Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Breaking and Entering, Possession-style

Oh my gosh, you guys! Today is the day. Possession is officially on shelves and in stores, and being sold to smart readers all over the world. If you’re one of them, don’t forget to send me (or Ali or Windy) your proof of purchase and be entered to win personal ELANA time! (I know, it’s almost too awesome to comprehend.)

If you’re hopping Possession blogs today, you know I’m supposed to be discussing a time when I broke the rules. *takes deep breath* And since [in Possession] Vi, Jag, and Zenn are teens, I’m digging back into my teens for this one as well. Here goes.

Several years ago, while on a tour with my advance drama class (I think it was either my sophomore or junior year of HS), we’d stopped for lunch between performances, at a strip mall which included a movie theater. After eating, a group of friends and I wandered to the closed theater, and discovered an unlocked side door. The boy (I’ll call him…Jack) who discovered that the door was unlocked looked at the rest of us with a mischievous glint in his eye. “We have to go in.”

I looked at Jack, the wheels in my brain turning. “We should check to see if the theater is being robbed.”

Another friend (we’ll call him…Allen) opened the door went in, grinning. “Let’s just call it what it is. Breaking and entering.” But the rest of us willingly followed him (as was pretty typical of us). There was no one inside, and the place was clearly meant to be closed and locked up tight. But. We were in there.

Now, being that we didn’t have a lot of time, and none of us were really “bad” kids, we didn’t do anything more than explore, run around screaming, and do a few cartwheels in the lobby. Well, actually, since I’m telling the truth, “Jack” insisted he had to do something that could be classified as vandalism. So he found a light bulb on a countertop and broke it to bits over a garbage can.

Then we found a payphone and called the police to report the open door.

And. We were late getting back to the bus, and got in big trouble with our teacher.

I spent a lot of time with this particular group of friends, and we somehow managed to end up in a number of situations like this. No. We really weren’t baddies. We were just into having fun.

Okay, your turn. What rules have you broken?


Theresa Milstein said...

For the most part, I'm a pretty law-abiding citizen. Then again, I'm not living under an oppressive, dystopian-style government. Here's what I'll admit:

I have gone swimming less than 30 minutes after eating.
I've been known to speed... just a little.
When I was a teen, I'd say I'd sleep at a friend's house so I could stay out later than my curfew.

I linked your breaking rules post to my blog:

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! I can finally read it!!! Yes!

Matthew MacNish said...

I can't get into my misbehaviors publicly, but I will say I'm very excited for Elana!

Margo Berendsen said...

I loved Possession and I recommend to everyone! I've gotten in trouble a few times breaking IRS rules. I need an IRS intervention service!

WindyA said...

Never did I take you for the breaking and entering type, Nichole! *gasps* I am shocked! ;)

Angie said...

Great story. You must have rebellious streak!

Jenn a.k.a. J.R. Johansson said...

Hehe, we totally are soul-sisters! :) I love that we had similar stories. Yeah, we're rebels like that. :P

Rachel Morgan said...

Haha, that sounds like fun! I totally would have gone in too... and been terrified the whole time of getting caught!

Carrie said...

Being in a closed movie theater would be pretty fun. I like the vandalism of breaking a light bulb over a garbage can.

Cherie Reich said...

*laughs* I loved the part about the vandalism. Dangerous rebels. *grins* I think my friends and I would've gone it, but it never would've occurred to me to report the unlocked door to the police. Fun story. :)

Donea Lee said...

I totally would have done cartwheels in the lobby! :) And I could win personal time with Elana?? Awesome! I'll send over my PoP soon. Thanks!!

Kelly said...

That isn't too bad!! "Jack" even broke the bulb over a trash can. Even that seems responsible instead of all over the floor!

Alex Hoagland said...

I'm a teenager. Enough said, right? I actually blogged about my adventures while down in Austin, Texas. Shoplifting, ninja moves, hoboes, even a bank robbery. Go check it out!


Jeff King said...

I have broken more rules than I can count. I would go into detail, but I don’t want to make myself look that bad.
If it shouldn’t have been done as a teenager… chances are I did it, and probably helped other do it.