December 02, 2003

My Summer Vacation Pt. 1

Mark in his natural environment.

In the interest of being as untimely as possible, my first series of posts will be about my trip to Boston and New York, which happened last July. The idea for the trip sprang from an offer of a ticket to a Red Sox game from Mark, who is pictured above. For those of you who have not been fortunate enough to make his acquaintance, Mark is an aviator, lender of books, and an all-around cranky bastard, which is why we* love him. What was initially planned out as trip to Boston to attend a Sox game later expanded to include a trip to Foxwoods for poker (in lieu of seeing the White Stripes in Providence, due to Jack White's busted finger), and a few days of wandering around New York while losing pounds of water weight due to the sweltering weather.

*Editor's note: This is not the royal we. Several people are fond of Mark, not just Drew.

Posted by Drew at December 2, 2003 01:38 AM

Mark has the best beard ever. But is that a Lacoste shirt I see him in?

Posted by: lia at December 1, 2003 08:55 PM

It is not a Lacoste shirt! It is a Lands' End shirt with my sister's old employer's logo on it (The F.W. Dodge Market Analysis Group of McGraw-Hill, if anyone's taking notes).

Anyway, the beard comment is quite accurate, so it's tough to hold a grudge.

That was a fun couple of days. It didn't hurt that I miraculously did really well at the casino -- especially miraculous because I have no discernable skill at poker.

Posted by: mark at December 1, 2003 10:40 PM

especially miraculous because I have no discernable skill at poker

Fortunately, Best Beard Ever imparts incredible bluffing skills, so you've got that going for you.

Posted by: avogadro at December 2, 2003 08:40 AM