Safe Trip

LIVE … from Petalllll, Mississippiiiiii … it’s the IJSM Road Show!

Happy, Doug?

[Making entries with someone reading over your shoulder is, indeed, rather weird. Doug’s laughing as I write this. It’s … ethereal.]

Anyway, the drive was fine. My grandmother didn’t drive me up the wall, and I got to meet my new aunt and step … cousin? Blech. I hate trying to figure out familial relation terms. I don’t know a first cousin thrice removed from a fourth cousin … oh hell. [Can someone find a resource on that etiquette crap of familial relations? Please? Garh!]

I guess I better motivate towards the shower and get ready to drive out to the country, where Ray and Sheila live. Don’t know who all will be there, but hey.

And Doug just flipped it to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Raise your hand if, like me, you hate the MTDP? Thanks, both of you. I’ve hated it my entire life, and I’m sure as hell not going to pretend to like it just because it’s in NYC and all that’s happened there. Yeesh. It’s commercialism at its worst, and I mean, Santa appears in it. I mean, shouldn’t he be busting his ass up at the North Pole making toys? The world’s population ain’t gettin’ any smaller, yo!

[I’m ranting on Thanksgiving morning. I must be one ungrateful fool. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.]


  1. /me raises her hand. It’s not that I hate it, as I’m just so sick and tired of the same parade year after year and that’s what it is nowadays. Blech. I’d rather spend the time hooking up a DVD player over at the parental’s house and watching movies with the family, which is exactly what we did. 🙂

  2. Bless you, Aaron. It now makes sense to me.

    So, I guess I can say that my step-first cousin’s pretty dog-gone cool. She’s the little sister I never got a chance to have. And it was good to go see my second cousins and such. Hadn’t seen them in a while! 🙂

    Oh, and Katharine, dear, I’m glad you had a good time. Have the arguments been fun this year? :p

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