As an aside, I've been feeling rather old lately. I bought some wine for a gift yesterday and was thrilled to be carded!
The clerk looked at me like I was some kind of freak.
"Mostly people give me dirty looks. No one ever thanks me," she said.
Then I come home to find out a cousin I haven't seen since he was in grade school is getting married. Another cousin I have never even met (we have a HUGE extended family - I have 25 first cousins - and I'm not particularly close to anyone on that side of the family) sent me an invitation to his wedding. Is it me, or is it weird to invite people (or show up!) when you've never met the person?
Speaking of old, my little brother is 17 tomorrow. YIKES. There is nothing like the thought that someone you saw through diapers will soon be legally adult. I sent him a card that looked like this:
Inside I wrote, "Sending you a card that is equivalent to your maturity level." Hopefully he'll forgive me, because he got a good present (Netflix.)
It's also my great aunt's birthday tomorrow. I won't tell you what I got her because she might be reading this. This is the awesome great aunt that I only got to know recently. So glad I did! She also swears and tells it like it is. I knew there was a genetic link somewhere.
Speaking of family , I am going to visit the family this weekend. It's about time. I haven't seen my parents or my little sister for a year and a half. I was supposed to see them last June, but I was too sick to go anywhere for awhile.
Whenever my dad forgets something, he says, "FOA!" Which is his joke for "Fucking Old Age." I forgot to tell him something the other day and wrote, "FOA!"
To which he replied, "You are still young, so it can't be FOA. It's a fuck up."
I wrote back, "So I should have said it was my FU?"
The apple doesn't fall that far from the tree!