Friday, December 25, 2009

Loudness. Vodka. More loudness. And then more Vodka.

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a 6"5 overweight sleazeball, that nobody in the family likes, downing a half a bottle of vodka almost all by himself. I'm not going anywhere with this, I just thought it would be an intriguing opening. ;)

Well, this Christmas has been....okay. The drive down was uneventful. I managed to go an average speed of 65 the whole way. Till we got to Idaho that is. I could have been going 80, but of course mom had to be....well, mom, and I was ordered to keep it at 65 due to the studded tires (not that I obeyed that order though....heh..). Last night and most of today has been somewhat depressing. Both have been filled with trying not to think about this being the first of what I'm sure will be many Christmas's spent without my brother. And then there's the periodic moan from mom about missing him, and asking every time my phone goes off "Is that Ben??". Overall though, once the annoying loud family left, the rest of the day has been rather pleasant. My constant companions being my ipod; phone; and...a book I started reading last night. I've never read so much in my life. Of course, I haven't had this much time on my hands in a long time.

I've always liked the idea of reading. Getting wrapped up in some other reality and for a few moments, forgetting about your own. I think I've read 150 pages or so in the last 24 hours. Most of that being in the last 10 hours. Needless to say, its been ridiculously boring so far. But I'm determined to not be a pain in the a** and ruin my mom's stay with a bad attitude. But, oddly enough, it hasn't been that hard to be in at least, a somewhat good mood. Not cheery, but not really unhappy either. I must be maturing. Either that, or too apathetic to be unhappy about anything. I'm not sure which. I have a feeling its a mix though.

Tomorrow the women (which apparently includes me) are going shopping in Boise for my cousins birthday on Sunday. Oi. I forgot about Sunday. Another party with the loud vodka drinker and his impossible wife and son. At least that's still two days away.

Well, time to go. It's after 10 now here in I da ho. Which means its after 9 in bend. Which means I now have free minutes on my cell phone. Merry Christmas Blog. You've been good to me this year.


chris and annie said...

Beckarooni (I know you hate that...:) hehe) Hello!!!!! Hi. Boy do I miss your company today, Saturday, while Chris is away and there is money to be spent (well, not really, but it would be fun), and I am wanting to spend it on your Office numero cinco. I am wondering if you got it already....
I liked your blog especially alot today because you are very far away, and it links me to you in some cyber-silly way.
So your family was drinking vodka, eh? Geez....crazy eh? I hate it when people get disgustingly drunk over the holidays as though it were something merely to "get through" rather than something to enjoy and love on one another during!
Come home!!!
Love you,
ps. my word verification below is: Juvin. I propose that as our new word in the place of "foliage". Concur?

becks said...

ahahaha. Agreed. JUVIN!! yes.

Anna Kristine said...

Beckah...come home. I miss thee. My word verification is better..."fandinga"...makes me want to dance...or go see a movie. haha
Oh hey...I was thinking about your education and I think I should be your English teacher and give you books to read and then have you write reports on them. High School cannot be left behind without some good solid literature. day you'll wish you had. :) probably hate me now. But I love you. Miss you!!! Are you gonna watch that movie when you get home? ;)

Anna Kristine said...

I'm preparing a book list for you. :) It makes me happy. Even though I know you'll never read them. Let me dream...okay?

chris and annie said...

New blog entry please? For those of us with very little to do everyday, we rely heavily upon your words to refresh and keep us (me) going....:)

p.s. word verification: fisestar
okay, they rejected my word, so now I had to type in "cotall"