Anonymous asked: I've had the worst day. I got sick and I'm feeling guilty for taking the day off since I know they'll give me hell tomorrow because they had to hunt down a sub teacher - and I don't even like my job to begin with. I could really use a funny story. Or shirtless Sidewinders. I'm not picky.
Anonymous asked: TS best or worst arrest that wasn't your fault
Nick: It’s never my fault.
Ty: Canada was totally my fault.
Kelly: New Orleans was my first arrest. Does that count as an arrest? We were never charged.
Nick: We weren’t charged cause we escaped, dude.
Digger: If escaping counts, I ain’t ever been arrested!
Owen: I can honestly say I have never been arrested nor have I ever escaped custody before I could be processed.
Anonymous asked: Miss Riley, how open are you to answering embarrassing sex questions about Owen?
Riley: I don’t know about embarrassing, but I’ve always been pretty open about things.
Riley: Come on, sugar, you should be proud of yourself! They love you!
Owen: Absolutely not, this is not happening.
Anonymous asked: I'm sure that all of you have received lap dances before, but have any of you ever given one?
Nick: Eli gave me one as a joke for my birthday one time. It was horrifying. Did it on the ship in front of everyone.
Owen: That was gold. I videotaped it.
nickyoflaherty asked: Riley: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Riley: I like being outside. Hiking, camping, road trips. I like photography, and one day I’d really love to make a living with that. Traveling and taking photographs and just living an adventure.
Owen: She takes amazing pictures. And she’s fearless when she sees something she wants to photograph, we’ve climbed things that were never meant to be climbed and I’ve hung her over things that gravity didn’t approve of.
Riley: You love it.
Owen: I do.
Anonymous asked: For all the guys...What is your favorite childhood memory?
Digger: There was this mom and pop restaurant in town right there by the stop sign, across from the railroad tracks. They served pink hot dogs on toasted buns. We’d go there with my mama and we’d all get a hot dog and fries and a soda that came in a paper cup. Nothing tastes better than a Coke in a paper cup. And if we were lucky, we’d get to watch the train go by.
Owen: My cousins lived in a little town with a lake. We’d spend the 4th of July with them every year, and the grown ups would let all of us go out on our bikes by ourselves. It was our first taste of freedom, and every time I see lights on the water I still feel free.
Ty: The ballpark. That’s my favorite memory. Deuce and I both played little league baseball and peewee football, and we were always at the ballpark. When I wasn’t playing, I was running around, playing in the sandbox, hanging on the fence, gathering pebbles, and looking for four-leaf clovers. We had this blanket my mom made that was basically a sheet of plastic with cloth on the outside, because the plastic kept us warm when the wind blew. I loved the way that blanket sounded when you wrapped it around you.
Zane: Going riding with my grandfather. We’d spend hours out there, and he’d talk to me about everything from his philosophy on why red cars are for dumbasses to how a fiddle can make a song sound beautiful to why it was important never to waste something that someone could use. I’m afraid I didn’t listen to him as much as I should have. I was too young to appreciate what he was sharing with me, but I knew even at the time that it was something special, and not every kid had that.
Kelly: My dad taking me fishing. I had a little plastic rod and reel with Mickey Mouse on it because I was too little to handle a big one. We’d drive out to this creek in his old truck, I can still remember the way the seats smelled. We’d sit on the bank of this creek, and he wouldn’t even bait his hook because there weren’t any fish in the water, and we’d sit side by side, and he’d tell me stories about the west and Native myths and I just … I really wish we could still go fishing sometimes.
Nick: I can’t really say I have any.
Anonymous asked: Riley - what did Owen do for your first date?
Riley: He took me to play paintball. Later, he admitted it was because he was still a little suspicious of me so he wanted to see how I handled myself on the course.
Owen: She accidentally shot me in the face. I decided she probably wasn’t a spy.
Riley: Maybe that’s just what I wanted you to think, huh?
Owen: Yeah, you and your faulty trigger finger are a real threat to national security, sweetheart.
Anonymous asked: Gif challenge: What's the normal reactions from everyone to a sex question?
Anonymous asked: Anyone that wants to answer: Everyone at my college is forced to take a speech class, but I'm absolutely terrified of public speaking. Does anyone have any tips on how to not stutter my way to a F?
Owen: Make eye contact. If you spend your entire speech looking at your notes, you’ll fail. You look down, get your place, then look up as you speak. Look around the room, make brief eye contact with people, including your professor, to make it feel as if you’re speaking WITH them instead of TO them. If you get lost, don’t panic. Take a deep breath, take the time to find your place, and start up again. Try to avoid ummmmmm when you’re thinking, that’s a common thing that people do when they’re trying to stall, and often it’s done without realizing it. Make a conscious effort when you practice to rid yourself of the habit. It makes you sound ill-prepared. Best thing to remember is that messing up is not the end of the world. You’ll be fine.
cosmicbooks asked: Sidewinder, any Halloween traditions or funny stories?
Digger: Oh my godddddd I love Halloween. LOVE IT.
Kelly: We used to decorate our house in Jacksonville like it was haunted. We’d throw a party for the other guys who had kids, let them come through our house and get scared. It was always fun.
Nick: Main floor was for the little ones. Basement and the woods out back were for the big kids who thought they were too cool to get scared.
Ty: No one is too cool to get scared.
Owen: We’d let Ty lead them through because when he went down the steps he started slowly freaking out. You can’t fake fear like that.
Nick: Then he’d abandon all these bratty pre-teens in the dark and all you could hear was screaming.