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miss maggie ([personal profile] bossymarmalade) wrote2008-05-16 01:01 pm
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jimmy joe-joe!!

So some dude is staying at my house right now; he is in town for a family friend's wedding, and apparently he went to grammar school with my father sixty years ago back in Trinidad. Which means that right now he and my dad are in the kitchen cooking dhal and rice, singing old songs, and having conversations with no sense of sarcasm such as the following:

DAD: I used to go around with a fella name Bim, and another one -- Bholan Bholan. You know him?
DUDE: Yeah.
DAD: Bholan Bholan?
DUDE: Yeah. We use to call him Bholan.

WTF, y'all.

At any rate, I got a crown put on my tooth this morning (following a horrible experience last December when my porcelain crumbled while I was eating Rice Krispies, meaning that I attempted to chew them for a while before realizing the shards weren't cereal) and am now heading off for a side-by-side pedicure with la mere. In my middling age I have discovered ways to spend time with my mother without both of us wanting the other one dead by the end of the experience, svaha.
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[identity profile] goss.livejournal.com 2008-05-16 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
*giggle*
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[identity profile] bossymarmalade.livejournal.com 2008-05-26 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I KNOW, RIGHT?!

[identity profile] babygotbass.livejournal.com 2008-05-16 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I attempted to chew them for a while before realizing the shards weren't cereal.

I had a tooth crumble into a piece of gum one time *shudders* I can still remember that horrible feeling.
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[identity profile] bossymarmalade.livejournal.com 2008-05-26 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
So disgusting! What was more annoying was the dental hygienist insinuating that it was my choice of cereal that caused it. UGH.
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[identity profile] shabzilla.livejournal.com 2008-05-16 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha yes!! Sounds like any number of phone calls my dad makes to India. XDD

Eep about the tooth, I once half a tooth fall out... Fail all round.
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[identity profile] bossymarmalade.livejournal.com 2008-05-26 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Whenever the parents unexpectedly bring out somebody's (inevitably ridiculous) nickname, it's fun times for all. ahahahah!

[identity profile] kadymae.livejournal.com 2008-05-16 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That image of your father in the kitchen with his pal from way back ... so evocative!

And the conversation? Snorfle!

[identity profile] kadymae.livejournal.com 2008-05-16 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
And sorrry about the tooth.
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[identity profile] bossymarmalade.livejournal.com 2008-05-26 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I should have left my voice recorder on in the kitchen to tape what they were talking about, seriously. heh!

come back, Joey, Joe-Joe

[identity profile] dacro.livejournal.com 2008-05-17 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
I love your dad.
Just sayin.
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Re: come back, Joey, Joe-Joe

[identity profile] bossymarmalade.livejournal.com 2008-05-26 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
hee hee! His easy-going attitude is certainly something I seek to emulate. *g*

Re: come back, Joey, Joe-Joe

[identity profile] dacro.livejournal.com 2008-05-27 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
heh. Me too. I spend too much of my time set to "OMG, STRESS!"
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[identity profile] village.livejournal.com 2008-05-27 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
I find it extra funny because in some ways this such a Caribbean attitude. Inane, random conversations are treated as if they are revelations. I've been around a few of these myself. ;)