(No, I wasn’t kidding when I suggested our readers vote on best blog entry of 2006. Yes, I did just reread every blog entry from the past year. Someone’s got to do it! Well, not really.) Now, you are probably thinking “But Rebecca, you’re just picking the entries that recount your own favorite memories!” And you are right. I also picked KT’s posts that most made me embarrass myself by laughing out loud in public places in Quito. Feel free to nominate YOUR favorite and/or stare inducing post.
It’s about time
In which I got teargassed: “For those of you are calling me a foolhardy young thrill-seeker, I would like to point out that I was not looking for a spot of police brutality. I was simply trying to go to choir practice.”
Cowboys and pigs and roommates, oh my...
In which I experienced a “plaintain western”, “don’t wish nature any specific harm” and “had a front row seat for the slaughter”
something to cheer me on...
In which I rave about WMSHC and along with kt and richard “sing through the entire sacred harp. OK, maybe just pages 181-224.”
In which I heroicly chase down a pickpocketer
I think the title pretty much covers it.
The big T
In which I had “fun with local remedies” and infamously “lived to visit machu picchu, and even eat a whole sandwich!”
(this one’s for you, Linda)
No more public library internet for me, folks!
In which KT recounts the journey to Texas. “Well, imagine me pointing and saying, "Look, Rebecca! TEXAS!" and that pretty much sums it up.”
(Hey KT, did we ever get those Hot Springs anecdotes?)
Austin DOs and DON'Ts
In which KT covers for my record blog hiatus and reflects on her time in austin in hilarious list format. And asks the soul piercing question: “have you ever had a White Russian made with fresh goats' milk?”
Weekend in May
Despite the humdrum title, this entry catches my fancy for its high concentration of hi-lariously redneck quotable quotes. Observe:
“What kind of gentleman puts on a lady's jeans and doesn't realize they're not his own?!?!?! I ask you.” “Bill & Quincy are hosting a dominoes tournament/squirrel fry this evening.” “My co-worker's wedding is tomorrow, and we somehow managed to get all the clothes we need from the Goodwill down the block.” “We can't figure out if we have a cockroach infestation or if we've just been finding a normal amount of cockroaches for a Texas household.”
Sweet sweet space heater...
In which KT reflects that it might not have been a great plan to “announce in back-to-back posts that we're keeping money in a drawer AND it's incredibly easy to enter our house through the window.”
my only nominee in this category is...
forfend* - As used by Matt: “...because he's critical of the US (oh, and a socialist, heaven forfend!)”
*as Linda kindly informed us before mocking Matt in person: "Forfend," far from being the made-up word or unlikely typo it first appears to be, means to prevent, protect, or avert, as in "to fend off."
Best recurring theme:
My (much maligned by KT and Richard) constant references to drinking and the beach
KT’s constant references to the snail’s pace at which she types her entries
Our propensity to procrastinate by blogging and propensity to blog about procrastinating