Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Axle Alex

Hi everyone my name is Alex, but you can call me Axle. I'm sixteen years old and I live in Illinois. I'm a junior in High School. I really enjoy reading humor writing and I thought I might try a hand at writing it. As I am in the middle of generation-Y, I decided to write about some of my experiences and observations. I hope you get a laugh out of my blog and I hope some of you can see yourself in some of my stories or relate to some of my observations. Here's the story about how i got my nickname:

A couple years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Hawaii one time. Maui, specifically. I had the option to go shopping with my sisters, Mom, and my aunt or golfing with my Dad and Uncle. While I'm sure buying little bottles filled with authentic Hawaiin sand, and $16 authentic Hawaiin seashells would've been just riveting, I decided to go golfing. Now you know my Dad wasn't going to pay for a twelve year old to take on Maui's finest if you've ever seen the aftermath of a youth outing at your local golf course (Little Timmy managed to catch eight frogs while turning the 4th hole into Normandy Beach in Saving Private Ryan. His weapon of choice: the seven-iron). So in an effort to make my trip a little more exciting he let me drive the golf cart. A little way into the round, my father decided that almost flipping the cart twice and running over a "Carts This Way" sign wasn't putting us in enough danger to constitute a driver change, so we finished up the first hole the way we were.

We get around to hole 14 and I am convinced that I am the coolest thing that God graced the earth with. After all, I was driving and the tooth fairy was still coming to my house. We finish up hole 14 and we are headed to hole 15 which happens to be down a particularly steep hill. Pssh, no problem. In complete confidence I go whipping down the hill with no thoughts of braking until the very bottom, right behind the cart of the stranger we were golfing with. Much to my surprise, and apparently his, too, because he was sitting in his cart writing down his score, my cart hurtled into the back of his bringing my cart to a complete stop and moving his several feet forward. Sure enough, it broke my cart's axle. After finishing the golf round (remember golf is more important than whiplash treatment) sitting in a cart between my Father and my Uncle, we made up some story and went home. To my Uncle, Axle Alex was about as clever as they get so the name stuck.

7 comments:

Joey Polanski said...

Nothin else coud be as great,

As playin golf in our 50th state,

While also makin modern art,

By smashin up a strangrs cart.

Azzitizz said...

Yey, great story Axle.
I'll be coming to visit often.
Great start to your blog too.
:)

Anonymous said...

Very good start to your blog account. I like the nickname by the way. You have great potential, so keep up the writing.

Anonymous said...

reading this blog has rejuvinated my life

Tom said...

For shizzle, you gave that dude a story to tell his old lady, and probably his chiropractor.

Joey Polanski said...

Hey, Axle! It seems ya ran outta bloggin-steam rathr quick here -- aftr only haff a munth!

Woud you mind a little construcktive commentary from a old hand?

Firs, lemme say that when I stumbld on yer blog, here at its inaugral post, I was DANGd excitd to have found somone who atchualy had th courage to start a blog whose statd purpose is to entrtain! Amidst th MULTI-GAZILLION rant-blogs, diary-blogs, comentary-blogs, and commerce-blogs out there, a humr-blog is a needle in th haystack -- a oasis in th desrt.

So THATs what yer doin right. Now lemme tell ya what yer doing wrong.

Th secret to buildin a blog, and buildin a loyal returning readrship is INTERACKTION! You aint responded to a single one o th coments left here! Thats how come I quit leavin coments here. Comentrs like to see that their coments is makin a impackt! You shoud look at evry coment left on yer blog as anothr opportunity to entrtain yer readrs. Play off th coments -- play th straight-man to th fool, or play th fool to th straight-man.

Wanna see how its done? Take to th stage ovr at The Joey Polanski Show, throw a few haymakrs, a few handgrenades, and see if my zany crew o readrs dont swarm all ovr yer blogski like zombies right outta Night o th Livin Deadski.

Also, make a point o checkin out th blogs I got linkd up ovr at JPS. Drop some coments on them too, and youll be pleasantly suprisd at how rapidly yer absorbd into a EXTREMLY acktive bloggin cmmunity.

Humr-bloggin -- or any kind o creative bloggin -- is dangd hard to do. Its easyr, tho, if yer assurd that fokes are enthusiastickly readin yer stuff. Youll find kindred spirits -- and a rathr LIVELY bunch of em -- ovr at The Polanski Show.

And remembr: th key is INTERACKTION!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!