Monday, April 24, 2006

Green tape, answering machines and pennies from heaven...

When I lived in BC I got bored sometimes and came up with any number of interesting things to do. Pre blog life found that answering machine messages could be fun things so - my roommate Carrie (Carrie from BC) and I used to come up with some really fun stuff. The word spread and soon people would call us - hoping we weren't home - so they could hear the latest message. This became quite the thing. There was animals involved - horrible scottish accents on one occasion and some really bad singing...
I befriended this ultra conservative (from outward appearances) guy who later became a cop - and could truly be the only honest cop ever born - but anyways... I managed to convince this guy to do some of the craziest things. One day we were all sitting around dying the cat purple with koolaide on the balcony (our neighbours thought we were basting the cat and were going to eat her) when I said, "Hey, I know. Let's tape up Carrie's head entirely with green tape and go out somewhere." And so we did. We taped her entire head (Carrie - did we at least cover your hair with plastic or something - I don't remember?) and then went so far as to draw a mouth and put sunglasses on her and go out. We drove around laughing all afternoon (how was it trying to breath in there by the way?) and topped it off by going through the McDonald's Drive-through. It was funny at a stoplight - this car full of people staring at us and I was ducked down in the back seat hiding. I told Carrie to quickly look out the window and take off the sunglasses (no eyes - looked really funny) and put her hands up like "what - what are you looking at?!" . They all turned pale and wanted to escape immediately but couldn't because the light was red.
We also used to tape our faces up to distort them and kill ourselves laughing - but usually in our apartment not in public - though really what difference would it have made? We also got drunk once and dropped pennies from our neighbours window ledge on these people moving into our building - I think they were the same ones who thought we were going to eat our cat. (They moved out pretty fast - didn't they? Wonder why.)
Anyways - enjoy your day.

2 comments:

Carrie in BC said...

I still remember when we went through the McDonald's drive through (with my green head) with keith and the girl in the window didn't know wether to laugh or cry...aahhh still laughing at that one.

elizabeth said...

Me too - everytime I see green tape.