Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bo Gia (Vietnamese for "The Godfather")

One of my really good friends from Chiropractic school just had his son baptized. He and his wife had wanted to ask me to be his son's Godfather. There was just one problem. I'm not Catholic. I'm not even Christian. Zelda was asked to be Godmother and another one of my really good friends was asked to be godfather. As it turned out in the catholic rules, a couple only had to have one member that was catholic. So, I was considered the honorary Godfather since the whole thing was done with already. Zelda and I had a conversation about it last night.

Z: "You know they really wanted you to be the official godfather, right?"

J: "Oh hon, I don't care about that. I honestly think they made the right decision in not choosing me."

Z: "Why do you think that?"

J: "Because it's a religious role and I agree that both godparents should be of the same religion just in case something happens to one or the other."

Z: "It really doesn't bother you, does it?"

J: "No. It's just a title. What's important to me is that I get to be a part of his life and watch him grow up. That's the most important thing."

Zelda snuggles up to me and I put my arm around her and lightly scratch her shoulder. We're both smiling.

Z: "I do dearly love you. You're such a good person. I'd do anything for you."

I scratched her shoulder even more lightly, leaned over, kissed her and said this:

J: "Does that mean you'll swallow now?"

Z: "..... Get your hands off me."

J: "hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha."

Monday, January 01, 2007

Merry New Year

I'm just waiting for the politically correct pieces of shit to start saying that "Happy New Years" is insulting to the Chinese since they go by a different calender and that we need to start saying "Merry Complete Earth Revolution around the sun" or something like that.

Anyways, we went out last evening. It seems that there is always something involving sex whenever people hang out with us. We went to a bar until just after midnight. Then, we went to a tittie bar. Afterwards, we went to our friends' apartment and put some porn on.

While we were at the first bar, we started talking about fireworks. It's a shame they don't allow fireworks where we live. I used to live in a small town just outside of Houston. Fireworks were allowed where I grew up. I really miss going out to those little stands, picking out exactly what I wanted, anticipating nightfall, and setting them off. We had the entire assortments of firecrackers, sparklers, bottle rockets, and roman candles. Then, there were the others like the whistlers, saturn missiles, rockets that sent a little parachute back, tanks that actually shot down the road and would fire little sparks, and mortars. Come to think of it, I haven't really seen those lately. Anybody else remember some the older fireworks that you just don't see anymore?