57 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'srahfam':


Dreams

I kept dreaming and waking up last night, so - although there are portions of these dreams that are unrelated - I've divided them into three parts. Parte the First I was riding a bus with Adrian Monk¹. I was also a TV detective or mystery-solver of some sort with my own show, maybe sort of like the one on Medium. I looked like Laura Roslin from Battlestar Galactica though. Somehow - whether through a Groundhog Day thing or because we both had psychic powers - Monk and I both knew that he was about to get shot by a...

srah - Sunday, 1 February 2009 - 2:19 PM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that my family went to visit my aunt and uncle in Virginia. We either walked the whole way there or drove most of the way and walked once we were in town. We were walking down this street and about 12 out of 15 people on the street were wearing University of Michigan t-shirts. Then we saw this guy in an Ohio State jacket and said, "Oh look, there's someone to break the trend!" but then he took it off and was wearing a Michigan sweatshirt underneath. Then my parents asked for directions from some teenaged...

srah - Wednesday, 7 January 2009 - 7:58 AM
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You don't know me/ You don't know me at all

My family went to the Sheraton for brunch this morning, but apparently all of our regular waitpeople had enough seniority to take the Thanksgiving weekend off. Our waitress, rather than saying, "Earl Grey tea all around?" like usual, asked us if anyone wanted coffee. What what what?! What is the point of being ludicrous regulars if tales of our orders and our foibles are spread to most - but not all - of the staff? "She must be new," we concluded. "N00b!" I said to Alfie. "Rookie of the Year," she responded. Then more constructively we determined, "We'll break her...

srah - Sunday, 30 November 2008 - 9:15 PM
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How was I supposed to know/ That something wasn't right here?

I anticipated this voyage home with baited breath. At each stop upon my journey north, I thought, "Michigan! O land of plenty! I return again to feast upon your bounty and to experience the rich culture of my native land!" I brought very little from That Place Below with me on my voyage, knowing that I would be provided for in Michigan. And so it passed that I brought neither shampoo nor conditioner with me. And lo! There was shampoo in abundance, but there was no conditioner to be found, for a terrible creature that roams this land had used...

srah - Wednesday, 26 November 2008 - 8:08 PM
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Join us next week for another installment of...

On the fourth of July this year, my family went for an after-lunch walk (at 4pm or whenever it was that we finished eating lunch. Srahfam cares not for your "traditional" eating "times".) We walked over to one of the 8,000 Borders stores in Ann Arbor, did a little shopping, then headed home. On the way back, we started swapping stories of dorky or pointless things that my family has done, which I titled, in a powerful radio drama announcer's voice, "EXPLOITS... OF THE [srahfam] FAMILY!" Alfie was annoyed that I kept loudly announcing, "EXPLOITS... OF THE [srahfam] FAMILY!" as...

srah - Thursday, 10 July 2008 - 5:17 PM
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It's after six. What am I, a farmer?

This meme is going around again, and Elisabeth has tagged me. I've done it before, but - heck - I'll do it again. Post the rules on your blog:- Write six random things about yourself in a blog post- Tag six people in your post- Let each person know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog- Let the tagger know your entry is up I don't like most frosting, and therefore I don't like most cake. I will usually have a small piece of your birthday or wedding cake in order to be polite (and to test...

srah - Thursday, 8 May 2008 - 8:02 PM
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They're gonna recognize my eyes, my hair, my teeth, my boobs, my nose

When I blogged about how I'd always wanted to Become A Regular Somewhere I completely forgot that my family are already regulars for Sunday brunch at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor. I probably forgot it because I am always trying to forget it. It would be nice if it were because we go there frequently, but it's because we've become recognizable. A few years ago, I was to meet my family at the Sheraton for brunch. They arrived before I did and the host was amused to watch as they danced around the table, trying to decide where they should...

srah - Sunday, 25 November 2007 - 9:44 PM
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I have often walked down this street before/ But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before

