Mysteriously, nobody has batted an eye over the name of our family’s blog site. This is because those who know us, know that we are One. Hot. Mess. At any given time, on any given day, you’ll find that we are bumbling our way through ironic-and-often-unfortunate twists of fate, miscommunication of grand proportions and conflict you would certainly anticipate with one bossed-around man, three women (one of whom is a control freak, another being control freak AND teen, last one being that kid who runs feral half the time) and an Old English Sheepdog desperately in need of a girlfriend.
Does anyone even remember the actual iconic “Gong Show” circa 1976-78? CLEARLY I am too young to recall this show, but my husband is not — BURN! Well according to him and my vague recollection of the syndicated reruns, the premise behind the series was essentially a talent show with a bunch of amateurs, whose main goal was to avoid the dreaded striking of a large gong, signalling their ultimate suckage. Additionally, the panel of judges would feature the “Worst Act of the Week”; the winner of said dubious award would receive a dirty tube sock and a cheque for $516.32 — ummnnn, random and LOL?!
So what can you expect from this version of Gong Show, specifically the “travelling” variety? The goals of this blog are three-fold:
- Attempt to entertain the bejesus out of those who think we are nuts for embarking on this adventure
- Record our observations and stories in a living journal — every one of us will have our own internal Blog
- Be the fodder/intel for the eventual book I plan to write.
And while we won’t have a Little Person following us around and throwing confetti — I researched this, it was former Munchkin Jerry Maren — you know that Alvi will be capturing our trials and tribulations on one of the many cameras he plans to bring. I’ve already told him he doesn’t get a camera sherpa.
Sam you are true writer,you are in the wrong career .Love you all so much.Mom
Thanks mom! We love and miss you. Will try to call tomorrow.
Liked the statement about Alvi and his cameras. Great for us! Now, as I think about the statement I see in my mind his backpack filled will cameras, perhaps “A” change of underwear, socks, and perhaps a tee shirt. So ladies keep an eye on your Dad, he may be borrowing your toothbrush, underwear, and whatever else he needs from you. Hehehehe! So glad I have an imagination but really glad Alvi is talented with taking photos! Looking forward to each one that will be posted!
Haha thanks Aunt Jane. So far so good!! Xox
Looks like you and your family are having an amazing adventure. The photos and the stories are unbelievable. However, I did miss your charm and smile the last three weeks of school. I guess I can forgive you this one time for leaving school early..lol! Safe travels the rest of the way.
hi fabs i miss you hope your having a great time I’m going to bring you back something!
Aloha. :-). Just read your post on Tiny Buddha and love your writing and insights and way of living. You’re so funny, what a scream, and interesting as hell. Thanks!! Just what I needed right now because I’m tick-tocking back and forth on the hamster wheel of life. Gah.
The photos are fabulous too on here. I can’t wait to go through some more and enjoy them and the comments. You’re an inspiration. Thank you!!
Aloha Meg 🙂
Aloha, Meg! Omigosh! Thank you so much for this 🙂 I confess I have exactly 4,946 spam comments on this site that need to be dealt with. Your message came shining through, though, and made my day! Totally get that back-and-forthing… it’s super uncomfortable! Hard to know the right move to make when it seems we’ve been given a formula for life, you know what I mean?! I’m wishing you all the best and appreciate you taking the time to drop a comment here. Have a wonderful day!! Sam