I Tackle ‘Cause I Love (I Hug Because I’m Awkward At Introductions And Goodbyes)

January 5, 2012

Robby's 9th Annual Christmas Party

This is a girl who's excited to tackle.

As Robby informed a newcomer last week, “don’t mind Megan, she’s overbearing.”

(At first, I included an ellipsis before overbearing but I was just kidding myself, there was no real life pause.)

(The truth hurts.)

(And is, in my opinion, not very truthful.)

(It’s called being friendly to newcomers, Robby.)

(And only like 13% overbearing.)

I’m known for few things amongst my high school friends.

Constant photography.

Being dreadful at gift exchanges.

Forgetting to invite people to my New Year’s party until the end of December.

But I’m trying to expand that repertoire.

I’m starting small.

Tackling friends small.

Robby's 9th Annual Christmas Party

The tacklee isn't as thrilled.

It doesn’t take much to tackle.

Just a strong desire for photos and a dream.

And a victim.

Or, as I prefer to call them, an old high school friend.

(My friends put up with a lot.)

(But once a year they have a 50/50 chance I’ll remember to send them a birthday e-card.)

(So… pretty worth it.)

Robby's 9th Annual Christmas Party

That's what I call my sexy face. For obvious reasons.

The most important thing to remember while tackling is to never let the tacklee know what’s coming.

And to plant your feet.

‘Cause falling always takes away from the majesty of the moment.

Robby's 9th Annual Christmas Party

I never remember to plant my feet.

In lieu of stability, I provide laughter.

And far too-tight middle squeezes.

Those aren’t necessarily a plus.

But once you’ve been tackled, you have to work with what you’ve been given.

Robby's 9th Annual Christmas Party

This is fun for at least one of the participants.

And sometimes, when one friend loves the other friend very much and the latter friend is too nice to violently wrest herself away from the first friend, then tackling turns into puppetry.

‘Cause I know how to party.

And I’m not strong on when to stop.

I have a sudden craving for cheese

Which is completely unrelated to anything,

Megan

I Tackle ‘Cause I Love (I Hug Because I’m Awkward At Introductions And Goodbyes)

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