Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Family, Frankly, Rocks

I don't know why I never saw it.

I drove to San Clemente to pick up my auld mudder. My Uncle John (psychiatrist/stand up comic) was returning from a psychiatric convention in San Francisco, In tow he had my mother and my cousin Tom. We met at my cousin Kim's house with her French husband, Francois (Vice President of Billabong) and their adorable surfer son Vanya (who was adopted from Russia). Anya was sent to boarding school.

They have a beautiful home. Kim cooked dinner in enormous kitchen while the boys prepared for a surfing trip to Baja. We laughed and LAUGHED.

My red faced, white haired 5 foot Uncle regailed us with funny stories about Ireland, his parents, Hugo Chavez and the book he gave Barack Obama. He told stories about Optimal Functioning and statistical normalcy. He advised I have no reason to expect anyone I date will ever be remotely normal.

He thought Mr.-Leave-Me-In-Restaurants was...perfectly right to do so. As long as I ran after him and say, "Go fuck yourself".

That's my family.

13 comments:

Joanie M said...

I like your uncle!

Michelle said...

Go fuck yourself!!

I like that!!!

BlueEyedWonder said...

You have quite the mixed bag of family...along with the Irish heritage, you have French and Russian...WOW....

Now, my kids are actually a mixture of: irish, french, english, german, russian and polish...My kids are...mutts! LOL

And I love the Uncle's response to your Mr. Leave-you-at-the-restaurant!!! KUDOSSSSSSS!!!!!

Michele said...

You uncle is the frickin' genius.

namaste said...

okay, it's official. beyond having been smitten with you, i am now in love with your family.

good grief.

:-/

PaulsHealthBlog.com said...

You never know what you had until it has been taken away from you.

Now that you're together again in California, it's happy days again!

Enjoy.

Paul

Eat Well. Live Well.
PurpleGreenPops.com

Char said...

Your uncle is a Hoot!

P.O.M. said...

Fantastic!
You need to hang around these people more often - and invite me!

Simplicity said...

I totally agree! I hope you screamed something like that at him...or a more lady-like version if so inclined! If that had happened to me, I can assure you, I would have let everybody within earshot know how much of a jerk he was!!

Irish Gumbo said...

Well, he's right, you know...

Don said...

Sounds like a great uncle!

Nam said...

You are silly!!! You did not run and yell "Go Fuck Yourself"? What were you thinking?

Charmaine said...

Nam - I was thinking...he should go fuck himself.

I did, however, say it a day later. I enjoy a bit of artistic license, from time to time.