Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Cast of (real) Characters

A couple of months ago I got the idea to start this project. Now, you can easily take what I know about blogging and fit it on the end of a knitting needle, so I decided to get an expert opinion. Enter my internet savvy husband. His immediate response was how careful you have to be in cyberspace to not give out any specific information about your life. You know, things that could lead to all sorts of unpleasantness and allow undesirable characters into your reality. (More undesirable than the ones I’m inviting in, anyway).

Considering the amount of time he spends each day catching up with his must read blogs, I figured this must be something he was on solid ground about. So in the interest of cyber safety (and to jazz things up a little bit), I’d like to introduce you all to my cyber family. The names have been changed, but you’ll recognize them, perhaps too well.

First off is my husband. Let’s just call him The Film Geek, because he is. And he knows it. The master of all matters cinematic, digital, or electronic, with total recall for every song lyric he’s ever heard, yet shockingly unable to locate his own wallet on a regular basis. Don’t get me started on his keys.

Next is the eldest, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sasquatch. Shambling, short-tempered and caring about not much beyond his next meal and some pocket money. Don’t put your fingers in the cage, kids! It’s a teenager! And he bites!

Following on his heels is Gumby. This is the boy who looks like the character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory who ends up on the stretching machine until he’s ten feet tall and weighs 47 pounds. The child never stops eating, but no one believes me. For thrills he sometimes lifts up his shirt at school and dares people to count his ribs. And they can.

Much of the household comic relief starts (and often ends) in the mouth of our youngest, Surfer Dude. Born with an impeccable sense of timing and the scruples of a celebrity photographer, he has an uncanny ability to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the right time.

See, I knew you’d recognize them!

1 comment:

Happy in the Abyss said...

You crack me up! I almost wet myself...you nailed that bro of mine! Love you!