We had family in town this past week/weekend. Actually this family is moving back to town from 20+ years of living elsewhere and around somewhere over there. Sadly these people aren't from my side of the family but I would claim Rich's cousin as my own. She likes Mexican food, 2pm wine-toasting, she is blunt, believes in "organic" food and labeling, thinks my house is clean (trust me, it is not) and did I mention? Early winecapades? Now if I could whip up some family of my very own, I would be even more happy. Maybe another long lost sibling will contact me and actually want to have something to do with me. I'm feeling outnumbered and lonely by the presence of Rich's family. I have my mother and that is all.
I do have two cousins who live in Texas I haven't seen in two years. They are younger than me and way cooler. I can pretty much count on both of my hands and feet the amount of times I have been able to visit/see them due to the distance, money, life.... We are going to visit them around the 4th for some family time. I get so sad when I have to leave. Just like an insolent kid who doesn't want to leave all of the fun. .......At times I DO need to go to the corner from my erratic behavior.
Word to the wise: Don't have an only child if you can help it. It is fucking boring and lonely for that kid. That said person will in turn have to end up taking care of every one's shit. Regardless if it is their family or not.
** end of scene and pointless rant **
Speaking of organic and thinking I'm dying of a uterine tumor (why else would my gut be so big? Surely not from the said Mexican food and wine/vodka), I have been freaking the fuck out over GMO's and artificial sweeteners as of late. I cut out the 20 Diet Dr. Peppers a day over a year ago but will have one every once in a while after a particular late night of vodka chat sessions. I don't eat corn because of my stomach and allergy issues and have really limited the girls exposure as well. So, if you are me and want something else to obsess over like food, cancer and what are we going to do with all of this trash our generation is abundantly producing and where in the world are we going to store it? Check this site out and freak with me.
Speaking of something else to read because you are afraid to watch the news on t.v. I am. REALLY. AM. Did you know there isn't a classified phobia for this real problem? I know because I actually Googled it. Who says I can't do research?
The Cliff Notes version of the news for the ADD, Flash Animation generation of consumers. Just enough information for a drunken dinner party in which you will have a clue about the name Syria not Suri; while thinking you are smart enough to discuss and debate their bloody Civil War.
See, didn't I sound like I knew what I was talking about there?
and I wasn't even drinking....