Today's post was supposed to be a book meme from Pope Heinous the Deceptive, and the ground work is there, but the evening has been interrupted by a large family dinner (both family and the food... large amount of family, not that the family is large, you know, like ass-wise) and the consumption of several bottles of Chinese beer and Argentinian wine. You probably couldn't tell by my prose now could you? Or maybe you couldn't. Whatever, I'm just trying to focus on my monitor. It keeps getting blurry.
The book meme is going to take far more concentration than I can devote to it at the moment so it'll have to wait until Monday. In the mean time, here's a conversation I had with my brother earlier today. Yesterday.
Supreme Leader: (from downstairs) Hon, pick up the phone, it's your brother.
Brother: Bitch. You ever turn on your (cursing) cell phone? I've texted you 10 times in the last three days.
Me: I got one asking about the kids Christmas presents.
Brother: Well... ya.
Me: (smug) Hold on. (yelling downstairs) Hon! Pick up the phone.
Me: Aaron wants to know if he should get the kids gift certificates or cash for Christmas?
SL: Well, the kids actually have a lot of stuff they really want this year... long explanation... (from 500 kilometres away I can hear my brother's teeth grinding through his cell as he's being charge $100 a second)... and it would be nice for them to be able to open something Christmas day.
Me: (silent laughter)...
SL: Ok, I'm cooking. Bye.
Me: (openly laughing)
Brother: Ya, I'm married now, I get it. Shut up. What's wrong with a simple "no"?
Tip of the iceberg, my friend, and you will always be the Titanic.