Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pics From The Past, Volume 2

Hey kids!  It’s time for everyone’s favorite installment here on Slydesblog….. namely where I pull out a random picture from a box of old photos and scan it in for your perusal and enjoyment.
The first picture that I pulled is, by coincidence, also the one that I had scanned in and cropped a few years ago when I needed a picture for my avatar here on Blogger.  You’ve no doubt all drooled over this picture countless times, so it’s probably high time that you finally got to see the entire picture.  This way you can probably have much more fulfilling sexual fantasies about me while you stare at it.

This picture was taken by my girlfriend at the time during my one and only attempt at camping, somewhere in Upstate New York.  I have to say that, as much as I was dreading the idea of communing with nature for 3 days and not being able to play Warcraft, in the end I have to admit that I kinda ENJOYED the whole camping experience.
Mind you, I’ve never attempted it again, so I must not have loved it TOO fucking much, but I DO remember being outdoors in the pitch dark of night, and listening to nature, mostly being drunk off my ass, and thinking that everything in my life was just dandy.
I ALSO remember cutting a hole in a watermelon and pouring a bottle of vodka into it.  I remember carrying the bloated watermelon with me everywhere I went, like it was a newborn.  I guess it kinda WAS, wasn’t it?  I also remember tripping over a root and me and my alcohol-soaked newborn tumbling ass over teakettle into a ravine, but other than THAT, I remember having a good time on this trip.
Interesting side-note:  A few days after we came back from this trip, I beat the bejeesus out of the dude sitting down that looks like Super-Mario, after he made a very drunken and very pathetic play for my girl one night.  What can I say?  I’m kinda territorial that way.  And that chick next to him was his girlfriend at the time.  That’s class.
Anyway, as you might surmise, I have long since fallen out of touch with this entire crew.  They have become just another set of faces from my past who I might not even recognize if they walked past me on the street today, even though, during that particular magical summer, these were the most important people in the world to me.
But I guess that’s the purpose of this particular little experiment of mine…. To dust off the cobwebs of some long-forgotten corners of my life, and to stir up the past for your enjoyment…….
…….And to get you all hot and bothered.

18 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

What year was that taken?

Tamara said...

I had so many photos of people that used to be so importnant who aren't anymore. I chucked most of them. I'm not very sentimental, I'm afraid.

That guy deserved a beating. By more than a sideways-moving video game mushroom.

Lotus07 said...

If this is your extent of camping experience, how the hell do you think you would be able to stand 'Survivor'?

I once spent SEVEN DAYS hiking the Grand Canyon - solo....

....from here on out you will be referred to as 'Girlie Man'.

Slyde said...

earl: yesterday

tam: i agree. he needed to be beaten by a monkey with flaming barrels...

bruce: i never said i was a camper, but i'll look great in a speedo...

SK Waller said...

For good or ill, most of the people in my old pix are also in mt new ones. I say, don't let people go. They know too much and might start talking.

Who took this picture? Were they the only one who didn't get laid that weekend?

This is a great pic, by the way. And yes,you are kinda hot.

Poor watermelon baby.

Slyde said...

the pic was taken by my girlfriend at the time who, remarkably enough, is the only person i DO still keep in touch with, through facebook.

2abes said...

I have to say you don't look like much of a camper. More like someone looking for a place to get drunk and take part in a debaucherous weekend. Was this before the polariod was invented?

Slyde said...

maybe.. it was taken by a guy holding up a plate of gun powder and his head was under a blanket...

Susan Higgins said...

Wasn't sure you were going to get a laugh out of me but... YOU DID!

Recently, I was reading an article online about "The Monkeysphere." It's a theory that states we can only have so many people in our "your important to me" zone. I know I simplified the description but if you aren't familiar with the concept, here's the article - http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html

meleah rebeccah said...

Thanks for sharing these old photos and stories with us Slyde. I like taking a walk down your memory lane!

Marlene said...

Ok..does this mean we're going to get a pic of you in a speedo next?!!!

Annabelle said...

Ah, the good ol' days.

I say as long as you don't hear banjo music, it's a good time had in the woods.

Bless My Bitchy Heart said...

OMG! I totally forgot about spiked watermelon! THANK YOU! I am SO doing that in a few months when they come in season....can't WAIT! You crack me up!

sybil law said...

Oh - what a fun idea!
Super Mario looks like a douche, though. And the other dude looks dumb.
Haha

MarkD60 said...

Hell, Yew all ain't even covered in mud and blood and insects in your camping picture! Y'all call that camping? Where's yer out house?

livesbythewoods said...

Did you see a bear while you were camping? I'd have thrown the watrmelon at it, to either slow it down or keep it occupied while I fled, screaming.

No, I don't know much about bears. Or camping in America.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

It does look like a fun picture! I love camping, but once a year is about what I can manage.

Good point the survivor comment Bruce. I hadn't thought of that. Although actually I've never seen Survivor, so I don't know why I would have. :-)

Chandra said...

CRACK. ME. UP!!

Love the Super Mario's reference...I mean, how 80's can we get, right...not to mention the hair do's (and don'ts)!! LOL!