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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

my family is crazy

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.


  1. My brother and I are 2 days apart. It's just as bad, if not worse, as having the same birthday. It's actually worse because my parents can never remember if I am the 26th and he is the 24th or of I am the 24th and he is the 26th. :-\

  2. That is the stupidest reason I've ever heard for wanting to induce.


  3. OMG My FI's sister did the same thing with her oldest daughters. I think it's completely stupid!

  4. ditto Jessica except it's my sister and three days. We always had "joint" birthday parties because my parents didn't want two crazy weekends in a row and they still get confused to this day who is born on what day. When we were little, we even got joint birthday presents.

  5. ditto all of the above. and you've heard my thoughts on the save-the-date.

  6. 1. Holy crap. But glad to hear your cousin is ok.
    2. Maybe it's time to start your wedding coordination side business? :)
    3. That is the worst idea ever. Hell, I don't even want to hear about other people having my birthday or anniversary date . . . let alone a sibling. Just stupid.

  7. My mom scheduled her c-section with my brother on my dad's birthday, thinking it would bring them closer (my dad didn't want a third baby). I think because it is a parent/child thing as opposed to a sibling thing, it's not that bad. Well, maybe it is bad for my dad because he might as well not have a birthday now.

  8. Holey moley. That is some funny family stuff.

  9. My cousin had her first child on July 3. Her second on, wait for it, July 3. So not only do they have to share a birthday, but its right before fourth of July and all their friends are out of town for the summer.

    But the topper? I read a deposition of a woman who had 2 kids, both with the same birthday and with the same initials - MVP.

  10. Ugh, family!...just make sure you dont "take advantage" of them, because that's rude!

  11. my family is crazy, too! hope your cousin recovers, that the wedding details work out, and that the baby is healthy!

  12. I seriously thought about your cousins car accident as we drove down some super windy roads yesterday in Maui. So glad everyone is okay, despite his friend still being in the hospital. Scary! But funny how he said that he was going to call you but he couldn't because his cell phone melted in the fire.

  13. How can you save the date without a place? That's ridiculous.

  14. i'm glad your cousin is okay! how scary :O

    and yeah, sharing the same birthday with your sibling would royally suck! please tell me at least one person clued her in on this?!


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