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Rednecks Can't Dance

It would probably be more accurate to say they won't rather than can't but the other way sounded better as a title. More on this later.

My Oregonian cousin who's been in Western Mass. all summer stayed with us for the past week and a half before going home today. I'm eight years older and have different life experiences but we have Marvel Comics in common. (She read many of my Spider-man and X-men comics.) Once my father and I got her into the Red Sox we had something else in common but this wasn't the best week to do that I think. (Damn them!) She's way into Christian music and every t-shirt she wore, except one, had a Christian theme. At first, I thought the rap was the worst but yesterday we heard this chick who sounded like Avril Lavigne and you know how much I love her... (Speaking of "chick rock," I listened to excerpts of Paris Hilton's new album and her cover of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" was pretty good. I'm not kidding.)

We got into this argument while watching X-men 2 whether it was actually possible, as the movie suggests, for the mutant gene to come from the father. I say it could be possible. Yes, it would have to be on the X chromosome but chromosomes can hold a lot of information. She argued there wouldn't be many female mutants that way. I was thinking about this and there are way more male X-men than women. The original team had 5 males including Professor X and only one woman! It didn't occur to me until later but I thought they were mutants because they had an extra X chromosome. Isn't that why they're called "X-men?"

Anyway, Thursday night, we went to Boston for a Friday afternoon Duck Tour. John Lennon was our ConDUCKtor and my cousin got to pilot it "up the Chuck" as he referred to it. I'll try and post pictures soon.

Yesterday, we went to the state 4-H fair. They had some country band performing. They were pretty good. My parents did the swing to the Bo Diddley classic "Before You Accuse Me." No one joined them and the band said after that their next song would be their last. Coincidence? Maybe...

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Anonymous said…
Your parents always break into dancing....even on the bridge while looking for dolphins in the ocean! They crack me up :) I love it!

Oh, and I actually purchased the single "Stars are Blind" for my Ipod. I listened to the "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" cover after reading this, gotta say I like it too! I'm not ashamed!

~your cousin
Likestrek said…
The first time I heard "Stars are Blind," I liked that one as well but the rest of the album, or at least the other tracks I listened to, weren't that good.

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