Sunday, June 23, 2019

Spring Break diary 1 (revisited)

Since more than half of our readers discovered this blog less than five years ago I thought it would be nice to re-introduce some older stories for those who didn't catch them when they were first published. Enjoy!

Featured in this story: BenColin and Kev (click for pictures)

Last week Kev and his dorm buddies Colin and Ben were celebrating Spring Break somewhere at the beach. They haven’t told me where they were going – and apparently it didn’t matter to them, anyway, because they were at some holiday resort and spent their time drinking and partying. Maybe geographical landmarks and museums were none of their priorities during Spring Break…

Anyway, they were away for five days and yesterday Kev phoned to tell me they had brought Colin’s video camera and shot some footage that could be of interest for our website. Apparently they are goint to edit it into five short films, one for each day of their vacation. Today Kev mailed me the first video. I will tell you about the next installments as soon as I get them from Kev.

On a black screen the headline SPRING BREAK 2008 - DAY 1 appears. Then the camera shows Kev looking into the camera.

“Hi there”, he grins, we’ve just arrived here. This is the room that I’m gonna share with Ben and Colin.” The camera pans around, showing a standard hotel room with a two beds, one queen sized, one single. There are some cheap paintings on the white walls and the floor has a wall-to-wall carpet of some indistinct colour, probably beige or brown, definitely pretty ugly.
There’s a flip-chart at one side of the room and the camera zooms in on it.

“We’ve already set up shop”, Kev says.

On the flip-chart there are ten columns with names on top, Kev’s and Colin’s are among them. Below are some lines.

“We have already made some friends”, Kev explains. “And we have started a game. It’s called---“

The screen goes black and the words NUTS ABOUT BEN appear. Then it’s back to Kev again.

“---and it’s… well… it’s about giving Ben nutshots…”

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