November 18, 2011 – Today’s guest blogger, Robert Ryan Kline, also has an appearance on tonight’s television series “Chuck”. Enjoy his experience with super star, Harry Boardman and then watch him on TV tonight.
It’s fascinating watching Harry struggle with the simple task of one foot after the other as he attempts to cross an almost vacant lot. Yet, Harry is no simple man nor is his ability to see the chance to dive head first into good time. His attire for this evening is sunglasses, cut-off jean shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, ski boots and a cowboy hat he found in the back of a pick up truck. I’m not sure if he chose this particular outfit or if the hospital administration dressed him after his short lived visit.
“ Harry, what are you doing in the hospital? Are you ok?” is my initial reaction when receiving his phone call at 4:17a.m. asking if I could give him a ride home.
“ Of course I’ll give you a ride Harry,” I say with no hesitation. There’s no need for an explanation because I know he’ll tell me when the time is right. As long as he’s ok, I know that no matter what he’s gotten himself into this time must be just as thrilling as the time he took a crack at swimming the length of Lake Galena underwater.
“ A catfish the size of a Ford Falcon bit me in my bathing suit area. The struggle below the surface robbed me of my breath leaving me gasping for air. It’s a miracle I made it to shore”, Harry brings to mind as the reason his attempt fell short.
In the hospital parking lot I watch with a steady eye as Harry navigates the asphalt only to fumble with the door handle before settling into the passenger seat. He nods with appreciation & I know not to ask, as much as I want to I dare not intrude.
Instead, he offers a clue to his escapades by asking,” Ryan, What do you know about mixing dry ice & kitty litter with pancake batter?”
~~R. Ryan Kline
Do not miss the shenanigans and creativity of Harry Boardman at the December 2, 2011 Push Pull Print art show and sale!
Countryside Gallery and Radhouse Studio
2 South State Street
Starts at 7PM
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