Another Family Story...

Decorating By costumeczar Updated 19 May 2009 , 4:55am by Neelas_wife

costumeczar Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:34pm
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I got a letter today from my sister, who's a little flaky anyway...There was an article in the paper recently about my business, so I sent her a copy. She wrote back with a nice "congratulations" kind of letter, then proceeds to tell me that her good friend wants one of my cakes for her wedding on July 4th in Southern Alabama (where I do NOT live.)

She suggested that I take a couple of days to come down and visit, promised that she would do all the cooking while we were there (The cake too? Doubt it) and that she would take my kids to the beach and out boating while I decorated the cake! OOOOh, yeah, that sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! Oh, she also has a really small house, and she suggests that we all sleep in the guest room, or the guest shack icon_confused.gif , whatever that is.

I can't think of anything more heinous. Going to the Gulf Coast in the heat of July to bake and decorate a cake in an unfamiliar kitchen, with 180 percent humidity to boot, then sleeping on the floor on a crappy futon (or sleeping bag, from the sound of it.) Oh, and I did mention that my sister's a little flaky...There's no way that I'd ever send my kids out on a boat with her!

So I called her back and left a message that there's not a chance in hell that I'd do that, and she could tell her friend that but to use nicer words...

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Deb_ Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:43pm
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LOL! Did you really say that there wasn't a chance in hell that you would do that? icon_lol.gif Good for you thumbs_up.gif Can I borrow those cake [email protected] sometime?

chassidyg Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:50pm
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Good for you!

costumeczar Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:51pm
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I think I said something like "I don't know if your friend is serious or not, but there's not a chance in hell that I would make a cake while I was on vacation. That's not something that I would enjoy doing. And you can tell her that, but in a nicer way if you want to."

Yeah, I did mention hell. Which must have heat similar to the Deep South in the summertime.

BCJean Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:53pm
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So I called her back and left a message that there's not a chance in hell that I'd do that, and she could tell her friend that but to use nicer words...




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A great ending for your story.

Etta1025 Posted 15 May 2009 , 6:58pm
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Ha! Sounds like you're not a fan of South Alabama! Too bad. It really is a lovely area -- at least if you're the one on the boat and not stuck in the kitchen. You're right about the humidity, though. It's SUCKS.

goldenegg Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:12pm
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So I called her back and left a message that there's not a chance in hell that I'd do that, and she could tell her friend that but to use nicer words...




bwahahahaa icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Lita829 Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:19pm
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LOL.....I don't blame you! Its amazing what some members of our families expect from us.

costumeczar Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:25pm
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Ha! Sounds like you're not a fan of South Alabama! Too bad. It really is a lovely area -- at least if you're the one on the boat and not stuck in the kitchen. You're right about the humidity, though. It's SUCKS.




It is pretty there, but waaaaay too hot for me. Sticky sticky sticky in July, too. My parents lived there so we'd go down and visit during the summer when the kids were out of school but I never enjoyed the heat. And I'm sure not going to go down there and work on vacation!

My favorite part of the Gulf Coast is the casinos in Biloxi! icon_lol.gif

Etta1025 Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:46pm
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Oh, I agree! My parents live there, too. Whenever I visit a day at the Casinos is a must. If only I could win one of those progressive jackpots!!

Stefy Posted 16 May 2009 , 10:24pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!

3GCakes Posted 16 May 2009 , 10:31pm
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WHats wrong with you, woman?

I'd totally make a cake while I was on vacation...and I'd stroll out to the beach with it....sit on my lounge..and EAT IT! Sand and all!!

Geooooshhhh.....!!!

costumeczar Posted 16 May 2009 , 10:34pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!




If my sister was reasonable I wouldn't have to talk about her in any tone. She's gotten better in her old(er) age, but not by much, apparently! icon_lol.gif

indydebi Posted 16 May 2009 , 10:54pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!


Where's the reprimand for the sister who said, "Hey sis! Why don't you come down here in the worst heat, I'll take your kids to the boat and have fun with them while you slave in the kitchen for someone you don't know?"

I have a Jerry SPringer family (there's a REASON I live 75 miles away from them) and believe me, you HAVE to talk bluntly to those type of folks or they just do not get it.

Normal family, normal sister, you might have a point, Stefy, but you gotta account for the flakes and the doofus's in the world.

Tita9499 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:00pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!




thumbs_up.gif Good for you! Having family that's normal!

For the rest of us, talk like that is polite compared to what we could say about our crazy family members.

I love the way people make things out to be a treat for you to do. "Maybe you can come all the way down here and sweat like a hooker in church to make a cake for someone you don't even know! Yippee!" icon_confused.gif

Lita829 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:51pm
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I hear ya Indydebi and totally agree!!!

beachcakes Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:18am
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I love the way people make things out to be a treat for you to do. "Maybe you can come all the way down here and sweat like a hooker in church to make a cake for someone you don't even know! Yippee!" icon_confused.gif




OMG tita - once again, you have me ROTFL!! icon_lol.gif

Stefy Posted 18 May 2009 , 10:42pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!



