a few slightly outlandish tidbits gleaned from my family party on sunday that i forgot to mention:
one of my zillion cousins got into an ugly ass car accident the previous week. i asked him for all the gory details, not realizing how serious it had been, and whoa. i guess he was on the freeway, headed down to the beach with some of his buddies, and the car in front of him slammed on their brakes for no apparent reason. he swerved, lost control, tried to get back on track, and ended up driving right off the side of the road...straight into a tree.
he blacked out, the car caught fire, and the next thing he knew, he was waking up in an ambulance with various cuts and scrapes. but he was the lucky one - his friends in the back seat were more seriously injured. i think one of them is still in the hospital - although none of the injuries are life threatening, thank goodness. he said "i'd have called you, but, yeah...my cell phone melted in the fire." sheesh.
a few weeks ago, we received a cute little save-the-date in the mail for another cousin's wedding. now, y'all know i love weddings. and we actually have THREE to attend this year. so of course, when i saw his mother at the party, i wanted to hear details! and i was quite surprised to hear that there WERE no details to discuss. they haven't even picked a venue yet.
um, the wedding is in four months. yeah. wow.
lastly, yet another cousin of mine is pregnant with her second child. and she's due any day now. her dad was telling us that she was trying to talk her doc into inducing labor on saturday. no, it's not medically necessary. and nope, she's not yet overdue. why did she want this so badly?
well, her older daughter's birthday was on saturday. and she thought it would be cool for them to share a birthday.
did you just do a double take, like i did (except that i had to do mine quietly, in my head. and then i filed the whole incident away to take out later and have a proper freak-out)? because that would suck ass for both of those kids. imagine - always having to share your birthday? that's almost worse than having your birthday on a holiday, like christmas. yeah, it's not really that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, but still - bleh.
families. gotta love 'em.