'Spend an entire afternoon laughing,' Part II:
Won't you help? Hub Blog, Armchair Gen. Savin Hill and now John
eagerly look forward to our first sighting of 'Nordic skipping' in Boston. But I can't find a photo of a Nordic skipper on the web. I can find Nordic walkers
. But not Nordic skippers. Won't you help? If you find one, please send it along. Thank you. ... Also, Hub Blog is mulling the establishment of an official Nordic Skipping Hotline so we can all stay in touch about the first sighting of a Nordic skipper in Boston. Don't you think we should all share in the laughs? Please help. ... P.S. -- I was once lounging in a hotel lobby in beautiful Douala
, Cameroon, when all of a sudden there appeared a guy decked out in a full 'I'm going on Safari' khaki outfit, complete with a Boy Scout-like troopmaster hat and canteens. Everyone in the lobby had to stifle a laugh. One cynic blurted out, 'He looks like Daktari
!!' And the laughter just grew. Poor guy. First trip to Africa. Everything he knew about Africa came from TV -- and he dressed the White Man part to the hilt. ... I know, I know. It's a terrible story of humiliation. But I never laughed so hard. AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO SEE A NORDIC SKIPPER!! ... P.S.P.S. -- The scary part of the Daktari hotel incident: It could have been me! The get-up I initially wore on my first trip to Africa wasn't that far off from Daktari. .... P.S.P.S.P.S. -- Do you remember Clarence the Cross-eyed Lion? Now there's a blast from the past. ...Update
-- Full confession time: Before going to Africa, I almost bought an official Safari vest
. ... I so much wanted to play the part. ... FYI: The first safari I went on was in a beat up Cadillac convertible. I kid you not. At first I was soooooo disappointed it wasn't a Land Rover. But I ended up loving bombing around in that Caddy. As they say, Africa isn't like the Africa you see on TV. ...