Monday, October 20, 2014

Trashy Shorts: Phone Call

Me: I think I'll make my party pinwheels for the family reunion next weekend.
My dad: Ugh. Everybody hates your pinwheels. Make something else.

Is it any wonder that I've become such a smartass?  It's the only way to survive in my family. 

And anyway, I only make them because my older sister--the one person who does like them--begs me to all the time.  Of course, she's been dieting since she was 16 years old, so if she's had more than a Blow Pop that day, she'll only end up eating about 2 pinwheels, leaving me with the remaining 65 that I have to make my own little family eat for the rest of the week.

But at least I don't get yelled at because I "didn't bring anything AGAIN, you big drunk!"  I heard that at family gatherings all through my 20's, and trust me, it got old.

So pinwheels it is, my peeps.


  1. At least you know what your family really thinks!

    My father waited until he had been married for forty years before he started telling my mom which foods he didn't like.

    1. That's hilarious, Vanessa! Smart man, though: If my hubs ever complained, I do believe he'd be doing all the cooking himself. As it is, he does his part around the house and he cooks, too, but since I usually get home from work first, I more often do the dinner. That would all change if he complained, though! :)

  2. You'll have to make sure he doesn't eat any if you do make them!

    1. You bet your ass he won't! (But probably just because he won't want to. Haha)

  3. Pinwheels sound yummy... but what are they? What do they taste like? I want one!

  4. I was hoping for a picture. They sound good, but not as easy as MY go-to family gathering offering:
    Boiled green beans w garlic.
    If you want the recipe:
    Boil green beans, add chopped garlic w a splash of olive oil. Salt/pepper.