rm_silkditty 67F
12408 posts
8/30/2006 7:05 pm

I went to Zuma Beach on Monday with the Black Lab, then we headed over to our favorite spot at the Chart House for dinner.

The Black Lab likes his martinis with dinner.

And he's been traveling up to Vancouver a lot, because his fiancee lives there. He recently bought some Grey Goose vodka in Vancouver, made himself some martinis there, and then tried to take the opened bottle of vodka onto the plane back to LA.

Fat chance.

Somebody had a good time that night with that nearly full bottle of vodka.


We got to talking about how somebody's reaping the rewards of increased confiscation due to tightened airport security measures.

Which reminded me of a story, way back in the day when I lived with the Tasmanian Devil.

The Tasmanian Devil and I went on a trip to Mexico with The Cameraman. We drove down to San Felipe in The Cameraman's big, white van. The van had a metal screen that separated the back from the two seats in front, as a protection from heavy camera equipment that might slide and crash into seats with a sudden stop.

I was relegated to the back of the van for the trip, so the guys could talk guy talk.

San Felipe is a drowsy fishing village on the Baja. We had to cross over mountains to get to our hideaway destination.

While we were up in the mountains, we came across a sign in the road that said:


The Cameraman didn't alto.

Click! Click! Click! Click!

Twenty Mexican Federali appeared out of nowhere, cocking their rifles and aiming them at the big, white van. This is a sight you don't want to see.

The Cameraman alto-ed, pretty damn pronto.

The door at the back of the van slid open, and a uniformed Federali peered in at me, then burst into laughter.

"Why they keep you inna cage?" he rasped.

He started going through our luggage. Other Federali were searching through the front cab.

I could see the Tasmanian Devil standing outside in a cool, white cotton shirt that I'd bought for him. I knew that inside the pocket of that cool white shirt was a delicate matter.

Two joints.

My eyes locked with the Tasmanian Devil's.

"I told you not to bring that stuff," I mentally telegraphed.

"Don't sweat it," he telegraphed back.

The Federali started going through my purse. He came across a compact mirror that had a little light in it. The light required a battery, which made the compact thicker than usual.

The Federali thought he hit pay dirt and took the compact apart, finding nothing. It was simply a gift from my mother that she'd found in a novelty catalogue, something that I'd occasionally use for a line of coke. Nothing was ferreted away in the bottom chamber.

Suddenly, the Federali was gone.

The searching had stopped.

The Cameraman and the Tasmanian Devil were back in their seats, and we were driving away.

From the back of the van, I could see another car pulled over, and a couple sitting at the side of the road, with their hands tied behind their backs with plastic ties. They got smaller and smaller as we picked up speed.

I never did find out how much cash the Tasmanian Devil had placed on the driver's seat of the van, but that's what got us out of there.

Later, when we reached San Felipe, The Cameraman was barfing in the toilet over something he drank or ate.

So, the Tasmanian Devil and I left him behind to go out to the few bars in town. We ran into the couple we had seen tied up at the side of the road, and asked what had happened.

"I'm diabetic," the woman said. "They found my needles."

"I had a hash pipe in my luggage," the man relayed. "They confiscated it."

"We were just at another bar," the woman said.

The man chimed in. "And we saw the same Federali who tied us up in a back room, smoking out of my hash pipe. He was laughing and having a good time. He saw us, cocked his head, then looked away."


Somebody reaps the rewards.

Good times want to roll and don't care who is the recipient.

Here are a few questions to choose from:

Have you had anything confiscated at an airport lately?

Seen anything corrupt in your government lately?

Ever had the burning squirts in Mexico?

Are your orgasms better when you're on vacation?

rm_magnet4u22 50F
18406 posts
8/30/2006 7:50 pm

I haven't had anything confiscated but I was searched at the airport recently. I asked if they could do it again

I see corruption in our government all the time

I don't drink the water or eat the fruits in Mexico so I haven't had the joy of the burning squirts

My orgasms are only better depending on who I am with and not the location


rm_imtheone42 75M
485 posts
8/30/2006 8:12 pm

Had two sixpacks of beer confiscated by a local cop when I was about 18. He knew our parents and said he didn`t want to embarass them so he just took the beer. He was a good guy we all looked up to and I know he enjoyed the beer. Other than that I guess I`ve been on the straight and narrow or at least I didn`t get caught.

As for corruption in government we have Bush as our president. Need I say more?

rm_smosmof2 68M
3240 posts
8/30/2006 8:47 pm

I've never had anything confiscated at an airport. Which is notable because I've been responsible for some very strange costume pieces getting transported around the world. My ex-wife almost got thrown off a plane in Atlanta because she didn't want a big foam rubber horse-head (think knight of a chess set) to go through as checked luggage. Oh and the amount of time it took us to get into Winnipeg, because we had costumes for five, backdrops, etc. We had to assure them that none of it was for sale, merely exhibition.....

AstirRelicLatah 66M
1993 posts
8/31/2006 5:49 am

Anything corrupt except a President who wasn't elected, but appointed....nah, we wouldn't have that here....In my days in DC had lots of stuff confiscated and even once held up by DC Cops....that was a hoot, at least after they took the guns off us.

gemini0157 60M
6842 posts
8/31/2006 8:05 am

No but I would get to play with all the water pistols and sling shots that were confiscated at the Elementary school that my Mother worked at.

FrankPicasso 53M

9/1/2006 7:30 am

Great story, SD. I always enjoy how you manage to segue from the end of the story into your questions. Makes me smile every time.

I've never had the burning squirts in Mexico, but maybe I'll try them some day. Cheers!

wickedeasy 68F  
31321 posts
9/1/2006 7:57 am

D wsa stopped at the airport - they thought he had a bomb - took 4 hours, missed the plane, rebooked, missed the plan, rebooked - it was his heating pad for his back

i like vacation orgasms - they always seem a bit more illicit

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

ohcurious14 60M  
1684 posts
9/4/2006 11:11 am

Have you had anything confiscated at an airport lately? A cigarette lighter i forgot i had with me.

Seen anything corrupt in your government lately? Yea, the 9-11 Commision Report and what they didn't tell us.Pretty scary.

Ever had the burning squirts in Mexico? Never been there yet.

Are your orgasms better when you're on vacation? Never been with anyone on vacation where sex happened.

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