Re: I didn't notice the clothing (or lack thereof)
Oh Kathy. You are too kind. Having a lot of muscles isn't so good for climbing that I love so much. Wiry people do a lot better. Yes, in the old times, being bare out there wasn't as much of a taboo as it is now. We have become much more conservative.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend.
Went to the same level as the 2nd floor then down climbed the whole thing. Taking a shortcut to my next class is a "Tongue In Cheek" kind of thing. The banister for the second floor was a bit too far to safely reach. I did climb to the second and third floors of other buildings though.
You'd probably get arrested for endangering yourself. This summer, I was at the pool with my son and was about to jump off the diving board with him. The lifeguard said I couldn't. I asked if I could get in the water and let him jump to me. No. When I said we used to do that stuff in the same pool all the time as kids, he said he could ask the manager. I said not to bother. Poor kid, stuck with enforcing stupid rules that have sanitized childhood.
Well, even then I was warned by the campus police repeatedly though I was never arrested. One of the cops was a friend of mine and they were used to seeing me climb on different buildings. Nowadays, there is so much fear of getting sued the regulations have become suffocating.
Cupped hands? I guess I needed to generate suction to stay on or my body would have barn-doored. Just kidding about the suction thing, but it was easy to barn-door on this crack. It's about a rattly fist size. But, my fists are bigger now and it's safer to just jam it.
Correction; I remember now.
Yes, it is cupped hand size, if you have fat hands. I was wrong about the rattly fist. It's tight fist. In fact I may even have photos of me jamming it with my fists. There is concrete inside that makes the crack shallow-very scary for jamming.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)