Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August is Family Reuinion Month!

Now you all may be confused as to what I mean by the title here. I have a reason for saying this XP. When August first started it started out with friends of mine going to a reunion. Two days latter another friend went to a reunion. Now seeing as this month i am attending a family reunion in just two days here in sunny Michigan where I have come from my Beaverton, Oregon home to be with my beloved grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary, I thought this was strange but purely coincidental. Still as the few days went by almost all of my friends went to some version of family reunion or another.

Because of these events I have decided that from here on out August is Family Reunion Month!

BTW, I now live in Beaverton. Perhaps a month ago, maybe a bit longer, I moved into Beaverton, Oregon. My wonderful home is a second Story condominium a block away from the Beaverton Library and a block and a half away from the Beaverton Park. It is a wonderful neighborhood, much better than my previous one in Vancouver. It is also an infinitely better home in general aside from the fact that the toilet sucks and the shower water is just not hard enough for my liking, though the nice pressure makes well up for it ^_^

Anyway when I arrived a few days back in South bend Indiana at the South bend Airport I was immediately struck with a wave of muggy, hot, exhausting air that had absolutely no similarity to the circumstances of my only once previous visit to the area back four years ago a single day before my mid-January birthday in Michigan. Still I liked it. It was hotter than in Oregon but my grandfather, to my surprise, had come to meet my sister, Niece and me at the airport even though we had been sure that he wouldn't be showing up to meet us. Turns out this was for the best because when my sister went to rent us a car her credit check failed, for why I couldn't fathom because she has always been the single most money conscious member of my family.

My grandfather, the saint that he is, sprung for the rental instead. We went to their house, where my sister, Niece and I are currently staying. Immediately I was assaulted with the delicious view of fresh, day old peaches picked just a day or so before my arrival. I, of course as a city boy, never get such wonderful things where I am from, so I dug in. The fact that my body just isn't used to such things never crossed my mind until it was far too late. I suffered the consequences with rather reasonable bravery I believe XP

The next couple of days i did some things with my grandparents, my sister having gone to some other nearby cities to meet some internet friends with her niece, Anemonae. Yesterday sand today i was at the Berrien County Youth Fair. I was with my grandfather at the snow cone stall serving snow cones to excitable little children as well as elderly people as well. Yesterday, however, was different from today's sunny visage. Yesterday there was a period where I was working, where the rain was pouring down in sheets, the air still a heated 90 degrees, of course. Somehow, to my grandfather's amazement, I still managed to call several people to the little stand all through the downpour. I do consider myself quite the persuasive one in the family if it isn't too much to say ^_^

Now I sit at my grandfather's computer after remembering him, at one point in the last few days, badgering me about not updating my blog since he alone, at this point, is my one and only follower, checking up on this blog religiously, or so he tells me. I thought it only sitting to go to take this chance since back home, with the absence of steady internet, I can only jhave an hour at a time on the web at the library. I would have hated to get half way through this blog and had to quit as well as the fact that I would probably spend the whole hour on here writing instead of attending to more important matters like... I don't know... filling out applications, or text roleplaying, or something like that... Hacking into the Russian terrorist mainframes and setting up a virus that makes their screens say "The Speznaz are at the back entrance, you have 13.6 seconds to escape." Oh if only I had that skill, though it would be amazing to tape such a freak message and it's reaction XD Maybe i have seen one minute too much of Eagle Eye though I confess I haven' yet seen it.

Anyway just telling my "fans" out there that I am still alive x_x Hope to update soon with more incredible, and lively things in the life and times of Dag.

David A. Gray
AKA The Dagimal

1 comment:

  1. It is always an adventure to be with my oldest Grandson. David is a special child. (Actually a young man now at 6' 5" tall and weighing many pounds - I lost track at 275.) True he was selling snow cones in the rain at the Optimist booth. He was particular effective at attracting the young teen girls, although I noticed some of the older women fondly gazing at him as they placed their orders. Anyway it is my pleasure to have David with me for this week.