Parental visit stressing and quotation memes

My mom and step-dad are visiting this weekend from China. The house is a mess, and I’m all freaked out again. Yes, their last couple visits have actually been enjoyable, and yes I quite adore my step-dad, but I’m still stressing myself loopy about their impending arrival. I waffle between abject denial, “don’t clean, don’t prep for their arrival, don’t think about it,” to absolute panic, “AGHHHH!!!” *twitch*

Here’s a couple nice, safe, non-parental memes. *twitch*

When you see this on your friends list, quote some Firefly:
From “War Stories”
Mal: Your husband has demanded that we sleep together.
Zoe: Really?
Wash: What? Mal, come on.
Mal: He seems to think it would get all this burning sexual tension out in the open — you know, make a fair fight for your womanly affections.
Wash: No. That was the torture talking. Remember? The torture?
Zoe: Take me, sir. Take me hard.
Jayne: Now somethin’ about that is just downright unsettling.

From “Shindig”
Zoe: You could lock the door and keep the power-hungry maniac at bay.
Wash: Oh, no, I’m starting to like this poetry idea now. “Here lies my beloved Zoe, my autumn flower, somewhat less attractive now she’s all corpsified and gross…”

From “Bushwhacked”
Alliance Commander: “You fought with Captain Reynolds in the war?”
Zoe: “Fought with a lot of people in the war.”
Alliance Commander: “And your husband?”
Zoe: “Fight with him sometimes, too.”

When you see this on your friends list, quote some Shakespeare:

From Romeo & Juliet, Act III, Scene II
Juliet: Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night;
For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night
Whiter than new snow on a raven’s back.
Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow’d night,
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.


Writing Stuff

Did a Critters crit to keep my numbers in good standing. I’ve really fallen off on the number of critiques I do, not necessarily just for Critters, but for all of my writing groups, which makes me feel terribly guilty. *twitch*

New Words: 700
On “The Better to . . . ”

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,918 / 6,500

Club 100 For Writers


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7 Responses to Parental visit stressing and quotation memes

  1. dreamtech says:

    I do the same thing whenever we have any guests coming over, which is not all that often. Hope your weekend goes reasonably well and try not to stress too much.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Calmblueocean. Calmblueocean! *pant pant pant* Effing CALMBLUEOCEAN!! *twitch*

      • keesa_renee says:

        It’s okay, Eugie! Parents visit all the time, houses get messy all the time, life goes on anyway. Calmblueocean!

        I’ve sort of sluffed off with Critters, too–except that I’m not a professional, and I have to stay over 75% if I want to run my work through it! 😉 Then again, I haven’t had time to write, either, lately, so I haven’t had any stories to run through it…I’ve just barely been keeping myself active, though, which is not a Good Thing. Must work on that…

  2. Anonymous says:

    My Mom is a clean freak. I’m a slob. We were like the Hatfields and McCoys during my adolescent/teenage years. Years pass and Justin and I are doing the cohabitating thing. (Justin’s actually pretty tidy, but can’t contend with hurricane Pat.) Mom comes up for a visit one weekend. She looks around at the mess and says, with forced cheer, “My. It must be nice to be so…free.”

    Free, huh?

    So uh, live free. Embrace the mess.

    Pat Kirby

  3. Writing stuff

    Forget all this guilt and anxiety over the parents’ visit and the undone crits. All will be fine. Just concentrate on your own health, writing, editing until you’re feeling philanthropic and want to lend someone your valuable insights. We’ll be looking forward to them.

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