Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mother and Child Reunion

And THIS, Mother, would be the reason why I don't call as often as I should...

Mom (on phone): I talked to [former classmate] about your class reunion this weekend.

Me (also on phone): Oh yeah? (How do i know this will not end well?)

Mom: She said y'all had the best time!

Me: Oh yeah? (Was she at the same reunion as i was? Because the part that she's talking about was NOT "the best time!" It was a hot awkward mess...but still intriguing...no digs at those who put it together...you know what i'm talking about...)

Mom: She said they gave you an award?

Me: No, they didn't. (How is it that my mother now knows more about my class reunion than i do? And why does that bother me so?)

Mom: She said they gave it to you after you left.

Me: Oh yeah? (Love being talked about after I leave!)

Mom: Yeah, they gave you an award because you wore a dress.

Me: Oh yeah? (Wow...Creative Bunch)

Mom: Yeah, you know you didn't dress very well in high school.

Me: Thanks, Mom (Stab to my heart, thank you for resurrecting all of those old insecurities)

Mom: Well (ha-ha-ha) you really didn't.

Me: Ok (Knife plunging deeper)

Mom: I mean, it was pretty bad.

Me: Thanks, again. I have to go. (Done with this)

Mom: Really bad.

Me (flipping her off thru the phone): Gotcha. I'm done talking. Bye.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thank You For Being a Friend

R.I.P. Sophia
Estelle Getty 1924-2008
From CNN.com
"Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica.
"She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents," her son said. "She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived."
"The Golden Girls," featuring four female retirees sharing a house in Miami, grew out of NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff's belief that television was ignoring its older viewers.
Three of its stars had already appeared in previous series: Bea Arthur in "Maude," Betty White in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rue McClanahan in "Mama's Family." The last character to be cast was Sophia Petrillo, the feisty 80-something mother of Arthur's character."
Sigh. At least Sophia will live forever in syndication.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

School Days

Picture in your mind the sweetest, most dependant, loving, and caring individual ever. Couple that with an innocent but twisted sense of humor and you have my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Roady.

Recent phone conversation between Mrs. Roady and her daughter Jessica...

Jess: HOLY COW! I just walked past a girl that has on a see through white shirt and NO bra! I saw BOOB!

Mrs. Roady: Oh honey, feel sorry for her. She either wants attention or she has some sort of mental disorder.

Jess: She's with her boyfriend...

Mrs. Roady (completely serious): Oh, then that means he's supporting that...He's probably her pimp.