Monday, April 25, 2005

This is a picture taken on Thursday night at The Golden Lion Pub. Featured from left to right are Mailyn (she's from Germany :o), Andra, Oliver (the elusive almighty conga man), and a small portion of Ilana's head.

As you can see, this picture is a little odd for several reasons. The first thing you will notice when looking at the picture, which you doubtless already have, is Andra. She is unavoidable, right in the middle, staring right at you, or me (I took this picture, of course), as the case may be. There is something odd about that look; it is almost sultry. Perhaps that is how she gets when she drinks (1?), I don't really know. All I know is that I don't get (or notice) looks like that from many people, as hard as that is to believe, and I am not sure why she would be giving me one at this moment.

There is one option, that it isn't addressed at me, the picture taker, but rather at someone else. You'll notice that she has her arms around both people on either side of her. You'll also notice that one of those people looks mildly frightened or uncomfortable (Mailyn) and the other looks way too happy to be touching someone that isn't his girlfriend (Oliver). Perhaps the look says she has laid claim to these two people and one is afraid and one couldn't be happier. Ilana seems to think this idea is hilarious off to the side.

Enough about that. The other odd thing you will notice is that the pitcher in the middle of the table, at the bottom right of the picture, is empty. What you will find more surprising is the knowledge that it and its predecessors as well as the ones that came after it were in an almost constant state of emptiness. As soon as it was present it was emptied. This is the fault of Oliver, user of the large straw. Perhaps that is the reason he is smiling so much. "Hahaha! The pitcher is always empty! You can get another but it will be empty again! Mwhahahaha!" He must be evil, look at him. He has that evil looking mustache/beard combo and he is wearing sunglasses in a dark bar. He actually looks like he could be blind. Ilana seems to find this idea hilarious also.

Of course, I know the real reason why people are looking the way they are for the simple reason that I was there taking the picture at the time. The truth is that I made a joke. Probably not a very good joke. In fact, I think it is safe to say that it was a bad joke. Andra is looking at me as if to say, "I know you think that is funny, but what makes you think we would? I guess I'll smirk and look at you evilly because you are holding a camera." Oliver loves it, because he loves bad jokes, and is clearly enjoying the horrible nature of the joke. Mailyn looks scared, as should have been expected, not knowing previously the not so great side of my humour. She still decides to smile for the camera, which is very nice of her. Ilana is giving me an evil eye (yes, only one) while laughing hysterically, possibly having beer come out her nose. I can't really remember, but the picture is suggestive (not at all) of this as a definite possibility. Your thoughts?

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