The best bowler ever (title self-dubbed at the great California Bowling Tournament of 2005)
Erin also happens to be the best storyteller ever. She is a human Google and lds.org rolled into one. She can recall a factoid related to anything one might be discussing-- OR-- the discussion at hand will remind her of a great story, anecdote, or statistic. "This has nothing to with what we're talking about, but did you know..." She can recall any talk given by any LDS general authority in the history of general authorities and impart some profound quote.
(The following photo was taken by a waiter who apparently didn't know that we wanted to be in the photo. My version of this photo doesn't look so bad after I cropped two inches off the top and two inches off the left. Notice Jen on the right barely made the cut. Tracie's version of this photo is much, much worse. I think people were completed sliced off on that one.)
Last night, we had a farewell dinner with/for/next to Erin and got to share with her what we will miss the most about her and/or her family. Everyone knows she is a great teacher, a compassionate person, and a good friend. I decided to create my own list here of Erin's little-known talents.
The best dancer ever.
The best Mad Gabber ever.
The best sunglasses model ever.
The best drill sergeant ever.
The best donkey wooer ever.
Which reminds me... the most deserving title Erin holds is "the best camera blinker ever." You know how most people will occasionally be caught blinking in a photo? Erin is the only person I've ever met that has an 85% chance of blinking in a photo.
You will need to take five to thirty-one photos of Erin to get one of her with her eyes open, unless she helps you out and does this:
The best Erin ever.
And now she's gone, only to the neighboring city, but it might as well be Nebraska. Nobody goes to Nebraska. Not on purpose anyway.