Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving for the Memories


Sorry I've been MIA over the past couple of days, folks. Spent a little holiday time up in the mountains of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania* with my wife, our baby, and a whole lot of extended family.

There wasn't much in the way of wi-fi, but we did manage to put a tiny local pub to good use for a few nights. Highlights included Jayne dancing and shouting along to P!nk's So What, me and a future cousin-in-law -- a kid named Brian who sports a kick-ass Exploited-style mohawk -- downing a bunch of Jager-bombs, and a final bar tab that cost all of us what two drinks in New York City would've.

By the way, if anyone in that area has seen my wife's shirt, she'd very much like it back.

Regular posts resume tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great holiday.

*Fun Fact: Susquehanna is considered a holy place by Mormons because it's where Joseph Smith -- Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and Con Man -- supposedly translated the magical golden plates that comprised the Book of Mormon, given to him by the Angel Moroni, into English. Yes, people believe this crap. I had planned to get a picture of me throwing up on the town's memorial statue of Smith, but unfortunately we were far too drunk to find the thing.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael. Gabriel. Moroni? Huh.

J said...

Joseph Smith started his own religion so that he could have sex with underage girls.

Jon Benne said...

I spent the day at a friend's house getting sloshed on egg nog spiked with rum, watching the Seahawks and Lions get their asses kicked. As a Seahawks fan, it was slightly less enjoyable for me.


Shame you couldn't find the Smith statue, though. That would've been an awesome picture.

Darek said...

Sounds like a sexy time was had by all.

And Joseph Smith. Dumb, dumb dumb dumb, dumb.

Anonymous said...

Mohawks stopped meaning anything other than a cry for attention at least 15 years ago. Not that your future cousin-in-law is a bad person or anything, just saying it would do him good to get a haircut.

And at least Mormons don't believe in Thetans. I live in Utah and despise some of the things Mormons do (Won't find nicer people anywhere though), but at least their beliefs follow the (unbelievable still) logic that most other religions follow instead of some Kool-Aid-inspired quack theory.

Glad to hear you had some good, cheap, fun times this Thanksgiving. So did I, spending only about $25 this entire week having a blast (read as: being perpetually drunk or otherwise inebriated) with family. (Well, some of them)

I don't want to go back to work on Monday, haha. X_X

Anonymous said...

Hey Chez and family - you weren't too far from us (we're here in central pa)...hopefully you missed the snow and/or sleet...when I last spent time in that area (Montrose to be exact) was covering the Steven Scher murder trial back in 1997...pretty area, but nasty case...

Anyway, glad your stay in Pa was fun ;) sounds like Jayne's was too LOL !

Samuel said...

To Anon @ 2:42 AM - Please look up Kobol before you try to say that Mormonism is any less insane than Scientology.

Captainfirst said...

I grew up in the Montrose area, great place to be a kid. Chez, too bad you couldn't find that statue. Mormons are just plain nuts.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:42 A.M. responding to Samuel: It's Kolob, for the record.

What's insane (assuming you believe in religion, right?) about a planet/creation being the "closest to God", being "after the manner of the Lord, according to its times and seasons in the revolutions thereof"?

There are a lot wackier ideas out there than a planet having the same speed of revolution as God reckons his days to last (e.g. 7 days to create the Earth would mean 7000 Earth years in our reckoning, or from about 11,000 B.C. to 4,000 B.C. according to Mormon theology).

As I said before, Mormonism isn't my cup of tea (Especially because they don't drink tea), but it's hardly crazy. (Well, any crazier than any other Christian religion)

Alex said...

I figure I should point out that Mormons do believe in "Thetans" since the term Thetan is simply the scientological word for the human eternal soul. Mormons believe that people have souls, thus they believe in "Thetans." :)

choenbone said...

Chez, you really missed the monument?! Cripes you drove past at least 3 times that i know of.

anyway, glad ya had fun, next time we'll have a bigger fireball
^_^.

Anonymous said...

Dear Chez,

I'm not so sure how I feel about this "future cousin in-law " nonsense :P As it stands I am not sure mohawk man ever wants to get married...or for that matter myself. However, there will be phone calls and nonsense voice-mails for your listening pleasure. And a possibility of a Mohawk man and cousin type visiting a city near you :)

Chez said...

I knew the cousin-in-law thing would irk the shit out of you.

Anonymous said...

Haha not really. To quote a musical (Jayne would be proud), Chicago said it best... "I'm no one's wife, But...I love my life!!!"

How about we throw in the word candidate in front of future cousin in law reference ;)