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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
My birthfamily in a nutshell 
25th-Dec-2009 04:18 pm
Everyone here is a crazy person.
Aunt: "My favorite Christmas gift ever was the chicken."
Elayna: "Alive or like a roasted chicken?"
Aunt: "Alive! I loved that chicken!"
Grandmother: "I stayed up all night building that chicken coop in the living room in the dark, not letting her find out."
Aunt: "And then that turkey killed it. I liked the pig, too. But it bit me. I want a goat." She addresses her brother: "Hey, if I get a goat, can I keep it in your backyard?"
Uncle: "Sure."
Aunt-in-law: "Excuse me?"
Me: "It should be an angora goat, so you can spin the hair."
Aunt: "Angora goat. We should have two."
Aunt-in-law: "Where would you even get a goat?"
Aunt: "Down in Lake County they have some. I talked to the lady the other day. They're just about ready to sell. We should go goat shopping tomorrow."

Long discussion ensues about what parts of the yard will be fenced off for the goat, et cetera, and Adam is sitting back laughing in utter disbelief and giving me this look that says, quite clearly, this explains you. Yes.

It's nature, not nurture. Now you know.

I still demand a hedgehog. Soon as I get a laptop. I'm up to $565 for that. *nod*

And we are actually totally going goat shopping tomorrow. Win!
Comments 
25th-Dec-2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
I approve of goat shopping.
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25th-Dec-2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
One of my former coworkers gave her father a goat for Christmas. They brought it home for him in the back seat of a Toyota Corolla. He named the goat Denise, and bought it a television set so it wouldn't feel lonely when he was away. I never did find out if the goat learned to use the remote.
25th-Dec-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oh.

My.

Gosh.

This explains EVERYTHING. I am only left to conclude that your birthfamily is made of distilled awesomesauce.
25th-Dec-2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Which would explain why she's so tasty...
25th-Dec-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I really do think that it is about 90% nature, or even higher. My adopted niece is not at all like like her adopted family, not even her mannerisms. Whereas my daughter? Not only looks identical to hubby, but was photographed the day she was born holding her hand like he does when he's thinking, and she walks like him, and her incredibly dramatic/excitable behavior is likely credited to Mr. Rhi's Aunt Jean. It's just amazing.
25th-Dec-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, and she's never met Jean.
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26th-Dec-2009 05:07 am (UTC)
That is too cool. ;)
25th-Dec-2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
How I spent the last two weeks, by Azure Lunatic, aged 29 and 1/2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qccTe-NLn5I
25th-Dec-2009 10:27 pm (UTC) - and the actual trick:
25th-Dec-2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
I love this, a lot :-)
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25th-Dec-2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I have had many a friend and lover come over for dinner and go, "Oh. That explains a lot."
26th-Dec-2009 04:08 am (UTC)
-laughs- We had 2 goats when we moved to Michigan. They. Will. Poop. EVERYWHERE. It's f'n insane.

And the conversation is totally win. XD
26th-Dec-2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Oh wow. :) I was actually talking with some of my mom's friends last night about the possibility of them getting goats - they just bought a farm. :) Goats are the coolest!

And this is totally made of win and awesome and thank you for sharing. It makes me smile. :)

May your goat-shopping be fruitful, and may you find the perfect goat/s!
26th-Dec-2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
ROFLMAO! That's awesome! :D
29th-Dec-2009 05:58 am (UTC)
This and the simplicity of it. This is why I loves ya. :)
29th-Dec-2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Goats FTW!
30th-Dec-2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
I thought this would be more like your birth family in a nutshell:

"Help! We're 'song's birth family, and we're trapped in this nutshell!"
6th-Jan-2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
LOL! I like a goat! My mom wants llamas.
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