Here I am, at the end of another long day of sun and salt and sand and collard greens. Let me introduce you to some of the cats I WOULD be bringing home at the end of this week of pleasantries and fancy things if I had more than $20 in my pocket and also if my bearded companion was more amenable to my fine taste in home decor.
Wearing: the red boxer shorts with all the branches on them + the blue United Way shirt + the floral headband (read: the piece of fabric I found on the floor of my high school back in 2004 or so that I pinned into a headband shape) + glasses
Drinking: Sierra Nevada pale ale, bottle
Surrounded by: life-long family friends, so family-friendly they might as well just be family so let’s just call them that because it’s true and I mean it. Also, some of them are my biological family.
I am full of cornbread and greens and shrimp and bruschetta and rice and dirt (extra sour gummies!) I am suntanned and smiling. And it won’t be so long now until I am reunited with Zee Co-Cat Finder. He will greet me, suntanned and smiling, and his smile will broaden when he realizes I’ve not brought a single one of the pictured items home.
This is the greatest souvenir I could give.
For you, blue.