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06-27-01, 07:13 PM (EST)
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"SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
(This is a actually a non-fiction persona
narrative!)

Back when the Monkeyboy was in college, I had one
particular roommate that I lived in 2 different houses with that I'll never forget.
His name was Dave Swindale and we lived together
almost 5 years.

Dave grew up in India, the son of a millionaire, and
was raised in mansions cared for by various
servants, butlers, and maids.
His father obtained his wealth from developing
high-yield wheat and sorghum for third world
countries. Dave referred to his dad as one of the leading
geneticists in the "Green Revolution". I think the
term these days is he made "designer foods".
Yet, somehow Dave always seemed to be a common man
who liked simple things like fishing, Frisbee golf,
old western movies, and car shows.
Dave had a unique way of speaking; mannered, aristocratic, old-English would be a fair description.
One night, he was watching some old black-and-white jungle
movie and blurted out with an outrage "That is
such nonsense! Nobody cuts through the jungle
with a machete. Everybody knows you have to use a
cane knife." Dave was in the "Boy Scouts" in India where they
used to hike and camp in the jungle. The scout
master would lead the way carrying a rifle just in
case of tigers.
His bedroom was always a curio shop of Indian
artifacts; eight armed brass statues of Vishnu,
carved teakwood tigers, batiks featuring
elephants, jars of strange
scented incenses he liked to burn. It reminded you
of an eastern import shop except he had bought this
stuff off the streets in the ghettos of India from the people that actually made the things.

Dave had a meal he liked to make a lot called
"floaters and sinkers"! The floaters were beans and
sinkers were rice. He'd cook them in the same pan together and had a simple formula for making it...something like 2 parts sinkers to 3 parts floaters. He never made a bad
batch and was one of the few people I've ever met
that could actually cook rice correctly.

He taught me some odd things, I taught how to ice
fish for trout in the winter and where to catch big
cat fish in the heat of the summer, and we always
had a lot of fun together.
I first met him when an old friend was
looking for a new room mate for their group house
and wanted me to move in. Me and Dave just hit it off
and we always preferred to live together going to
college.

Once Dave and another guy got a big idea for a summertime business....Ice Cream Trucks! So...Dave
and Mark went out and bought old mail trucks and converted them into ice cream trucks, complete with home-made speakers on
the roofs. They figured out where to get ice cream
in bulk and they were in business. Dave didn't know where to get ice cream truck music,
so he rigged up a tape to continuously play the
Three Dog Night song "Joy to the World" ("Jeremiah
was a bullfrog?"). I guess he liked doing it for about a month...but he wanted to get a better job for the summer, so he ran an ad in the paper and hired a teenage girl to drive
the truck. The very first day on the job, she wrecked it.

He was also rather odd in that he a great skier. His family used to go on ski trips to France as he grew up.
Dave graduated in Geography, got a good job
doing GIS (geographic information system) work for a
city in Idaho, got married and has 2 kids now. We still chat
once or twice a year and it's always nice to talk to him.

You never met a more positive, upbeat, classy, or
happy-go-luck guy in your life. Whatever anybody was up to, he would always reply with a hardy "Good for YOU". I've always tried to emulate him with that, so if you ever see me post it, you'll know where it came from...Dave Swindale!


*monkey goes to give Swindale a call*

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale LadyT 06-27-01 1
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale Ronnet 06-28-01 2
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale VampKira 06-28-01 3
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale ItzLisa 06-28-01 4
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale Outfrontgirl 06-28-01 5
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale Drive My Car 06-28-01 6
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale moonbaby 06-29-01 7
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale darbygrl 07-06-01 8
 RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swingdale PeterTorque 07-07-01 9

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LadyT 5567 desperate attention whore postings
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06-27-01, 07:55 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Awwwww......There needs to be more people out there like Dave.

Bad Girl, drunk by six
Kissing someone else' lips
Smoked too many cigerettes today
Not Happy when I feel this way

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06-28-01, 00:46 AM (EST)
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2. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Hey Monkey - Great story! Good for YOU!


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06-28-01, 03:15 AM (EST)
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3. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Awwwww, Apeface! I liked this so much, I am giving you a banana!

Make that a bunch of bananas... That way you can share with Dave.


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"Let's spend the night together,
You'll wake up and live forever."
-Jamiroquai
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Du ar min hjälte, Supermänniska


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06-28-01, 01:39 PM (EST)
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4. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Isn't it great to have a friend who evokes so many warm feelings in you that you just want to tell everyone all about them? Love this story, Monkey!

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06-28-01, 05:30 PM (EST)
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5. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
I agree, what a warm, well-written tribute! Fooled me monkeyboy, for I thought you were off on a mischievous romp on your roommate, and instead you were serious (but fun).
*Can't pin the Monkeyboy down, always surprising*
Keep 'em coming!


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06-28-01, 07:17 PM (EST)
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6. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Monkey, this was so great, what a wonderful tribute to your friend. I think it would even be nice if you sent this to Dave.

I think to have a friend as wonderful as this, you must be a pretty special man yourself.

EBug

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06-29-01, 12:52 PM (EST)
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7. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
Loved it Monkey! Dave is pretty KEWL too!
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07-06-01, 09:22 AM (EST)
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8. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swindale"
What a great story. I enjoyed it.. but I must pause to tease you for a sec. "One of the only people I met than can cook rice correctly" (Pardon if I missquoted)
Hi my name is Jerri-Monkey!!!

just teasin....

<>

darbygrl

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9. "RE: SSC (PN) Dave Swingdale"
Is that an entry for the story contest? I'm going to send one in, too. The Cenerville Vampire's been sending me bad vibes.
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