Saturday, November 25, 2006

Black Thursday

This year, I'm thankful for a PS3 that I didn't get.

I went to Di's house to have Thanksgiving dinner lunch with her family. I met several aunts, uncles, cousins, and her grandmother who seemed very, uh, affectionate. They didn't have turkey, as they are Argentinians. It was all about OMGWTFBBQ. Us "kids" sat and ate at a table outside, while the "adults" stayed inside. Our table was pretty silent and awkward for the most part, probably because of my presence. A funny uncle or aunt would come out and check up on us periodically, which lightened up the mood for the times they were there. I got the requisite comment, "you're so skinny, you need to eat more." Oh, and also the awesome question, "so when are you guys getting married?" And the best one yet: Elena (Di's younger sister) was playing with Shalom*, one of the 2 baby cousins, when she pointed at me and said, "look, that's uncle Daniel."

Fun family. I can't wait 'til next year.

*Yes, that's her real name. Poor kid.

fool enough to almost be it


  1. you spelled her name wrong -- they spell it salome (which is 10x worse).
    also, it wasn't awkward because of you. it was awkward cuz yamila and ricardo were there (it's usually just me, ele, and nati).
    welcome to the fam

  2. i saw the first movie. it wasn't as intense as the manga or the anime. i'm sure i would have liked it if i didn't read the manga or watch the anime first.


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