Sunday, July 25, 2010

Navel Contemplation

by Suzanne

When the suggestion arose among the sisters to start a family blog, I wasn’t too sure what I thought. I have a lot of second thoughts about nearly every real decision I make, a lot of over active hindsight. These thoughts, this hindsight arise from the tremendously insecure part of my personality. Perhaps it does in everyone Would I blog my heartfelt feelings and then hate myself for exposing my tender underbelly to others (who would no doubt be rolling their eyes at me, worse yet snickering)? Would I be erudite and clever, only to look back and see myself as a pretentious fool? Or, is the whole thing meaningful only in the moment of the writing, and less so in the reading – are blogs just high tech navel-contemplation? (thanks, Em, for that image – I just found a speck of lint, I think).

No matter, really – if only a few family/friends find a few entries interesting and thought provoking (or more importantly, funny – we ARE funny girls, after all), then that’s good enough for me. In the words of Bette Midler…Oh, never mind, this is a family show – but you know the line I mean. The line about “…if they can’t take a joke”.

So, we are all 5 pretty amusing (as well as most of the next generation) – and not just to ourselves and each other, either. People are often surprised when I say something funny . I don’t know why they’re that surprised, really. Maybe it’s the sideways presentation. Maybe it’s my usual mumble with the clearly understood funny bits slipped in willy-nilly. Where do we get this? Because we all do it, though Diane and Caroline don’t really mumble. Jim’s the master mumbler – on that we can agree. Sitting next to him at a family dinner is pretty amusing – but no one else can hear his little cracks. Just him and the one next to him. Dad suspects – but can’t really make it out.

Anyway – this is my inaugural blog post. I’ll be brave again in the future.

4 comments:

Caroline said...

Suzy mentioned the Bette Midler quote last night. Bizarro.

Suzanne said...

that WAS me, silly.(Suzy)

Manic Pixie Dream Girl said...

Love it. <3 RITE MOAR PLZ.

Suzy said...

so, we've all agreed that Mimi fine-tuned the mumble/zing combo. Thanks Mimi - you are/were amazing!