Monday, May 28, 2012

We're Kind of Boring


Hola kids! As many or most of you know, I had a little family reunion to attend over the weekend. So, I thought I should come in here today and report back to everyone on how things went. The only problem is, there’s really not much to report. I mean, we went over to Yellville and hung out with everyone and had a nice time but that’s about it. There’s nothing all that exciting happening like there is with so many other families.

There wasn’t any good drama. Nobody got into an argument. A couple of cousins didn’t start shoving each other and square off while striking their best “Come at Me Bro” poses. Nobody had to separate an uncle and a nephew as they argued over who is the better chef, Giada De Laurentiis or Ina Garten. Nor was there any “Get your sister/brother and gather your stuff we’re leaving RIGHT NOW!” moments.

There weren’t any domestic disputes either. You know, husband and wife having a little disagreement because Mom let the kids have an Orange Crush and dad is mad because MY GOD they already had a Grape Shasta with their chips and salsa just 4 hours ago. Those are always fun because they rarely start over something important but they end with them going downstairs or into the garage and yelling at each other. And while they’re doing that the whole rest of the family sits in awkward silence because we can all hear them.

There was no “girl drama.” This usually ends with a female age 13 to 40 stomping off in a huff to one of the bedrooms and burying her face in the pillows crying cause she’s very sensitive and someone has hurt her feelings. The reasons for this can range from the silly personal insult to something very serious like someone saying “You know, Justin Bieber is a HUGE tool.” Girls are touchy. (Okay, for some families this where the whole “She was touched in her happy place by the creepy uncle, but we won’t get into that.”

And we don’t have Herb Tarlek’s or Jeff Lebowski’s. (Although I really have been tempted to do either one from time to time, but never have.) Anyway, we don’t have any really weird family members who show up in a polyester suit with a white belt and white shoes or their PJ’s. No really obnoxious uncle or cousin, who talks really loud, tells really inappropriate jokes in front of children and gets super sloppy drunk and pees his pants.

See? We’re just regular everyday people who get together and hang out around the pool or in the house and shoot the breeze. We have a few beers or other adult beverages and then chow down on some BBQ ribs, beans, slaw, corn on the cob, mystery meat, funky salads, potato casseroles and of course desserts. Yummy desserts!

Most everyone is this family is so laid back and unassuming that things like this don’t result in any great stories to tell. Nobody pries into anyone’s private life. There’s not any (or much) gossipin’ going on. No (or not much) judging. No interventions. We’re all just so boring.

I see so many blog posts and status updates from people about family drama and excitement that happens at their get-togethers and I’m always just amazed. Hell, I even envy some of those people because they have something fun and interesting to tell everyone about.

Anyway, it was a nice and pleasant day and it was great seeing everyone. Ho-Hum.

Jayman
Jayman3768@gmail.com
@Jayman_IWS

8 comments:

I'm With Stupid said...

Hey Now...Herb Tarlek RAWKS...for a dead guy. Cheers Jayman!!

Matt-Man

Mike said...

'..family drama and excitement..'

Maybe you're just unaware. But then that could be a good thing.

Jo said...

Seriously? How is this possible without pharmaceuticals or blunt-force trauma?

I'm With Stupid said...

Matt-Man: Herb Tarlek is one of my heroes!

Jay

I'm With Stupid said...

Mike: It's possible that I am unaware. It's also possible that I just get left out of all the fun like always.

Jay

I'm With Stupid said...

Jo: Well, there is alcohol involved. ;-)

Jay

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