My father-in-law is a monkey.
This isn't some sort of strange insult or even more bizarre complement, but a simple statement of fact, which everyone in the Hoffman Clan acknowledges. Granted, repairing A/C systems in attics for a living has got to produce some balancing skills, but this man has natural talent. Over Christmas, Alex, his sisters, his mama, and I were all discussing this trait with amusement and our usual amazement at his latest feat--crawling all over the bare trusses of our 12 to 14-foot high metal building. My theory is that he has a monkey tail, but that it's invisible. Alex's far more interesting theory is that his dad was bit by a radioactive monkey, a'la Spiderman's origins.
I, on the other hand, transform into a hoodlum when working on the building (Jared asked me which bank I was going to rob). Who's the baddest gal in town? Sho-Nuff! (Yes, I've sunk low enough that I mis-quote The Last Dragon.)
...And here's Bryce on 12/30/05, acting as a trailer hitch.
We were transporting all of our large platforms of fireworks to the backyard... only to be informed of the burn ban five hours later. Sigh.
Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0
Release date: 20 December, 2005