Family Vacation Part 1

Saturday, July 17, 2010 | 5 Comment(s)

So this week begins my last family of origin pre-legal spouses vacation.  I'm pretty excited actually, since our lives are so hectic these days that i can't remember the last time i had a week with my brother.  The family got in around 4 and already we have some amazing snapshot quotes.

Brother:  "Well Matt, one thing's for certain, this week will be unbelievable for your blog." 


Mother:  "Who is this JK person that commented on your blog?" 

That means "just kidding" mom.  kids these days and there internet lingo.

Dad, upon watching me complete 2 up-and-backs of the pool underwater (quite an accomplishment): "You're just like that Michael Phelps.  He's a 'bonger' too." 

We call it "eating a sandwich" dad.

I give you 'bongers' the ancient oriental massage tool,
used by myself and bajillion-time gold medalist Michael Phelps*
(*not really)

On a separate note, a have a real fascination with this nations hypocrisy regarding skin color.  I mean, we've persecuted dark skinned peoples as long as i can remember, and yet i see people who are obsessed with being tan.  And while being in vacation-ville certainly accentuates this juxtaposition, the gym down the street from us in Amherst has tanning booths as part of their deluxe package.  Um . . . remember when you used to go to the gym for health reasons.  I just think that it's ludicrous that black people get persecuted and those guys on the jersey shore are straight ORANGE and they end up presenting at the MTV movie awards.  There really is no justice.  Does this mean that rich white people secretly wish they were minorities? (Tangent: I recently heard a commentator on ESPN say, in regards to Lebron's pre-decision half-time show and how to bets market himself, that: "Every sports star wants to be a celebrity, and every celebrity wants to be a sports star."  I've been thinking about it a lot.  I think it's true, mostly for men though.  End tangent)

So do white people wish they could be minorities?  Probably not, with all pesky racism and whatnot.  Whether they do or not, they are gonna find out.  and I can't tell you how happy that makes me.

(it's pretty damn happy--there--i told you anyway)


  1. Rich white people secretly wishing they were minorities? Reminds me of Dave Chappelle's "Clinton Bigsby" skit.
    You crack me up... whether you mean to or not.

  2. I'm pretty sure the bongers website is one of the funnier websites out there. Thank you.

  3. I can't stop laughing at your dad's "bonger" comment. I know I haven't met him yet, but there's no way I won't love this man. (still laughing)

  4. why be a minority when you can just co-op the culture?

    bong on.

    ps - i wish i was on vacation with your family. miss you, sir.

  5. @art. are they co-oping Willy Wonka's culture?