April 12th, 2008

It was wicked good having Torch and the Big V visit me today yesterday. We spent most of our time laughing, which is one of my favourite things to do, and some of the time eating yummy scallops fried in butter, another good thing to do.

When we hung out all the time back in the day, there was a lot of alcohol and weed involved. It was loads of fun, but I didn’t remember everything they talked about. In fact, there was always one of us who had holes in the memories of our exploits. We took turns that way. Torch got the job of babysitting the idiots most often though. I think she did it for the amusement factor. She would crack up at anything. It was infectious.

Torch was also famous for being five feet nuthin and pure fireball when she was mad. I have stories about that for another day. Suffice it to say that sometimes, the Big V and I hid out while she cooled her wrath. Not always easy, being as she knew where we lived and all. The Big V and I were eight inches or so taller than her. Rage trumps size any day.

I want to introduce the Big V properly. Besides being flat out funny, she is an amazing artist, who is always discovering new processes to explore her art. To her, the journey of discovery is more important than the finished product. Also? She’s a wicked good cook, who hates to clean up afterward. She would make an amazing meal, and we would clean up. Good deal all round.

Poor quality image, but note the “official” chef’s hat. That woman is funny, and so creative on many levels.

She was telling us of how her dog would come up to her and whine, as if trying to comfort her. This happened often, and for weeks. Big V finally had a full body scan, where an ovarian cyst, an aortic aneurysm, and another ailment were discovered. After she got taken care of, the dog ceased whining at her. Now when her dog acts like that, she makes an appointment, pronto.

Her doctor asked her what possible operation she had had on the left side of her abdomen. Big V asked if she was sure it wasn’t stretch marks. Doctor was sure. Big V had had no operation on that side.

Big V lives in the area where I had my UFO experience, and she herself, reported lots of sightings.

*cue Twilight Zone music*

It gave Torch goosebumps, and she visibly shivered.

Me? I was the idiot going “Doo doo doo doo” a la Twilight Zone.

As a bonus, I will leave you with the image of Torch and myself, attending what we thought was a 50’s to 70’s themed event. Turned out it was nothing of the kind.

Yeah, we bad.

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18 Responses to “Good Times”

Jenny Says:

I’m glad you had fun yesterday! I hope you can draw on those moments today for big smiles.

Friends like these are priceless. Are they psychic?

I especially like how you weave a UFO abduction into the story.

Ya’ll are super pretty!

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teeni Says:

Oh, I’m so glad you had a good time. I guess you all need to get together more often! Awesome pictures – loved the chef’s hat.

I’ve heard about dogs doing that sometimes and now they are actually training them to sniff out cancer! I guess sometimes instinct is worth its weight in gold and I’m not surprised “man’s best friend” should have such a good talent.

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Mom | Psychicgeek Says:

[...] and had the dirtiest laugh known to man. She was a surrogate mom to a lot of my friends, especially Torch and The Big V. She gave them a place to stay when they needed it, fed them, and made them feel welcome in her [...]

lceel Says:

OOOOO, My goodness. You are BOTH HAWT. Nice that you have such good friends and good memories with them. Even with the holes.

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liddle sister Says:

I knew my big sister was beautiful…but wowza! I’ve never seen that pic before….yer so purty :P

witchypoo Says:

We’re still hot, it just comes in flashes these days ;)

Thanks, liddle sis. You were always my favourite sister.

I didn’t write this up right away because I only wanted to tell one story, and choosing it was half the battle.

I’m glad you enjoyed the UFO reference, Jenny. The Big V got me the job where I had my own UFO experience.

Old Knudsen Says:

I once saw the ghost of a psychic Bigfoot get beamed up into a Klingon bird of prey once, can I join yer Krazy Klub ?

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Veronica Says:

Creepy! She has a scar but no operation?

deedle deedle…

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warriorwoman Says:

so that’s it, they left a transmitter somewhere in your head and now I’m a victim of “Big Alien Is Watching You”

great, that’s just great

your Netti Pot is actually an alien probe and you’re not washing out the snot, you’re putting battery juice in the thing.

man………I knew all that pizza was too good to be true. alterior motives – you has em.

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RaeJane Says:

I got all misty-eyed reading this post.
I’m not sure why….

It just touched me.
That picture of you two.. you both so beautiful!

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Just Beachy Says:

Makes me want to call my school girl friend and reminisce about the old days. Very Nice.

Love…Love the pictures!

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The Over-Thinker Says:

And this post cracked me up!

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