you know when you hear about a musical collaboration before it happens and you think “well, that’s going to rule, regardless of what they do.” when the news about bad books came out, i knew it was going to be incredible. i wasn’t wrong. not by a long shot.
i love my family to pieces and here is just a small example as to why i do:
usually every other year or so, my entire mom’s side of the family spends thanksgiving down in florida. we make a whole vacation out of it and my aunt’s house in tampa is plenty big enough to house the gaggle of us plus other relatives that pop in that live down there. a few years ago, when we decided to go down there, someone decided it would be a good idea to have a pig roast the day before actual thanksgiving - hawaiian style. everyone had to wear hawaiian shirts, drink fruity drinks, and we even had this crazy fruit headpiece so my cousin could be the bartender as carmen miranda - you know, that singer who wore all the fruit on her head? - yep, we got really into the theme. i think i was in my disgruntled teen phase at the time so i really hated it. i was such a turd back then and i’m pretty sure i even refused to eat the pig too, but that was more because my father had tricked me into opening the cooler with the dead pig inside of it the day before, telling me that i was opening up the drink cooler instead. needless to say, i was PISSY, so i refused to enjoy my time at this party. at one point during the night, once people had eaten most of the pig, my aunt took the head of it on a giant skewer, put on the carmen miranda fruity head decoration, and sang “mele kalikimaka” - which is a hawaiian phrase for “merry christmas” and also the only bit of any hawaiian language my aunt knew because it’s a bing crosby song - to everyone as she tried to get people to kiss the dead pig….on a skewer.
to eat? banana cream pie, which unfortunately doesn’t fit well with the thanksgiving pie extravaganza. i love apple pie too though, but more so when i get to make it myself because it’s my favorite kind of pie to bake.