Reaching New Heights in Chatel
Trip Start Jul 11, 2005
15Trip End Dec 20, 2005
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Devin and I had a blast with this cheap thrill (you have to check out the photos...sooo funny). There was, however, one part that was exceptionally scary
After this near death experience I was happy to be alive...particularly because I was able to watch Devin, who had no idea about the stop either, finish behind me. The look on his face when he went whizzing past the man and the platform was priceless. I thought he was going to poop in his pants (shh... look at the photos...he definitely has the "what the hell am I doing" look). Anyway, it was a lot of fun and something I'm glad I did. The scenery was fantastic and we finished off the day with pizza and beer in Evian.
And now for the best pick-up line I've ever heard. Mike (Devin's new friend who is over here on the GI Bill, originally from Cali) is the stupidest kid I've ever meet in my life. He is a bumbling fool in every sense and has the poorest communication skills possible. If you talked to this kid for one minute you would think that he spent the greater part of his life high on magic mushrooms or LSD or something. He has a constant (I mean constant) shit-eating, door-to-door salesman grin on his face and these beady darty little eyes. He joins conversations with strange subject matters and brings up topics that have no relevance to what's already being discussed. He's also really into this holistic healing stuff (not that there is anything wrong with that), but he is constantly shoving stale tasting tofu chips and strange brews to "cleanse your soul" in your face. His apartment is like a mad-scientist's botanical wonderland. A small studio that is literally overflowing with plants...like you cant walk on the ground because there are plants everywhere...overflowing out the window too. Anyway, he's a strange bird, take my word for it.
Back to the pick up line. He met some poor unsuspecting Swedish girl in one of his classes and was talking to me about how he plans to get a date with her. After spending an hour online researching Sweden for topics of conversation, this is what Fabio came up with ..."So I happened to stumble across an article on Sweden yesterday
I almost spit my beer across the room when I heard this one. Good investigative work Mike! This comment is the ultimate in heart-winning sentiments... the obsure article that you happened to read on my noble country (stalker), the mention of my learning disabled king (are you calling my king stupid?!) and of course, the power-comment... saving fuzzy baby seals. This flattery and pizzaze is only rarely outdone...like in the case of the rabied king who cuddles AIDS babies in his spare time... or the impotent king who cares for orphaned bush babies.
Anyway, I'll let you know how the date proposal goes in an upcoming journal!