…a consanguineous vortex, huh? Matt is (or was) in Minneapolis, and is probably either climbing up an underground rock-face or dangling into a deep dank chasm in subterranean Mexico. Katie is on her way to Houston as we speak under armed transport (sorta). Lisa recently abandoned the house and has been wreaking havoc–so I hear–all across the U of A campus, while here I am sitting at my computer desk halfway around the world in Sofia, Bulgaria, mostly just trying to get by each week in this strange new world. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating just a bit, or just plain making stuff up, but you can trust me when I say that the consanguineous vortex seems to have gotten a little sick to its stomach on account of the four of us and is now spewing us out to every corner of the globe. Our lives are all progressing in entirely different directions, but that can never alter that which holds us together: Consanguinity.
How can we stay in touch with each other’s lives when it seems like the momentum of our lives is keeping us apart? Well, desperate times call for desperate measures. That is why Consanguinity is about to undergo a consanguineous metamorphosis in which two will become four.
That’s right, Katie and Lisa have been added to the blog, which will help us not only make a more regular posting schedule and bring a new and interesting side to our blog, but it will be a great opportunity for the four of us to all stay in touch with one other. The brotherly blog has now become truly consanguineous, by adding our sororal counterparts. Let’s see what we can accomplish together.
You know, I was reading an article in Bulgarian the other day when I came across one of the many words I have to look up in the dictionary. To my surprise (sorta, I knew it had something to do with birth), translate.google.com translated it as “consanguineous.” I smiled. The funny thing is, the sesquipedalian English word “consanguinity” is translated by the short and easy-to-pronounce Bulgarian word родство [rodstvo]. Who’d’a’ thunk it?
-James, the younger brother