May 23rd, 2007

My Weekend In Pictures

I took a trip this past weekend to visit my 20-year friends Josh and Dave (previous meeting chronicled here). Josh is moving to Colorado in a couple of weeks, so this was the last time we’ll easily be able to get together for a while. We met at Dave’s in Ohio and then I went to the Detroit area, spent the night at Josh’s, and came home Sunday afternoon.

There’s nothing quite like having friends you’ve had for twenty years or more – half our time was spent reminiscing about “that time we…” The three of us have been friends through some of our darkest days, and if ever we don’t communicate for a while, we’re able to pick back up like no time has passed. I love these guys and I’m better for knowing them.

Here are a few picture highlights from the weekend:

Sure, I went out there to meet my friends, but when a kitten’s this adorable, pictures must be taken!

Dave normally has a bunch of snakes in his basement, but for now he’s just got the one slightly-chewed salamander. Clarification: the salamander was chewed by Murphy, the older family cat, not by Dave or any of his kids.

I don’t remember what sort of knowledge Ella was trying to impart to Josh, but it looks like it was very important.

Seriously, how could dudes that look this young have been friends for more than twenty years?

Josh and Aundrea share a spare moment of relaxation after having gotten their five kids off to bed. It should be noted that this moment of relaxation didn’t happen until northwards of 11:00 p.m. Apparently, managing five kids is a lot of work. Who knew?

This has nothing to do with Josh and Dave, but this has amused me for years. I used to pass this sign occasionally for work, but hadn’t seen it in a couple of years. This weekend on my way home, I had to stop and take a picture. It’s one building, half of it is a furniture store and the other half is a funeral chapel. I’m guessing they had to put the sign up because one too many people looked at a coffin and said, “This’d look nice in the front room, wouldn’t it, honey?”

I also have three very short videos from the weekend up over at YouTube:

  • Reliving the glory days – Post Pattern
  • Not so much with the glory – The Running Back
  • The camera was set to “video” instead of “picture.” Oops. That’s Dave’s wife Angela that you’ll hear in the background, and that laughing you see us doing is pretty much what we do the whole time we’re together – 20-Year Friends

I still hate driving, but I’m glad I went.

6 Comments on “My Weekend In Pictures”

  1. bd says:

    When I was younger I wanted to buy a coffin and use it as a coffee table. I thought it would be the coolest thing ever. Then I saw that Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction) did it and suddenly decided it wasn't so cool.

  2. M. Kate says:

    I love the "he smells to good to stand this close" – that still cracks me up. Glad you had fun. Sorry there's no Tim Horton's picture to include in the trip chronicles.

  3. MadMup says:

    I should maybe clarify that Angela is a perfume/cologne salesperson and she had plied us with some bottles – that helps explain that line a little, at least.

    And, alas, I saw signs for Tim Hortons, but was not able to stop (I was following Josh at the time). Next time!

  4. wendles says:

    I'm just amazed you were outside long enough to take a full 18 seconds worth of video. Wow!!! Amazing!!!
    I'll be praying the side effects from actually being in real sunshine will subside quickly.

    Baby steps, baby steps. I'm so proud.

  5. G-Knee says:

    Yea! I got to see Audrea! I miss that girl…

  6. mrross says:

    Yay for pictures! :)

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