We all sat in a circle and casually chatted about anything and everything. The more people started to arrive the more chairs we pulled over and the bigger the circle got. If I’m not mistaken, in total, there were 22 of us all just sitting around having some drinks and getting to know each other. And let the shenanigans begin!
I promised everyone that what happens in Gettysburg stays in Gettysburg. With that being said, I am going to try describing the shenanigans to the best of my abilities without being too incriminating.
As we all sat around chatting, one of the chasers took a small leave of absence but they (lets call them D) left behind a certain piece of apparel. There was some chatter about where D went and when D would be returning. I’m not sure how the conversation got from where it started to where it ended up but they say that pictures are worth a thousand words so I’ll just show you instead of telling.
|borrowed from Ann. thanks! Chaser Gang?|
|I wish I had a better picture. (If anyone does, send it my way!)|
(Forgive me if these topics of discussion are out of order) Many of us had encountered the questions at some point during the night of “How do I become a chaser?” Apparently people think it is quite the difficult task. Not true! We discussed that perhaps we should start making people fill out applications. At least that way when people asked how they could become chasers we’d have a concrete answer for them. I believe it was Laura who spouted out something along these lines, “I’m sorry, you’re not exactly what were looking for right now, but we’ll keep your application on file in case we should have any other openings.” Apparently we’re becoming a very elite group. (I’m glad I’ve been “grandfathered” in. *phew*)
There were so many different conversations going on it’s hard to go into detail about so many of them.
As it got later, slowly the group started dwindling down. Once there was only a handful or so of us left the conversation started taking some crazy twists and turns. Discussion of a calendar was brought up. Mentioned with the calendar were: Mike on a Harley, “January should be beach volleyball”, and a single stalk of corn. I’ll give you a minute to just let your mind wander on that one………..
Welcome back, filters on again? we also discussed ghost hunting (Kary even left for a while to check out the ghost situation in the basement, sadly, there was no after life orbs present), Chaser games (which weren’t played because there was so much going on. Next time? My vote is for SNC jeopardy) crocheting, a specific genre of movie (that for some reason the conversation kept circling back to), and the amount of times we’ve committed certain felonies….
|Me with Granny Smiths|
Oh yeah….if you ever get the wonderful experience of meeting Laura (you know, the Queen of France) in person, make sure to ask her how she likes her coffee ;)
P.S. Fellow chasers who were there: Feel free to e-mail things that you want to be added to this. To be honest, this was a hard one to write. I was partly asleep with eyes open during this. While most of the conversations I remember, the details are a bit fuzzy.