Meet My Friend Mark: He Tells Funny Stories

15 Apr

Mark MacDonald is a friend I met a million years ago working at a ski resort in the Canadian Rockies. Of my friends, it’s easiest to assume that he and I were separated at birth.

I have a few amazing stories he has sent me over the years that I’d like to share. Let’s start with his most recent. It includes every element you could want in a story: suspense, intrigue, and erotic tension.
So I’m at the biggest country bar in Saskatoon where everyone in the place is wearing cowboy hats.

I’m there with Meaghan, Meaghan’s best friend and her husband. We had just come from a Comedy Show where they had carafe’s of Vodka Paralyzers and carafe’s of Caesars for $8 (yes you are reading that right…carafes of both of those…for $8…I watched the bartender pour the shots as i “couldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it for myself” as I told the waitress). We showed up late for the show and the only table left was the table for four directly beside the stage…(so we were basically the only table the comedians could see….I’m sure you know how that ended up…if you didn’t know…comedians, dogs, kids and strippers are just naturally drawn to me for different reasons)

Anyways..back to the story…so I’m trying my best to be on my best behaviour (which was pointless because her best friend smokes, drinks and I think generally likes me…but at that point I was still trying to impress her I guess). So we wind up at this country bar…picture the same clientele as the Palace and a eerily similar layout…except there are no black people, everyone is wearing cowboy hats and there is country music blaring.

I pay the cover for us and check our coats, they let me keep my hat (because again EVERYONE is wearing hats) as that was the only thing I was “worrying” about. I didn’t really care but had been wearing it for about 5 hours…so my hair as shitty as it is would have been epic. That turned out to be the least of my worries….the girl at the coat check tells me I have to check my hoodie as well. No problem right? I thought it was an odd request…what if I had nothing on under it? But whatever..I played by the rules and didn’t really think anything about it. But since when I left the house I had assumed we were going to a random comedy show and wasn’t planning on getting loaded, going bar hopping or going to a country bar this is the T-shirt I was wearing:

One Response to “Meet My Friend Mark: He Tells Funny Stories”

  1. Salvatore January 3, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    James and Danielle are probably the most enniitarnetg coouple I have ever met. With James being my brother, I get to see a different side of these 2. I can honestly say that they both have worked very hard to get to the point that they are at now. Having just bought a new house, and trying hard to make it a newer house, their lives revolove around working hard. They do, however, always have time for each other. They deserve to win this contest because their relationship opitimizes love. They have had their ups and downs, but have managed to stay together thru it all. I am very proud of the both of them. Jenni having you photograph their wedding, I m promising you that you will capture true happiness.

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