Tuesday, September 28, 2010

For Darren and Lindsey

This is the night James and I met Lindsey, who would marry Darren. It was at a play, The Guys, and when Darren introduced me to her, I shook her hand and she looked right into my eye and I thought, hmm, she seems different from the girls I usually see with Darren.

After the play we went with Brant (also pictured) to the classy JB's for pie or something, and she made a comment so insightful, I thought, hmm, I wish I had said that.

I was not surprised when Darren told us they were getting married. I was more like, hmm, that makes sense.

Now they are married and have a baby and are presumably happy (correct me if I'm wrong, guys), and I just stumbled on this photo of the first time we met.

Also for Darren, the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners for worst first lines:

On reflection, Angela perceived that her relationships with Tom had always been a little rocky, not quiet a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toilet-paper roll gets a little squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some off you can hear the rest going bumpity-bumpity in its holder until you go nuts and push it back into shape, a degree of annoyance that Angela had now almost attained.
-Rephah Berg, 2002

Detective Bart Lasiter was in his office studying the light from his one small window falling on his super burrito when the door swung open to reveal a woman whose body said you've had your last burrito for a while, whose face said angels did exist, and whose eyes said she could make you dig your own grave and lick the shovel clean.
-Jim Guigli, 2006

Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city, their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist breath through manhole covers stamped "Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J."
Gordon Spik, 2008

2 comments:

  1. You saying that something that I said was something that you wished you had said...is like the highest compliment I can even think about getting. Honestly, I'm of awe of Darren and his friends' brains.

    One thing I've always known about Darren: he is really good at making really great friends. I am happy to know you guys.

    And yes, we're happy, as happy as you can be living in your parent's basement! ;) Our real lives will start soon.

    Good thing Finn is AWESOME. Wish we had a trip to NYC planned any time soon. I'd like to see you guys (and maybe get a picture of us together) and visit that dessert truck you occasionally speak of.

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  2. Congrats Man ! It is great post ! I can guess you enjoyed lot there. Darren is really good in making great friends. I would love to meet her.
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