I am told that when Shoes walked through the door of his brother's house last Friday night, the boys (6 and 3) came running up, took one look at Shoes, look past Shoes and said, "Where's Lisa?"

Lisa was stuck in a little bit of traffic North of Tacoma due to a MegaAccident, but got there an hour after Shoes.  And it was worth it.  Long hugs from the boys, discussions about Willy Wonka and Spiderman, and an offer from the oldest to unplant his mom's mother's day present so he could show me the roots.  He assured me they were super amazing. I told him I'd take his word for it.

And that's what we did.  We visited. We ate.  We passed around the babies at the Birthday Party.  Shoes and I lounged lots on Sunday and had conversations like:

Shoes, "Lady Gaga's a dude."
Shoes, "Lady Gaga.  It's a dude."
Me, "I don't think she's a man."
Shoes, "He is.  He's a man."

And conversations like:

Shoes, "I HATE the University of Washington!"
Me, "But you're an alumn."
Shoes, "I'm an alumn of Washington State!"
Me, "And UW."
Shoes, "Not UW."
Me, "You went to law school there."
Shoes, "I.  Am.  A.  Washington.  State.  Alumn."
Me, "And a Husky.  And it was a top 25 law school when you went there."
Shoes, "I HATE the University of Washington!"

And conversations like,

Shoes, "Bear and I are going to Boulder this fall for a Pac 12 game."
Me, "Huh?  What?  You're going to Boulder for a Packer's game?  I don't think that's right."
Shoes, "No.  We're going to a Pac 12 game.  You're not invited."
Me, "No surprise.  It's like the Adam Karl Poker Game.  I get it.  It's the next big thing."
Shoes, "There's one other Next Big Thing that's going to happen this summer before that."
Me, "Promises, promises."
Shoes, "Let's go camping this summer, too.  Camping would be fun."  Pause.  "I'm pretty sure Lady Gaga's a dude."

You know.  The kind of conversations that go nowhere and say nothing but you have them repeatedly anyway.

It was a good weekend.
Shoes knows lots of lovely people.
It was truly my pleasure to be with them.
Anybody want to solve the Lady Gaga debate?


  1. Elizabeth on May 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    and yet nothing came up about how Lady Gaga hatched from an egg??? Seriously where are your priorities!
    and his his next big thing going to happen while you are camping??? that would be interesting!

  2. Fi x on May 11, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    I think Lady Gaga is incredible, I'm not sure she's human so does that help? pretty sure aliens dont have gender.... like slugs, (i think it's slugs...) who just make babies themselves.


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