.

Those were my sentiments too Marmie, until I had kids of my own!

Oops, but you got the bad name eh topchamp?

I had my moments Linda! :)

Thanks David. :)

You were naughty Buffalodickdy, lucky you never got caught! ;)

I do love dancing Elween how did you guess? ((wink))

Do tell Flowerpot please. :)

I've tried that Miss U but my profile insists it needs @ not at. :( They weren't perfect, but they were pretty good!

I think we could all throw a 'strop' Sally !

Mine too Cindy, I'm glad I didn't know at the time!

You made up for lost time then Ruth? LOL

There we go again Elena Jane keeping it secret from the parents! ;)

Mike M said...

Tame, tame, tame!!

Rebel was my second middle name.

Unfortunately, Trouble was my first!

Akelamalu said...

You can't just leave it at that Mike you have to elaborate! ;)

Nea said...

Hi Akela, I look back at my childhood, my teen years, and I realize that I can't really compare mine to anyone else's. I grew up quickly, started working at 11, had to buy my own clothes and everything from a very early age. Mom was single, we were poor and I just didn't have the time to goof off or even have that much fun, yet, I still look back on my childhood with a good feeling. It was just the way it was. I worked hard in high school to get good grades, and didn't do anything that could have gotten me in trouble. Started working a permanent 9 to 5 job right out of school, and never really had time to sow and wild oats. so when I turned 40, I decided to do so......I had a pretty wild time for about three years Until I got it out of my system. but no drugs......or anything like that, I never got THAT wild, haha.

Diana Joy said...

Hi Chic!!!!
Just thought I would drop by and say Hi!!! :p
Miss ya!
Diana Joy
btw
I love to sit and listen to your music!!! and I love to
just sit and read..and read..
and read...
thanks!!!!

Smalltown RN said...

WEll I guess I was rebellious...I snuck out of the house...my sister would say she was letting the dog out and I would go out with the dog...then sneak back in throught the basement window.....yup went to clubs underage as well....stayed out late...home late sometimes...smoked cigarettes...got caught but it didn't stop me...smoked pot...oh yeah....but then when I turned 18 things changed...it was like a light bulb went on and things just changed....I stopped smoking pot....I was accountable...got a job worked fulltime....met my 1st husband at 19 married at 21.....sounds kinda like the norm when I was growing up...

Akelamalu said...

At least you got to enjoy yourself eventually Nea, I'm so glad honey. x

Where've you been Diana Joy I missed you so much. xx

I think practically everyone does the 'rebellion' bit at some time in their lives smalltown rn - some do it first, some do it later!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

HI akelamalu!!!!!

:) Missing you & your blog,
I am back from my short trip to South of Italy, thanks for 'not forgetting me' I posted an overview of pictures from my holiday , soon more... Have a great sunday!!!

Greetings JoAnn:)

Akelamalu said...

Great to see you back JoAnn, I'll be over soon to check out your photos. x

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