Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The One With the Ogre Achiever

Elder Hobley lived with us for six months. Since he transferred to a new area about three weeks ago, we have really missed him. We used to tease him that he was half ogre (on his father’s side, of course) because he was a big kid. In fact, he once asked me if I thought he was a lurp. I didn’t know what that was. I had to look it up in the Urban Dictionary:


Lurp:
1. (n) A person who is long, lanky, and can't quite handle him or herself while doing physical activities, such as playing basketball, dancing, walking, etc.

You learn something new every day, right? He was not a lurp. Exactly. Nor did he have many ogre-like tendencies. In fact, given the maple syrup incident, I would say he had a lot more Buddy the Elf in him than Shrek. Nonetheless the nickname stuck, and while we were in Utah this weekend we passed this awesome billboard. We had to make a second pass and roll down the car window in 18-degree weather to snap a picture for him. This is for the ogre-achiever in us all...

4 comments:

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

You know, I was really doubting myself but that billboard has changed my life. I think i will go start an orphanage in Somalia now! Thanks

Victoria said...

Shut up, and go finish your newsletter, GW

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

hey, I finished it and just had the worst variety show experience. i think it was because i slept about 2 hours last night. I may have to kill Sam and his grades.

toothpicker said...

When I read this, it made me cry. I miss that boy...Lark-aka the toothpicker