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My cousin is pregnant with twins.
MY COUSIN IS PREGNANT WITH TWINS.
TWINS. THAT'S TWO BABY BLANKETS I GET TO CROCHET.

OMG.

I'M GOING TO BE 2ND COUSIN SUU TIMES TWO!

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Funerals are horrific. I wish I would never have to do another one, but I know that's not the case. Gramma showed up in little things all day from bingo chips to Cards Against Humanity.  We cried, we laughed when the priest started the eulogy with, "A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar..." I took Communion for the first time since I was 16 and didn't burst into flames.


...but I did just sprain my ankle, and the Pennsic battles start in 10 days.

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We're packed. I managed to cut all of the work I still have to do and got my sewing machine ready for travel so I can finish everything.

Tomorrow is going to suck so, very, very hard.

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So, for those of you looking to synergize your core competencies while leveraging mission critical turnkey solutions to do a solve, Weird Al has the song for you.

ALL THAT SYNERGY! <3

Also it legitimately sounds like a Crosby, Stills and Nash song.  Partly because of the harmony singing, and partly because the lyrics only kinda make sense.

SO MUCH SYNERGY, VIS-A-VIS, WITH PROVEN METHODOLOGY.

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Sorry to hear it, Suu and Cainad.

Wake is Thursday and Funeral is Friday. Full Catholic Service. *deep breath*

Rest easy, Gramma. Grampa Sal will be glad to see you after almost 40 years.

My sympathies. Will you be doing a rosary? Is that a thing outside of Latino Catholicism?

I've only experienced that with my Irish grandmother's funeral. Gravesite. Dad had to nudge me for the decade I was supposed to take. I snapped out of my grief, did the decade, went back to grieving. There was no order to it. Dad just saw fit that it was my turn. Catholic funerals in Boston are a bit different. At least as far as my mother's family is an indicator. No rosaries here. Gravesite is a little more personal to the deceased. Rural Ireland is more formulaic. I suspect it relies on level of religiosity.

Ah. Yeah. It's a bit of a different thing. We would have the rosary like the night before or a couple nights before the actual funeral (I can't remember which). I was really young the last one I was at. I just remember it being very, very strange. Almost like chanting for what seemed like hours.

Tomorrow is the service and the burial. It's going to be a really long day. I suppose I should dig out and dust off my rosary, anyway. Even if we don't say it, holding and fiddling with the beads is comforting.

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I wouldn't go for Liverpool if my life depended on it, even if they were a bunch of hippies. If that helps also.

Where are they playing?

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So, I'm seeing Liverpool v AS Roma tonight.


Anything special I need to know about either of these teams?

Liverpool is a bunch of skowsers, there should be some good drama overall.

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While that sounds like an improvement, just give him a quick tap to calm down. The last thing you lot need to be dealing with is a bullshit traffic violation issue in a totally different state. Also, you know, the road death stats thing.

Well my father notorious drives like a pansy, and he had first wheel. My brother took over around 10pm and my dad stayed up for 2 hours yelling at my brother to slow down. He finally conked out, and they hit DC at asscrack, and then NYC within a reasonable window for traffic. Dad's driving in LI right now, because well, he knows the way without GPS. My brother is also calm in the face of stress, whereas my dad is probably in no condition to be driving.

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My family is already on Long Island. They sent me a picture of the Verrazano Bridge about a half hour ago. I have no idea how they did it that fast. They left Clearwater yesterday afternoon. My brother must have waited for my dad to finally fall asleep and punched the hyperdrive in Virginia, because when I talked to them at midnight they were still in North Carolina.

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My family has snapped. They're somewhere in the middle of North Carolina as we speak, and I'm getting texts from 3 out of 4 of them about how the Carolinas should forever be called the Crackalackins, because it's more fun to say.

North Crackalackin.

Here's one of the last pics of my Gramma, btw. She doesn't look like she's almost 90. She was still working and living on her own. This is why we're all just so devastated. But when it's your time, it's your time. I just keep reminding myself that old people die. It's going to be very weird not getting a birthday card from her this year. I know that sounds superficial, but she had this amazing gift to know exactly when to send a card and it would get to you, on your birthday, covered in stickers and smiley faces. Motherfucker, that is KILLING ME RIGHT NOW.


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They just changed the wake to tomorrow. There is no way I can get down there.

FUCK THIS FUCKING SHIT I FUCKING HATE THIS THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT
That's awful :(

I just called my Uncle, there's nothing they can do. It was out of most of their control. That is the time they could get, and since she's being interred next to my grandfather in Bethpage, they cannot have the burial on the weekend.

Sorry for your loss, Suu. And this latest development is just shitty. :(

C'est la vie.

I have friends coming over tomorrow from my local SCA group to help. They offered to lighten my burden so we can bug out faster. People can be so very awesome, and I barely know some of them up here.

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They just changed the wake to tomorrow. There is no way I can get down there.

FUCK THIS FUCKING SHIT I FUCKING HATE THIS THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT
That's awful :(

I just called my Uncle, there's nothing they can do. It was out of most of their control. That is the time they could get, and since she's being interred next to my grandfather in Bethpage, they cannot have the burial on the weekend. 

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They just changed the wake to tomorrow. There is no way I can get down there.

FUCK THIS FUCKING SHIT I FUCKING HATE THIS THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT

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I feel like I got hit by a bus. I can't even finish my coffee, I just don't /want/ it.

Off to go get my hairs did, then back home for more work. I love my family and I always miss them dearly, I just don't really like it when it's shit like this that has to bring everyone together. I don't really think anyone does.

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