22 March 2007

poll results

Well, despite a few of you assuring me that it could look kinda cool and to go for it, I think I will hold off on the black nails. For now. It's just that they are such a statement. Like a tattoo. You are either a girl who has a tattoo, or a girl who would never get a tattoo. You either wear black nailpolish or you would never wear black nailpolish. And I don't think I am the type. Plus, I don't know... not for this trip. I don't want Teresa to look at my hands and think, "Oh, she's the sort of girl who wears black nail polish; I could never be friends with her" when it's just me trying to look cool on my vacation, you know?

Which is hilarious, because I used to have my lip pierced. And wear combat boots. Good times...

Anyway, thank you all so much for responding. I feel so loved. (Even though I begged you to reply--but, whatever.) And I just love that my cousin Bill responded. I'm sure my mom is thrilled, too. Bill is my ... I don't even know... His father and my grandfather's father were brothers. So he is my grandfather's first cousin, and then what? Can anyone break it down for me????

Here's a little chart, if that helps:

my great-grandfather ---------------- Bill's father
my grandfather (Pop) ---------------- Bill
my mother


Anonymous said...

Your mother and I are Bill's first cousins once removed as Bill and Pop are first cousins. You are probably first cousins twice removed. I think the following explains.

Aunt D

The words "once removed" mean that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. This is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference equals "once removed."

Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference. You are two generations younger than a first cousin of your grandmother, so you and your grandmother's first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.

girlysmack said...

AHA! Thank you so much! I was wondering if anyone could figure this out for me...