A lot of really crap things happened in 2011, both in our lives and in the lives of friends. So I'm hoping for a better 2012. Never have I looked forward to a new calendar year so much!
However, that's not to say that there haven't been fun times and funny times. I spent probably an hour laughing my ass off with my friend's teenage boys over this book this afternoon. And we may or may not have used one of the stickers to temporarily vandalize a sign at the mall.
I will wrap this up with a memory inspired by Granny Annie, who asked in a post awhile back about our favorite holiday memory.
I don't think I've ever written about my late godfather Irwin. He was one of the strangest and most loveable people I've ever met. One of the qualities I prized was his sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself. He closely resembled Boris from the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show. No joke!
One year we all headed to San Antonio for Thanksgiving, and during dinner he gave this
impassioned speech about the valor of the soldiers at the Alamo. His
crescendo (picture this in a thick Bronx accent): "And that was the cry...Remember the Alimony!" He said this
by mistake, of course, and all of us just stared. Then we all roared. It
was a family joke for years.
I hope 2012 is a great year for all of you, and that you laugh long and frequently, like no one's watching.