Sunday, October 16, 2005

Busy Weekend

So, it was another busy weekend at casa de TrueJersey . It was a good one though. And finally, finally, after 9 days of non-stop rain, the sun came out. We finally had a nice crisp fall day today.
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Yesterday was my cousin J's Sweet Sixteen. I was a senior in high school when she was born, and I have always thought she was just about the coolest thing that ever existed. When she was about 2, I brought her into my room and showed her all my Bon Jovi posters (it was more like wallpaper - covered every inch of the walls, including the ceiling and the inside of the closet ). My sister and I taught her how to say Bon Jovi, and we would point at the pics and say "Who's this?" and she would yell "Bon Jovi!" Well, here she is, 16 years old. At her party, I met her boyfriend. I saw him hold her hand and I wanted to take him out. She's just a kid, for crissakes, get your damn hands off her! Bah, am I getting old or what? But what made my day (or year, or life) was when she introduced me to this pierced punk-ass kid she is dating (nah, he seemed like a cool enough guy). She said "this is my cousin True, my favorite person on earth." Awwwww...I just about melted. Now I know I am not really her absoluter favorite person - I think that spot is reserved for Billy Joe from Greeen Day - but it was sure nice of her to say.

Princess and J:

And the most exciting thing is that in December, I am taking her and one of her friends to see Bon Jovi on one of the nights I am going! How cool is that?
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Today, we went to a housewarming party for Hub's tattoo artist. Is that odd? Does it mean you are addicted to tattoos if you are close enough to your tattoo artist to be invited to her housewarming? Well, anyway. We had a nice time - they bought a farm (its not a working farm anymore - just a cool old farmhouse, a barn, and another house-type-thing of some sort) and they have so much property (6 acres - compared with my 50x100 lot). Her husband somehow talked me into drinking this moonshine his friend made in his bathtub (nah, not really, he said it was grappa, but isn't that really just a fancy Italian name for moonshine?). It was NASTY. It was so strong that it actually ate through the plastic of the cup I was drinking from. How gross is that?

See the green? That's the plastic disintegrating or something. It freaked me out a little.
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And what did I do the rest of the weekend you may ask?

I heart my iPod so much. I don't know how anyone (Tommy) could hate iPods, it is just the rockin-est thing I have ever owned. I truly heart it so much.

25 comments:

Mike said...

Glad the rain has stopped. We were worried about you.

Patsy Darling said...

I have to wait until Christmas for my freaking IPod, so not fair. Of course it's weird for your tatoo artist to invite you to her house warming, but dad is a freak.

Curator said...

iPod, very nice; all the kids have them here -- quite the nice MP3 player.

Cheers TJG!

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

Congrats on the baby! I think you should buy it an iPod as soon as it's born. Those things ROCK.

trine said...

How pretty is J???
and COOL iPod!!! does it support video???

that's TOO COOL! then you can download my films and watch them on the bus!! ;-)
trine
(from a doll's house)

-xtessa- said...

how come i don't have a cousin like you?! bah. hehehe...

cool iPod, honey. makes me green with envy!

Tuesday Girl said...

I need to know where in NJ a tattoo artist can afford a 6 acre farm?
Cause that is where I am moving to.

Guppyman said...

If it'll eat through plastic, it has to be good!

Mitey Mite said...

I believe you're her favorite person...and how cool to take her to the Bon Jovi concert.

Grappa doesn't taste so bad if you've had a LOT of wine first, but it is wicked stuff.

Kathleen said...

You're a brave woman...think what that is doing to the lining of your stomach if it eats through plastic! EGADS.

And I think it's cool that your cousin is dating a punk-ass kid. My niece is dating a born-again - who is actually a really nice guy, but I'm Catholic enough not to trust those Born Again types. ;-)

Christie said...

awesome picture- and cute ipod!

onangelwings said...

How cool that you are taking your cousin to her first Bon Jovi concert, she is going to think you are even cooler than before. I feel the same way when I see my little cousins dating. Hello I used to babysit for her, get your paws off of her.

Miss_Vicki said...

9 days is nothing, in Oregon it rains for 4-6 months straight!!! :o)

honestyrain said...

yeah, what is with tommy and the ipod hating anyway? i heart my ipod too. it sings to me in lovely singerly voices and also, it is verrrry pretty.

InterstellarLass said...

That is a sweet thing for your cousin to say! I want boys to stay away from my daughter FOREVER! You look good with your ipod!

Arethusa said...

I didn't even KNOW about all the raining in NJ until recently--at least I hadn't realised how bad it was--so when I finally did I thought of you! "Gosh I hope True and the rest aren't in any icky low lying spots..."

I am jealous of your iPod, even though I have one, because I wish to reclaim that Oh So New feeling. I'm thinking...maybe I should get colour display.

Danielle said...

Glad you and the pod had a nice weekend. You seriously should consider becoming a social director or event planner. You are so experienced. You have more activities, parties and such, than anyone I know!

Scully said...

Yes, well, we'll ignore Tommy's comments on iPods.

I'd sell my kid before I'd give up my iPod.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

My iPod was with me while I was in Labor with Girl #2. I was blaring Hole's "Live Through This in my ears during the first hour of really bad labor pains before the epidural. I would like to think that the iPod saved my husband's life as I didn't kill him.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

your cousin is beautiful, it looks like she's taking princess under her wings, wonder what she'll teach her.

Holly said...

Um yeah. That was grosser than gross!! Blah! I love that you tried it though...

Camy Leon said...

Lucky! The weather here sucks. The rain stopped but it is cold and gloomy, and no sun in sight.

Your cousin looks soo much younger than sixteen in that pic. That is so cool how you two get along, and she is very gorgeous. I also had an older sorta cousin that fed me Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Paula Abdul, growing up. No Bon Jovi though. :)
I need an ipod soon or I will burst of jealousy.

Evey said...

Thank god for NO more rain. I was starting to go a little crazy. Still not sure the sun has really come out though:(

You are so very brave for tasting that moonshine. That is so cool that your cousin thinks you are the awesomest:) How lucky for her you are taking her to see Bon Jovi.

tommy said...

I love mp3 players. I have a 40gb one of my own, it is very specifically the ipod version that I hate. For a multitude of reasons.

Up until now I've always kinda thought apple charged more for a better product, this time somehow they have managed to charge more for less, and to make it cool.

I don't get it. But I guess I'd like to be able to do that too. Maybe I'll see if I can start charging for my blog.

aka_monty said...

You and my sister SUCK. Why? Because you're both going to see Bon Jovi and neither of you is taking me along.

YOU can be forgiven. She can't. ;) lol