Doctor Ken: I am thumping you 16 to 7. (That is a fantasy football score. I am so rarely winning so thought I would live it up until Sunday). How is the in-law Thanksgiving? Buffalo dip? (His wife makes this unbelievable buffalo dip and when she brings it, the container is practically licked clean and nothing else is even close to being done).
HLP: Just got under way: Forgot to make the dip. How was Thanksgiving/Roadhouse? (I was texting him on Thanksgiving how I was flipping between football and Roadhouse and how I never felt like such a man)
Doctor Ken: That was going swimmingly until my dad demanded football only. And right before the throat rip! (In "Roadhouse," Swayze, portraying a bad ass bouncer, rips out the throat of an unruly bar patron.)
Doctor Ken (again): "Who is Mike Jones!" That just came on. Great disc. So many vodka Redbulls back then, like we were subject of some diabolical science experiment. (Back when we were roommates we would listen to a lot of Built To Spill before going out. There was one disc by this brilliant Idaho band that we got an early leak of where to keep it from being a full on bootleg before the release, the bootleggers would throw in some rapper named Mike Jones pipe in with boisterous "Who is Mike Jones?" every few minutes, usually right at an epic part. This was annoying for the first few listens, but now he and I actually prefer it that way.)
HLP: "Hit me up! 281 . . ." That vodka Redbull period took years off of my life expectancy. (Mike Jones would often leave his phone number in his songs for fans to hit him up, as it were, as you can observe below.)
Doctor Ken: Hahaha. Yes. Our hearts are even more pissed off than our livers. (This is when people first started ordering drinks with alcohol and energy drinks, and we thought, because they made us feel so good, that we should just drink them all night. We only figured out later that you should just have one, maybe two, through out the course of the night when you start to get sleepy. When you knock those back all night, when you come home, your whole body is super tired except for your heart which has serious palpitations all night long).
That concludes this texting conversation. Hope you enjoyed it. Hey, readers, do you have a friend who makes you laugh out loud consistently when you get a text?