Hey, all! I'm Brillig and I write over at Twas Brillig. Gunfighter and I have been bloggy-buddies since the beginning of my blogging career over a year and a half ago. I'm honored to have the chance to corrupt his interesting blog with my silly stories.
Once upon a time I was in college and my bestest friend was my dear Matt. Matt was openly gay, and therefore ostracized by much of our extremely conservative community. But Matt adored me, as I adored him. He thought I was so beautiful (why didn't any of the straight boys think so?) and he loved to dress me up and show me off. We had been friends almost our whole lives, minus a couple of awkward years in high school. But when college came, we were completely inseparable.
Matt also had some strange power over me. He would come up with these absolutely ridiculous plans and somehow I would always go along with them.
One night, in the middle of the night, Matt came to my dorm to get me. I was in my pajamas, and could I please change first? No. There was no time for that. Sigh. So I threw on some flip-flops and followed him out the door.
He had a very important mission for us, but he would explain it when we got there.
And, where was there?
Our local grocery store.
And the mission?
To buy crackers and cheez-whiz, set up a table right there in the grocery store, and invite strangers to come and join us for cheese and crackers and get their pictures taken with us.
Look at me. Don't I look like a nice girl? NOT like the kind of girl that would be sitting in the grocery store in her pajamas, inviting strangers to come and eat cheez-whiz with me? Do you see the pain etched on my face? The pain screaming out to you, begging you to find a way to make the crazy gay man let me go back to my dorm and go to bed?
But really. The craziest part about this whole thing is that people actually sat down to eat cheez whiz and get their pictures taken with us!!!!
Here's to you, Matt, and all the crazy things you made me do. I'm sure it made me... a better person... or something. Yeah...
***...and here is to you, Brillig. Thank you so much, my friend. Look kids, if you have read Ms. Brillig's blog, you should go read her now.
Brillig is an intelligent and VERY funny young woman. She is passionate about her family, her church, and her friends. I count her as a great bloggy-buddy, and I encourage you to give her a go (besides, I have been at this longer than her, and she gets 10 times the traffic that I do).