My cousin from Ireland Brendan and his Anne, came to visit this past week. Here are some things I learned:
1. Whenever anyone from Ireland is involved, you will end up drinking far more than anticipated. (Unless that person is a Pioneer...there's an Irish club for people who don't drink...apparently they get discounts on auto insurance and all sorts of other strange benfits. One of my cousin's friends is a Pioneer and when he told us about it we thought he was putting us on. But it's real.)
2. Females make lovely houseguests. They bring presents, they leave thank you cards, and they tidy up before they leave.
3. "Whom should Eileen date?" has become a new favorite family conversation topic.
Kerry (sister): What about Guy From Our Hometown?
me: I think he's too young for me.
Kerry: But you're really immature.
Adam (brother-in-law): Whoever it is, he has to be rich. You're the family's only hope.
Anne (cousin's girlfriend): What about an Irish guy?
Kerry: Know any rich ones?
Anne: Irish Guy has got loads of sheep.
Brendan (cousin): What about Other Irish Guy? He drives a digger!
So there you have it.
The photo of us is from trivia night at the Junction in Southie. We won 2nd place. Hooray!