b)convo's with family?
c) the appearance of narcissism that seems to plague commentless blogs?
d) How my aunt who I always see as a kid because she's 15 younger than my mother and not a womanly woman -- telling my mother how she is getting a senior citizen discount(55 in PA) and taking a class in physics and .... empathy. Serious! A class in empathy and she a senior citizen?????????
So my mother is like, " You don't have empathy? You need to learn empathy?" And this aunt comes up with how she needs special classes on empathy for her social work job. She's been a social worker for more than 25 years and ... the bitter truth is she still doesn't have empathy. It's just not a part of her makeup. If you tell her something bad she ooohs and ahhhs in that "poor you" sympathy way but not in that cool, ' i got you. me too way." Looooong story. Frustrating ---because I'd love a loving aunt.
Oh well. Pat and Vanna are endlessly un-irritating. The guests all say retarded americana shit( their favorite football team, their awesome husband/wife, there scrapbooking hobby etc) but Pat and vanna are solid ,and aren't they bored out of thier freaking minds?