Friday, July 27, 2007

By way of an explanation...

Where was I?

The first day the kids played in snow in their own backyard it was fun. The second day was… fu-nn? By the third day it was, “Okay, we are ready to go back home.”

No, no darlings. Remember when mommy and daddy packed all those boxes and went crazy for a while?

Ya.

And remember when we sad goodbye to Brandon and his mommy-- who was glad to see us leave because she hates everything and everybody?

Yep.

And remember when we said goodbye to grandmother-in-law who thinks her grandson could have done much better?

Uh-huh.

Well, all of that was because we were moving. Remember we talked about moving?

Yeah.

Well, this is your new home now. Remember, you said you liked your new house? It has a red door. You love that, don't you?

Yeah.

So…

We want to go back to our real house.

Oh, little darlings. We are home.

Child #1: No we’re not.

Child #2: No we ‘ot!

Oh, my lovelies. This is a much better place. There is less silicone. More intellect. Something called a highway. And didn’t you like the people who brought you cookies when we first moved?

Yeah.

You see? And daddy’s closer to his fantasy woman- Condi, who he thinks I don’t know about.

What?

I mean, PTA moms don’t hate mommy yet. And remember we saw a “Give peace a chance” bumper sticker on that limo? Wasn’t that exciting?

Ye—ah?

You see? Sooo?

Child #1: Yeah. We want to go back to our real house.

Child #2: Yeah. We wanna kagawannabanga ‘ahwse.

Goddamit!

Child #2: Gogomeet!

Child #1: I thought you said you were not going to curse any more…

I am not, light of my life. Let’s go get us some of that lovely cough medicine. Remember, the one that makes us sleepy….

So, there you go.

In the midst of all of that debacle we lost Uncle “Can summarize world events in seven words or less.” Took the wind out of me. Made it to Ethiopia for the funeral. (Can we, collectively, as a people do something about the Ethiopian leqso process? Indescribably retarded). Tucked in all the lowlights was one highlight: I finally got to meet Ato G. Blog about that coming up.

Much thanks to the folks at Redeem Ethiopia and Carpe Diem Ethiopia and for Inde Hewan et al for checking in on me once in a while.

I am loving the Yemi at Don’t Eat My Buchela!

Support HR 2003. Call, write your representative. Stay involved.

Ethiopundit has had a lot of artwork that has blown my mind, but this one… oh, this one!

8 Comments:

Anonymous yonas said...

fair enuf ... welcome back. all's forgiven.

7:29 AM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wecome bk. We missed you!

8:13 AM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous JB. said...

Sorry for your loss!

Excuse, excuse.... you can't leave us like that for ep(re-gun)df shiftoch.

you are "PARDONED", conditionally!

welcome back ... we love you... we need you... keep the Kinijit "sprite" shine. ppl like you and Judge Mideksa are what we all could be and will be...

....I hate flight delays. What would I be doing haven't you posted today. uc how exigent this blog is.

JB.

9:00 AM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss...Missed you terribly! can't wait to read about Ato G. :-

11:38 AM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgiven for now, huletegna endayelemdesh. Some of us thought they had put u in Kaliti.

2:07 PM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous not anonymous said...

Shakespeare was not even summarizing a major world event when he wrote: "Men of few words are the best men."

Still, it took him more than seven words to state this simple truth.

Child #2, however, shows great promise: “Yeah. We wanna kagawannabanga ‘ahwse.” Five words! aleqe negeru! His great uncle would have been proud.

3:37 PM, July 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Abesha lekso and Abesha weddings are not good. Can I say they are "killers"?
Pictures are great and the little boy is cute and, trust me, handsome.
AG

4:09 AM, July 28, 2007  
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We should work together to break the 20+, sorry accepted

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