My family walked in our first 5k walk today. If anyone had asked us - which they didn't - we were prepared to call ourselves ¡Team Holt!, which had the dual advantages of sounding like ¡Steve Holt! when we shouted and raised our arms in the air in celebration, and also might have led people to believe our name was Holt, lending us an air of anonymity that would have helped when they were shutting down the race route before we were finished. ¡Team Holt!...

srah - Thursday, 22 November 2007 - 11:22 PM
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Yet there's the bold, brave spring of the tiger that quickens your walk¹

I am now in training for My Very First 5k Walk, which I will be doing on Thanksgiving morning with the rest of my family and maybe my best friend and her boyfriend and my cousin and her wife. And by "in training" I mean "I bought some new shoes! I will probably spend most of the next two weeks 'breaking them in' while sitting on the couch." ¹ Oh, I should mention that I may repeat musicals this month. Which I may or may not have done above. Surprise!...

srah - Monday, 12 November 2007 - 8:38 PM
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Beautiful girl, you're a lovely picture

We had our yearly photo session this weekend to take a picture for the family Christmas card, just as we've done for the last 28 years. Wow, that's a lot of years when you write it down! As usual, Alfie and I insisted on taking some joke pictures and messed up many others by having no idea what we were doing. Hansel and Zoolander we are not. As usual, we fervently wished that our parents would choose the joke/outtake photos over the serious pictures. And as usual, the parents prefer the serious ones. So we'll be sending out this one:...

srah - Monday, 12 November 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Any more behavior like this and I'll have your stripes!

I went up to Ann Arbor this weekend to see some friends and celebrate my dad's birthday. I think the highlight of the weekend was being introduced to the game of Gorillas. Gorillas, for those of you who are uninitiated, is a game wherein my family members all try to get steps by walking around the house in circles at high speeds and try to avoid running into each other. It is called Gorillas because to an observer, it looks sort of like the chase scene at the end of The Pink Panther wherein a knight, a jester, a zebra...

srah - Monday, 5 March 2007 - 12:30 PM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that my whole family went to Paris. We were going to show the exchange student the view from some tall building, so we got in the elevator to go up as high as we could. Just as the elevator was about to leave, Billy Bob Thornton and his entourage got on to go to the penthouse. There was some kind of elaborate locking mechanism for getting to the penthouse, so they started engaging that, then Billy Bob wandered off the elevator. We waited for, like, fifteen minutes, then I got off the elevator and found Billy...

srah - Thursday, 28 September 2006 - 6:55 AM
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Je me noie dans le talent

Joyeux anniversaire, Tu n'es pas mon frère, Je ne vais pas te voir aujourd'hui mais j'espère que tu n'es pas en colère, Joyeux anniversaire! (Ben... c'est pas pire que les autres...) (translation in the extended entry)...

srah - Friday, 28 July 2006 - 2:38 PM
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My sister will appreciate this

The other night, apete and I got to talking about the weird things that make srahfamily srahfamily. These include things like memorizing musicals, eating blueberry pie and dancing in the kitchen. Playing on our last name, he referred to the state of being a member of my family as "McNautism." I thought this was pretty amusing and I believe I laughed my head off for a while and ran and told my parents. Then we got to talking about other things and the origin of my last name. "Do you know what the M'Naghten defense is, in the legal system?"...

srah - Friday, 21 October 2005 - 9:54 PM
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Harry Potter and the Snakes and Snails and Puppy-dog tails

I don't think this is a spoiler, because it's said in one of the early chapters and isn't very surprising: Dumbledore briefly mentioned that the Dementors were breeding, something that made both me and my sister make a strange face when we read it. I hadn't really thought about the Dementors having sexual organs or any gender at all. Alfie explained her confusion thusly: "There are female ones? I always associated them with being male because they suck the happiness out of everything." Srahmom put her two cents in, wondering what a baby dementor would look like, being pushed around...