If my sister was reasonable I wouldn't have to talk about her in any tone. She's gotten better in her old(er) age, but not by much, apparently! icon_lol.gif





...and people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. That's your family - show some respect.

Tita9499 Posted 18 May 2009 , 10:53pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!



If my sister was reasonable I wouldn't have to talk about her in any tone. She's gotten better in her old(er) age, but not by much, apparently! icon_lol.gif




...and people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. That's your family - show some respect.




Whoa! icon_surprised.gif

Retract the claws there. I'm pretty sure that costumeczar loves her sister dearly, just because she vents about something that irritates her doesn't mean she doesn't respect her sister. I'm pretty sure everything she's said on this thread, she's said to her sister first.

You're talking about not throwing stones...have you ever said anything negative about anyone in your family? If you say no, I'm going to have a very difficult time believing you. If you say yes, then doesn't that make you a hypocrite?

Stefy Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:03pm
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So glad I'm not your sister. How awful to talk of about your family in that tone!!



If my sister was reasonable I wouldn't have to talk about her in any tone. She's gotten better in her old(er) age, but not by much, apparently! icon_lol.gif




...and people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. That's your family - show some respect.



Whoa! icon_surprised.gif

Retract the claws there. I'm pretty sure that costumeczar loves her sister dearly, just because she vents about something that irritates her doesn't mean she doesn't respect her sister. I'm pretty sure everything she's said on this thread, she's said to her sister first.

You're talking about not throwing stones...have you ever said anything negative about anyone in your family? If you say no, I'm going to have a very difficult time believing you. If you say yes, then doesn't that make you a hypocrite?





Absolutely - my family is not perfect either. But I've NEVER (and would never) berate them on a public forum. How bad is she going to feel if her sister would ever happen to come upon this?

Tita9499 Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:05pm
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I think the chances aren't that good that she will, but from chatting with costumeczar and getting a feel for the way she speaks, I would be willing to bet her sister has heard everything she has to say on the matter. Either way, if she does see it and is offended, it's no skin off your teeth right?

Stefy Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:11pm
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Absolutely no skin off my back - I thank my lucky stars that she is in no way a part of my family. We love each other, warts and all, and NONE of us would disrespect the other in that way.

Be rude, have at it - it is a free county.

KKC Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:12pm
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I think the chances aren't that good that she will, but from chatting with costumeczar and getting a feel for the way she speaks, I would be willing to bet her sister has heard everything she has to say on the matter. Either way, if she does see it and is offended, it's no skin off your teeth right?




Tita...you are hilarious. Stefy, relax girl its not that deep icon_wink.gif

varika Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:25pm
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Absolutely no skin off my back - I thank my lucky stars that she is in no way a part of my family. We love each other, warts and all, and NONE of us would disrespect the other in that way.

Be rude, have at it - it is a free county.




So...it's respectful to demand that your family member come over and slave away in a kitchen for someone she's never even met, while you go out and have fun?

Sorry, I'd say the same thing as the OP. And none of my family or friends would even blink to see it posted on this site, either. They'd probably go, "Yeah, probably deserved that..."

I guess you're right, though, it's a free country to be rude in. You've amply demonstrated that.

solascakes Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:28pm
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Stefy if you have a problem with costumeczar you might need to send a PM to her,cos it's obvious there is something going on with you there or you need to really retract your claws.
We've heard you, your family is perfect and they don't take advantage of your baking at all,well lucky you.

Lita829 Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:30pm
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Tita..you are funny!!! I agree with KKC...it's really not that deep.

We all have characters in our family and have to deal with them in our own individual way..ya know thumbs_up.gif

costumeczar Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:06am
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Dang, Stefy, I have no idea what your problem is, but I'm glad you're not my sister, too. If you were, I'd have two weirdos to deal with. Do you by any chance have a sibling who makes fun of you or something? You seem to be taking this way too seriously.

By the way, my sister doesn't even have a computer, so if you were really that worried that she might see this, she won't.

AverageMom Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:16am
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I would guess, comstumeszar, that your sister already knows enough about you to KNOW what you're saying! It could be worse....when I think of the things I say about MY sisters, I wonder what Stefy would make of me!

costumeczar Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:29am
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I would guess, comstumeszar, that your sister already knows enough about you to KNOW what you're saying! It could be worse....when I think of the things I say about MY sisters, I wonder what Stefy would make of me!




Well, I said that I told her directly there was no way I'd do what she wanted! I've learned that with some people, you have to be direct. I just thought it was a funny story. My sister did tell my mother once that one thing you know about me is that I'll cut through the [email protected] and get right to it, so she does know me! icon_lol.gif

tasha27 Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:35am
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I could only think of the things I have said of my sister and vice versa both in her face and to my dear friends about her. But let someone anyone hurt her and there will be hell to pay. That is just the norm for "most" families guess Stefy is not the norm. Either way I doubt that her sister would be able to get on this site look at this thread see the post and her username and be like hey that chick is my sister and she's talking about me. You can never judge a person by what they say that's what we call having feelings. icon_biggrin.gif

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