For each day in 2010 (give or take) I’ll be showing a picture from somewhere in my life with a little explanation as to what it is. Enjoy the trip down memory lane. (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARCHIVES!)
The Ashtabula Reunion
Date: Late Summer 2006
Location: Quakertown, PA
Description: I toured as a “professional” disc golfer for five weeks in 2006, which incidentally started this blog’s existence, if one were so inclined to look in the way-back machine. One of the tournaments I hit was in Ashtabula, OH, where I played pretty mediocre golf for my rating at the time. Because I knew NOBODY, I ended up hanging out with people I didn’t know at the player’s party, including this girl Amanda. We exchanged numbers after both deciding we wanted to play Nockamixon Park, a course I’d heard much about but never played. A number of months later, I texted Amanda Ashtabula, as she was listed in my phone because I never got her full name, and her phone lit up Fatty Nockamixon, since she never got mine. We played a round there, which was wholly unremarkable other than me being very disappointed in the out-of-control vegetation growth. But one wholly unexpected benefit of that time together was this picture, which has always remained a favorite of mine throughout the years. Unnecessarily artistic and pretty well framed (for a picture that I used a timer to take), this picture was a fitting farewell to Amanda Ashtabula, who I have not seen since.