It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, well for the pictures on the left, just 4 words are needed – Damn. We. Got. Old.
The Grumpy Dudes are, David Duplessis and Loren (Marty) Havranek. We first met back in the fall of 1983 while attending the same geology class in high school in Roy, Utah. We didn’t so much as bond over our studies of rocks and plate tectonics, oh no, we bonded over what most teenage boys bond over…their pursuit of willing and pliant girls. (And at that point in our nerdy little lives, any girl with a pulse would’ve worked)
We’ve been friends ever since.
There’s only two words that adequately describe why we’ve remained such good friends for over a couple of decades, and that’s, “Habit” and “Effort”. Even though our post high school lives took us in opposite directions, we always stayed in touch through phone conversations and letters. [Note: For those of you who don’t know, letters are emails that were written by hand…on paper…and mailed.] And blessed happenstance has also made it possible for us to live in the same towns occasionally.
These days as we watch our kids grow up and start to have kids of their own (Damn. We. Got. Old.) we realized we no longer had a captive audience for our daily rants and raves…so we thought…”Huh, let’s give this whole blog thing a try. We’ve got tons to say…and so what if no one reads it. They won’t know what their missing!” So there ya go. (Our hubris knows no bounds.)