August 25th, 2009

First day of school

I have an Uncle George?

Mom: "Your Aunt Sara died last night. We're going to the wake on Wedesday."
Sam: "I have an Aunt Sara?"
Mom: "Well, not any more." 
Sam: "How is she related to Uncle George?"
Mom: "Her husband (who painted the scene of Greece over Daddy's dresser), was Uncle Jimmy, Nick's first cousin, so she's your father's second cousin-in-law."
Sam: "That just makes it more confusing."
Mom: "She's Uncle Nick's mother and Nancy's mother-in-law. She was born Jewish and converted to Greek Orthodox but it didn't take because everytime we went over there (which wasn't often) she tried to make us a roast beef at 11:00 at night. She was really really old and had dementia."

This conversation didn't actually happen - Mom sent me an e-mail with what would have happened if we did actually talk. She nailed it on the head - this it exactly how it would have gone :)
First day of school

Secret Identity?

I've developed an alter ego.... really though, I have. Clearly it's from all those years of being exposed to comic books.

In NY I'm Sammi, the Wondergirl! I join every club under the sun, am able to lift heavy tubas in a single bound and make lots of friends in an instant! I'm loud, outgoing, and bouncy.

In VA I'm Samantha, the professional. I sit quietly and take notes while commenting only when needed. I'm highly organized and work with children with special needs.

Sammi wears crocs.
Samantha wears heels.

Sammi wears her hair in a bun everyday.
Samantha straightens her hair.

Sammi sings very loudly at the top of her lungs.
Samantha listens to classical music quietly in her classroom.

Clearly, I have an alter ego.