This is really just one big inside joke, consider yourself warned. Everyone has in their lives those most unlikely of situations that render friends who will be around forever and memories that make you laugh out loud [way before the days of LOL] thinking about them years later.
There is a video rocketing its way around the globe right now that is, first of all, just hysterical. Secondly, it reminds me of conversations that occurred regularly between twins [adult ones at that] while traveling around with a stack of strangers on a bus through Europe. Just imagine one of them with chicken skin on his head and another brandishing a large knife…
There was an old movie on TV recently called ‘If it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium’, when I hit the info button on the remote this is what came up on the description:
The ‘Is he gay or just European?’ whispering about our guide started from the first day when he showed up in a 3 piece suit, and continued for about a week until a midnight door knocking dash when his then-girlfriend joined us for an evening in Austria [or was it Germany?]. And really, can we actually claim 11 countries if Lichtenstein [or was it Luxembourg?] was only a tea and bathroom break on top of the biggest group hangover EVER? [not me mom, everyone else of course…]
And just because…during a conversation RJ and I were having the other day about yet another small charge on something which we have already spent way too much money, without even thinking about it I waved my hand in the air and said ‘shillings’. After subsequently explaining ‘it was a Schamberger thing’, all RJ could do was give a knowing nod and agree with me.
So here’s cheers [Prost, Salud, Jamas, Sláinte, Cin cin and on and on] to togas and mixed up keyboards and incommunicado bus drivers and old friends, and remember, if ever in doubt, just stop and drink about it.
i know bits and pieces of europe. i lived stop and drink about it. cheers to matt and the gang.
I know, I keep thinking you were there! you with out a doubt are a practitioner of stop and drink about it!!
Made me laugh!! I could imagine David and Daniel…
Oh my gosh – i had a smile on my face the ENTIRE time I read the above. I love reminiscing about our wonderful travel adventures…. if only we could do it together more often over a glass of wine (well, we both know it would end up being a bottle or two, why kid myself). And kari – you were there in spirit since Jen talked about you the entire time 🙂 Cheers!
It`s really good to read this as proof that I actually was on this bus…with time things start to get blurry. Guess it is about time to do some crazy stuff again!