Tuesday, July 07, 2009

4th of July Funnies

Every year my mom's side of the family gets together for a big 4th of July get-together. It began in 1996 at our house in Brentwood, and has been going strong ever since. The past several years the event changed locations to my aunt & uncle's house in Indiana. In a last minute turn of events, Bradley and I decided to hop in the car and make the trek up there so we could share in the fun; plus if you aren't there, you get talked about, so that was one more good reason to be there!

In case you missed our 4th of July fun, here are a few things you might want to ask about, or remember if you were there, since there's always funny stories that crop up that will be told for many years to come (like Laura's martinis from Christmas, and the gang of 3+1 watching the TV on high speed rewind):
  • Mom accidentally calling the "shamwow" a "shamu"
  • Michael singing the same line, "I can't explain it," over and over
  • Jimmmyyyyyyyy!!!!
  • Eric referring to Budweiser as Ryan's "talk juice"
  • Ryan's new and improved Christ of the Ohio
  • Everyone: "it looks like it's starting to clear up," talking about the nonstop rain
  • What happens when good Fireworks go Bad
  • 4-alarm fire greenbeans that no one but Eric & Ryan could eat
  • Good thing the van was stolen so we had room to hang out in the garage
  • Lisa yelling at Oreo (the poodle) to get out of the kitchen
  • Lots of good food, good drinks, and good times

2 comments:

MamaB said...

All so true---and these famous lines will crop up for years and years to come!!
You didn't mention the one about Ryan describing the slide incident when he was young or the pool incident when he was young!!!

Mike said...

The weekend was full of many funny moments - thanks for the recap.

I thought you might enjoy the actual lyrics to the song that I had stuck in my head!

Uncle Michael

I Can't Explain
------The Who

Got a feeling inside (Can't explain)
It's a certain kind (Can't explain)
I feel hot and cold (Can't explain)
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah (Can't explain)

I said ... (Can't explain)
I'm feeling good now, yeah, but (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means, but …

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Yeah, hear what I'm saying, girl (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
The things you've said have got me real mad
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means but

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Forgive me one more time, now (Can't explain)

(INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE)

I said I can't explain, yeah
You drive me out of my mind
Yeah, I'm the worrying kind, babe
I said I can't explain