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.

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16 comments:

mireille said...

*gesture of solidarity with tan lucy and ddragon and grandtwin*

AP3 said...

Wow, dddragon has kilts and sex changers in her office?!? Who knew it was so cool there in Pennsyltucky!

Yeah. Bonnie's a trip for sure. But isn't it AWFULLY sweet, truly, how much she's appreciating this trip? I'm kind of touched by that. From afar.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Aral PPP, Yes. I'm touched my her enjoying the trip also. But up close, it's a little different. I just mention the little things in my post.
But she lost her glasses in some airport on the way here. She came with one bra. She didn't bring appropriate shoes. I bought all this stuff for her in the first couple of days. For example, I bought her three pairs of shoes and a bunch of bras. I'm sounding petty I'm sure.

mireille said...

*extends solidarity to aral peppermint patty pez* *please advise if I should be solid with any other relatives* *thank you*

jevanking™ said...

What is the countdown until she leaves...not that you are wanting to push her out the door...?

How many kids do you have?

jevanking™ said...

I'll have to agree with Aral--you are such a good sister...

mireille said...

*lucinda sans, right?* *we're solid with her, too?* *and you will feel so GOOD about how nice you were to your sister after this is over.* *and i'll stop hogging your comments after this one, but it's nice to rack up those numbers, isn't it?*

The Lazy Iguana said...

My post for today shall be inspired by this post. I have had strange co-workers too :)

GodlessMom said...

Every time a new detail is mentioned about Bonnie I just crack up! One bra? In the summer? Oh my!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Sounds like you have a great support system, and are surrounded by some beautiful, strong women...

dddragon is the bomb! Maybe she can create a Pez for Bonnie? It might make her smile.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Fred said...

Barbara - "Pez for Bonnie": will that be the type that you pull a string and it talks?

If I'm ever in Baltimore, I now know what to do. Thanks for the update!

dddragon said...

That would be "Chatty Cathy" - I had one of those dolls when I was little.

Hmmmm - Aral, what Pez would be good for Bonnie?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Thanks for all the comments and support.

Jess: I have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters.

Mireille: You got them all right: dddragon, Aral Peppermint Patty, and Lucinda Sans are the daughters. And yes, it's fun to see those numbers rack up.

Homer Jay said...

Hey, print out the pictures of my brother "Cherry Pepsi" and give them to Bonnie. She may just go home early. (If that's what you want.)

actonbell said...

LOL! That's a novel way to get people to buy your underwear {{{tan lucy}}}

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Lucy: Don't you DARE send Bonnie home. I'm having too much fun!!