Friday, June 5, 2009

Sometimes I don't miss home...

...And here's why.

I got an email from my mom today. Usually my mom's emails include the weather, what they ate that day, etc. They are generally lovely emails and I look forward to hearing about their day so it feels like the 3000 mile gap between us isn't so big. (Also, I have found that after living out here for 14+ years, if I don't know what they had to eat that day, I get very discombobulated and feel out of touch. I know none of you are surprised by this...) Generally her emails give me pangs of homesickness. Today's, however, took a left turn and I left me thinking, "If I move to Hawaii, I can put another couple thousand miles between us."

You see, today, she sent along pictures of "things in the backyard." This always makes me happy as my "yard" is a concrete slab that attracts douche bags and they actually have acres of plush land with pretty trees that don't house rats and other vermin. (GA-ROSS!)

First up in the yard... their chocolate lab, Wilbur.

Awwww. I miss Wilbur. Always adorable and the best snuggler on the planet (besides Matilda!).

Second... the triplets.

Awwww. Happy little family! My parents also get a plethora of rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and deer. All adorable!!

The third picture... The mutha-f'ing bear that lives in the woods behind our house.


And that, ladies and gentlemen... is why I don't always miss home.


  1. Hahahaha... wow. Did NOT see that coming. Great job leading up to the madness, too!

  2. Possibly not adorable, but pretty awesome. I want one!

  3. BTW, it seems like I always have to try twice to comment here. I get an error the first time. Is it just me???

  4. Damn! That is why camping freaks me out!

  5. What are those beaver/otter "triplet" things?!

  6. My uncle has a fat little groundhog in his garden that likes to lie on its back in the sun. So adorable. I named him Hector.

    Did your parents name the triplets? :)

  7. They are groundhogs - and I don't think that my parents named them. Yet. :)

  8. Wilbur will protect your family from the bear. We see and hear stories about that all the time. Of course, Matilda will oversee the actions safely from her closed circuit TV feed at home in LA.

  9. and Sean, I, too, have to enter the safe-word twice to be able to comment.



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