Ab. Normal.

So, Geoff works at a pharmacy.

Which, in my mind, should lead to the inevitable discussion at work about naming your kids after drugs (my personal favorite, the twins Cody and Vicki - Hydrocodone and Vicodin; it's cute because it's the generic name and the brand name for the same drug!). Geoff mentioned he had thought about bringing up this topic, but didn't think anyone would play that game with him. This is when I realized that maybe the "name your kids after meds" game isn't universal.

It got me to thinking of all the bizarre reasons why Geoff and I are a great match...and why the Gamblin/Geoff Parker clan(s) are unique.

1) We sing ALL THE TIME. We change the lyrics to songs to suit what we are currently doing. This is most commonly in reference to the dogs. (I honestly did not realize that everyone doesn't do this until recently).

2) We make up words. Often the right word does not exist to describe what needs to be said at that moment. (i.e. someone who reneges?)

3) Nicknames. The name with which you choose to refer to someone really can show how you are feeling about them at the moment. Note the different hidden meanings: Romulus vs. Rom-a-domma-ding-dong vs. Rombo vs. Schnoz. Or: Geoff vs. hub vs. dude-face-mc-man vs. Geoffy vs. Geeeee-off.

4) In addition to making up words, we like to pronounce words (usually street/city names) how they are spelled. (Please note: We only refer to them this way to each other, if we are talking to others, we use the correct pronunciation). It has occurred to us that people overhearing our conversations may think we are just dumb. But it's really fun.

5) We drink Diet - and we're proud of it.

There is undoubtedly more that makes us...unique. But it's also what keeps life full of fun.

Love my man-face!


  1. This is why we have always thought you two are just perfect together! :)

    And don't worry---those who know you pretty well--we all just expect things like this from you now! :) It wouldn't be "Gee and sis" without it! :)

  2. Takes one to know one.

    It has come to my attention that the general population really needs to take a chill pill and have a little fun.

    Or in my case, a freaking boatload of fun!

    And as for Ab.Normal? Nothing normal about my Abs ....

  3. dude...
    I love this post.
    You guys are so funny and I enjoy it so much.

    I just miss you.