Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Drunk, again, alas.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I shall be seeing family, eating like a peeeeeeg, and drinking like a feeeeesh, and getting into all kinds of squabbles with the beloved siblings about who's fat, who's not, who's leading a healthly lifestyle and who drinks a tad...smidge...pint...fuckload...let's face it, too much.

Oh, joy! Love the family, I really, really do. There isn't a one of them I wouldn't take a bullet for, or beat someone up in a bar to defend. (Yes, even the closest-to-me-in-age-brother, though that would take a minute to decide.) And I can spew shite with the best of them, but let's be real, it's stressful. If someone burns something, they'll never hear the end of it. And there's always some imagined or real slight that will come out when the booze starts going. It's part of the human condition. READ: NORMAL. Also read: GOOD, and up for FUN.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, and for the first time in ...oh, forever, I think we're all on the same page about politics, so that won't be an issue that gets overheated. Abortion...that's tough, and I'm NOT BACKING DOWN. Religion...again, don't kid yourself - they are ALL CULTS - I don't care what the fuck you call it or what year it started. So that topic's off the table.

Fuck - let's just play scrabble. Teams. Please. Because I will...WILL always choose 7 vowels or 7 consonants, and tempers flare.


Blogger fatmammycat said...

Good luck! And remember, you can now add property into your list of family safe topics. It's usually a safe bet... usually.

23 November, 2006 05:10  
Blogger Andraste said...

Yeah, it's always a good time, actually. We tend to get along pretty well, good natured ribbing aside. IT's when we hit controversial and emotional topics with booze as an accelerator... Even then you hear some funny shite.

23 November, 2006 09:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a good one, raise a glass to us foreign plebs who have nothing to give thanks for this time of year.

23 November, 2006 19:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My poor old mother always barred liquor from family events.

"No drink," she used to say. "'Tis the Devil's own sup."

And so, in our house at family gatherings it was always cocaine and magic mushrooms.

"'Tis more natural," said Mammy.

26 November, 2006 18:03  

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