For some reason there are a few little snipets of dialogue, from the recent lake trip, that really tickled Ms. S&C. Maybe because they are centered around booze, maybe because she could title them both: “Make it two,” or maybe because she thinks her friends are funny (and funnier after a few drinks).
One afternoon, Ms. S&C and a few others toured Seneca Lake on a sailboat (a 24 footer, I believe). Upon arriving back at the dock, here’s what she overheard:
MGC (who had been sitting on the dock drinking beer with others while we were sailing) says to CA (who is about to exit the sailboat): “Was it a two Strongbow boat ride?”
CA: “It would have been if I had two Strongbows.”
(What’s really funny about this is: Strongbow ciders are a favorite of the guys at the lake. That’s who we buy them for.)
Here’s one reason the lake is Ms. S&C’s favorite summer weekend.
Another reason? Her friends are funny.
Then, one evening, at least 12 of us (almost the entire group at the lake), were sitting around a table playing the game Left-Center-Right. Those not playing were standing around watching. (If you’ve ever played the game, you know it can get kind-of intense towards the end, when you’re only down to two or three players, and there’s a large stack of dollar bills to be won.)
JS (who ultimately wins the game) says: “Is there anyone standing who knows how to make a Dark ‘n’ Stormy?”
JM perks up and adds: “Is there anyone standing who knows how to make *two* Dark ‘n’ Stormies?”
(One reason JS asked this question was because we had a conversation about how it is sometimes difficult to find people who know how to make a real Dark ‘n’ Stormy. Ms. S&C, of course, knows how to make real Dark ‘n’ Stormies — but she was playing the game.)
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