Thursday, October 18, 2007

Memories

I thought I'd share a few pics as I was recently overcome with nostalgia for my community at large and specifically my Blog Community.

The first one was taken at the wedding of Gyuss Baaltar a few years ago. Here he and the Mrs. are at the reception that immediately followed the wedding. Gyuss took a spare no expense approach to his wedding. The reception was at a really nice Days Inn and he bought his wedding costume as opposed to just renting it. Unfortunately the Green Lantern ring he placed on his bride's finger brought looks of disapproval from her family. They had been hoping for a Legion of Super Heroes flight ring.

This next one comes from the time when Q had seen Scarface and thought that he could become a drug overlord in a short amount of time with a few high profile displays of violence. So he snuck out one evening and keyed the cars of people that he thought might know about the drug industry (which were basically the workers at the local CVS, his family doctor, and the Hispanic families in his small town). This caused a small revolt by the Mexican gangs in the local area and this nice piece of grafitti appeared. Q feared for his life and went into hiding at my place until it was safe, or at least until I stopped buying the meatball Hot Pockets.


I also wanted to share a picture from a time I was hanging out with Cyber D. As everyone knows Cyber D loves going to the movies, like almost more than anything. So a few months back he and I went to the premiere of Transformers. Cyber D loves Sci-fi but had been drinking (big surprise, I know) and while we were waiting had to start mouthing off about how much better the Dr. Who franchise was and that the Transformers movie was like Brokeback Mountain with robots. I edged away as I could see the restlessness growing with each of his loud proclamations. As soon as Cyber D shouted that Megatron was Starscream's bitch I knew it was on. Anyway Cyber D and I didn't get to see the movie together that day, but I did get this funny picture of him totally getting his ass beat.


Susan and I met up once. Once. I had just flown into town and Susan met me at the airport. I didn't expect to even see her on that trip. To be honest I don't even know how she knew it was me. She just said she recognized my pants. She also said that she hung out at the airport all the time and asked if I wanted to buy her a drink. "Ummmmmm.....ok," I said. So she pulled me into the TGI Fridays in the airport terminal immediately ordered a bottle of Crown, poured it into a half-full two liter of Coke, and started drinkning straight from the bottle. The conversation was really weird and seemed to revolve around which of the Seven Dwarfs would be most fun to date. Just before airport security arrived I was able to get this picture.


So a few weeks back, I had run into a Barnes and Noble, when I heard an unfamiliar voice call from behind me "Dagromm! Dagromm!!!". I turned and was surprised to see Tera there. She was in a terrible fury. Before I could even ask what was wrong she shoved a book into my chest and said, "Can you believe this shit??? Well I'm not standing for it!! I'm protesting this! I'm glad you came we'll make human chain at the front door". It wasn't a really effective protest as the Barnes and Noble we were at had four doors and we only blocked two of them. I'm not sure that most people even knew it was a protest. I think they thought we were just arguing. This conception was probably exacerbated by the fact that Tera kept yelling at me when ever anyone came through one of the other doors that I was "doing it wrong". Anyway, here's a picture of the book that set Tera off. She said they stole the title she was planning on using for her memoirs.


I don't travel a whole lot, but I did earlier this year and got turned around trying to find my hotel. I went into a grocery store to ask directions. I walked up to what looked like the most available employee which was at the bakery counter. I asked for some help with directions and got a glazed stare in return. Feeling awkward I glanced down and found a disturbing array of cakes that all featured bunnies. I asked what the deal was with the cakes and was told that it was Tuesday and if you wanted a cake on Tuesday you had to buy a bunny cake. I asked why and was given the glazed over stare again and then told in a very cold voice that, "Everyone likes bunnies!". I didn't want to argue, so I just repeated my request for directions. Her response was that she wasn't being paid to give directions and that she didn't do it for free. She then advised me to buy a Tom Tom and to have a nice day. Thanks Heather.

32 comments:

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I'm still pissed at that salesman who told me the Plastic Man outfit was slimming.

Q said...

"...or at least until I ran stopped buying the meatball Hot Pockets..."

What does Iran buying hot pockets have to do with me leaving your house?

Dagromm said...

Gyuss - I still think it was a nice outfit. I thought you had made it yourself.

Q - Thanks editor 'n chief. I'll fix it. Be sure to read the rest of it, I might have made some other mistakes.

Susan said...

You left out the part about WHY we got kicked out of the airport because someone got all paranoid about his pants being recognized and insisted on taking them off.

heather said...

is this your way of saying 'i'm sorry' for deleting my well thought out and well written comment for your last post? (btw, i'm not at the grocery store any longer so no more seafood sales or cake decorating for poeple who have no idea what the hell they want in the first place. and ~yes~ everyone does like bunnies. of one sort or another. ;-) )

Dagromm said...

Susan - That really had more to do with the drug sniffing dogs then anything else.

Heather - I said it was earlier this year. It must have been right before you left.
Is this your way of apologizing for disrespecting my comments section with compliments of other people?

Cyber D said...

