5/14/10: Cusco, Peru
There are only a few things that can make up for the disappointment of a bus Bingo game not won – off the top of my head I would say – oh, a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone with really chunky chocolate chips, maybe a nap on a really comfy couch with a puppy or small dog. But in addition to those two things, really there’s only one more thing that can brighten a day after yet another Bingo loss: and that’s The Real Steve Curry (henceforth referred to as either The Real Steve Curry or TRSC for short).
You may remember Steve Curry from these old two posts, and if you do, then I think you probably realize how great it is to get to see The Real Steve Curry, and not just old photos of him with his pants pulled down.
I could tell you about how The Real Steve Curry is contributing to the group dynamic, or I could just let him tell you himself. Following are real quotes from TRSC.
“Jerky really starts the day off right.”
Yep, I would eat jerky in the morning too. Right after I polished off a piece of cake and finished off that pesky pot roast that’s been in the fridge.
“I’m the ‘other friend’…otro… I forget the word for friend.”
Amigo, buddy. It’s amigo. Three semesters of Spanish at one of the best universities in the USA, and this is all you know?
“I’m hanging in there, but that jerky’s not sitting right.”
Maybe jerky doesn’t really start the day off right.
“Mine’s not quite as full as yours… which is saying something.”
In reference to Kevin’s “beard.”
“Have you ever eaten a Chipotle in under four-thirty? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure I have. I mean I never timed myself or anything, because who would do that?”
I don’t think I have ever finished a Chipotle burrito. But it’s not because I don’t have the strength of will or a stomach of iron (because I do have both). It’s because I choose not to. I don’t like eating the butts of things.
“I can watch from the shower if I need to. I’ve only done it once.”
On the joys of being able to watch MLB TV on a laptop versus his actual TV.
“I was excited. I haven’t felt the joy of a bingo in awhile.”
I know that feeling.
“I had a little too much beef jerky before dinner.”
Lesson learned – jerky really doesn’t start the day off right.
The other thing about Steve that really changes the dynamic of the group is that he looks a lot like Kevin. We were walking around a market today, and I saw Kevin standing about ten feet away from me. I walked over to punch him in the stomach affectionately, and just as I swung my fist back to go in for the punch, I realized it was Steve standing there, not Kevin. So I just put my hand back down by my side and smiled at him instead and pretended like I hadn’t been about to punch him in the stomach. Because it’s not nice to punch your little brother.
Picture of the Day: Waiting.