So, inspired somewhat by theorris's taggin me to name things I love, I thought I'd start a new thing. I have some weird memories that I know are all jumbled up, and cannot possibly exist exactly as I recall. Here's a weird one:
Senior year of high school, hanging out late at my house with my friend Mike. We get a frantic call from our bizarre Finnish foreign exchange friend Mika Salakka, screaming and ordering us to pick him up at his house and drive him to the zoo. He was literally completely hysterical, and it would take about 10 pages to describe this guy's sense of humor. The most pain in the ass sarcastic outrageous person I've ever known. He used to steal my car without the keys--not even hotwire it or anything, just put it in gear and start 'driving' it. We almost got arrested at a hair salon once. Just trust me--Mika was out of control.
So--we go get Mika, and he was so excited he decided to start walking to the zoo. We found him on the way, and at some point, my best friend Monique ended up in the car too. Turns out his host mother Marcia worked at the zoo, and a giraffe was giving birth. Mika wanted to deliver the giraffe. But, by the time we got there, it was already born.
But, that is not the weird part. I have a memory of all of us sitting in the cage, on a loft, amid hay and stuff. Mika was eating gorilla biscuits, and they were so disgusting...really homemade looking and all slopped together, and they stunk so bad. I know the part about him eating the gorilla biscuits was real, because we gave him all kinds of crap about it for months.
I looked it up, and there was a giraffe born at the World Famous Topeka Zoo in Oct. of '84, named Dolly.
I will get Monique to read this and compare her memory.
I tag the first 2 people who read this to offer up any weird memories.