That photo was completely doctored! In reality it was Dags getting his ass kicked because he wouldn't shut up about having to wait in the line for his ticket. He kept claiming that we should have been allowed to cut. Luckily when the crowd pounced I had already glommed onto another group of movie goers and I enjoyed seeing Transformers with the other group...

... but it doesn't hold a candle to Doctor Who.

NoRegrets said...

Wow, the things I learn!
G-do you always shave your legs or was it only for the wedding?

Are all Mexican gangs left handed?

Are you sure the picture doesn't show foreplay?

Didn't know Susan's favorite color was orange. Maybe she only likes it a little bit, so had to wear the corresponding amount of clothing.

As for Tera, well, she can feel better that it took two men to fill the title of Chocolate Thunder, while she can do it all by herself.

As for the bunny, well, I can see that Heather really has it out for them. Only selling cakes with bunny legs spread wide... tsk tsk.

Dagromm said...

Cyber D - Ahhhhh.....the alibi of the information age "The picture was doctored". OK. Whatever. I'm fairly certain that my review of the movie was well ahead of yours. Apparently everything has healed except for your ego.

Nore - You are a very observant person. Like me. Gyuss shaves his legs for special occasions, like his wedding and new comic day. I think the use of the left was a sign of disrespect for the Q that he could be defeated with their off hand. That wasn't what she was wearing when our conversation began. It came about somewhere between her seventh and twelfth swig from the bottle. I agree that Tera shouldn't have been too mad about the book, but that argument didn't appear to matter to much to her. There must have been fifteen of those bunny cakes that nobody was buying. It was kind of sad.

Tera said...

NoR...I couldn't have put that better myself!

Dagromm...I wasn't as upset as I could have been, because you see there's a difference between "thunder" and "thunda..." get it right!

Dagromm said...

Tera - Just like at the book store. Nothing's ever good enough for you!! Gemini!

Susan said...

I thought you said that new top you gave me at the airport was "hemp"?..oh..wait..

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Susan usually recognizes me by my lack of pants.

NoRegrets said...

Wow, never seen Gemini used as a swear word before. Learning all sorts of things on this blog.

Dagromm said...

Susan - Already turning pidgeon on me, huh?

Gyuss - Most of us know you by the skirt you wear.

Nore - Come on now. Everyone knows about Gemini's

Susan said...

gyuss: So when you were telling me something about "x-nay on the pant-ay" you were talking about yourself?

dag: I am far too clean to be a pigeon.

NoRegrets said...

Wouldn't it be x-nay on the anty-pay?

Dagromm said...

Susan - I'm glad you canbe counted on. I'd hate for something to happen to you. Have I ever told you the story of my friend Skip McBoner?

Nore - Always.

heather said...

dags, it may have been. i don't remember the encounter you speak of however you did state that my eyes were glazed over. must have been from wishfull thinking since i never partake of mind altering substances durring work hours.

and no, that was not an apology. i wasn't disrespecting your comments section. simply showing respect for your readers in your comments section. it's not my fault your delicate ego can't handle anyone other than you receiving compliments!

as for the cakes, i'm pretty sure i only started out with two, but you know how bunnies do. ;-)

Tera said...

And NOW you want to go there on the Geminis? Dagromm, you have just derailed...it's on!

Susan said...

dags: Is that the one you refer to as "fish food"?

Dagromm said...

Heather - That's right, I forgot you use your real name on the blogs. I remember now that you never use that stuff on the job (wink).

Tera - I think you knew that would always come between us. Or maybe the other you did. It's just your gemini nature, but it's ok I can look past it.

Susan - He's the one I call mutilated back of the skull guy.

Churlita said...

I can't believe Gyuss wouldn't do matching Wonder Twins rings for the wedding. Then they could take turns turning into animals and water related things. It might help to spice things up during those long Winter months.

Dagromm said...

Churlita - Gyuss wanted to, but I pointed out to him that the Wonder Twins were brother and sister and that maybe that would send the wrong message. Gyuss is from west Texas and thought that was exactly the kind of message that he wanted to send. It took several hours before he would listen to reason.

heather said...

lol.

no wink involved there though. it has been a long standing rule of mine that if i have to work that day i refrain from partaking ~any~ drugs beforehand.

that's not to say that i don't sometimes have my lighter in hand as i pull in the driveway. :-)

friends of ours have teased me for years about this and the fact that if i have a single drink i will not drive. anywhere. not even to move the car to another spot in the driveway. i may be breaking a law or two but i do so responsibly.

Nina said...

WOW!

Dagromm said...

Heather - Yay for illegal responsibility!!!!

Nina - Harry Potter?!?

Kofi said...

So what's this about Geminis? I'm not technically speaking a true Gemini but I sometimes exhibit Gemini tendencies and self-awareness usually is beneficial to me.

Dagromm said...

Kofi - Gemini's are known for their split personalities and bi-polar tendencies.

Tera said...

Dagromm it's not going to be my sign that comes between us when Gyuss comes to test his "Theory of Extermination of the Chocolate Eater!"

And can we get OFF the Geminis already??? I am offended...hmpf!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Tera, I don't think there will be much between us when we test that theory. That would kind of defeat the whole experiment.

Tera said...

*Scratching head, with a look of "hmmm" on face*