We’re Famous… if you squint

Apparently, in admist the huddled (and sweaty) masses of Sunday’s speech by Barack Obama in Portland, the Oregonian snapped a picture and placed it on the front page and in that picture are the pixelated faces of our group:

When Obama came to town

Having a hard time finding my money-maker in the crowd, here’s a close-up:

We're famous... if you squint

Pratt is obviously the easiest to make out, then there’s me, I look weird, kind of like a half-mastiff, half-ape, half-three-toed sloth.  Jess is very hard to see, we determined that is her hair standing next to me.  My mom is also hard to make out, not only was she obscured by the hordes of people, but she had her sweater (a sweater in 85 degree weather?!?) draped over her head the entire time.  I’m sure the sweater also made her look unusual, but rest assured, I’m sure the Secret Service had their binoculars on her the whole time.

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on May 20, 2008, in politics and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Dude he ate tacos at Luis’ in da burn as well…. they are the best tacos!

  2. I’m sure if it was still in existance, he would have eaten at the Taco cart that used to be across the street from Roth’s. I heard they had a great brain taco.

  3. First of all, you fail to point out that I am the one who found us immediately after The Oregonian was delivered. You were not the one who won this 75,000 person game of Where’s Waldo. Second, I wasn’t wearing the sweater; it was had it on my head so I didn’t turn bright lobster red like Pratt who was by far the reddest person of the 75,000 sweaty, sun-burned, red-faced people at the rally. Third, and most embarassingly, you have not correctly found us. For example, I am the orange-looking speck (the sweater over my head) that shows up just above the second “m” in “Mom” in your picture, right behind the guy in the blue and white shirt who stood in front of me for 3 hours. Please have Jess send me your apology in triplicate, alphabetized and color-coded– after you correct the caption on the picture. Finally, it wasn’t me who endlessly obsessed over the female Secret Service agent who looked like exactly Rasheeda Jones (Jim’s girlfriend on The Office last year) and constantly talked about the badge and gun under her suit jacket.

  4. First of all, I was pointing out my birth mom.

    Second of all, I’ve always been impressed by a woman who could smite me, why else do you think I married Jess?

  5. First, If I didn’t already have a complex regarding my enormous head, I certainly do now.

    Second, I have dibs on Agent Karen Filippelli, so back off! She’s even in the background of one of the pictures I took. There can’t be anything bad that would come out of trying to track down a Secret Service agent, right?

  6. …and she may go well with Fava beans, too!

  7. Pratt, you are so pistol-whipped.

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