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09: Mischief & Mayhem

LOVE ON THE ROCKS

There was a point in time where one of the biggest thrills we had was going swimming in places we were not supposed to. This could be anywhere. The Shasta pool, or anyone of Redding’s numerous hotels. The Shasta Pool was best swum in at night. That topic has been covered in earlier posts. Fortunately,...

Follow the Leader

On a warm summer Redding evening Pecos’, Roberto, and myself were bored. Very, very, bored. We had sat around for quite some time wondering if there was anything we could go do. Finally we decided to get in Roberto’s car and just drive around Redding. Maybe the movement of the car, or simply seeing our...

Pecos’ Towing Service

When I first started hanging out with the Amigos Locos as a group, we used to do all kinds of idiotic – but fun – stuff with Pecos’ mighty Bronco. This included, but was not limited to: “Towing” metal shopping carts down steep hills in excess of 80 MPH (Those things lit up like Christmas...

Ill Communication

Thoughout the mid-to-late 1980’s, Pepe and I used to do all sorts of kooky stuff with the phone system. He was a genius at figuring out how to do all kinds of bizarre things (make free calls, cause payphones to go haywire and ring for hours, etc). He has long since grown up and become...

Food Fight, “Dean Witter” style

Like most of the mid nineties, I don’t recall the exact time of the following mischief. It was probably summer of 1992 or maybe 1993. Anyways… like most Summer nights in Redding back then, Pecos, Jaime, and myself were trying our hardest to find something fun to do. We decided to just pack up our...

Nocturnal Hi-Jinks at Grant

Back around ’88-’89, my friend Matteo and I used to engage in quite a bit of mischief. I lived about a mile away from Grant school, which he and I both attended. We were best buds, and used to stay over at each others’ houses pretty often. Anybody who grew up in Redding will probably...

MORE POOL FUN

Paco mentioned the High School pool, and how it was a frequent hot spot for late night visits by people without pools, or people who wanted the thrill of swimming in places they shouldn’t One evening a friend named Shawn and myself had decided to go have some fun at the high school pool, very...

Jaime recalls the kingdom

As Paco stated we were very bored, and had made a decision that we needed to drink some beer. We HAD by this time in our lives, developed a taste for good beer. Unfortunately, our current financial situation, and some poor decision making led us to purchasing…Hamm’s. We had gone to Waremart with limited financial...

The Ill Gotten Thermometer

This story took place in probably 1996 or 1997… but the entire mid nineties kinda blurred together. I guess that could be a good thing, or maybe not… Anyways, Pecos and I had gotten together at my parents one night while they were out of town to brew some beer. After spending sometime talking about...

Drinkin’ and Smokin’ in a Kingdom of Kids

I don’t remember the exact time that the following incident occured… probably around late 1997. Once again this envolved Pecos, Jaime and myself. (oh and Pecos bro Roberto) Kid’s Kingdom was new to Redding. A big park with all sorts of playground equipment. So one boring Redding night we got this bright idea to go...

SNAKE IN THE GRASS

One of my first years teaching I was at home preparing for my next day of school, and looking through some old boxes. I found this old fake snake I had been given a long time ago, It looked very real, and it gave me an idea for some fun I could have at school...

Young Jaime and Cul-De-Sac Capers

Growing up in Westwood Village, or The Manor as we called it provided for many fond memories. It was the place where Pecos, Paco, and myself had all grown up, and spent many of our formative years. I live there now, only about 4 streets away from the cul-de-sac I grew up on. Roxford Ct....