Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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13: Missing In Action
It's much easier on your constitution...

It’s much easier on your constitution…

Always good advice.  I think Todd should have worn this shirt to bed every night.

I’m With Ya, Foote!

Back when we were kids, most of us played soccer in the Redding Parks & Recreation league. Though I was certainly no David Beckham, I have many fond memories of night games at Tiger Field, sweaty shin guards, and the smell of grass in my cleats. I usually had the honor of playing on the...

Somebody say Armando.

A long time ago Paco, Pecos, maybe Eduardo, and I, and I’m not sure who else saw a man at the Red, White, and Brew pub playing keyboards, and singing. He was a good performer, and we drank our beers and thought not too much of it. I saw the same man several months later...

Sleepin’ Late

Quite possibly the ultimate example of a missing former friend is the infamous Todd. The reasons for my lack of contact with him are not entirely unintentional, but he’s an appopriate subject for this topic. The interesting part about this is that Todd was more or less an honorary Amigo Loco for several years. He...

My one normal roommate… Matt

When I move to Sonoma State for my first semester, as I said earlier, I decided to start off by living in the dorms. I didn’t know anyone, or have much money, so I went for the cheap route for a semester, and then I was going to see what happened from there. What ended...

Timothy

Tim was the kid in first grade who had the goat, and the indoor farm we visited on the walking field trip. He was a dirty child, whith no common sense. His older brother was fairly normal by most accounts. This led to a debate whether Tim was retarded, or if his mom had done...

Jacob the Mover

I met this kid in the 6th grade named Jacob. He had moved here from some random place… I think it was Bishop, but I don’t recall. Anyways, he was a cool kid, liked baseball A LOT, and was pretty fun to hang out with. We became great friends that year. Jacob’s parents were nice...

“I WANT IT! I WANT IT!!!”

One of my earliest friends who fell of the face of the earth was Juan M. Juan was a year younger than me, and I met him during my 5th grade year at the local Catholic School I was attending. He was a fun kid to hang out with, we had a lot of similar...

Just them good ol’ boys…never meanin’ no harm.

During kindergarten and 1st grade there was a kid…Jonathan Olsen. He was a Jehovah’s Witness. I doubt highly he personally ever witnessed Jehovah, but someone in his family had, and convinced him that it was the right thing to do. It forbade him from standing during the flag salute. To a fellow first grader, who...

A Terminal Case of Pac Man Fever

Ryan M. was a pretty crazy kid when I first met him in fourth grade. The other kids picked on him a lot, but he and I got along fairly well. He was more of a spaz than me, and went crazy for He-Man toys. He practically worshipped the stuff, and even in the 7th...

TOPIC: Missing In Action

New Topic Write about people that were old friends or acquaintances for some time in your life, but have since, for whatever reason disappeared. Please use an alias or just the first name of the person you write about. Be sure to tell a little about how you met this person, some funny or interesting...