srah - Sunday, 17 July 2005 - 10:42 AM
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A short srahfamily exchange

srahmom: (looking at the video box for Terms of Endearment, which I've never seen) When we saw this in the theater, your aunt said "This is you." It's about a mother and a daughter. This movie is about our relationship. Alfie: (overhearing our conversation) What movie are you talking about? Silence of the Lambs?...

srah - Tuesday, 5 July 2005 - 11:07 PM
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Sunday afternoon with srahfamily

"Mom, you're gonna have to give up your dream of Brady prostitution." - Alfie...

srah - Sunday, 10 April 2005 - 7:22 PM
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Required reading... and viewing

I realized today that there are certain things that should be a prerequisite for anyone hoping to be "in" with srahfamily*. Srahfamily is, of course, the coolest family on earth and everyone wants to be "in" with them. But first you must understand the organizational culture by way of its cultural artifacts!**. This is an attempt to chronicle some of the things that are most often quoted or referred to around here (in some cases I have included a favorite quote because I just can't help myself!): BooksThe Stupids Die ("This isn't heaven - this is Cleveland!")Dave Barry's Book of...

srah - Tuesday, 15 March 2005 - 5:28 PM
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Reason #4589 Why I Should Have Been Raised By A Jealous, Fictional Musical Psycho Instead of My Family

The Phantom of the Opera: "He was bound to love you/ When he heard you sing" "Sing for me, my Angel of Music!" vs. Srahfamily: "She's singing again! Ha ha ha!" *slams door* *sniff* The Phantom would have been so supportive of my dreams. He would have recognized my true talent and-- ... Oh, talent. Drat....

srah - Tuesday, 25 January 2005 - 4:52 PM
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We thought about naming him Barry Manilow because he's sappy

I find it odd that I wouldn't have already blogged about this but I can't find it in my archives... When I was younger, everything had to have a name. Names were very important to me. When I saw a dog on the street I would ask my mom what its name was and she would have to make something up. When I was three or four, my best friend, Nathan G-----, got a new rocking horse. My first question was, of coure, 'What's his name?' Nathan hadn't given much thought to this question and told me the rocking horse...

srah - Saturday, 4 December 2004 - 11:58 AM
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Yet another tale of my family being dorky together

My family all went to the movies together last weekend and saw Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. I imagine that at screenings of this movie, there were a lot of people who squealed the first time that Colin Firth appeared onscreen. I imagine that there were also people out there who squealed when Hugh Grant appeared. Maybe Neil Pearson (Richard Finch) or Jim Broadbent (Bridget's dad) have a sizable fan following. But I highly doubt that there was another theater in the entire United States where four people people squealed, poked each other and whispered excitedly when Neil Dudgeon...

srah - Friday, 3 December 2004 - 12:30 PM
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Yep, that's about it

The Fam was sitting around, watching The Simpsons. Mr Burns bought all of the media outlets in town and by the end of the episode, everyone in town was publishing their own newspaper about whatever was on their mind. Me: It's like blogging! Homer Simpson: See Lisa, instead of one big-shot controlling all the media, now there's a thousand freaks xeroxing their worthless opinions. (frowns, family titters)...

srah - Friday, 1 October 2004 - 8:33 PM
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Grandpa

My grandfather passed away yesterday after a series of health problems and a most recent hospital stay which had been going on for a week. It's nice that he did live to be quite old (91), seems to have passed quite peacefully, and that my father got to spend some time with him at the end. My paternal grandmother passed away in 2000, when I was studying in Grenoble. My maternal grandfather died in 2002, when I was living in Vichy. I was somewhat concerned about going to P-------- this summer, having noticed a pattern and, indeed, I have been...

srah - Wednesday, 15 September 2004 - 11:24 PM
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Bob Truth-teller?

Here's a story that was not really a story, so it didn't make it into the Obfuscation grab-bag: I actually have two sisters that I don't ever blog about. I don't even talk about Olivia and Fikini much in real life. This is partially based on the fact that they're away at boarding school and partially based on the fact that my family made them up years ago....

srah - Monday, 16 August 2004 - 3:28 PM
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Family hijinks!

