In the manner of my people...

...I shall drink a little too much, get a little too emotional, and go to bed too early.

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Home: four people, five TVs, four dogs.

For whatever reason - call it irony or what you will - my whole day has been inundated with talk about dogs. Three members of my family have asked if I'm planning to get another dog. One person asked me if I read a story about dog fighting. Tonight, my mother found a stray that she wanted to talk about the right thing to do to help.

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From the book I brought home to read:

She said, "What are you going to do out at sea?" and I said, "Don't worry about the future."

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My parents have been renovating. Tonght I was forced to ask, "There are two buttons on the new toilet. What do they do?"

I feel like my parents' home has become a weird hybrid of "My Name Is Earl" and "Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer."

Go on. Try to reconcile that. Netflix and Advil will help.

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And now, to bed.



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Notorious Ph.D. said...

Oy. Here, I have been here less than 24 hours, and have already located and surreptitiously thrown out some cheese with a 2008 "best by" date, ruined what should have been a decent family dinner because the oven doesn't work (made worse because my parents insisted on eating it anyway), and been informed that the furnace isn't working right now, but they will have someone out by the 28th. Also, there is a brand-new group of two people who seem to not be able to be in the same room with each other.

Yep: it's christmas.

December 22, 2009 at 11:57 PM
ash said...

"I feel like my parents' home has become a weird hybrid of 'My Name Is Earl' and 'Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer.'"

That seriously may be the funniest thing I have read this week. Thank you--you just made my xmas!

December 24, 2009 at 11:11 PM