What you’ll notice first is that we are laughing a lot. In nearly any photo you find here that features two or more of us together, we have these goofy and ridiculous grins taking over our faces.
You could posit that since my brother moved away to pursue his animation dreams in Canada, our sadly infrequent visits have made this tendency toward the comical even more pronounced. Which would make sense, except for the historical evidence. For instance many moons ago, as we sat at a bar with a larger group of friends, my brother and I were speaking at this heightened pace, trading jokes like cards, feeding off each other and laughing maniacally. One of the fellows there turned to another and said, “I cannot understand them. One-on-one they are totally normal. Together, they go crazy.” (I’m paraphrasing, but that was the essence.)
So when Chris returned home from Canada last month for a much-needed visit, we knew we would have to take a day to set out just us four and take the town. Which made for a grand day and a great subject matter for August 10-on-10: Year Three! (And some extra exclamation points for effect — !!!!!)
But first, my fellow internet humans, here’s the list of my 10-on-10 comrades. Please give them a shout:
We had to start with breakfast. Donuts, naturally. Coffee, a given.
These were the donuts to end all other donuts. Hefty, robust. If you put one of these suckers up against a grocery-store donut, it would win every bragging right. And the shop had some sweet booths. Sitcom worthy booths.
Trying so hard to be calm there.
Next stop, the Denver Art Museum. It’s an architectural wonder this museum. The modern art wing of the place looks a bit like a spaceship. Which, if you can believe it, isn’t the only building in Denver that has that quality. The very angular nature of said wing lends itself to some great framing for photos.
(That little white building at the bottom is the Denver Post building, in case you were wondering. Which you probably weren’t. But now you know, so share with your friends.)
The western-inspired art floor is my favorite.
And whatever this is:
The Denver Public Library. We like our buildings to be very distinctive and pointy here.
I have no idea what is going on in this photo. My big crazy eyes and Chris’ narrow, accusing rebuttal. That really about sums us up.
We are already looking forward to our next reunion. We not-so-secretly hoped that we could always all live in the same area forever. Then the punk up and left. But we’ll forgive him one day. Probably.
AND P.S. (Bet you didn’t see this plot twist coming.) We saw the first movie Chris worked on in the theaters yesterday. It was indescribably cool to watch his name scroll by during the credits. We are so proud of him. If I have any Canadian readers out there and you happen to see him in a shop buying cheese, please give him a high five for us. Way to go, buddy, you rock.