May 23rd, 2010

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Okay, I really am related to half the county.

Someone pulls up, and I step outside with that "Can I help you?" look on my face. A lady gets out of the car and says "Hi, I'm Betty, remember me?" It was the folks we'd bought the house from. They'd unearthed a sign while unpacking that has this house number on it, which doesn't do them any good, so they wanted to drop it off. We chatted for a couple and she said "You know, my momma was a [last name]." "Oh?" says I. This is not that unusual, around here, for someone to say they know a [lastname] or ask if I'm related to such-and-such Lastname; it's a very common last name around here. 1It's a little more unusual to meet someone who is one that I don't already know. "Yea, do you know Clifford and Edward?"

*blink*

"Yea, they're my cousins. Well, my dad's cousin's sons."

We didn't get into how she was related to them, but wow, talk about random. I need to email my dad and see if we can figure out where they're hooked in.




1. When I first started working at the community college, there was an issue with my computer account. I called in about it, and the tech asked "Okay, what's your last name?" I giggled and told him. There was a pause, then, "There's, um, 14 of you in here. What's your first name?"
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- Every once in awhile, I make a dinner that (while everyone will eat it) is mostly designed to make me happy. :) Tonight's dinner was polenta, a tray full of roasted vegetables (including garlic scapes for the first time - noms), sausage and shrimp, and tomato sauce. I'm a very happy camper right now. Bonus, I made a ton of polenta, which I'll happily eat for breakfast and lunch this week.

- I did not make it to the EOS reunion this weekend. I wanted to, I'd said I would, but after the crazy of the last couple of weeks, and the upcoming crazy that is going to be June, something (besides me) had to give. I am sorry I didn't make it out and see folks, but I am not sorry that I had two whole days to decompress and...

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- Friday afternoon I traipsed out to Jordan Lake with artisanal_xara and her little one; I'd had to cancel our last two dates, with Val being in the hospital, and I sorely needed a couple hours of sun, water, eating Subway, and chit-chat, and low-level interaction with two people at a time (not 25 or 50)which is exactly what I got.

- I watched the first two episodes of Leverage this weekend, and totally, completely understand why folks are heads over heels for it.