meaning you laugh until the tears are rolling down your cheeks.
So last night I'm on-line, reading email. I get an email from Michelle.
You know Michelle. Michelle Obama.
She wants me to see Barack's new video on YouTube, Yes We Can. The video is truly slick, a wonderful example of how a confluence of art, politics, entertainment, and emotion can produce something that will probably be the next President of the United States.
But this isn't a political blog, as one astute reader has assiduously reminded me, so I'm not going there. It's just a part of the story.
Michelle writes to me, and Barack does, too, for the record. Today he reminds me to vote, and while I'm on the way to the polls, to grab a friend to come along.
Go out for a sandwich.
Anyway, our immediate family emails as a group. I realize that there are better ways to communicate these days, Skype conference calls, Face Book, Twitter, etc., but we've managed to get a charge out of old fashioned email. I started this thread going with the following:
Subject: Well, I think it's funny
All I sent was the link. A blogger translated my post, How to Choose a Therapist, into German. I thought it was pretty cool.
Son #1 chimes in with:
Wha? Wha? What does it mean???I write back:
I'm telling you. I think it's a direct translation of a post I did just the other day on how to choose a good therapist. But since I don't know German, so I'm not sure. But the paragraphs look the same, and I saw the word OY! which I used in the postSon #1:
Gut een hemmil!
I just got an email from Michelle, Michelle Obama, of course, who sent me to the
following link. If this is what we get the next 4 years, man, o man. Can you
Does Michelle read your blog?
Son # 2:
Anyone else notice that Israeli girl at 1:46 who says “Anu Y’Cholim”?
Son # 2:
Okay, let’s play I Spy…
“Michael” from Lost
“Ashley” from Fresh Prince
Xena Warrior Princess
I think one of the guys from Black-eyed Peas
(These are the performers on the video.)
B-actress Aisha Tyler
Annoying actress Kate Walsh
Kareem Abdul Jabar (I
Barack Obama (I think)
Me: Should I be afraid?
Then, the coup de gras', from we're not sure whom, but we know his name. He shares the very same name as a son who HASN'T joined the conversation.
who are you people? and why are you putting me on your email list?
I apparently spelled Son #3's name wrong when I sent out the original group email . So this OTHER Jonathan got it by mistake. Son #3's name isn't really Jonathan, but I felt that I should change it for our purposes here and keep the family anonymity.
Before I can correct the situation, Empath Daught has posted:
Jon, all you have to say is YES WE CAN!I quickly write to the other Jonathan, the one who is not in our family:
YES WE CAN
YES WE CAN
(we can, we can)...
Sorry Jonathan. We have a Jonathan (last name) in our family with a gmail account, and I mistook you for him. Forget you ever met us. If that's possible.
Truth is, I'm so sick of the candidates, I'd vote for King Abdullah before ...I've corrected the addresses so that Son #3, our Jonathan, is now on the list. I write to all, since all of us get all of this,
Do you believe this? Someone ELSE named Jonathan (last name) got this entire
thread by mistake! I am capable of worse, but not sure how. There are great
things lying ahead for you people. I think I've corrected the error.
OMG that is hilarious!And Rac chimes in:
I vote we just keep sending him our (stuff).
LOL I think it's very funny! Poor Jonathan. LOLAnd Empath Daught:
OH MY OH MY OH MY .And Cham:
That is the funniest thing EVVVVER. Did you guys see what I wrote back to him?!
LOLOL oh man good stuff#2 son:
I second #1's motion in adopting a second Jonathan. If you read his email
carefully, he clearly seems interested in being part of our family. Empath's
response was hysterical.
Okay. I should stop here. I really should.
IS THIS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP FAMILY TOGETHER OR WHAT?
Oh, they'll be so mad at me for posting this, I just know it. So perhaps not.
I have to get to the polls. There's for sure an extra beat in my step. Yes We Can?
NOT A POLITICAL BLOG, NOT A POLITICAL BLOG, NOT A POLITICAL BLOG. Honest.
It's a free country. Go out and vote.