Ryno and I left early because I have to work 10-9 on Monday, but it was a blast…and a learning experience.
In fact, I have learned quite a bit of late…
First of all, while I have always known that my brother and his wife are good people, tonight while watching from a distance, I said to myself, “They are exceptional people.”
My brother Marty and his wife may be two of the kindest people in the world. And, they refinished their basement.
There’s a bathroom in the basement and Marty wanted this…
That’s right folks…in addition to the regular john, he wanted a urinal, and so it was. With a chalkboard above it; upon which I wrote the urinal comment…
I didn't write the above, "very chiec" comment. When I got home and told Schmoop about the urinal, Schmoop asked:
“Your brother is such a 12 year old, why does his wife put up with it?”
To which I said:
“She’s just as big a 12 year old as he is. She just hides it better.”
I also found out over the last couple of days that other than my BFF/OSP, Schmoop, Ryno may be my best friend.
Yes…I know I am his dad and that comes first, but man, he and I are like big pieces of genetic quilt squares sewn into a ginormous human mosaic of fun.
We kill each other…and as he has gotten older, he appreciates it as much, if not more, than I.
My brother Vince was at the party…
That’s right…Mr. Mullet Man was there, and he was “full of the holiday spirit.” At one point, Ryno saw that the half sauced Vinny was sitting down to eat by himself.
Vinny was looking around, to which I said to Ryno, “He’s probably looking for a napkin.” He was. Vinny went inside to get one.
Ryno pounced and said, “Dad we should hide his plate.” To which I said, “Oh, c’mon, that‘s not ni---okay, go boy.”
Ryno did, and for five minutes after Vinny came back out, he turned beet red and cussed as he looked for his plate of food. Ryno and I laughed.
And most importantly, we laughed between ourselves. Those jokes are best.
I also found out recently how resilient and adaptable Schmoop is. She acts like a hard ass but she is incredibly sweet.
We had a little bump in the road but then, we had make up sex. Here’s the result…
Yeah Baby!! Bruises don’t come without work, and trust me…I worked for those.
Well, actually, I just lay there, and she “earned” them. We do dig doing it cowgirl style!!
Anyhoo…One last thing.
A couple of my brothers asked me how the website was going. I said, “fine”. But then…
Three people whom I hardly know came to me to say basically the same thing…
“You make me laugh everyday. Keep it up.”
After the third one, my son looked at me with a smile and said:
“Wow Dad…I thought you were kidding about your writing. I guess people like you. That’s cool.”
I smiled, because seriously…could there be a bigger compliment coming from a 15 year old boy to his dad?
I don’t think so.
Enjoy your day off ‘cause I am working 10-9, you bastards. Seriously, enjoy one and all.