On Perfectly Good White Boy & the path out of adolescence

On Perfectly Good White Boy & the path out of adolescence

 

Figure 1. Perfectly Good White Boy, on sale October 1, 2014

Figure 1. Perfectly Good White Boy, on sale October 1, 2014

 

Sometimes I talk about my books.

Yesterday, I was talking about Perfectly Good White Boy on Twitter.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can still read it all here if you’d like.

(Why don’t you use Twitter? Weirdo.)

I’m on vacation with my family in Northern Minnesota. There are mayflies EVERYWHERE. It is highly disgusting, as they swarm you once you step out of the cabin. They are also in the lawn, which makes playing croquet & badminton horrible, too. We’re all just waiting around for them to die.

The weather today is cold. None of our normal activities (swimming, fishing, lawn games) are possible. So instead, we’re all trapped in the cabins letting our various personalities rub up against each other. Fun times.

 

Figure 1. Hello. I am Sullen Smoking Van. I am also annoyed on your behalf. Look at my muscles, though. They are pretty fetching, right? Right.

Figure 2. Hello. I am Sullen Smoking Van. I live on a lake. Probably I hate mayflies, too. Look at my muscles, though. They are pretty fetching, right? Right.

 

My mother wants to talk about ‘what we’re doing for Christmas’ while reading the latest John Sandford novel she found in the lodge. My father keeps a running commentary about Famous Armenians and Their Accomplishments while he makes tabouleh. My kid is constantly bugging me to cut up fruit for her, like a baby bird. My brother-in-law is watching World Cup on his computer. My sister is cuddled up playing Solitaire on her iPad. My nephews spend lots of time lying about shit and arguing who’s telling the truth and spitting sunflower seeds all over the place.

Yesterday, my sister and Matilda and I went on a 3 mile walk along the road. We found snakeskins, dead turtles, thick layers of dead mayflies, a hidden beach littered with beer cans, a pill bottle, dog prints on the sand, and two lady slippers.

On Thursday, I go home to celebrate my 15th anniversary with the mister. Leave all this glamour behind.

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  • Tez Miller on Jul 02, 2014 Reply

    I take it your father is already aware of the Family Guy episode which lists famous Armenians? 😉

    “Hey, Lois, I spent the afternoon making a list of famous Armenians. Eric Bogosian, Andre Agassi, Jerry “The Shark” Tarkanian. That is all.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG5Emehe5kA

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