Found a funny document today as I worked through filing my Clarion notes. I’d printed out the contact spreadsheet in preparation for my first days of Clarion, and at the bottom had handwritten notes to help myself remember everyone’s names. The women didn’t get little notes, because between splitting cab fare with four of them and there being fewer women than men, I learned their names faster than the guys. But the guys all got code-descriptions so I could memorize their faces faster. Behold, what I first thought upon meeting each of the Men of Clarion:
Josh: computer guy–got me connected to the printer. Also, Flight of the Conchords–yay!
Tim: Dickens cap plus SMBC shirt FTW
James: the blonde Brit. Spike!
Chris: long red hair plus red beard = Viking! Australian Viking.
Andy: curly red hair = Other Viking! Texas Viking.
Todd: identical to Richard Burt [one of my very best Flagstaff friends, now of KC].
Mark: totally unassuming, but cute.
Jim B.: roommate; stream-of-consciousness boy. Also totally unassuming, but cute.
Jacob: MATCHED LUGGAGE.
Dennis: [apparently I memorized him right away–he didn’t get a silly blurb. Sorry, Dennis. Instead, I will note my favorite Dennis story. That being, the one time in the common room when he was sitting right behind me and out of nowhere said, “and if I make an incision from here to here…” This occurring a week after the famous Dennis flensing story. *shudders* Phenomenal horror writer, Dennis. ALSO TERRIFYING.]
Take all these with large grains of salt; clearly, you all became much more than these initial impressions over the six weeks we were all together. But hey, I was amused and figured I’d share.