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Family And Croquet...
Family And Croquet...
...go together like beer and brats.
So, it was another exciting family get together. My grandma seems to be giving away all of my grandpa's stuff to anyone who will take it. Which kind of makes sense. She wants to get on with her life, and I'm sure living in a house with it all is hard.
We BBQed brats and meatloaf burgers. Meatloaf burgers are pretty much just where you keep mixing stuff into the meat until you've more or less just got meatloaf in the end, but in patty form. Not bad though. Oh, and the Boca burgers for my vegetarian uncle and my health-conscious grandma.
Note I didn't say health-conscious for my uncle. Because he's still of the opinion that eating soy and tofu everything is a suitable replacement for meat. So he eats a LOT of tofu. Which is not much different health-wise from eating solid vegetable fat. You think fries cooked in oil are bad for you, imagine how good for you it is to eat a big brick of it. And wash it down with a case of beer. There's a reason why 'vegeta' is in the word vegetarian, as in, EAT MORE VEGETABLES. But he doesn't get that. Yet he still talks trash like we're the ones going to have a heart attack because we eat meat. As if we can't eat lean meat. As if our diets aren't actually healthier than his.
Anyway, I could rant for hours on that, but I won't.
So we played croquet, of course. Three games. And I won all three! I don't know how. Luck, mostly. That and not being as drunk as some of the real sharks. But not bad for the only one there that didn't grow up with a croquet set and to this day still doesn't own one. I've really got to get one. Two. Two different sets. That way you can have that many more people play at once if there's a BIG game. And one set is never enough because they break so easily.
Anyway, it was a good day. For being so depressed before, I'm not bad now.
But damn was it freaking HOT today. The humidity must have been insane too.
Plus I've been sneezing and blowing my nose all day. At one point a cousin asked what was burning in the pine trees. No, that's not smoke. That's POLLEN! Yuck. It was that thick at times. I'm amazed I lived through the day actually.
And now I sit in my air-conditioned bedroom all naked and go AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH.