Tuesday, March 18, 2008

First WWC

After months and months of meaning to participate I have finally decided to join in on the Weekly Word Challenge hosted by Tink of Pickled Beef. This weeks words are Foreign and Domestic.

This is my domestic wine from upstate NY with my Domestic view from my apt.


These are my foreign language refrigerator instructions. I went with the curve and a slight blur to reflect how I can only sort of read and understand them.

That was fun.

I was on the phone with my mother yesterday. She is the only person in the family that has made any sort of effort to understand our lineage. She did this for her side of the family and my father's. I'm very thankful to her for this because everyone in the family seems to be very confused about where we came from. So yesterday because of St. Patrick's Day I asked my mom, "I am a little bit Irish right?" She has concluded from her research that my brother and I are 5/8ths German, 1/8th Irish, 1/8th Scottish, and 1/8th English. There is probably more in smaller fractions. No wonder we don't really associate with anything in particular. It sounds like our ancestors just ran about breeding with whomever they pleased. I can respect that.

15 comments:

captain corky said...

I hope that 1/8th of you got nice and drunk, had lots of corned beef and potatoes, and marched in the parade (double fisting of course) yesterday. ;)

Mike said...

Oh, so you're eurotrash just like me eh?

Ok, so I also have russian in me.

But who DOESN'T want a little vodka mix, right?

R.E.H. said...

I think your ancestors and I have a lot in common... or at least, I want to do what they did ;)

Nice to see you involved in the WWC too! Love the Wine and View picture.

Well played!

Jay said...

I'm so glad that you have gotten in on the fun of WWC. I look forward to what all you come up with. Since I live my hip NY life vicariously though you. ;-)

We both did the wine pic. Great minds!

We have traced my mother's side of the family back through County Durham England on to Ireland. That's through her mother. Through her father our guess is England. Through my dad's side we go back to somebody who immigrated from Ireland back in the 1850's. That's through his dad. Through his mother we go back to Jessie and Frank James and then it's all Indians and Outlaws from there. ;-)

Fascinating stuff.

Tink said...

Yay, you played! Now hows bout we crack open dat bottle of wine, si?

You think YOU'RE a mutt? Girl, I have so many nationalities, it's like I have WW3 going on inside of me.

Darla said...

I am a mut and proud as well! My family won't really explain my history to me though. Something about mafia and hidden family. I may never know...

g-man said...

Welcome to the WWC. :) Excellent photos, well done. I had to look up the winery (I'm from Upstate NY) and it was about 250 miles due west from my stomping ground. (Albany)

We have similar lineage. My dad's side is all german, my mom's is the rest of Europe. :)

Chatty said...

That first picture is beautifully composed and the light is perfect. You're obviously good at this! I'm fairly new to WWC, too, and it's been a wonderful way to find great new blogs. Hey, I'm Scots, Irish, English, Welsh and German - sounds like our families have a lot in common that way...

moo said...

hey, gotta get the lovin' where you can, RIGHT? Hee.

Love the wavy effect on the Spanish instucciones. Very clever.

Newt said...

My mom likes to call us hungarian goolash. While I just say I'm a mutt. But since the greatest percentage is Italian I go with that. Sounds so much more romantic.

Doc said...

We are all a wee bit Irish on St. Pats day anyway... BTW - that wine looks good!

The Mountain Cat said...

MMMM. Forbidden Wine. Doh!

BBC said...

On St. Patrick's day everyone gets to be a little Irish.

I could care less about my ancestry. Our ancestors ran around all over screwing and getting knocked up and hiding or lying about a lot of it.

It's likely that some of the sperm that came from the man that made you also made a Native American, if you could follow his lines back.

And it doesn't matter, we are one.

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GMEyster said...

I love that you said your family ran around breeding. A whole new image for today.