What’s this slurpee thing? I don’t remember that episode at all! And me? Talk during mass? Child, you must be dreaming!
To this day, I’ve not met another set of “double cousins”. Do you all know any? I thought everyone had the same family on both sides and couldn’t figure out why our other cousins had family I didn’t know. How bizarre. Thus, Mary and I grew up like sisters of different parents. When we were sitting under Grandma’s pool table fort we had created, listening to stolen Beatle records, we made a pact that since we were only children and would never have “nieces and/or nephews” of our own, any children we did have would call the other Aunt. Well, she fulfilled HER part of the bargain but I didn’t. :( I’m a slacker like that.
My room was ALWAYS a mess – clutter and clothes and everything everywhere. Whenever she’d be convinced to spend the night, she’d always say “Let’s clean your room” and try to make it a game. I was having none of that and either watched her clean my room or else get interested in something else (perusing David Cassidy pictures to hang on my wall, mayhaps). Of course, by the time we went to bed, she was tired. Heck, she’d just finished cleaning my room! OTOH, I was wide awake and ready to chat. Hence the “who can be quiet the longest” game.
And even Lauren knew about the quiet game
From one of our last gmail chats on February 23rd:
me: now, stop talking to me! (tee hee)
Lauren: oh yeah! go away!
me: Let’s see who can be quiet the longest.
(Did I lose already?)
Lauren: hah quiet game!!
no, I think I did
me: that’s a first!!
Yeah, I always lost at that game. Can you imagine that?