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In which we posed


I wanted to describe some of the fun stuff we did in Washington but I’m honestly not sure if any of it will translate because very frankly my family has a tendency to laugh at really stupid stuff.


On Saturday night we went out and had sushi and then basically drank a LOT of beer (or I drank a lot of beer.  Keely had some sort of Sake type concoction).  I then proceeded to get louder and louder.  Then we went to get frozen yogurt where we had a great debate about yogurt toppings and I KNOW I was right, if for no other reason than I was speaking quite loudly about it.


First of all, I almost never get toppings so why I was participating in a debate about toppings anyways was quite simply…debatable.  At any rate, Kevin was going on and on about caramel and pecans and what a great combo they were when I pointed out that bar none, the SINGLE greatest topping ever invented was Reese’s Cup.


I mean, come on.  If you could only put ONE topping on something than if you don’t go with the Reese’s Cup, you’re an idiot and I don’t mean Reese’s Pieces because it’s not the same AT ALL.


With Reese’s cup you have the


Chocolate and the Peanut Butter; the sweet and the salty.  It goes with all flavors and with no other topping do you get such an ahhhhhh factor.  Am I right?  That’s rhetorical and very frankly I don’t give a shit what you think.


So then we went back to the room and tried to watch the end of Inception, which we’ve all seen but sat around and debated anyways.  I mean, was it real?  Did he ever make it back?  I have no idea.


Sunday was the day we were going back home so first we went to the National Gallery of Art East Wing.  I was stoked because very frankly, I’m a big fan of many of the modern periods and many of the Abstract Expressionists have influenced my own painting. It was awesome and yet disappointing because they didn’t have as many paintings as I remembered.


We then decided to take the “people mover” to the West wing (no, not the White House…of the National Gallery of Art you jerks).  While we were leaning against the rails Keely discovered that the foot mover was moving faster than the handrail mover.  In a show of great maturity, I challenged everyone to a contest to see who could last longer.


So we’re holding on and our feet are moving faster than our hands and we’re getting more and more askew and pretty soon Keely is about to pee herself and I fall down but Kevin who is 6’5” is practically horizontal and Keely is all like “I gotta go find a bathroom STAT” so yeah, that was a highlight.

As you can imagine, now we’re in a silly mood and we go upstairs and there’s all the Grand Masters and we can’t stop laughing and since I get bored with portrait art we decided to see who could do the poses better.  So Kevin posed, and I posed, and Keely posed and pretty soon we found the greatest picture in the world for all three of us to pose with.


Unfortunately, we were laughing so hard that the guard came into the room and stared us down.  We couldn’t take the picture because he wouldn’t leave and he wouldn’t leave until we left so unfortunately, I don’t have that shot but I still call the museum a success because we basically got scolded at The National Gallery of Art.



I could go on and on about the fake food trucks versus the real food trucks and hundreds of other silly things that we laughed about but let me just sum it up with my family can have fun at a funeral.  I know this to be true because we actually laughed at both of my parent’s funerals.


I’m just saying …


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  1. Katja Brown
    June 23, 2011

    If you take this sentence out of context it takes on a whole other meaning:

    In a show of great maturity, I challenged everyone to a contest to see who could last longer.

    • Lynn
      June 23, 2011

      Hahaha…like the contest on Seinfeld

  2. Don E. Chute
    June 23, 2011

    Good freekin gigglywiggly you folks have some fun! First of all any date that starts out with Beer, Sushi, Yogurt…

    REESE’S #1 in any book…
    Stay off the people movers…
    Eat more Sushi…
    Drink More…
    Love More…[is this a great family or what?]


    • Lynn
      June 23, 2011

      Thanks ALWAYS for all your comments and support.

      We like to have fun and believe in being silly!!

  3. Evil_Cat_Grrl
    June 23, 2011

    Sounds really fun…I used to love family trips like that.

    (My family likes to laugh at stupid stuff too)

    • Lynn
      June 23, 2011

      To me it’s all about the fun

  4. Lady Estrogen
    June 23, 2011

    Oh my lord – those are hilarious.
    I would have been conflicted between joining in and being the art-nerd staring you down.

    • Lynn
      June 23, 2011

      Yeah…I don’t think people were happy about it.. WHATEVER!!! I wouldn’t have been like that if I wasn’t so bored

  5. Catherine
    June 23, 2011

    My family laughs at funerals also! We always thought we were the only ones in the world with our warped sense of humor! It is good to know there are others like us out there.

    Absolutely love your blog! Keep blogging! It is the first thing I read when I come to work!

    • Lynn
      June 23, 2011

      Thanks you thank you thank you!!!! That means a lot to me!

  6. Name *
    June 24, 2011

    Love it! My family is the same way…in the six hours, standing in the receiving line at my father’ s wake, my sister and I laughed hysterically periodically and only we KNEW we were funny. Hell, if you don’t laugh, you cry, right? What’s the fun in that? Thank you for this blog, I really enjoyed reading it :)

    • Lynn
      June 24, 2011

      Thank you for reading and commenting…

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