I've been reading some people's blogs and noticed that everyone has nicknames for the people in their lives... usually cute ones. So I'm going to introduce you to some of the people in my life.
First comes, Mommy Dearest... she's my mom, duh. Mother of four, 2 girls & 2 boys (I'm the oldest). She likes to do crafty, artsy things like paint and sew. I didn't recieve any of that talent. We both like to cook and sing though.
Then comes, Pater Familias. He's Daddy. He's an financial consultant. He likes golf, soccer and jazz music. Genes I got from my dad are: my passiveness and love of the beach and ocean. Pater Familias is very tall, 6' 3'' (a trait my 5' 1'' self did not inheirit).
Now on to Henceforth. She is mi hermana and my polar opposite. She got Mommy Dearest's artsy talent and attitute. A lot of people think we look a lot alike, I do not. She got Pater Familias's hazel eyes. She is exactly 20 months younger than me and several inches taller. She's recently graduated HS and is going to CU this fall majoring in Architorture.
Bruddy is next. He's the oldest boy and 4 1/2 years younger than me. He's one of those people that can pick up any sport and instantly be good at it. We both have brown eyes and curly hair, although his is blonder. Bruddy is my companion. We sit on the same side of the table, we go running together sometimes, and we have similar personalities. Bruddy is going to be a tree like Pater Familias.
Last in the immediate family is Max. Yes, I know. That's his real name. But if you have the pleasure of knowing the baby of our family. You would know that there is no single name you could call this child other than his own. He gets called Son or Maxie. He's the most imaginative, brilliant almost-12-year-old I have ever met. He is the only person in my family I am still taller than(by 1 inch). He also recieved Mommy Dearest's artsy skills, however, sadly, he recieved Pater Familias singing, or lack of, skills. Like big Bruddy, Max likes to work-out and play videogames. He also likes to read and this is where he gets very extensive vocabulary. Max uses big words that sometimes I don't even know what they mean.
Ok, on to the rest of the fam.
Lovely is Mommy Dearest only sister. She is married to Al. they live in Podunkville where Mommy Dearest grew up. Lovely is my favorite aunt and everyone always goes to her house for family get-togethers. She now has a pool, a cat named Wonder Woman and used to have this big red paddle that scared me when I was little even though I never got it.
Lovely has two daughters... Stick Lady and Fiddly.
Stick Lady lives in Podunkville also. She has two boys. She's a teacher's aide and is my fellow short person in the family. She likes Bon Jovi and her best friend is Peege. She has an adorable little Daschund, Molly. She comes to visit Flowertown (my hometown) often to bring her boys and hang out with us cool people.
I don't have names for her boys yet but I will think of some later.
Fiddly is the youngest of Lovely's daughters. She is married to Matt and lives near Sparkle City, close to Matt's fam. She teaches elementary school and, if I was in 4th or 5th grade, I would want "Mrs. Waffle" as my teacher. Prissy(more on her later) and I visited her classroom last fall and it was a lot of fun. Fiddly is the mommy to two of the craziest animals, Carolina( kitty) and Cocky (puppy). Both Fiddly and Matt went to USC and are BIG Gamecock fans. BOOO ;) Fiddly was my idol when I was little... if she had dyed her hair green(which she would never do BTW) I would have definitely wanted to do it also.
Then there's Mima, Mommy Dearest's madre. Mima is from England and has recently discovered computers and the Internet. She used to make really good breakfast when I was little and had this mini-electric organ that I played Mary Had A Little Lamb on non-stop( it was the only song I could play at the time). Mima also lives in Podunkville. She used to work at the jewelry counter at Belks so I have some jewelry from her and I loved the cosmetics samples that she got from her friends at the Clinque counter.
Then we have Bo. He's Mommy Dearest little brother. Bo introduced me to a new obsession I have with fried pickles. He lives with Connie near Da Beach in NC. He likes to be on a boat and, like me, always has sunglasses around his neck. He's still a cutie and my fellow Clemson fan.
Uncle D. is next. He is Mommy Dearest big brother. He lives near Boston. He recently came down for a visit when Henceforth graduated and sent me a very nice e-mail this morning. He's a funny, Italian yankee. He's got a ponytail now and has a million interesting stories. He is also a Red Sox fan like me.
Then we have Pup-pup. He is Pater Familas's pater. He's old. He's 70 years older than me so he'll be 91 this fall. Pup played golf every day when I was younger and used to let me drive his golf cart around. Pup calls Coke pop which I never understood as a kid. He was the president of the Rotary Club in Nowheretown, where Pater Familias grew up. Pup turned me on to some classic shows that I still like such as Jeopardy, Price is Right, and Sportscenter.
Pup was married to Grandma and even though she's passed away about 4 years ago, she's very special so she gets mentioned also. Grandma was your typical grandmother but she was very special. I spent a lot of time at "Grandma's House". Sandwiches remind me of her because lunchtime at Grandma's was always a whole spread of sandwich stuff. She also took her grands to the Watermelon Festival every year which is the local festival in Nowheretown. She had a ton of cool jewelry and purses. I wish that everyone could have a grandmother like her because she was special.
Ok, Pup and Grandma had two boys, Pater Familias and Judge. Judge lives near the capital of SC. He's a judge there and has 3 children. Judge is PF's older brother and enjoys the outdoors. Every year he goes with Pater Familias, Bruddy and Max hiking in the mountains for the weekend.
Judge's kids aren't kids anymore. They are Grizzly, TBP, and Cat.
Grizzly lives in NC. He's really big into the outdoors like his padre. He's hiked many trails including the Appalachian Trail and some other big ones I don't remember. Grizzly is a tree also like all of the men in their family.
TBP, which stand for the bass player, is next. He is the cool rocker cousin. He lives near the capital also.
Cat is the youngest and my only female cousin on my dad's side. She lives in our capital and is a lover of animals. We used to play with Littlest Pet Shop when we were little. Between her, Henceforth and me, we made some pretty cool animal towns. Cat also came to the Watermelon Festival with us during the summer. She is also tall.
And that's most of my family. I'll post another one soon and introduce to you to Hunnybee, my roommates and my other friends.
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