We're doing the usual Memorial Day Family Cemetary Tour. Alfie: (points out a statue of a lamb on a baby's grave) That doesn't look like a lamb! It looks like a Westie with plants sticking out of its butt. Srahgrandma: It looks like a bear to me. Srahdad: Looks like a wolf to me. Srah: (being facetious) Looks like a sea anenome to me! (points at Alfie) Hey, I sea anenome! Alfie: (grumbles) No one likes you. Srah: I do! Alfie: You don't count. Srah: One, two, five, eleven... Srahgrandma: You went from five to eleven. Srah: I also skipped...

srah - Monday, 31 May 2004 - 1:23 PM
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I ain't got no damn money

srahmom: Rebecca, Rebecca, tell Sarah about your job. Alfie: Well... I'm getting paid $750 a week... basically to do nothing. srah: *kills herself*...

srah - Thursday, 20 May 2004 - 6:25 PM
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Dorkgument

My sister set out to watch Hello Dolly! last night and instead ended up watching Road to Bali. My mom and I immediately had the same reaction: "The two were so much alike!" "They were! They still are!" She didn't take kindly to us making fun of her through Pirates of Penzance quotes and really ought to have fired back something along the lines of: "Collectively, I look upon you with a disgust that amounts to absolute detestation."...

srah - Sunday, 28 March 2004 - 10:57 AM
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Love and sympathy from The Fam

Me: My Becky is home! (they embrace) Alfie: Did you blog? Me: Nooooo. (Alfie pushes me away) Alfie: No hugging until you blog! Me: I need hugs to blog! (srahmom tries to hug me, Alfie pushes her away) srahdad: I'll hug you. (hugs me and spins me around. And around. And around.) me: Ahhhhh! I'm being squished! And my toes are being stepped on! And now I'm dizzy! (they stop spinning) Alfie: Well, at least if you throw up in the middle of the kitchen, you'll have something to blog about....

srah - Saturday, 7 February 2004 - 11:52 AM
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Una hermana nueva en la casa

It's final: we're going to take the exchange student. We have an interview tomorrow morning to make sure we're not dope fiends or operating a brothel from out of the home or whatever it is they have to screen host families for. All curses aside, I'm happy. Between all of the visits to France we've made, my sister and I have had five short- or long-term host families. Some were good, some were great and some left me in front of the TV, which was okay because without that, I never would have seen It dubbed into French. "Ils flottent,...

srah - Friday, 16 January 2004 - 7:22 PM
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Curse of the Argentine

"Should we get an Argentinian exchange student?" my mom asked. Apparently there is one on the market and the local exchange student coordinator hasn't been able to find a home for her. She was supposed to go to one family, but the coordinator just found out they're in the middle of a divorce. So she found another family for the girl, but then the father got laid off and said that they couldn't afford to take her. She arrives tomorrow and the coordinator is desperate. "We'd better not take her!" I exclaimed, "Divorce, unemployment... clearly she's cursed!" "Yeah," my dad...

srah - Thursday, 15 January 2004 - 6:06 PM
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Is it not... INVISIBLE?

Soon after Alfie turned 16, she bought a 1987 VW Golf from a friend of the family. She never managed to learn to drive a stick-shift, so she ended up buying a Saturn automatic a couple of years later. So the Golf has been sitting in front of our house ever since. We've been hoping we could sell it to some poor high school student in order to get rid of it, but it's a piece of junk, so no one's been interested. So there it sits. Or sat. My parents came home from work today. "You're home!" my father...

srah - Thursday, 15 January 2004 - 5:59 PM
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Dream

I was on a road trip with my family, including my grandma. We got lost and were travelling down this dirt road, which turned out to be a dead end. We turned into this driveway to turn around, where there was a sign that said "Beware of Brownies". My family was speculating about whether this referred to the chocolate kind of brownies or the magical kind in Willow when this cow came rushing at us. Apparently "brownies" was slang for "cows" wherever we were, because this cow started chasing us. My dad put the pedal to the metal and just...

