You know, as I was standing at the top step of the Lowell Spinners’ dugout, the Single A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox, taking pictures of the Emperor force choking a Minion, Luigi, Mario, and a few other mascots, I got to thinking that this might be the oddest thing I have done. Really. And that’s saying something. I have done some downright weird stuff, but this might have taken the cake.
Life has taken me to weird places. Like when a friend and I tried, for over an hour, to get backstage at WWE Monday Night Raw, and very nearly succeeded. Seriously, they almost let us in as press. We got to see one of the night’s skits filmed as we stood there.
Or, how about when I went to Disney for my 30th birthday, and almost made it to the finals of the Star Trek card game’s world championship. In fact, I probably would have made it to in if I wanted, I just had to make the executive decision: Do I want more sitting in a room with geeks playing a card game, that I would surely lose, or do I want to go to Disney World? Not a hard choice for me.
Or, how about going to Disney for a 1 day trip the day after seeing Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden? That was insane, we were so dead at the end of the day, but we made it. The drive home from the airport was the worst thing ever, really. It was the longest 45 minute drive I have ever had.
Or, how about when I got hit in the mouth with a can of bug repelent? Yeah, that happened. Apparently, you can bruise teeth.
Or, how about when I was at an anime convention and got snowed in? Honestly, that was one of the best experiences in my life, though I didn’t know it at the time. That entire weekend was odd, between a couple of “friends” who refused to speak to me, to me getting pretty sick on Saturday, to the snow, to the fact I actually had girls hitting on me and I was like ‘uhhh, no.’ Yeah, that happened.
I did all of this and I am not even mentioning what I did when there was alcohol involved. Those are stories, man. Stories that, honestly, I don’t think I can tell.
Man, life is weird sometimes. Where will it take me next?