Ramsey’s Cacophonous Serenade
The anticlimactic, maddeningly truncated video is finally up! See below:Ramsey,
This is the greeting you deserved some twenty-odd years ago from the Wellesley girls. It doesn’t seem fair that you never experienced it; that you never got to run Boston. My measly 3:15 doesn’t hold a candle to your 3:01. But back in the day, qualifying standards were much tougher. And regrettably, injury now prevents you from running this storied race. Doubly unfair.
This may be a trivial surrogate for the real Boston experience. But accept it as a token of friendship and thanks for the miles we’ve run together and the counsel you’ve given. I’d say thanks for the ab class, but my abs are not ready to forgive.
Most of my readers don’t know you. Though I may underestimate your social networking skills, which are prodigiously advanced. I can’t recall running together without a handful of people greeting you, whether on foot, in cars, riding, working or otherwise. Those few who don’t know you would be happier if they did.
I hope this in some small way this gesture assuages any disappointment you may have felt at missing Boston. At least let it show that investments in friendship always reap dividends.
(NOTE: What on earth is that runner doing at the far end of the sign in the video?)
Unfortunately, the final cut of the video contains less than half of the event. Here’s the whole encounter:
(Stops at the craziest bunch of Wellesley Girls)
Hey! Hold this for me and…
(Not a breath lost, they immediately unroll the sign with great enthusiasm. No reason is requested.)
Okay, this is for Ramsey. I swear this is not me. It’s really for someone else.
(Takes several photos)
(incoherent screaming continues)
(Assuming the Camera is now capturing the scene on video)
On the count of three yell, “We love you Ramsey”
WE LOVE YOU RAMSEY!
Let him have it! Tell…
(Filming actually begins)
.. him you love him! YEAH!
Ah well, the best laid plans often go awry. At least we got a bit of it. Ramsey, somewhere in Wellesley, the girls have your sign. Hopefully they’ll check out the site!
April 23rd, 2008 at 5:58 am
That was a very nice thing to do for a friend. There is a cosy corner of the after-life for people like you.
April 23rd, 2008 at 10:58 am
After life? Doc… are you going soft on me?
April 24th, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Your live race report was great! And nice finishing time.
I can’t drink water and run at the same time so congratulations on pulling off the in stream web update.
April 24th, 2008 at 3:15 pm
I have the same drinking problem.
April 25th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I hope you’re not talking about Ramsey Macula (but what other Ramsey is there out there — Lewis?). He’s laughing at your pain boy. He’s into kick boxing now.
April 25th, 2008 at 3:40 pm
Am I going to see footage one day on a ‘Girls Gone Wild’ video of Dean and the girls of Wellesey?
April 25th, 2008 at 3:58 pm
I’m afraid you’ll be underwhelmed by the video. But I’m working on posting. It’s been crazy this week and there have been the inevitable technical problems.
April 25th, 2008 at 3:59 pm
The very same Kick Boxing Ramsey, yes.
May 17th, 2008 at 6:04 am
Where’d you go?
May 17th, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Sorry dude. my writing has been interrupted a bit by life. I promise to get back to it shortly. I’ve got lots on my mind!
Thanks for checking in on me!
May 19th, 2008 at 9:04 pm
Love the video, but the narrated picture is almost better!
May 19th, 2008 at 9:08 pm
Thanks! It was absolutely surreal in person.
August 21st, 2008 at 12:35 am
We miss you, Dean. 🙁