Rogue Ink

April 26, 2008

Dandelion Hunting

Filed under: Out of Context — Tei @ 4:18 am

This is completely unrelated to anything, but I figure it’s a weekend, so we could all use a break. Also, I can PRETEND it’s related, at the very end, but you’ll have to stick around. That’s what I’ll do. This is all a business analogy. Are we ready? Go.

I have a dear friend. The one who brought me sausage. He’s currently in Florida, teaching gym class to small children (I have no idea, please don’t ask, or I will be forced to admit my ignorance). His girlfriend is here, in Boulder. And it’s her birthday this weekend.

Now, this friend, along with his awesome sausage-bringing tendencies, is also a pretty rockin’ boyfriend and would be here celebrating with said girlfriend if he had anything to say about it. Unfortunately, he doesn’t. He has nothing to say about it. For purposes of being able to dictate his whereabouts, he is a deaf-mute with no hands. He tried to plan a whole surprise for her in advance, asking me if I’d take her to dinner on him and, because this girlfriend loves dandelions, picking a couple thousand dandelions. 7,300 dandelions, to be precise. One for each day of her life.

Because he couldn’t have done years, or months, or something. That would have been too easy. Our boy knows that if you really want to show you love a girl, you have to near kill yourself. And a couple thousand plants.

Seven thousand, three hundred dandelions rotted in his fridge about four days ago, just after he left. He was heartbroken. And he was in Florida.

So tomorrow, instead of working, I’m going out to pick dandelions.

Here’s where we pretend this is related.

If you do over-the-top shit for your clients the same way my friend does for his gal, they will love you forever. Or at least, that’s what she swears happens.

She better love him forever. That’s a ton of dandelions.

See you tomorrow. May you, too, skip work and gather flowers.

I was going to try to put an image up, but I can’t figure out how to wrap text in WordPress and it’s been damn near an hour. Save me, Men with Pens!



  1. Wrapping Text in WordPress: When you add the photo set it to left or right alignment. The text will automatically flow around it.

    Oh…I am sitting here sans husband (who is off with gaming geeks in North Carolina this weekend) all touched by the incredibly romantic gesture of your friend. What a great guy! And yes…she better love him forever and they should name their first kid after you for helping out!

    Comment by Sandie Law — April 26, 2008 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  2. 7,300 dandelions?! Now that’s friendship. I hope that “the one who brought you sausage” realizes what a gem he has in you.

    Pretending this is related…well-played, Tei, well-played!

    Comment by Lisa Wilder — April 26, 2008 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  3. Wow. That is love.

    I like dandelions. So pretty.

    Comment by Brett Legree — April 26, 2008 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  4. What a lovely way to spend the weekend! Well, I don’t know if I’d feel that way after 7,300 of them, but so worth the effort. Great tie-in by the way. 🙂

    Comment by Nicole — April 26, 2008 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  5. You…are…SUCH…a…nice…person…
    for a rogue.

    ps…you are on the weekend wrap up…as promised…

    You dangerously nice girl.:)

    Comment by wendikelly — April 26, 2008 @ 11:17 pm | Reply

  6. Sandie: He is a good one. He’s threatening some sort of horrible repercussions for helping him out. Like dinner or something. The girlfriend’s fast becoming my buddy, too, though. I wouldn’t bust tail for a loser.

    Lisa: Ooh, that was a good idea. I wonder if I can well-play myself without becoming an ass?

    Brett: DANDELIONS!

    Nicole: It was lovely. Until the Boulder gods of weather decided to get all cute, and it began to snow.

    Wendi: SHHHHHH! No one is supposed to KNOW that! . . . Thanks for the weekend wrap up! I’m excited.

    Comment by Tei — April 27, 2008 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  7. Rock on, dandelion goddess. Weeds rule. 🙂

    Comment by Amy — April 28, 2008 @ 4:25 am | Reply

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