We (well, I) saw these people having their photo taken by a stranger
as we were leaving the Prado Restaurant.
Being the wiseass that I am, I asked if they wanted me
to take their photo, too. Naturally one thing led to another and I wound
up telling them they would appear on the WischWeb site. (Who
can resist being made famous on the website that has been voted the #1
Family Website on the Planet?)
(Anyway, yes, Virginia, there is a
story here. I may mangle it but even if I do kill off a few facts it
will still be entertaining.)
They were visiting from Santa Barbara on a 10th
Anniversary of Knowing Each Other Celebration. (Wait, it gets better.)
The girls went to high school together. They are friends. I'm presuming
that they are not gay because the one on the right is married (or so she
claims). She did say that she dated the guy for a while and apparently
likes him, although not enough to marry him.
(But then she could be one of those
desperate housewives we've been watching on TV. After all, Santa Barbara
is only a few miles north of "The OC" and we know what young
people do there, right? I could say cute things like "Wow, they make a
nice ménage a tois," but I don't know how to spell it so let's just
stick to the facts that we were told.)
He seems happy but then why wouldn't he be? He has two
attractive women in his arms, they are in San Diego, 200 miles from one
of their husbands, and they had dinner at the Prado Restaurant, one of
the best places to eat in the world. Given all those situations I'd be
(I had an attractive woman on my arm,
just not at that moment. She was in the restroom which is why I got this photo in
the first place.)
That's what I remember. There was something about
graduating from UCSB in 1998 and some other facts but it's been a long
night. They either don't have names,
can't remember their names or don't give their names out to weirdo's with
cameras. There were a few other details but I've never let facts
interfere with a good story so you don't get them.
I figured that since I had the camera with me and we had an hour to
kill before the theater, I'd look around for interesting things.
This is pretty interesting, dontchathink?
Tommy is fetching in his Grinch hat, dontchathink?
I'm glad he's able to wear this with dignity. It would kill a lesser