Have you ever had something so bizarre happen to you and realize no one will believe you unless you have a picture of it? This actually happens to me on a regular basis, nonsense stories that no one believes. Thus, the reason why I cart a camera around in my purse.
A few years back, my friend and I were celebrating her birthday in Lake Placid. We had one of those nights that made our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. We ended up winning a beer trophy in the toboggan race and then ran down Main Street showing off our grand prize and came across a couple walking down the sidewalk with a goose on a leash. The goose was wearing a bow tie and a dress! We needed a picture of this precious moment and convinced some strangers to take our picture, gave them my email address and begged for them to send it to me. We never got the picture and have been sad about it ever since.
Reminiscing in all of this, I called my friend.
A: Hi! I hate to be a d-bag, but is your birthday tomorrow?
E: Why, yes it is.
A: What are you doing? Do you want to do something?
E: Sure. Remember that year we went tobogganing?
A: Yes, of course. And the goose. Too bad the chute is closed this year.
E: That sucks.
A: Yes, let's get together anyways. I'm sure we'll figure something out.
So, when I met up with her last night, I put together a little something for her in a frame.
I knew my Fine Arts degree would come in handy some day
We didn't get to go tobogganing and we didn't come across a goose with a dress and bowtie, but we did manage to have a good time and make it to the toboggan run.
What happened next should not be documented on this blog. Happy Birthday you tall of drink of water!