Monday, June 8, 2009

Awesomely Awkward

I just answered my door for Frenemy Neighbor wearing my t-shirt with Obama's giant face on it.



She did not know where to look. Her face was kind of horrified, like you might appear if you walked in on your neighbor kicking his dog, or having sex with a couple of Mexican midget wrestlers. It was awesome. I think we might be the only family of Democrats she knows. And based on the emails she used to send me, she thinks Barack is the devil.

Oh well, we're still meeting up at the pool in ten minutes for the kids to swim and eat pizza. I had better go make some flashcard conversation starters, and prepare to serve as the representative of All Liberals Everywhere.

15 comments:

Veronica said...

Ha! I love it. Who knows: maybe it's good for her just to realize that there are people with different points of view out there??? Baby steps, right?

Sara said...

I'm really hoping for the follow up.
Come to think of it, that was rather ornery of you. ;)

Michele said...

That was awesome! Keep up the good work.

crazylovescompany said...

You wear your shirt, I'll wear mine and we'll represent the ATL. I can't believe I called it the ATL. Who says that?

Keely said...

Ha! That's awesome. I want to hear the follow-up conversations, too!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Beautiful. I want you to wear that when we get together in August. Or wear whatever you want. Just...WE ARE GOING TO SEE EACH OTHER IN AUGUST!! WAHOO!!!!

I'm really happy about that.

But don't bring Frenemy Neighbor. I can only take so much excitement at once.

FYI, my word verification word is rumph.

gretchen said...

If you want, I could send you a Pro Gay Marriage t-shirt from out here in California. I saw one today that said "Jesus Had Two Daddies!". That might scare her away for good.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Priceless! Weird that people still get so weird about Obama: he is the President, after all! Are you the only patriotic one in your neighborhood? :)

Ginny Marie said...

Can I borrow your T-shirt? It would freak my husband out. He's a nice Republican, really, or I wouldn't have married him! He actually felt like he had to vote for Obama, due to the alternative! (He felt like a traitor, though...)

Coffee with Cathy said...

Becky, if you've got your neighborhood pool covered, I'll take my Wal-Mart this afternoon and then maybe we can both tackle the baseball fields tonight!

Becky said...

Cathy, we've got our work cut out for us! And Gretchen, THAT would the be awesomest thing ever. I think that if I showed up wearing a "Jesus had two daddies" shirt, the earth might crack open, at least in my neighborhood. Later I'll post about our little poolside chat.

Crazy, I still call it the ATL. I think we do that because we're so hip-hop and cool.

Jenni said...

Have I ever told you how much I love a proud Southern liberal? Go on with it, Becky!

Elisa said...

I hope you wear that tee to the pool ;-)

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

How did I miss this post? Oh, well, off now to read your current one that linked to this one. You go, girl dem!

The Newest Newsome said...

I just discovered your blog, and while I read many posts, this seems to be the best to leave a comment: We lived in the deep south for several years, and your stories are profoundly relatable to me. And hilarious! Thanks for being brave enough to publish such delicious crap on all your neighbors. :)