srah - Friday, 9 January 2004 - 3:58 PM
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srah's tale of Christmastime woe

I have moved this post to the extension because, seriously? Who posted this? I am warning you right now that it's a vast puddle of Too Much Information......

srah - Friday, 26 December 2003 - 12:43 PM
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Update on the $5 gift situation

Everyone should have some kind of restrictions in present-buying, because it turns out it fosters creativity. I think this is the only way to explain why I have actually found some interesting presents for my extended family and kind of... um... haven't gotten around to buying anything for anyone else. There's a whole world of presents out there, and I can't see the forest for the trees! So the rest of you don't get anything at all. Sorry....

srah - Friday, 19 December 2003 - 11:10 AM
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Mom, Dad, Geoffrey... am I adopted?

My erstwhile fiancée sent me this link this morning, so I buried myself in tales of children raised by wolves and monkeys and sheep. Why was I not a feral child? Why do I miss out on all of these great opportunities? Why did my parents have to go and love me so much? Didn't they know what they were depriving me of by not dropping me off in the middle of the woods somewhere? I would like to have been raised by giraffes!...

srah - Wednesday, 17 December 2003 - 12:16 PM
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Good tidings I bring to me and my kin

We're having a big extended-family Christmas celebration this year. One of the rules is that each person has to bring a $5 (maximum) gift for each other person at the party. So instead of having some kind of Secret Santa thing where you could get one worthwhile $25 gift, we get armloads of $5 crap. Deee-lightful. Any suggestions on less-than-$5 gifts? Don't worry - I only see these people about once a year (if that), so you probably know them about as well as I do....

srah - Saturday, 13 December 2003 - 7:44 PM
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Comparrrrrrrrrrrison shopping

My parents pored over the newspaper ads this weekend, looking for the best deal on the Pirates of the Caribbean DVD. Some people would consider the "best deal" to be the lowest price. But that would really not be enough for my family. We have elected to purchase our wares from our local Media Play store, because they are giving away free pirate flags with every copy. Sometimes I worry that the dorkiness running through my veins is so thick I'm going to get blood clots and have a nerdeurysm....

srah - Tuesday, 2 December 2003 - 8:14 AM
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Don't be ridiculous, Scarlett, she looks like a big meringue

I'm doing a take-home midterm tonight, and my parents have very considerately agreed not to watch DVDs that will distract me and make me come out and sit down on the couch and lose hours of valuable writing time. Unfortunately, they have chosen to occupy their time by cleaning out their closet. Which means that there are piles of bridesmaid dresses from the 1970s, when my mom was my age and size, just sitting around. And they are crying out to be tried on and laughed at. And, you know, with all that crying, how's a girl to concentrate on...

srah - Sunday, 19 October 2003 - 7:19 PM
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Coming... home?

It's Homecoming Weekend in Albion. Construction seemed light on I-94 and I got off at Jackson (and somehow ended up back on after Jackson, but that's due to my fantastic navigational skills) so I made the one-hour drive in under two hours. It was okay, because sitting still on the freeway gave me a chance to change CDs so that I could sing at the top of my lungs along with both Fiddler on the Roof and The Neil. I'm staying with the sister and using her shower products because it's easier than trucking my own around. Who came up...

srah - Saturday, 11 October 2003 - 11:02 AM
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Another family conversation

(watching You've Got Mail) Dad: Is that Meg Ryan and her mom dancing? Me: No, it's... uh... the devil. And Noah Webster. Mom: That's Daniel Webster. Me: "YOU WILL PUT THIS WORD IN YOUR DICTIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!"...

srah - Tuesday, 26 August 2003 - 10:50 AM
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Awakened consciousness, asleepened

