April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
We started playing cards with CJ. Scat…. or thirty-one. Anyway I had 29, watched my last 10 get buried so I knock. CJ lost and he says “Why did you have to knock?”
“I wasn’t going to get my scat, all my 10s were gone.”
“So, the game isn’t all about you, you know.” I could not help but laugh. CJ is a very poor loser. I never let him win. I never have. I find it demeaning to the other person to let them win. Like implying they can never compete. And they surely never learn that way.
So later CJ says “I know Morris code.”
“Morse code” I corrected him, “Not Morris. Morse, after Samuel Morse.”
“Well I know it.” he then proceeded to tap away.
“You know that is not Morse code. You use Morse code to transmit a message, it is not just random dits and dahs.”
“It was a message.”
“Really, and what was it supposed to say?”
“That big brothers think they know EVERYTHING.”
Damn, he’s becoming a teenager alright. I’ve been put in my place.
March 19, 2012 § 28 Comments
I love my Nonna. She’s just wonderful… As a grandmother. Mother-in-law…. Yeah, not so much. Her and my mother have a somewhat strained relationship. See, if my dad makes decisions she would not make for him, it’s my mother’s influence. Like them not getting married, having children so late in life. Blah blah, blah. Over the years the have learned to peacefully co-exist. The key is to understand first and foremost, she is my dad’s mother. What that means is that no one will ever be good enough for him. And that while her Catholicism may be skewed to her advantage, she is still catholic, or as C.J. calls it “the C word”.
So she came and made a comment about how it was nice that my “special friend” would help them. That is instead of boyfriend he is my “special friend”. I am fairly certain she knows that this idea she has that I will find some nice Italian girl is never going to happen, but she still likes to pretend that C is just a friend, a roommate. So the CJ says that he doesn’t like Nonna calling him that. I told him. Or to worry. She’s just Nonna, stuck in her ways. “I still don’t think it’s nice calling him retarded.”. Not that kind of special CJ.
February 13, 2012 § 8 Comments
I was at my Nonna’s on Sunday. Whole family thing. My cousin was lamenting that his most recent crush had friend-zoned him. He asked her out to be told she didn’t like him “that way”. So he was trying to drum up ideas that would “remind” her that he was still interested if she changed her mind, but without creeping her out too much.
November 7, 2011 § 11 Comments
I love video games. When my mother claims I waste my time I tell her that when the zomies attack , and they will, she will see the rewards for my mad skills. Recently CJ has been spending quality time on my PS3 with me being at C’s. “Calvin, I don’t want you wasting your whole day on the PS3,” mom was telling him yesterday.
“I’m in training for the zombie apocolypse,” he defended himself to my pride. “See these thumbs,” he held them up,”These are the thumbs of a warrior.” I am Still laughing.
October 31, 2011 § 13 Comments
In this instant my brother is out, with friends. He is too old to be walked by his older brother “like a baby” and would be embarrassed to be the only kid his age with an adult. No matter I was in costume. Waiting. And got ditched at the door by a twelve year old:'(
October 4, 2011 § 14 Comments
So I have hit an all time low. I am depressed and sad. C has said some awful things. He says I am bossy and controlling, that I insist on everything my way, that I never give a little. It has hit on all my insecurities about myself. But I don;t care what he says, I’m not letting him out of the basement.
Haha, well, I thought it was funny. Ali punch me, so maybe it was not as funny as I thought:P Actually, things on the Chris front have been very… peaceful of late. I’m backing off him enough that he is relaxing a bit more and things are good. My brother is being rather surly with me, says I am getting “hogged” by C. I just don’t have the time to hang out with him I used to, and he is feeling hard done by. Probably time to schedule something with him. Hit the Spirit halloween shop for costumes or something.