All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (46)

Winter Solstice & the "War on Christmas"

Originally posted on my personal blag, re-posted here.


We are all very excited about the upcoming holidays. Our presents are packed (and most of them shipped / delivered), the tree and lights are up and decorated, we've made cookies, and we've dove headfirst into the Winter Season media: The Grinch, Bing Crosby, Ultra Lounge, Muppet Christmas, etc.



The thing is, although all of this looks like the holiday we commonly… Continue

Added by Aaron on December 19, 2008 at 8:27pm — 7 Comments

My dad is dying and I will miss him terribly.

A while back, he was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. This is the second time. He had it several years ago, and it was successfully removed. They recently operated again, taking out a large portion of his intestine, once again thinking they had removed it. He has been in and out of the hospital a lot over the past few months. They just told him a few weeks ago that he has cancer in his brain, and throughout his body, and that he has about three months left.

I haven't seen my dad in ten… Continue

Added by Jerbear1974 on November 19, 2008 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

Neece Update and Request for xmas Company Advice

Hey everyone! How are you!?

Well, I survived my company. Barely. It was a near thing. They are expecting to return for xmas and have xmas dinner at my house.

I'm more than willing to take ideas for how to tell them they can't use our house as a hotel whenever they like. They are catholics. They are the most wasteful, vain, shallow people. They are selfish and self centered. And if they come to visit for the holidays, I think I will go ballistic.



Any suggestions? Please… Continue

Added by Neece on September 11, 2008 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Gah! Company Coming In A Few Hours! :P

Hey everyone! I haven't been around much lately because I've been doing a thorough cleaning of my house. Company will be here in a couple hours for a week or more. My husband's annual family reunion is Labor Day weekend and his sisters are staying with us. What fun!

Anyhoo, I've also been doing little things to improve Heaving Dead Cats and hope to get some good blog posts up when company leaves. I should have some good material as… Continue

Added by Neece on August 27, 2008 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

The 'joys' of a religious family..

Mini-rant time!



A conversation between my aunt and my grandmother went like this last Sunday morning upon the appearance of an article in the paper about non-religious summer camps;



G-ma (with shock); "Non-religious summer camps?!"

Aunt (derisively); "I bet they're teaching them that new-age crap"



It's so hard not to speak up in situations like this where people are blatantly and unapologetically bigoted. And that really is the problem. Many people in my… Continue

Added by Sondra on August 1, 2008 at 1:56pm — 4 Comments

Coming Out To Family

I recently got back into Irvine after a trip up through a large swath of NorCal to visit friends and family. I really have two sets of family up there; one is my "older brother" (met many moons ago through the Big Brother/Little Brother program) with his family in the Bay Area and the other is the group of actual genetic family in the Sacramento area.



I've mentioned being an Atheist and being a member of Atheists, Agnostics, and Rationalists at UC Irvine to my brother and his family,… Continue

Added by Alex Uzdavines on July 18, 2008 at 1:48am — 4 Comments

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