Last night as I was falling asleep, I came up with a song parody that was so funny and insightful that it would have changed the world. Unfortunately I was too lazy to get up out of bed and find a piece of paper in order to record this amazing thought forever. So my masterpiece, which probably would have turned out to be crap in the light of day anyway, is lost. I can't remember now what the tune or the subject of the parody was. So instead, I bring you this not-very-hilarious-unless-you-were-there exchange: Mom: I'm reading Seabiscuit. It's really...

srah - Thursday, 21 August 2003 - 10:08 AM
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The national pasttime should be sitting around in your pyjamas and watching DVDs

My family seemed surprised to learn that, given the choice between going to a baseball game in Detroit and sitting around the house all day, I would choose the latter. I was only gone for seven months and these people don't even know me anymore. Actually, I love sitting around the house all day, so there wasn't even much of a decision to be made. If, on the other hand, my choices had been between going to watch the Tigers and jabbing myself in the eye with a pencil, THEN I might have had some soul-searching to do. Although I...

srah - Sunday, 10 August 2003 - 12:56 PM
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Muggle-born, Magic-educated

'My name was down for Eton, you know, I can't tell you how glad I am I came here instead. Of course, mother was slightly disappointed, but since I made her read Lockhart's books I think she's begun to see how useful it'll be to have a fully trained wizard in the family..." -Justin Finch-Fletchley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets My parents and I have had this conversation: If I had been accepted to Eton (which would have been surprising since I'm a girl) and Hogwarts (which would have been surprising because, as far as I'm aware, it...

srah - Friday, 11 July 2003 - 9:01 AM
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You'll be swell, you'll be great

Listening to a sports radio show on the way home from work last week, I decided that I wanted to be a professional basketball player in Belgium. Getting paid to live in Belgium sounds pretty good to me. Far from supporting my dream, my parents started pointing out various flaws in my plan, such as the fact that I am a 5'1" girl with no talent or interest in basketball and with a contempt for most athletes. I was horrified and disappointed that my family didn't support my decision automatically and tell me to shoot for my dreams because if...

srah - Wednesday, 2 July 2003 - 6:37 PM
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I'm obnoxious and disliked

Only a family as dorky as my own could get as excited about the Restored Director's Cut DVD (with reinserted scenes banned by Richard Nixon!!!) of 1776 as other people get about the Star Wars Special Editions. Watching 1776 on video is our Fourth of July tradition, but we bought the DVD this weekend and couldn't wait until Friday. I'm sure we'll watch it again then, and that we'll sing along and recite the entire script, just as we did last night. It may be physically harmful to be as nerdy as we are....

srah - Monday, 30 June 2003 - 1:19 PM
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Pointless story about my weird family

In my family, we take off our shoes when we enter the house. Then we put them back on before we go outside. If, while on our way out, we realize we forgot something in the house and if we are too lazy or in too much of a hurry to take our shoes off and put them back on, out come the McN*tt Slippers. McN*tt Slippers are a peculiar invention of our family. They are handy-dandy. They come in many colors, including beige and white. They are disposable. They are always on hand. They are one-size-fits-all. They fit right...

srah - Thursday, 12 June 2003 - 11:33 AM
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

When I tell people that I'm going to grad school at U-M, they have a tendancy to say "Oh, so you can live at home! Oh... so you'll have to live at home..." as if living at home will be miserable or upsetting. I lived at home during my undergrad summers and had no problem, and when people react in this way, I tend to say that my family's not bad to live with. But now, 1.5 hours away from landing, it occurs to me that they may have been making those "Well... good luck..." faces not because it will...

srah - Monday, 5 May 2003 - 5:45 AM
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Sarah, with an English R

I was a bit concerned about taking The Fam to the restaurant gastronomique yesterday because it is exam period and the students would be graded on their service. I didn't want to make it more difficult or stressful for them, so I considered cancelling our reservation, but their service teacher, M. Merlino, wanted butts in seats, so we came. Our server was E. I don't know why I feel like I need to protect his anonymity when I never do with any of my other servers in the resto gastro, but voilà. He handed us the menu and I started...

