But unlike some relatives, my mom enjoys reading my blog. She also reads many of the others that I follow and thinks one person is "totally nuts" - but in a good way. I even have her proofread some of my stuff for errors (usually grammatical) or for some other constructive criticism.
Sorry about your luck mom, you won't be proofreading this one.
My mother's "Momisms" include, but are not limited to, the comments, words, expressions, questions, mixed metaphors, etc. that escape her lips from time to time. And since I'm in a sharing mood:
We were having some problems with our Internet provider and their e-mail services wherein we were not able to send or receive. The IP tech said they would look into it and gave us an alternate DNS Server number that would circumvent the issue in the meantime. I was experiencing the same problem just recently and was cursing aloud that I couldn't even get connected to the net. She said, "Try using that other DNA number". There are times I wish we didn't share the same DNA: this was one of those times.
I don't know if it's her age or the fact she has too much shit in her ears, but she's going deaf. I, on the other hand, can hear a Palmetto bug fart in the next room. Occasionally I make stir-fry for dinner with either rice or Thai noodles, so I opted for the noodles the other night. She complemented me on the dinner, for which I thanked her, but I pointed out, "I think I overcooked the Thai noodles", to which she responded, "There are pine needles in this??".
The thermometer incident (no, it's not what you may think): I finally went out and bought a digital thermometer. Whoever invented those mercury-type ones should have one stuck in his eye. "Yeah, I'll bet you can read it NOW, asshole". At any rate, I mentioned that I had bought a DIGITAL thermometer that day. She asked, "What does it read out?". WTF?? I had no idea what she was asking. I thought about it for a few seconds and I was still confused. Did she mean the temperature, the digits, the language, does it speak to you? The only response I had was, "Um...Chinese?", or something to that effect. Granted, she has been living here for about 15 years so I could blame it on a Bahamianism, but I don't know - I'm still scratching my head at that one.
I would be remiss if I didn't share one of my own flubs: We were talking about broccoli one night and the fact that she doesn't like how the florets 'feel' in certain dishes. I like broccoli and try to prepare dishes that would be to her liking, so she mentioned that there was a soup recipe that I might try sometime. I asked if it was a cold soup like "gestapo": what I meant was "gazpacho". Apparently it IS in the DNA.
Going back to my opening paragraph, my mom, evidently, did not read those posts and comments about 'sharing' their blogs with relatives and the like: She e-mailed a link to to my blog to (OMG!) my uncle, and a couple of other people. In the reference line of the e-mail she wrote, " RE: (myrealname's) BLO".
Apparently I "BLO".