Suntana’s Blog Trek 4-Year Anniversary --- Fraternizing with the Enemy
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:42:22 AM
Okay Okay, I'm Just Kidding! Maybe … a little bit. But, seriously, Nah, I really do have a lot of fun, laughs and good times with my female friends as well as with my male friends here on MyOpera. If I didn't, I wouldn't have stuck around here for 4 years. Heck, not even the newly-unleashed, loose cannon, perfection-challenged MyOpera Spam Detector declaring me a Riffraff Spamming Scumball multiple times the past 3 days has made me leave. This is MY territory. I was here first before that Spam Detector. If one of us has to go, it isn't going to be me.
That said, y'all are no doubt wondering what's up with that 2nd line on my Post's title. Ohhh, THAT. Ehhh, no need to freak out. It really has no connection to the 1st line in the title. So, there's no connection to with whom you all have been hanging out in my Blog or with whom I have been hanging out in you all's Blogs. I just decided to include in this Post one of my typical True Stories in addition to commemorating my Suntana's Blog Trek's 4-Year Anniversary.
Anyway, some of you Movie Junkies might be familiar with that Julia Roberts movie, Sleeping with the Enemy. In that movie, Julia Roberts' character was being abused by the enemy, her husband. I was trying to find a similar-sounding title for my story, which at the time was originally going to be a separate Post. My original title was, "Hugged by the Enemy." Then as per some Disney Channel TV Show that my youngest niece watches, "My Babysitter's a Vampire …" I toyed around with the title, "My Babysitter's a Blogger."
So, what could I have possibly engaged in recently that generated goings on that necessitated story titles as the aforementioned? You know how when someone does you a BIG favor, eventually they WILL get around to collecting? Well, let's just say my youngest sister got around to collecting. And how did she plan to collect? Babysitting. Whoa! WHAT? Wait a minute! Babysitting? Who was babysitting? Chuck babysitting? No way! Don't be ridiculous. Unfortunately, WAY. Yes, me, Chuck, Carlos, Suntana, Sunny WAS babysitting.
Now now … calm down. HEY! Now stop rolling on the floor laughing and sit down so that I can continue my story. No no, it's NOT what y'all think. Don't even think of asking for photos of me changing diapers and baby bottle-feeding. That did NOT happen. Nah, it was just babysitting my 5th grade niece. And even then, it wasn't really full-blown babysitting. It's not like I had to feed her and maybe be a clown and keep her entertained or anything like that. I just had to be there until my sister and my brother-in-law got back. So, basically she just watched her Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV Shows … and I used their High Speed Internet. Whenever we got the munchies, we just raided the fridge.
Then came BLACK Wednesday, the Wednesday that will live in infamy. Some of y'all might remember that my brother-in-law's older daughter destroyed my Dell GX270 computer not too long ago before I even got to enjoy it. Well, on Wednesdays, Psycho Chick comes by to visit with her son, which they bring along because she's not allowed by CPS (Child Protective Services) to be alone with him. Remember, she stabbed a sort of boyfriend 9 times! When my sister and brother-in-law got back, I was caught off guard. I had done my best to avoid eye contact with computer-destroying Psycho Chick … my Enemy. Well, at some point, I obviously made a monumental strategic mistake and somehow, the next thing I knew, I was ambushed with a HUG by the Enemy and an inquiry of, "How are you?" Uhhhhhggggg! I've been Hugged by the Enemy! Out of habit, I simply uttered a half-baked, "Alright." You know, so as not to cause a scene. But, really, with steam coming out of my ears, I was silently thinking, "How AM I? How do you THINK I am? Oh, let's see. You destroyed what was going to be my newer, faster, more powerful, bigger Hard Drive, closer to State of the Art computer … and you wonder how I am? I am Pissed Off, you Psycho Chick Nutcase!"
Two days later on Friday afternoon, I got a phone call. Without hesitation, my sister just went into something like, "Have I told you what a nice, great lovable brother you are?!!!" My immediate thought was, "Uh Oh! Their truck probably broke again. I know where THIS is going." So, I went with the flow of her sort of exaggerated spontaneous declaration. I replied, "Uhhh, well no, you haven't told me today." You know, in that sort of, "Feel free to tell me again how nice, great and lovable I am" style. So my sister continued, "I NEED YOU!!!" I went, "What's up?" She goes, "We're having that Foster Parents Class all day Saturday. I need you to baby-sit Elisa on Saturday." I go, "Oh, I don't know. Let me check my Little Black Book." We laughed and I nonchalantly replied, "Sure." Of course, I was really drooling over the thought of getting to use their High Speed Internet for a whole day.
THEN my sister drops the bombshell. She informed me that oh by the way … Psycho Chick was also gonna be there visiting her little boy. And so since Psycho Chick cannot be alone with her little boy and needs to have another adult present in the house … I of course would be the Designated Adult. YES! As in Babysitting Psycho Chick as well! My sister of course knowing my extreme dislike of Psycho Chick, immediately added, "Oh, you don't have to actually be looking out after her or talk to her. You can just be over there at the computer." So, with the upside of getting to use their High Speed Internet for an entire freakin' day, I took on the Double Babysitting Saturday Gig. When I first settled in over in the Computer Room on that Saturday, I actually seriously took a scanning look around the room to see if there was anything in there like a broom or SOMETHING that I could use as a weapon in case Psycho Chick suddenly got out of hand. Remember, she stabbed that guy 9 times and is pending court for that.
Psycho Chick and I did cross paths here and there on that Saturday. We both behaved in a civilized manner. She didn't have one of her infamous Psycho episodes, so I didn't have to call the Police or the SWAT Team on her. Around 1:30PM, she surprised me in the Computer Room. She popped into the door and goes, "Heyyy! You want some Spaghetti? I just finished making some." I swear, I think I actually nervously moved my eyes left & right as I silently thought, "Uhhh, I didn't see you make it. How do I know you're not going to poison me?" But, I just diplomatically declined with a friendly, "Oh, I just ate a sandwich a while ago. I really don't eat in the afternoon until after 3:00PM." She just went, "Oh, Okay. Well, I just thought I'd ask. It'll be there in case you want some."
Yeah, there I was … Criminal Sitting … Psycho Chick Sitting.
My sister said that there at the end of the day, Psycho Chick jokingly goes, "Oh great. First you get ME to baby-sit. Then you get a Babysitter for ME!"
Don't y'all just absolutely envy my --- Adventures in Fraternizing with the Enemy?