27 May 2011

advice...

so remember when i told you about her? well. she's moving her family to new york. this. week. that thrills me. makes me forget all about my girlies three never listening to me.




now i'm in full-on advice mode. oh, you? you should move to bolivia. it's warm there. and you? wear more black. less patterns. also, eat more jellybeans. they don't hurt your taste-buds after over-indulging.

hmm. my advice isn't nearly as golden written out as it is when it's sitting in my head.

since uncle sugar's been traveling, we've been emailing. now, he and i talk a lot. a lot a lot. that guy has such great stories. i remember when we first met in college and he'd come to see me on the weekend. just before he walked out of the door on sundays, i'd ask him about...ohh...bullfights. and he'd spend an hour describing one he saw in spain. another time, it was the holocaust museum in paris. another time, it was a heartbreaking conversation with a palestinian. and on forever on.

i have much different tales. less facts, for sure.




anyway. we're back to telling stories back and forth. written out, they're so much more precious. meaningful. intentional. does that make sense?

i told him i'm going to keep writing to him even after he comes home. and he wrote back isn't that what you're doing with mackin ink?

yes, pat. this is all for you.

images from here and here. also. my nephew - i can't even brag enough about this guy. so supra-brainy and fielding full-ride ice hockey scholarships to major smarty-pants unis in, say, boston and pretty much every other cool city. someday, i'll tell you about my sister-in-law christina. greatest mom ever invented. - made a rap video with his friends ABOUT CALCULUS. i think it's about calculus. you know how i am with math. anyway. they're studying for their AP calculus exams and they all want to {and will} earn perfect fives. i don't know...i think hard-working rapper boys who love math need a little extra love. here's the link if you want to give them any. theo starts around the 2.32 mark. also, he's fluent in german and italian. they only moved to the states a few years ago from italy, so you can still sort of hear an accent. ugh. can you tell how i love that boy? have a sweetheart weekend, you little sweethearts...xoxo.

8 comments:

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Oh this makes me smile. :)

melissa loves said...

This is so sweet....I DO know exactly what you mean. I used to love those written letters Joel would send me. I think we should start again too. :) Your nephew is adorable, wow....to understand AP Calculus? cute, fluent in German and Italian....some girl is going to be very lucky! :)
xo
Melis

raleigh-elizabeth {bunnyvictorious!} said...

first of all, i will take your advice on jelly beans thank you ma'am and raise you pixie stix, which go great with champagne and ginger-ale (baby girl champagne).
second of all, i love your tales.
third of all, writing stories and letters is the greatest thing ever. billiam and i will always do this. it's the greatest thing. it's also really hard to stay mad at someone when you're writing them a letter, so there's the therapy part to it, too. also it encourages good penmanship. and i miss your serial killer handwriting.
last (and least), does this family need a babysitter? izzy's going to be in the sixth grade and after 11 years of adoring her above all others (not that that's ever going to change), i need some new babies to play with as she gets too cool to do so. i'm an excellent sitter and your children will always be in bed, clean, asleep, and the house will be in perfect shape when you come home. just don't ask them about cookie making or flour fights or anything that might have happened in the kitchen to warrant full-body baths, hair washing, and produce exceptionally worn out children.

oh and one more thing - you're still my favorite thing about the internet. just in case you forgot.

Kelly and Kelly said...

my husband is my numbers man. he likes them. I forwarded it to him. he likes the video too.

happy weekend!

nataya, chacha, nchan said...

i think this uncle sugar reminds me a bit of my husband in the early times we knew eachother:). Great pics. And, math? calculus? I'm helpless about. Nice writing...

nataya, chacha, nchan said...

i think this uncle sugar reminds me a bit of my husband in the early times we knew eachother:). Great pics. And, math? calculus? I'm helpless about. Nice writing...

Beth Anne Goncalves said...

I totally get it....my husband used to translate Italian, French or Spanish love songs to me while driving in the car...I think I need to remind him to do it again. It's the stuff that makes your heart sing.

pixelhazard said...

Lusting after some serious hand candy now


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