Casual Conversations

familyI met my brothers and mom for lunch. It rarely happens, but it happened today.

As usual, the conversations were all over the place. Here's a taste.

  • Another World - A defunct soap opera that was once my mom's favourite. We discussed the characters, where they've been seen since, how handsome Cass was and how cool Mac Corey seemed.
  • Anna Nicole Smith - None of us care, except Mom who loves this stuff. Something is being announced Monday. It's news that's sure to move mountains.
  • Edward Scissorhands - The movie, the play, who will babysit my shorties.
  • Cell phones - Who are these people who watch tv shows and movies on their cell phones? How long until Canadians are downloading porn on these things? How is Bell dealing with number portability? It's all about the data transfer now so beware the surprise $1000 phone bill.
  • The Leafs - Last night was pure ARGH. Mom's given up. This loss hurt and typifies this team of ours. Go Raptors Go!
  • Famous people we used to hate but now like - Rosie O'Donnell, the Dixie Chicks...
  • Jay-Z's Meet the Parents - Ryan told us the tale Jay-Z shares in this song from his Bluepring 2: The Gift & the Curse album.
  • Politics - I'm convinced most of Canada is socially liberal and wants to vote Liberal. I'm also convinced the Conservative Party will win another minority government, but no seats in Toronto. Steve blames Dion.
  • Jehovah's Witness vs. Catholicism - Ryan tells a controversial tale that triggers a healthy argument that almost leads to blows. We're like Oasis, dammit!

Don't you wish you were there?

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twins from bolton

Jehovah Witness CULT. Very close freinds of ours coverted 5 years ago. They have secluded themselves to the rest of the world as we & other freinds of theirs haven't heard from them since. We used to party frequently & our kids were the same age as theirs. We would celebrate all occasions together & all stopped "we don't believe in Bdays, Xmas, Easter, etc." All of a sudden. How do you tell your kids who have converted that this is wrong now?
He is a beer lover & she smoked liked a chimney - I'm sure that hasn't changed!
I called them when my Mom passed away & didn't get a response.

March 24, 2007 @ 4:48 PM

Mike Boon

Don't worry, I'm not converting... and neither is Ry. Someone was trying to convert him and, well, it's a long story I probably shouldn't tell!

March 24, 2007 @ 4:53 PM


Jehovahs were all over our building today. I don't have anything against any religion, but I don't believe in preaching to others in their homes (in my case - apartment building). If I walked in to a Jahovah's Witness Church, than fair game. Preach away. Otherwise, let me get on the elevator to meet my mom without a sermon on how I need to be saved.

Good times at lunch today!! Peace.

March 24, 2007 @ 11:00 PM

twins from bolton

The best way to get rid of JW knocking on your door is to tell them you are Jewish & you have your own beliefs. Your name is knocked of their list. Been there done that. IT works.

March 24, 2007 @ 11:20 PM


Sounds nice. I actually do wish I was there. Having time to do such things is so rare these days, if you get along well w/ your family, catching up w/ them is one of the greatest feelings you can have.

March 25, 2007 @ 2:02 PM

Mike H

I have a friend who is a JW as well, and he's quite normal. Heck, he plays Dungeons & Dragons with us quite actively. He keeps the church aspect of his life fairly private, so it is possible.

March 26, 2007 @ 3:15 AM



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April 7, 2007 @ 6:18 PM

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