Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Too Much Fun

I was looking for this picture tonight on my blog because I thought for sure I had posted it before, but I couldn't find it. That's my brother and me. I was looking for the picture because I was getting his card ready to send for his birthday and I wanted to send him a copy of this picture.
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I absolutely love everything about that picture. First of all, a few years ago there was a blog challenge to write your epitaph in 7 words or less and I chose: She knew how to have fun. Also I have always loved the lines:
"Look at me, look at me, look at me now. It is fun to have fun but you have to know how." - The Cat in the Hat.
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On top of that, my brother and I have been guilty of many things and we both have been tossed in jail for stuff. I posted about mine back in 2005, but no one was reading my blog then. My poor brother was tossed in jail in Plano, Texas one night in 1983. He was lost and realized he shouldn't even be driving and pulled into a service station to sleep it off late one Saturday night and after the cops woke him up, pulled him out, and beat him up, they charged him with "drunk and disorderly" when the most he should have gotten was trespassing. Oh well. Cops can be assholes sometimes.
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Anyway, it has always been one of my favorite pictures. I have it in a frame. I think he's going to get a kick out of it. I imagine he hasn't seen it in ages. And who knew a novelty tourist picture could be so accurate? I've certainly been guilty of having too much fun my entire life.

8 comments:

Jazz said...

I love your jail story... And "She knew how to have fun" is the greatest epitaph ever. Suits you perfectly.

lgsquirrel said...

I am thrilled to know a jailbird. hehe!

Carole said...

Gee, that is the cutest picture! What a splendid idea for your brother's birthday card! I would love to hear of his reaction when he gets it.

mrwriteon said...

Great picture. But it really is no fun being in jail. I know that. Won't tell you how I know.

geewits said...

Jazz,
~~Thanks! And the funny thing was it took me all of maybe 7 minutes to come up with that epitaph and so many people did whole long posts about how they couldn't decide on anything.

LGS,
~~You really are easily amused.

Carole,
~~You know you will.

Ian,
~~My experience wasn't so bad, but I'm sure many are.

XUP said...

It's always a surprise the things that are going to turn out to be valuable in some way, some day, isn't it? So much stuff I tossed out or gave away over the years was stuff my daughter would have loved to have now and/or stuff that would be somewhat valuable now. Of course, the few things I did keep that I thought would be valuable; no one cares about. I loved your jail story too! Scary that they'd put some kid in with such mean ladies.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've never been in jail and hope never to have to be---Jail sounds like the least amount of fun a person could have....!
Did they ever find your other shoe?? Nothing is sacred in jail, is it? (sigh).
A Happy Birthday to your brother!!

geewits said...

Xup,
~~That's the thing about things. You never know what's going to be what in the future.

Naomi,
~~I can think of far worse things than jail. My other shoe was in the car. I had taken them off to drive and I guess when I grabbed the straps to take them with me, I only grabbed the one shoe. I was under duress!