srah - Friday, 21 February 2003 - 9:05 AM
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(Cultural?) Misunderstandings

I think I have convinced an entire class of future hotel/restaurant managers that one of my grandmothers was a spy when the Americans fought the Soviets in WWII, and the other was born in the Netherlands and founded the War Brides Association. Oops....

srah - Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 3:01 AM
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Byeee

I'm off for the weekend, to Aunt Pat's wedding in Virginia. Bye bye....

srah - Thursday, 12 September 2002 - 12:27 PM
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I could never be a vegetarian

Although I don't eat a lot of meat, every once in a while, I crave a big hunk of steak. I'm not very good at giving things up for moral reasons, either. I once tried to give up tuna fish because I heard that the tuna population was being depleted because they had to be older than other fish to reproduce and we were picking them out of the sea before they had a chance. That didn't last too long. I like tuna fish too much. My paternal grandmother was a vegetarian, as were her ancestors, going back to the...

srah - Monday, 26 August 2002 - 9:04 AM
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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA

Why can't I sing? Yesterday, after a lovely evening of playing with penguins on Becky's delightful new computer, I put on my newly burned copy of my mom's Flower Drum Song CD and started belting out "Grant Avenue" and dancing around the house. And what was the reaction from the audience my family? They laughed. Not at my ridiculous performance, as I'd intended, but at the atrocious quality of my singing voice. It was very painful....

srah - Monday, 12 August 2002 - 3:19 PM
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The Pea

I have an old velour (or some such material) blanket which has been christened "The Pea" in my family because it's sort of a pea-green color. This creates great homonym-related hilarity in my family. Okay, maybe I'm the only one who laughs. My mom was sitting in the office the other day and shivering. I brought The Pea in and wrapped it around her. "Are you cold?" I asked her, "Maybe you will be warmer if I Pea on you." I also Pead on the dog in the back seat of the van on the way back from Ohio this...

srah - Tuesday, 28 May 2002 - 4:47 PM
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Not Eminem in underpants...

...but that would be a good Disturbing Search Request. The second picture on this page is such a lovely combination of bad things. Please tell me that this is really Eminem. I'm glad I'm not a celebrity. People would be dragging out all kinds of awful pictures of me. My sister would be selling them on Ebay. Why do I like this picture? It's an embarassing photo of Eminem, we hope. Also, it's a photo of Eminem in an Alf t-shirt. Echhhh. It is also a pink Alf t-shirt. And to top it all off, Alf is saying "Hey, nice...

srah - Tuesday, 14 May 2002 - 4:37 PM
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Graduation countdown: 20 days

20 days. The best thing about traveling in France and England with my family this summer was relaxation. I'm usually so committed to a schedule and to being where we're supposed to be when we're supposed to be there. But with my family, everything was an adventure. We were going to go to Verdun, but we were all tired so we stayed in Nancy and walked around there instead. We got lost in Paris and just walked around for a while and ended up seeing the Canadian embassy and the George V, which is not some backpacker's hovel, in case...

srah - Sunday, 14 April 2002 - 11:16 AM
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We stand on God guard for thee

My family is in Toronto this week, so the devil dog has gone to stay with Grandma and Grandpa. I'm sure he is on a hunger strike, as he does that whenever he is separated from my father. Well, he tries. Eventually he gets hungry and gives up and eats. But he wants Daddy to know that he's upset about being abandoned. I almost feel sorry for him....

srah - Tuesday, 2 April 2002 - 7:28 PM
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Mystery solved

Mystery solved - the cracked-out villain is Becky herself. BlueMountain has their design-your-own card thing and Becky's on drugs. We went to Olive Garden for dinner and spent almost the whole time playing "Connect Yourself to Celebrities" and various other variations on "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". I will share some later. "You know what sounds horrible? When someone farts into a microphone." - Alex Rivera...

srah - Saturday, 3 November 2001 - 8:47 PM
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