Man it’s been a busy few weeks! Holidays are no joke. Jessica’s family had to work on Christmas day, so we decided to spend the real holiday at my family’s house and then the fake Christmas at her house. This is only the second Christmas without my sister being around, so my mom really needed that, so I’m glad it worked out.
First thing I want to complain about, my nephew. I love the kid, but holy hell he’s annoying as shit. He’s probably the most selfish person I’ve ever met, and a compulsive liar. He will literally lie about the dumbest shit just to hear himself talk. I remember when he was about 10 years old he told me he knew how to hot wire any car and I’m like…
“Oh okay so how do you do it?”
…and he couldn’t answer me. Like, what was the point of that? Anyway, what annoyed me this time was the kid was very very clearly sick, but he kept claiming it was just allergies. I’m like
“dude your voice is raspy, you sound congested as hell, and you’re coughing every 30 seconds… you’re sick man” and he says....
“no no no I’m just allergic to something here.”
....before proceeding to cough without covering his mouth and sneeze without covering, basically crop dusting the whole house with his germs. Spoiler alert… most people caught his cold a few days later, despite our best efforts to wash and sanitize our hands constantly. Somehow it skipped me, but Jessica is still sick now so I’m not out of the woods yet.
Next thing.... I like to watch a little youtube before bed most nights, so I’ll usually set up my phone by the bed and put in some headphones for an hour or so, so Jessica doesn’t have to hear it. Well I recently needed to buy a new pair and they’re not cheap, like 40 bucks. Well he found my headphones on my bag and started using them with his phone (the kid uses tik tok like exclusively. Like I’m sure he could be on tik tok all day long and wouldn’t care). And I’m like
“yo dude, you didn’t ask for those”
and he gives me that snide 13 year old look and says “Can I borrow them”
and I was like “Fine but sanitize them when you’re done.”
Why am I talking about this? Well the next part is the truly fucked up part. I am sitting on the couch and my mom says “Where is payton, he’s been gone for like 40 minutes?” and then I’m like “Oh it looks like he’s in the bathroom.” followed by me joking “He’s probably exploring his body.” I was only kind of kidding, because I mean he’s 13, he is probably jacking it like 5 times a day at this point.
But then the little bastard walks out of the bathroom with my god damn headphones and I’m like “okay hell no....” I hated to reward his bullshit by giving him the headphones, but I definitely didn’t want them back anymore and I didn’t give a shit enough to get some gloves and throw them away in front of him. He’s not my kid, so if he grows up a shit head I don’t care.
But yeah, that little kid sucks ass and I hope he grows up one day. I would say “well all kids are selfish and what not” but my niece isn’t much younger than him and she’s a little angel (well minus the fact that she looks EXACTLY like my brother’s ex wife which annoys the hell out of me haha)
Anyway… the rest of Christmas went really well actually! My mom is terrified of buying me things, because she says I always buy myself things I want. And it’s true, I do buy things I want. But I like to think I’m pretty good at accepting crappy gifts haha.
Anyway, she bought me a bunch of stuff off my Amazon wishlist, which was pretty dope actually. A new 60% keyboard for when I’m gaming, a new mousepad that I desperately needed, and some other little things not worth listing but they were all great! Jessica got me a beanie (it was too small but she was so sweet for trying) and Luigi’s mansion. I got her a really nice headset, a new planter for her succulents, a game she’s been wanting to play (octopath traveler), and a new case for her switch. I also got her a new pin for her pharmacy whitecoat, but I got too excited and gave her that way before Christmas hehe.
After my parents house, we actually went back to Austin temporarily because I had a wedding that weekend, which sucked because it would have been way easier to go straight to her parents house (it’s only an hour and a half drive between them), but work is also important hehe.
Christmas at her parent’s house was very chill. We all sat around playing switch games (overcooked mostly), watched the full season of the Witcher (highly recommend, but be prepared to be confused because it’s several timelines happening at once), and then opened some more Christmas presents on New Years Eve.
Oh wait except for first day we were there, I started feeling kind of sick to my stomach around 6pm or so, and then by 9pm I was projectile vomiting every 45 minutes for the next 10 hours. I have no idea where this stomach bug came from, but it’s literally my least favorite thing ever. I would rather be running a fever, congested, having diarrhea… etc over having nausea. Well I’m just glad it was a quick thing, and it was a good chance to see how well Jessica would take care of me (spoilers, she did great!). She brought pedialyte, crackers, and even brought me a bucket before I threw up the first time. If she hadn’t thought to bring that, I would have probably vomited everywhere and made a big mess, no joke.
Well now we’re back home, but here in a few days we are going back to Dallas so we can fly to the Virgin Islands for a wedding! (I’m super bummed about that hehe). Now we just need to find some things to while we’re there. That’s actually what I’m working on right now, so I’m gonna bounce. Keep it real everyone!!!!
Last updated January 02, 2020