Here are the rest of my “Best Moments of 2003.”
Read about it here.
August | Tempe, Arizona
Steve and I avoided posting about something we did in August, although we did put a picture in the chimp cam for a few days that generated what some might call “less than positive results.” We moved into our house in Tempe in August, and several things were left here: old chairs, tools, drool-stained pillows, Junior High yearbooks, stuffed gorillas, and old rusted bikes. It was the bikes that pissed us off because there were three of them stored at our house. We didn?t know who?s they were, so we did what anyone would do: we rode one of them into the pool. Unfortunately, a Chimps Ahoy reader who will remain unnamed, owned that bike:
It wasn’t so much the “riding a 10 speed into a pool” that was the best part; but the whole course of events that followed.
September | Tempe, Arizona
When Sonath asked Steve, “Do you like Wheat Thins bangin’ on your chin?” After asking, he about passed out and fell over laughing. This is a big inside joke, but it ranks high on the moments of 2003.
September | Tempe, Arizona
I was having a lackluster day at ASU, and wouldn?t you know it, the system paid off and I experienced one of the better disasters in ASU bike riding history. In one corner, an Asian student riding eastbound on Tyler Mall. In the other, a Middle Eastern student heading west on the same route. They could tell they were on a collision course: one would bank right, and unfortunately, the other student turned the same direction. They moved back in forth in a death dance, did the final “wobble” and then collided full speed. Both flew over their handlebars, and much like the skateboarding incident Brad and I witnessed, I couldn’t stop laughing. I’ve never denied being a bastard; I know what it’s like to biff on a bike at ASU.
October | Tempe, Arizona
I left my Halloween post unfinished, and I apologize for that. As you may already know, I went as Legolas for Halloween, capitalizing on my resemblance to Orlando Bloom. So, I dropped $70+ on a costume and had make-up and ears done. Better moments of the evening:
-The makeup transformation…I look like an idiot.
-The marriage proposals
-Getting kissed by a lesbian. Well, I found out she was a lesbian after she explained (among other things) that I was the first guy she had kissed out of 19 total.
-Shannon getting checked out and hit on by a girl.
-Nick making children cry
-I was walking close to a fence and someone started screaming, “Legolas! LEGOLAS! I need a picture.” I stood in front of the fence for a picture, and afterwards, she asked, “Do you want to party with us?? And then a guy dressed as Raggedy Anne leans over her, and in a gruff voice says, ‘Yeah, come party with us.’”
-The best moment of Halloween however is when a girl ran up to me in a costume I couldn’t quite discern and yelled, “Legolas! It’s always been my dream for you to shoot me with an arrow!? I didn’t ask questions, I just told her to start running around because I needed a moving target. She ran about ten feet away and pranced around while saying, “I’m a lesbian dinosaur, shoot me with your arrow!” Her costume finally made sense.
December | Tempe, Arizona
I capped the year off with a LAN party, and while that in itself ranks in a different category (see Nerdiest Moments of 2003), one specific moment stands out from that three-day extravaganza of fun. We were playing Battlefield 1942 (a game where you kill people and drive vehicles), and the object of the map was to capture and hold a hill. Steve and his team currently were fighting to hold the hill. My team was trying to take it back. I climbed into a transport truck and started driving towards the hill. A scout on the other team spotted my truck and yelled out my position, so I pulled the truck around and drove through a forest and behind some hills. After I was safely out of view, I pulled out of the forest and booked it full speed up the hill. While I was evading detection, I hear Steve frantically screaming, “I can’t find him! Where is he?” I couldn’t see him either but as I made it to the top of the hill, my truck caught air, and lo and behold I found Steve right under my chassis. I blew my horn just in time for him to turn around and get driven over. He screamed, “NOOOOooooo!” And I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair.
Now that I read that, I realize that I truly am a huge nerd.