Fingering Mr. Utley

It was one of those nights where alcohol was a factor and the entertainment level was off the charts. We cracked ourselves up!

Key West. Thursday night. Long day that started with Registration followed by an afternoon and evening spent on a hotel balcony watching Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band and Jimmy and the Parrots. Landshark, Bud Light and Rum consumed in steady quantities.

Dave bought a foam Key West Conchers #1 finger. Why? Well, why not?

I think you can guess what he's implying is Number One
He waved it around the hotel room. He waved it around as we roamed the streets, took a wrong turn and fortuitously ended up at Southernmost Point for a photo opp.

We're Number One!
He even was happily waving it after he dropped his phone and broke the screen. For the second time since he got the phone.

Oopsie!

As we crookedly walked back to our condo, we passed a guy on the street. Dave reached out and touched him with his foam finger, thinking it was funny.

I said, "You realize you just fingered Mr. Utley?"

Dave didn't believe me. Between his beer goggles and the fact that Mr. Utley was dressed in long pants and a long sleeve shirt and it was 85 degrees out, it was hard to fathom. Frankly, he looked a bit like a homeless guy. Sorry, Michael.

Jim, Dave and I made it to the Circle K by our place to get hot dogs. (I said we were drinking, right?) It seemed like a good snack to end the evening with.

However, we weren't the only customers in the wee hours of the morning. Mr. Utley was also there!

I have this new thing where I try to be really cool and not crazy fan like so I just said, "Shouldn't you be getting some rest for the show?" Utley replied something to the effect of having plenty of time. He then bought water, Cheez-Its and a cookie. I know because Dave took inventory.

Because I'm cool now with famous people, I didn't ask for a picture though I have no doubt he would have graciously posed with us.

Dave, however, is not as cool as I am with famous people so he stood in line for the Meet and Greet after the Saturday night show so he could get a fist bump from Mr. Utley.

Um, OK...

Utley looked a little confused at the request but he did comply.

On a tangential note, am I the only one that thinks Utley is looking more and more like Ralphie from A Christmas Story?

Not content to just fist bump Mr. Utley, Dave also approached Doyle Grisham.

Possibly the highlight of Dave's trip
This was one of those tales from Key West that make us want to go back every year. 

Comments

Dave Stierman said…
In response to the caption under the last photo: Possibly the highlight of Dave's trip? Closer to the highlight of my life!

-Dave

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