Little throwback to summer posing around on tryfan, hopefully…

Little throwback to summer posing around on tryfan, hopefully soon the climbing bug reattaches itself. I’m happy at the minute focusing on the future and what that holds, thank you all for your support and patience these past and coming months.

thisisacoolusernamestfu: whenvesselruled: My uncle once won first place in a lying contest, and I…

thisisacoolusernamestfu:

whenvesselruled:

My uncle once won first place in a lying contest, and I feel like this is a rare true story that needs to be told. So here it is.

My family, for as long as I can remember, has had these “adopted uncles” who are my mom and dad’s friends from college/highschool. There’s like five of them, and none of them are related to us. They are awesome, fun guys, and I’m best friends with their daughters (of the ones that have kids). I love hanging out with them, and when I do, I hear lots of hilarious stories that they and my Dad love to recollect whenever they’re together.

My uncles are interesting guys, and there are a lot of interesting stories. One of them is part of Switchfoot, one of them hung out with Taylor Swift on several occasions, and one worked on the Power Rangers. It’s all very interesting. But I think one of the funniest stories they’ve told me, far from meeting celebrities, or getting lost in the woods, or luring bears into their campsite (yep, they did that) is how one of them (let’s call him S) won a lying contest. This is how it went:

S and my dad, and some of his friends decided to go up into the mountains for a day. They drove up the winding roads, pine trees flashing past their windows, singing to Tom Petty the whole way. My dad and S have a great sense of humor, and I’m sure they were both in a laughable mood.

When they got to their destination, they saw a large banner over the road that read “Annual Lying Contest.” I kid you not. This little town in the piney mountains was so devoid of excitement that they legiterally hosted a Lying Contest every year.

My dad and S thought this was the FUNNIEST thing they had ever seen. They HAD to go watch the contest take place. They pulled into the parking lot, found their way to the stage, and asked someone about what was happening.

Apparently, the lying contest is an annual contest put on by the city, to see who had the most believable lie. Contestants would spend months coming up with elaborate lies, that were sure to convince people in the crowd. At the end, the judges would rank the lies on most convincing to least convincing. The winner of the contest recieved a home baked pie, and some other prize. Some of these lies could take fifteen minutes or more (remember this).

So anyways, S and my dad found a seat, and were ready to hear some lies. Later, my dad told me that it was hilarious to watch. There were lies about Bigfoot sightings, about bear wrestlings, army experiences, ghost hauntings, and more. My dad and S were cracking up the whole time, while marveling at how unique the demographic of the town was to enjoy something like this.

Finally, the last contestant stepped down from the stage after a 20 minute elaborate lie about an alien abduction. The judges took a sweeping look over the crowd, and spoke loudly into the microphone; “are there any other contestants?”

Before my dad could stop him, S stood up and raised his hand.

“Well, come up sir!” 

S climbed the steps to the stage. He looked over the crowd seriously, and desperately tried to come up with a lie in time. His mind was blank. Empty. But S had no shame, and I’ve known him long enough to know this was 100% something he would do. The man throws himself into every awkward situation ever.

He took a step towards the microphone. His hands were clasped in front of him. He looked around at the people watching, the trees surrounding them, and said in his most serious voice into the mic;

“I was born a fish.”

That was it. The audience lost it. There was no build up, no elaborate detail, no story behind the lie. Just 1 ½ seconds, and he had told his entire lie. It was hilariously short, and there was no plot holes, or inconsistencies. Just purely, seriously, “I was born a fish.”

S left the stage in the midst of roaring laughter, as the audience, judges, and my dad tried to contain themselves. It was one of his proudest moments, that one second lie.

And guess what? He won first place.

First. Place.

A true inspiration, imo.

This is very inspirational.

legendary-bum: lunatlw: refinery29: You don’t need to speak…

legendary-bum:

lunatlw:

refinery29:

You don’t need to speak Danish to understand just how touching this commercial about a transgender teen and her father is

We thought that Allegro commercial about the man meeting his grandchild was this year’s most touching holiday ad, but now, we’re thinking this one takes the cake. Watch it and get ready to cry.

Gifs: Elgiganten Danmark

Never thought an ad would tear me up…

This speaks to me personally, because even though there are many supportive people in my life, they still gift me masculine clothing.

doktorgirlfriend: I love the power of friendship osmosis. “I don’t really know much about this…

doktorgirlfriend:

I love the power of friendship osmosis.

“I don’t really know much about this thing, but my friend likes this thing. So by the transitive property, I like this thing and feel defensive over this thing on behalf of my friend. And if I see this thing while out with other friends, I will excitedly point it out and announce that it is the thing my first friend likes. I will also feel happy when I see it, as it reminds me of my friend, and time permitting, I will take pictures of it to show my friend later.”