mercredi 25 février 2009

Brotherly love

My brother arrives tomorrow.  Alone.

Usually he comes with an entourage of wife and kids.  Not this time.  Usually the kids fill awkward silences.  Not this time.  Usually the sister in law provides a buffer for his opinions and odd ideas of how life should be lived (by other people).  Not this time.

Yep, just me and my bro, hanging like homies.

So, what to do?  Luckily, he's already spotted a couple of exhibitions he wants to see, and there's always the fall back position of the cinema.  

Eating out is a bit problematic because a) he has a limited palate and b) I refuse to pander to it.  We'll see how that one works out, eh?

In a 'greater-love-hath-no-man' moment I went above and beyond the call of brotherly duty and bought tickets for the football on Sunday.  Brother loves a bit of footie and so he's absolutely made up with this 'gift' as he keeps calling it (I was thinking he'd pay for his own ticket, but apparently not).

The football match is between Paris Saint Germain and Nancy.

Brother has already informed me that he's going to buy me a 'Nancy' supporters scarf.  Apparently he thinks this is hilarious.  He seems to have told everyone, so funny it is.

My Mother called me earlier to say 'have a lovely time with your brother' and 'don't fall out with each other'.  Then she said:

"...enjoy the football match.  Your brother tells me he's going to buy you a scarf".

"So he told you too, then?"

"Yes.  He said it's a scarf with 'Nancy Boy' written on it"

Nancy Boy.

Really.  

I don't stand a chance.

17 commentaires:

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

Just be like mother theresa, see it as a practice of virtue and patience and plan a really great night out after he's left so you have something to look forward to!

Valleys Mam a dit…

Fuck him, do what you want and let him join in, if he chooses not too its his problem.
Relatives who wants em eh

Swearing Mother a dit…

Sounds like you're in for some fun, Travelling.

Try not to throttle him with your new scarf.

kukushka a dit…

I had always thought that being the only child was a curse...until now. Thanks for that!

Mike a dit…

the age differences between me and my two younger brothers is 12 and 16 years. i totally have NOTHING in common with them whatsoever. it's interesting, though, now as adults we are having the best relationship ever.

Louise a dit…

No 3 a.m. returns home with your brother?

I hope the scarf matches something cool you like to wear!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, I'll be theresa-like, all the way...

VM, relatives indeed...drive me nuts!

SM, I'll try, I promise.....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Hey Kukushka, no, I'd love to be an only child - sometimes.....

Mike, I also get on much better with my brother now we are 'adults', but that's not to say it's perfect....

Louise, it's highly unlikely - and 3am? why so early? I'm a 5,15 kind of guy you know!!

Sassy Sundry a dit…

Oh wow. It will take a whole lot of going to your happy place to get through that visit.

Good luck.

Daryl a dit…

I say pre-empt this and buy him one ... and then make him go to dinner somewhere he will hate .. oh wait, I guess that wouldnt be the way to keep the peace would it ... erm ...

Anthony a dit…

Well is the cap fits ..... or should that be scarf?

cb a dit…

Dude!! I am dead fucking serious when I say that I WANT THAT SCaRF!!! Seriously! I will pay whatever if you pick one up for me!!! Please!!! I am completely begging here!

Rob Inukshuk a dit…

Straight siblings are such fun and constant reminders that life isn't fair. Poor them.

Born Gay, fabulous by choice!

Have a great time, wear the Nancy scarf with Pride, refuse to take it off all the time he's there, where ever you go - that'll sort him!

Oh, and I can't wait for the report back that you WILL give us in all it's technicolour detail.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Hello Sassy....you're right, a whole lot of happy placing will be needed....

Daryl, you should work for the United Nations...

LaTanya, it fits...but red's not my colour.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

CB - if they have one for sale, it will be yours. (I like a man who isprepared to beg for what he wants...)

Rob, the report will be here on monday....he he

Anonyme a dit…

Bonjour, Traveling (and not in love)…

I have found your Blog…I love it… You are…...Sumthing Sumthing!!! (so cute)


So here is my comment about your post…

Every time you are confronted with humanity at it’s ‘best’…AKA… (not my thing)….

You just have to shake your head, say ‘Holy Mackerel’ and, Thank Karma that

you were blessed with the COOL gene...

Merci Liz

Victor a dit…

Oh dear....