So I go over to read Kana’s Chronicles today and I see that she has posted some blog rules that she found somewhere else. They were so damn funny, I could hardly stand it. General responses were that almost all of us either didn’t know there were rules or just don’t give a damn.
One of my favorite rules is: “Don’t blog about your home life or pets or your kids. Your kids are NOT interesting.”
So I decided to Blog about both today. Then I hit a small snag in my wild and reckless rebellion…I have no cat, I have no children. Now what the hell do I do? So, I am improvising.
1. Home life: Yesterday was our family Christmas Party and we had it at our house. It was our first party in the house. Okay, let’s be honest, it was our first party, period. How sad is that? At any rate. My family came in from various surrounding cities and brought me gifts. Okay, they brought gifts for everyone, but the only ones that truly mattered to me were the one’s to me.
So we had food, and we had presents, and we had fun. I know, right. It was the first time I had been able to be at a family gathering in about 5-6 years. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. And I missed them. It was a blending of cultures as my husband’s parents are here from Pakistan and they speak no English. But to be honest, laughter sounds the same in any language.
2. Pets: I do not currently have any pets. Soon I will have fish. Gale Borger and her handsome husband boB (that’s Bob spelled backwards) are supposed to come for a visit in February and are going to help me set up an aquarium. I am so excited I can barely stand it. Pretty sure I want a salt water tank, cause the fish are much prettier. Not that all fresh water fish are ugly…it would be mean to say that. I used to have a fish tank years ago and had a number neon tetras. Unfortunately, the little bastards die so frequently that it became bothersome to keep coming up with new names for them.
3. Kids. Well, I had 2 out of 3. Since I have no kids, I will have to talk about someone else’s kid. I have decided to use my cousins kid. Cameron. Now, Cameron has been one of my favorite kids since the day he was born. Not just because we are related, but because he is one of the coolest kids I’ve ever known. Always been smart as a whip, cute as a button, and clever to boot. I remember when he was little he loved Pee-wee Herman. He hd this Pee-wee doll that you pulled the string and it talked and laughed. It was so cute to watch Cameron walk around with that thing. Well, we all know how the Pee-wee thing turned out, but Cameron on the other hand had made our entire family so proud.
Next Sunday we will gather in Daytona to watch Cameron…who sadly for me and the biological clock…is no longer a child but a remarkable man. I probably don’t tell him that enough, but it has been an absolute joy watching him grow into a man. His parents have done a super job with him. Sorry, got sidetracked…next Sunday Cameron will graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. And it looks like he will be going on to get his Masters. So who wouldn’t be proud of him. I know I am.
So there, I have covered all the aspects of the chosen rule that told me I should not do certain things in my Blog. Now, I think this is all quite interesting, but you in fact may not. Okay, fair enough. However, it is my Blog, and I do have the right to freedom of speech (at least for now) so if you want to continue be stimulated by my scintillating chatter, you may have to deal with a few broken rules once in a while.
Then again…what the hell is a rule??
And let us not overlook the fact that (assuming you’re sober this morning) you actually managed to break ALL the “Rules” with this post. 😉 You’re welcome to borrow my cat any time for rule-breaking purposes.. Or hell, would you like to take a child (or seven) off my hands for a bit? All in the name of aiding a fellow-blogger, of course… 😉
Fly those pirate colors proudly, Sister!