Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I can has family!

You know I had to get some kind of lolcat reference in there...

I may have mentioned on this blog that I have a huge family. Both of my parents are the oldest of five. I have 25 first cousins! And as you also know, my family's a bit odd. For reasons I still don't understand, I have relatives that I hadn't met until recently. But what a fun meeting it was!

My late grandmother's sister lives in my state, and we got in touch after my grandmother died a couple of years ago. She and her husband were up in this area recently - where, as it turns out, my dad's cousin and her husband also live - and we all met up for dinner.

Mind you, my grandmother was serious and I don't think she ever said "poop" in her entire life. Her sister, however, will send me e-mails like, "What the FUCK is going on with Romney, RK?!" So you know we have DNA in common. All of these years I thought I took after my grandfather's side, but now I know the truth. Like Mr. RK, her husband P sat quietly, probably wondering how he had gotten himself entangled with our family.

Some highlights from dinner:
- B, my dad's cousin's husband, takes amazing cat pictures. (They are cat freaks, like us.) One such image was lifted and when he did a Google search for it, 15 entire pages with his picture came up. One was on a gay porn site. Of course, he swears that he doesn't know how - or want to know why - it got there. I'm not sure I want to know, either.

- My dad's cousin S asked, "Did she (my grandmother) ever talk about Crazy Aunt P?" Um, no. Here, again, I thought all of the crazies came from my grandfather's side, and again I was wrong. Aunt P dyed her hair bright orange, wore green pants, and when she was dissatisfied with her walker, she pushed a lawnmower.

I am not making this up.

Mr. RK, to wit, said, "In your family? Yes, I can believe that."

- S used to be married to someone with the word "letch" in his last name. She didn't change her last name to B's when they got married, "Because she said my last name sucked." His last name is a piece of furniture.

Great aunt M is going to be 80 in a few months and she looks 60; her daughter S is 51 and I thought she was my age. Please, pass these genes to me!

I don't meet that many people that I like, and I liked all of them quite a bit. 

PS Don't worry. They knew I'd be blogging about this.

15 comments:

Birdie said...

My favourite relatives are the ones with questionable backgrounds. They are always the most fun at family reunions.

And if they are cat people you KNOW they are awesome.

Claire said...

Hooray for cat people!

The Elephant's Child said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous. I thought I came from a very small family - my parents and my three (half) siblings. After my mother's death I found I have cousins in the UK. It is also more than possible I have relatives in Germany or possibly in the US. The problem - I don't like all of my small family. I love them, but there are at least two I simply don't like.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, that must be the first and only time that a gay porn site featured pussy!

LL Cool Joe said...

It must be nice to know your family are as nutty as you. :D

And what's wrong with orange hair and green pants!

Rock Chef said...

Yeah, what the fuck IS going on with Romney? :-)

Lynn said...

Your family sound fun!

G. B. Miller said...

Sounds like relatives from my mother's side. So hardcore right that they make the Tea Party look positively centrist.

But they are a blast to talk to and listen to.

Especially listening.

Riot Kitty said...

B: Thanks for stopping by! And yeah, agree with you on the cat people.
C: You already know I'm there!
TEC: There are quite a few family members that I've known since birth that I *do not* care for, so it's nice to meet ones I do like. Mind you, the more doesn't necessarily mean the merrier...you haven't met some of them!
Debra: You have the best one liners that I never think of!
Joey: Well, it's a good look for a carnival, I guess.
RC: I wish I knew ;)
L: This bunch is, for sure. I knew my dad and I inherited the mischief from somewhere.
GB: The other side of my family is made up of people who are like that, but not as fun to talk to or listen to...

Granny Annie said...

And once more that "apple doesn't fall from the tree" theory is proven.

Riot Kitty said...

GA: You mean the nut doesn't fall that far ;)

Scarlet said...

All I kept thinking while reading this is WISH I WAS THERE. You guys are a riot! I think I'll dye my hair orange and wear green pants one day...soon! I would LOVE Aunt P!

Riot Kitty said...

S: Apparently she also used to call and scream at my grandmother...but hey, you could do that in two languages!

Dr. Cynicism said...

Well damn, they knew you were gonna blog about it? What's the fun in that... I prefer my family and friends to find out the hard way :-)

Riot Kitty said...

Dr. C: Excellent!