Thursday, June 2, 2011

Killing Time at Gate 42C

There is something about showering very early in the morning that makes me feel like I'm about to be violently murdered. Especially when I am washing my hair and there is soap dripping down my face so I don't want to open my eyes. This is the opportune moment for any murderers who have remained concealed in my tiny bathroom to strike. I don't usually feel like I'm about to fall victim to showercide, but very early-morning showers are terrifying.

This morning, for example. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to make my way to the Denver Airport. I'm going home for the weekend for two weddings. I'm actually in the airport at this very moment, although I'm unsure if I'll finish much of anything before I have to board the plane. I have ten minutes to write something pretty exciting.

I actually really enjoy going to weddings. Plus, the fact that I'll be going to two weddings during a quick home visit makes it very efficient. I can't think of a better way to see more people from home in such a short period of time. However, talking to others about weddings has made me realize that my wedding experiences are pretty different from the way the world attends weddings. At my friend Lloyd's wedding, a very nosy photographer insisted that us groomsmen were expected to dance, party, and woo the bridesmaids. My wedding experiences usually consist of eating tiny turkey sandwiches. If it weren't for weddings, I would eat 33 percent fewer tiny turkey sandwiches.

Anyway, I had planned to sit down here in the terminal and play Pokemon Fire/Red on my computer. My current pokemon team consists of: Charmeleon, Clefairy, Pikachu, Pigeoto, Mankey, and Butterfree. Soon enough I'll be a Pokemon Champion, and my peers will finally respect me.

Speaking of peers, I started my internship on Tuesday. I'm having a swell time. Also, I finished my first year of law school. I'd have to say the best part about going to law school was when I watched Battlestar Galactica at the end of the semester. Battlestar Galactica is awesome, honestly.


Anonymous said...

Make sure you get a water pokemon in there at some point.

Anonymous said...

Actually, my 19 year old sister wanted me to acknowledge that water pokemon are pointless. However, she has reviewed your line-up and questions your choice of Butterfree for the long-term...just saying.

Craig Barlow B. said...

You'll be pleased to know I have recently replaced Butterfree with Vaporeon.

Jaime (soon to be) Steele said...

Craiggers!! Thanks so much for making it out to the wedding! It was awesome to see you & your white hot moves on the dance floor! Love you pal!

Phil Walker said...

Didn't I tell you about how awesome Battlestar Galactica was when I first moved to Salt Lake? And didn't you furiously disbelieve me? I think you owe me an apology sir.

Also, I cannot support your choice of Clefairy, because I always took a hardline stance about only using very physically dominating Pokemon.

Autumn Drops said...

It amazes me how 4/5 comments are about your pokemon team (there is nothing wrong with that). But in just the first paragraph you feared for your life! And no one took notice?! My dear Craig, friend priorities must be changed. Except the ones with turkey sandwiches.