Thursday, December 11, 2008

Attack of the Blob!

My family is awesome. I have always believed my family was a model family and I compared all other families to them. My family was perfect. Then I started dating Dave and I realized there were some weird things about my family. For example, I learned that I didn't sing "I'm a little tea pot" correctly. Turns out, my mom taught me the wrong words and that's how I always sang it. And I also believed all these old wife's tales and urban legends because that's what my parents had taught me to believe.

But recently things have gotten even weirder. I don't know if it's because we're all getting older and a little loopier or if it's because my sister and her family have been living with my parents for the last year and they are literally driving each other insane.

Here's some good ones just from last night....

1. My dad has worked in computers pretty much my whole life. He is a software architect and helps design insurance platforms for the internet. Pretty high tech stuff, huh? Well, last night he called my blog a blob. And he wholeheartedly believed that's what it is called. Welcome to my blob, folks!

2. My sister has a recent addiction to E-bay. At dinner on Tuesday we had to bring along our phones so she could bid while we were eating. Then last night after we left my parents' house she called to tell me she finally won. Oh, Amy.

3. Both my parents have been fighting colds. And to combat their colds they've been putting Vicks VapoRub on their feet at night. Seriously. Their feet. ...I'm at a lost for words.

So, maybe my family is not the Cleavers, but they are entertaining and I love them bunches.


Andrea Hill said...

I wonder if it's because your dad has spent too much time with DBAs? BLOB stands for "Binary Large OBject" in DB terms, and it refers to audio, images or multimedia files.

It's KINDA a stretch, but it may be where he's coming from..

Spie said...

I have read your blog for a while, but never felt the need to comment. Now, I am compelled. My FIL sent us a forwarded note a couple weeks ago about the healing properties of putting Vick's Vapor Rub on your feet. I thought it was just them!!


Meredith said...

My brother-in-law is a paramedic and also works at one of the local ERs and he's the one who said it works. Maybe next time I'm sick I'll give it a try. :)

Jason said...

My dad and I got into a serious fight last year over the Gulf of Mexico. I tried to explain to him that it's part of the Atlantic Ocean, but he firmly believes that it is not party of any larger body of water. He still won't listen to me, the bastard!