Thursday, June 23, 2005
Travel with my sister
I took my sister Bonnie to Baltimore's Inner Harbor today. dddragon and her older (by one minute) twin went with us. (Younger-by-one-minute twin is at camp.)
Bonnie talked the hour and a half it took to drive to Baltimore, but it was bearable because I drove and didn't have to carry the entire burden of listening and nodding. dddragon was a big help. Grandtwin played one of those games...Gameboy or like that...never opened her mouth on the way down there. That's okay. I'm proud of her for not rolling her eyes even once. Well, I didn't see her roll her eyes. She might have been. I was driving as I said. Coulda been some eye rolling. Never know.
Bonnie and dddragon got into a small argument about whether or not it's okay for a man to wear a kilt in a workplace. dddragon has a co-worker who occasionally does that. Also, she has a co-worker who, while in the process of a sex change, dressed in women's clothing. Bonnie almost had a heart attack. I don't want Bonnie having a heart attack. She wouldn't be able to go home. Can't have that. No siree. YaknowwhatImean? YaknowwhatImsayin?
We raised our children to believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. I'm proud of dddragon for taking the stand that it's perfectly fine for a man to wear a kilt or a dress if he choses to. But I absolutely, positively, cannot have ol' Bonnie getting sick here! Nope. Wouldn't be prudent.
Half of Bonnie's conversation is, "You know what I mean?" said as quickly as possible, and one fourth is, "You know what I'm sayin?" also said very quickly. This leaves just one-fourth for pointing out everything. I mean everything. "Pretty flowers." "There's a cow." "That's an old building." "Ya'll have some real old buildings up here." "My stars, I never saw such old buildings." "There's another old building."
Apparently we have a couple of old buildings in the south central PA/northern MD area.
But the good news is that Bonnie loved the National Aquarium. It is a wonderful place and she appreciated it. Every step of it. She loved it over and over.
We ate at the Cheesecake Factory. Had a yummy meal. Bought postcards for Bonnie to send, took pictures, etc. Great weather. Bonnie didn't talk as much on the way home. She nodded off.
I love Bonnie. I truly wish that I liked her better.