Once upon a time, The Daily Shift’s Martina Gannon met a perfect stranger…
This story began as a jokey, sexy tale (based on a true event) but has snowballed into something far more real and serious.
The real story goes a little something like this…
I have just returned from a three day road trip all over the top half of Ireland in a vintage car (Mercedes Benz 350) with a perfect stranger. I shit you not, quite serious. We travelled at least 350 miles, drove through 72 towns (they are only the ones I counted) and scooted through 11 counties.
It was true that I met said perfect stranger aka: bogger-man over a month ago at the restaurant where I work. It is also true that we exchanged numbers and jokingly agreed to go on a road trip around Ireland some day. We agreed this in a manner much similar to the way someone might casually wish: ‘oh how I’d love to bungee jump naked out of a plane some day’. A crazy notion that one may exclaim in passing but would never really act on if you were of sound mind.
Fortunately I was not of sound mind and being no stranger to adventure we met a month later, true to our word and just a little later than originally randomly planned.
What happened next I never could have predicted.
Want to know one of the most interesting snippets of this tale? He has no idea that I am writing this, never mind posting it online. I was literally recording our story as it was unfolding, scribbling away furiously while we drove. The intense scribbling was partly due to my goldfish memory and partly due to my intense fascination with him.
This journey is not going to stop anytime soon. We have agreed to do the bottom half of Ireland next week, but where exactly will that take us?
Even as it is still unfolding this story resembles the formation of ‘life strings’, the possibility of being tied to someone for life.
Stay tuned for the next installment of 50 Shades of Bogger, or if you can’t wait, head on over to Martina’s blog.