"" bshawise: BESTOV '09: moment of spontaneity

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BESTOV '09: moment of spontaneity

For about a week this summer it got stupid hot. The sun turned into an angry dictator holding poor people hostage inside their homes or anywhere else they could find shade. One Sunday, Leah and I dreamt of what it would be like to be rich and own a pool. A pool of wet, cool refreshment. An oasis for our sweaty bones to soak. I spoke of a magical contraption I've seen in Sears Roebuck catalogs called miniature, above-ground pools. I theorized that Target might sell them. And in a moment of unexpected spontaneity, Leah said, "Let's go." The rest, my friends, is coooooooool history. At the age of 30 I became a pool owner. Eat that, John Jacob Rockefeller.




9 comments:

leahwise said...

So far, you are 3 for 3. I agree with all of your BESTOVs. The pool and pool parties just make me long for warm weather that much more!

Steve Fuller said...

Thanks for making me look so heterosexual.

bshawise said...

i can't take the credit, steven. you're doing all the heavy lifting.

Liz said...

Can't wait for pool season!

Daniel Kalbach said...

steve,

please use that as the photo in the 'about the author' section of 'the sickness'

Clizzzarke said...

I get the three pool pictures, but what's with the picture of Steven from the bath house?

Clizzzarke said...

...and for the record, I disagree with the moment of spontaneity. Cirque was formed in 2009 and it was great dammit.

bshawise said...

Solid point, Justin. But recall Fuller's reaction to the idea. It was the exact opposite of spontaneous.

ylmurph said...

any chance you have more pics? Possibly...I don't know...maybe you cropped that fourth picture a bit and you still have the originals..or whatever...