I went to a family gathering this afternoon to celebrate the birthdays of my neice and one of my cousins. Surprisingly, it was pretty fun. My brother-in-law gave himself a really cool pin-ball machine and let us all play it. Very neat. And my sister let me make beaded bracelets, so I could ignore our mother, aunt, and grandmother screaming at each other about religion and shit. I didn't feel the need to hide once. And my neice and her brother were so cute because they dressed up and a princess and a prince.