May's Theme Of The Month: Movie Mayhem!

The Walking Red

| Tucson, AZ, USA | Parents & Guardians

(My dad and I are watching a horror film. To be noted, it’s difficult to get my dad to laugh.)

Dad: “So, any idea who is going to die?”

Me: “I don’t know. None of them are wearing red shirts.”

Dad: *brief pause, then bursts into laughter*

Me: “What?!”

Dad: “I didn’t know you even knew that reference.”

Me: “YOU raised me. How could I not?”

About To Cause A Radiation Surge

| SC, USA | Parents & Guardians

(I’ve just poured myself a tall glass of a vibrantly blue soda and sat down in the living room.)

Mom: “What is THAT?”

Me: “It’s [Soda].”

Mom: “Well it looks like Romulan Ale.”

Dad: “It really does.”

Mom: “Isn’t Romulan Ale illegal on this planet?”

Dad: “I think you’ll find that there are advantages to being so far from the Federation, my dear.”

Mythosaur 2.0

| NJ, USA | Siblings, Theme Of The Month

(My brother is 15 years older than me, so I got into ‘Star Wars’ quite a bit later than him.)

Me: “Hey, [Older Brother], the Mythosaur skull doesn’t look exactly like your tattoo.”

Brother: “That’s because I drew it from a paused VHS tape back in the 80s.”

Me: “Oh, okay. Because I think I want it, too.”

Brother: “Get it on the back of your shoulder, like me.”

(As a college graduation gift to myself, that’s what I did!)



October Theme Of The Month: Babysitting Blunders!

Not Always Related | Not Always Related | Announcements, Theme Of The Month
Introducing October’s Theme Of The Month: Babysitting Blunders!

Entering is easy:

  1. Submit a funny or interesting story about this month’s theme: Babysitting Blunders. Share a story about babysitting a sibling or relative that didn’t go according to plan!
  2. At the end of the month, we’ll feature our favorite Theme Of The Month stories in a roundup!

It’s No LARPing Matter

| Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Parents & Guardians, Siblings

(I play a vampire LARP with some friends this summer. This particular night, we have a long and difficult battle in-game, during which my character’s dominant arm is broken and she is clawed across the chest. I get home after midnight.)

Me: *cheerfully walking into the room where my family is sitting* “I almost died tonight!”

Mom: *looks up, horrified*

Me: “In-game! In-game! My character almost died!”

Mom: “Oh. Well, that’s good. Not good, but…”

Sister: “Here’s a hint: when you walk in the door after it’s been storming here all night, you do not greet your mother by saying you almost died.”

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