Monday, January 13, 2014

Friendly Encounters: Scott Parker Birthday Edition

This is a regular series about my friends who have met celebrities.  Since today is Scott's birthday, he gets feature today.

I have known Scott for about 30 years now (which is probably about 28 too long for Scott).  Over the years, we have battled and bet over just about everything.  Can that pettiness have forged a strong relationship?
Well, I am not sure if the pettiness was the main factor, but I do know that Scott is like a brother to me.  Competition can make a brotherhood.  Look at Eli and Peyton Manning.  Oh wait, they are already brothers.
We have fished together in Canada, gambled together in Las Vegas, cheered for the Astros, Texans, Rockets and Aeros in Houston and much more.  Of course, we have also cheered against each other in too many other sporting events to mention.
Speaking of Las Vegas, Scott and I ran across "Alan" on the strip.  He might not have been a dead ringer for Zach Galifianakis, but I give him points for having the baby with him.  I always applaud the extra effort.
Anyway, I had a great time with Scott and the rest on this Vegas trip, just like I always do.  I have a great family and I am glad Scott is part of it.
Happy birthday, Pork.  Thanks for being a great friend.
Me with Alan and Scott Parker in Las Vegas, NV-March 2013.


Jean Parker said...

NIce message John .... We hope to see you in Florida .... Happy Birthday Scott!!!

Nancy Blais said...

Happy belated birthday Scott