This Week in Milford

January 23, 2023

Jami Don’t Vape

Filed under: Jami Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:51 am

Here we have Jami Thorp and maybe one of the Martinez kids in what looks to be a school cafeteria doing a little gaming. I still don’t know what the situation is with the Martinez kids and if they go to school with Jami. Maybe it’s some other kid we don’t know. Jami could have many friends who like to magic blast with him. I suppose Jami and friend take care of their nutritional needs elsewhere so they can game during their lunch period. I don’t recall having enough time during school lunch periods than eat and trade a few insults with other kids, then it was back to being indoctrinated.

Along comes a kid who is going for a Shaggy from Scooby Do look named Nick. Nick identifies Jami and friend as nerds. I guess playing a Silver Sea God card in the school cafeteria is pretty nerdy, but Shaggy Nick with his Rick & Morty t-shirt is giving nerdom a run for its money.

Well, lookah here! Nick seems to be part of the growing vape distribution ring here in the greater Milford area and he’s excited to introduce Jami and pal to the exciting world of illicit teen vaping. C’mon kids, ya gotta vape for the caus. (The cause vaguely being something to do with budget shortfalls for Milford athletics which we needn’t question.) Jami’s no fool. He don’t mix his gaming with vaping because he clearly knows what’s cool.

It wasn’t clear what Jami was playing when he was casting his magic blasts all over the Martinez dining room, but today he has identified what he and his friend are playing as Magic, which I believe is short for Magic: The Gathering.

Magic:The Gathering is something I’ve been aware of for a long time but have never partaken in. My first exposure to Magic: The Gathering was thirty years ago when I was in graduate school. This was the first time I ever had an email address. (To really date this recollection, the email for the university was run on a Pine email server.) There was one guy in my program who also had a part time job as an assistant in our computer lab. This guy was tech savvy (or nerdy, if you will) enough to know how to create a custom signature block on his Pine emails. At the bottom of all his emails was his name, some other data and below that was the phrase: “Will play Magic:The Gathering for food.” That sounded like Greek to me because I had no idea what the heck Magic was. I think I saw this guy with his cards spread out somewhere engaged in some gathering with a fellow nerd but I didn’t ask questions or hang around to figure out what was going on. I saw no evidence of vaping, but I don’t think it had been invented yet.

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6 Comments »

  1. Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is a Martinez, the younger one whose name escapes me at the moment. They go to Middle School together while Pedro goes to VT. Jami played some nerd game with him in the past.

    Comment by MopMan — January 23, 2023 @ 7:12 am

  2. P 4 Jami): “…’ah,… what the fuck…I’ll try it anyway…by the way, where did you get this?…did my sister give it to you?….”
    P 5 (Shaggy): “…Ya’ know…it was definitely strange…I got it from this weird-lookin’ kid who I think is a girl, but ….I don’t know, ….I’m really not sure if it was a girl dressed like a dude or just a guy acting like a girl…”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 23, 2023 @ 8:31 am

  3. MEANWHILE, AT “MILLES FORDE HIGH SCHOOL” WAY DOWN IN QUEENSLAND:

    Comment by hitorque — January 23, 2023 @ 8:48 am

  4. P 4 (Shaggy): “…yeah…I figured a pussy like you would say that….I just wanted to make sure…”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 23, 2023 @ 1:01 pm

  5. “Scooby Dooby Doo
    Where are you?
    Please make some sense of these plooooottttttssss…”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 23, 2023 @ 3:51 pm

  6. Tdrew….zoinks!

    Comment by franku2016 — January 23, 2023 @ 7:12 pm


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