Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Choose Your Own Adventure

When I was a kid, I used to read these Choose Your Own Adventure books. Basically what they were was little novels that allowed you to choose what the main character would do next. For instance, if you wanted the character to skip school, you turn to a certain page and see what happened, or if you wanted him to go to Egypt, you turn to a different page and see what happened. My next 3 posts will allow you, the reader, to decide what I write about next. I’ll start it off, and then give you a few choices about what happens next. I will go by majority vote in the comments section. Because I’m not a kid anymore, I will be writing these stories about adults and for adults. You ready? Let’s Go!!!

Jamal was always a cautious guy. He was known for playing it safe. As a youth, he never indulged in drugs or alcohol, and had the reputation of a straight arrow. As his 25th birthday approached, Jamal decided that it was time for him to start taking some risks. This was unfamiliar territory for the guarded young man, but he was determined to truly experience life for the first time.

Thoughts of cutting loose encircled Jamal’s mind. He listened to his coworker’s tales of adventure and imagined himself in those situations. Jamal wanted to have fun. He was invited to go bungee jumping with a group of his colleagues on Saturday. He thought about the offer, but figured that this was something that white people do. Still, if he was going to lose control, what better way to get the adrenaline pumping? He did some online research on bungee jumping and discovered that it was actually quite safe, which allayed his fears. Jamal gave serious consideration to taking his coworker up on the offer.

Riding the train home from work, he overheard a conversation between two attractive ladies. Jamal was quite handsome, but never really confident around women. They were discussing a party they were going to on Saturday. He wanted to ask them where and when this festivity would take place, but was too shy. Jamal slouched in his seat and resigned himself to the fact that he could not approach these women. As luck would have it, the tall sister with shoulder length hair walked over to Jamal and handed him a flier about the party, and her phone number. Jamal’s self esteem was boosted, and as he watched the young lady exit the train, he realized that his birthday wish for fun just might come true.

When he arrived at his downtown loft, Jamal stretched out on his couch and fell asleep listening to ESPN. His effortless slumber was interrupted by the shrill ring of his phone. He heard his cousin’s familiar voice on the other end of the receiver.

“What’s up Jamal? I’m coming to town on Saturday. We need to get together and hit up a strip club or something.”

Jamal was nervous about hanging with Lorenzo. His cousin had a reputation for getting into trouble wherever he went. In fact, Lorenzo was fresh off of a 12 month stay in the county correctional facility for beating up a bouncer at a local nightclub. But he sure knew how to “keep it crunk.” Jamal knew that if he rolled with Lorenzo, it would be a night to remember.

There are three offers on the table. Which one should Jamal take? Should he:
A. Try Bungee Jumping
B. Go to the party with the girl from the train
C. Hang out with his criminally inclined cousin.
Vote for what you think Jamal should do in the comments section and I will post the next part on Thursday morning.

It was written…


Blogger Hassan said...

hit the party, then roll out with cuzzo assuming the night was young.

Wed Jun 21, 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger i like liquor and tv said...

OMG, C. Hang out with the criminally inclined cousin fo sho.

Wed Jun 21, 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger So...Wise...Sista said...

Dammit...why can't he bring the crooked cousin to the party?
Shit...he's too timid for the sex in choice B to be any fun...so I go with C, let him get locked up. :)

Wed Jun 21, 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

He should go bungee jumping, hook up with one of the white girls and then get arrested later on a rape charge. All three in one choice!

Wed Jun 21, 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mocha_Grl said...

I'm with everyone else. Hang with Lorenzo, he's more likely to get ass hanging with someone more confident anyway ;D...C!

Wed Jun 21, 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger nikki said...


Wed Jun 21, 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger thee modern isis said...

I say.. chill with the cousin. he's too shy to try an get the drawls.. might as well get drunk and pay for them instead.

Wed Jun 21, 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

I say "C", T we know you in love with the skrippers....Oooh and make sure it's one of those ghettos strip clubs too

Wed Jun 21, 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger ChezNiki said...

I luuv this post!
Okay so, I would take the cousin to the party...maybe the girl from the train is a skripper...
...no bungee jumping!

Wed Jun 21, 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger nikki said...


Wed Jun 21, 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Go party with Lorenzo but make sure he has his own whip to hook with the girl so he can get his back blown out.....

Wed Jun 21, 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous The Goddess said...

I used to love those books when I was a kid! I'm all excited. Yay!

What are the odds of Jaml following through and going to party with the girls by himself? He may as well kick it with Cuz.

Wed Jun 21, 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger JoJo D. said...

I see it like this: if Jamal goes bungee jumping, he risks dying in a horrible jumping accident.

He can't go with the girl with the party, because you "never take a plate of food to a buffet" meaning, sure there will be other pretty girls at the party and he might wanna get with them instead of his date from the train who invited him, and she gone be mad at him trying to get with the other ladies.

His best bet might be to hang out with the criminally corrupt cousin Lorenzo. He already know cous can start trouble, so Jamal should be able to handle up for himself if he should get caught in some mess with his cousin.

Wed Jun 21, 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

This is fun cause I loved those books as a child...*lol*

I got with B, but have a feeling Jamal is gonna go with C....

Wed Jun 21, 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger 4EverJennayNay said...

First off I'm thinking the party. But I agree with everyone else, why go to a party and you too scared to talk to folk. I think he should take his cousin to the party personally. But if he goes with his cousin, the party just may come to him.

I say C. Chill wit cuz.

Wed Jun 21, 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

I loved those books when I was kid. I would always read as many different versions of the story as possible.

I say he should go to the party. I want Jamal to be more than a statistic. Lorenzo sounds like trouble.

Wed Jun 21, 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger JulieA said...

He should go to the party. There's too much opportunity for misadventure with the other two options.

Wed Jun 21, 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger Honey-Libra said...

I say go to the party with the girl from the train....I LOVED those books....

Wed Jun 21, 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger fallen angel said...

i say go to the party too! and yeah, why cant the cousin come to the party, again?

Wed Jun 21, 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...


Wed Jun 21, 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

It is tomorrow ain't it....*lol*

Wed Jun 21, 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

So it looks like the C is the winner. Jamal is going to choose to hang out with his cousin. I'm off to write this one now. Thanks for participating.

Wed Jun 21, 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, I missed this one, but wonderful idea, Cas!!!

Thu Jun 22, 08:40:00 AM  

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