Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Parent Trap

Today's quote: I knew you couldn't resist my shit! I got the shakes that'll make you quake. I got the fries that'll cross your eyes. I got that burgers that'll... I just got burgers.

My parents are in town visiting me. Right now, I've been pushed out of my bedroom and am sleeping on the floor in the extra bedroom. Why am I sleeping on the floor instead of on the couch in the living room? Perhaps b/c I woke up the first morning after they got here to have them both peering down at me. Not the most pleasant awakening.

It's always a strange thing when they visit me. Of course I love my parents, really I do. It's just that I've gotten used to having my own life without their interference, so I always feel somewhat panicky and resentful when they decide to come visit and throw everything into upheaval. My poor brother and his wife, they had to clean up their house and get everything ready for our parents.

My brother and I were busy hiding things that we would otherwise have to explain to our parents. For me, it was basically hiding some clothes and accessories, since they don't approve of the fact that I spend money on anything. For him it was any and all traces of poker. His wife thinks we're crazy and wonders why we can't be ourselves. That's b/c that's just not how it works.