So I'm working hard on Friday's hometown shootout although it is becoming more like architectural and construction history than having much to do with photographs. Butler is actually poring over blueprints of the building where I work, measuring square footage when Bagman stomps in and slams the door!
BAGMAN: "So why did you take my name off your Blogspot ID and put yours in! You've lost have your followers by confusing them."
ME: "I think they recognize the red car avitar."
BUTLER: "That rhymes, you know. Red car, avatar; red car, avatar..OW!" (The x-rated DVD that Bagman has thrown like a frisbee bounces off Butler's head.)
BAGMAN: "Don't change the subject, dammit! Why is your ID now 'Mark Cowell'? Wasn't Bagman and Butler good enough for you? Mark Cowell is a wussy name anyhow. Mark kkcowell."
ME: "If you must know, I started another blog."
Expressions of surprise! Disappointment! Crashing as Butler falls off his chair! "NOOOOO!"
ME: It may not be for long but my 45th high school reunion is happening and I was trying to set up a team blog where all my old classmates can post stories and photos and such. I thought it would be nice since the reunion is up in Massachusetts and I can't go to it."
BAGMAN: "Go! We have to go! How can we not go!"
ME: "Too far. Too expensive. I've got stuff to do here."
BAGMAN: "BULL&%#@! You don't want to go. You've never gone to any of them. You're scared to go!"
BUTLER: "Partly true, my dear brother Bags..but that's because of you."
BAGMAN: "I'm the one who wants to go!!"
BUTLER: "Exactly. Not to share old high school memories. You're probably thinking of Nancy, Kathy, Mary, Donna, Janet, etc. etc."
ME: "And they are all married now. And I am married now. And we are all in our sixties."
BUTLER: "And, you, Baggie, would make an ass of all of us and get Mark in trouble with with his wife and with at least seven husbands that he doesn't know yet and probably doesn't need to know."
BAGMAN: "But you'd keep me on a tight rope like you always do."
BUTLER: "Going back in time, though...I don't know...lots of old feelings might come up."
MARK: "Actually, I might get even slapped the moment I walk in the door for something that someone has been carrying around for 45 years. Yes, a blog is much safer."
BAGMAN: "You are both wusses! And I'd behave myself like I always do."
BUTLER and MARK together: "Then why do you want to go in the first place?"
BAGMAN: "I hate you both!!!" Bagman goes out and slams the door.
BUTLER: "He does have a point about putting your name on your ID. I know it helps your classmates recognize you, but you are confusing your true friends on your main blog."
ME: "I know. But it won't be long. Only two people have even seen the blog and there is nothing on it of interest. I think I'll take it down in a few weeks and go back to my Bagman and Butler name."
BUTLER: "Yeah. Great. Just when eveyone has gotten use to that one. I think Bagman's right that you are kind of losing it. But I agree that we shouldn't go to the reunion. But we should go to Massachsetts sometime where we have a couple of weeks to visit old places and take pictures."