Just in case I haven’t mentioned this enough yet, one summer, I did an internship at Hallmark. It was kind of a big deal. I mean, I wrote cards people! CARDS! And not just any cards, I wrote for Alternative Humor. Because I’m just so damn alternative.
Do you know how many times I’ve used that joke? Save your energy, I’m rolling my eyes at myself. In fact, I feel like I’ve explained this before…but I can’t remember, so stay with me. Cue tap dance.
Anyway, one of the departments that I wrote for in Alternative Humor was “Snapshots.” Those are the cards with black and white pictures of dogs wearing party hats or little kids sharing ice cream and laughter. There are no words on the front, but the inside says something quick and distantly personal like, “Get your party on.” Or “Thanks for sharing the good stuff in life.” (I just made those up on the spot SHIZZAM!) Or something like that.
How, Alison! Oh how do you geniuses write such witty little snippets? Well, see, what they do is they’d give me a big ‘ol stack of pictures and say, “Get er done girl.” Which was weird cause I was like, I thought this was Kansas not West Virgina. Anyway, then I’d sit there with a pen, giggling at the comments I wrote to go with the pictures. And then I’d say, TURN THESE INTO CARDS HALLMARK!
And so, it is in honor of this, the Snapshots writing process, that I present to you some pictures of our recent camping trip to Havasupai. Because I’m not capable of posting pictures and just saying something concise and pleasant.
So, please pretend the following pictures are Snapshot cards. The one liners have been posted under the picture. (Get it! So it’s like you’re opening the card.)
Please feel free to add your own captions, should a snapshot happen to compel you! I have numbered them so they are easy to reference. I still have friends at Hallmark, so who knows, this could be your next career path!
My pictures don’t really do the beauty of the place justice. I didn’t take that many because another girl on the trip is an avid picture taker, and she trekked that camera around to all the falls in a water-proof case. I LOVE YOU MARY! So, I plan on getting a lot from her. Anyway, it was so cool there, there are wild horses everywhere.
Lately I have been asking Eric, very politely I might add, for a pony. A friend to keep my company while he is away. He thinks it’s an absurd idea, that I can’t possibly take care of a pony, but I already have a name picked out and everything! Sprinkles.
And would you belive, that on our hike out…WE FOUND SPRINKLES! Eric said he was too young to leave his mom. But you better believe that next year…Sprinkles is leaving with me.
So, I love you all, and I leave you with a picture of my future pet. Sprinkles the Pony.