La versión español está después de la versión inglés.
“YOU WOKE ME up! I was asleep!” barked The Kid Brother after San Geraldo and I telephoned in a rousing rendition of the Birthday Song.
“Sorry!” I said. “But we wanted to wish you a happy birthday.”
“I got scores for you!”
San Geraldo signed off with, “Happy Birthday, Chuck,” to which The Kid Brother muttered, “I know!”
I had my Excel spreadsheet already open and I added The Kid Brother’s bowling scores to the weekly report.
“Did you like our singing, Chuck? We’re talented, aren’t we?” I asked.
“Uh…” he thought for a moment. “I give it a 2!”
“A 2?!? Unbelievable!” I laughed. “A 2?!? … You know that money we put in your new bank account on Saturday? That’s your birthday present. How’s THAT for a big birthday present?”
“Pretty good,” he said before he went back to bed.
“¡ME DESPERTARON! ¡Estaba dormido!” ladró El Hermanito después de que San Geraldo y yo llamáramos por teléfono a una versión conmovedora de la canción de cumpleaños.
“¡Lo siento!” dije. “Pero queríamos desearte feliz cumpleaños”.
“¡Tengo puntajes para ti!”
San Geraldo se despidió con “Feliz cumpleaños, Chuck”, a lo que El Hermanito murmuró: “¡Lo sé!”
Ya tenía la hoja de cálculo de Excel abierta y agregué los puntajes de bolos de El Hermanito al informe semanal.
“¿Te gustó nuestro canto, Chuck? Somos talentosos, ¿verdad?” Yo pregunté.
“Uh …” pensó por un momento. “¡Le doy un 2!”
“¿¡¿Un 2?!? ¡Increíble!” me reí. “¿¡¿Un 2?!? ¿Sabes el dinero que depositamos en tu nueva cuenta bancaria el sábado? Ese es tu regalo de cumpleaños. ¿Cómo es ESO un gran regalo de cumpleaños?”
“Bastante bien”, dijo antes de volver a la cama.
27 thoughts on “Spain’s Got Talent? / ¿España Tiene Talento?”
Oh Chuck buddy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
As my Nana always said…..’Patience is a virtue’. Boy, is that hard to practice sometimes, eh?
I once saw a meme that read: “Patience is a virtue… A virtue I’d like to slap in the face.”
That’s a really sweet picture of Chuck with his plaid rompers on 🙂
I remember he had one of his many temper tantrums during that photo shoot. He stopped when he was given the wallet (the keys didn’t work).
A sweet face can hide a multitude of exasperations 🙂
Myself… I could never hide anything.
If rodney dangerfield were here, he’d say I get no respect, no respect, I tell ya.!!!!!!! Lol!!!!! When your brother is done and ready to move on….he’s ready! He let’s you know right where you stand huh?
Chuck is very direct… except usually when asked a direct question.
He’s a lucky little brother!
I don’t know if he can understand that way of thinking, but I do know he loves me.
His appearance hasn’t changed much over the years, has it?
From blond to brown-and-balding. Other than that, not much! Nor his behavior!
Man he has you trained…what a good brother, money, songs and bowling score tracker!
There’s not much he doesn’t get!
The worst singer in my family is Daisy, no joke.
I think I remember you saying that before. Ours are Jerry’s sisters! Jerry and I are actually pretty good… despite Chuck’s rating!
hope chuck had a good birthday!
Except for our phone call, I don’t think it’s much of a day for him.. .especially considering he was having a siesta at noon!
I’m liking the Kid Brother more and more these days!
I’m not at all surprised. He’d like your sense of humor. (He loves smart asses.)
Are you starting a spreadsheet to track the vocal scores?
No need for a spreadsheet. I’m sure it would always be a 2. (The little shit.)
Happy Birthday to Chuck….a day late! Sorry! He’s hilarious. I love hearing your stories about him!
Yeah, he’s a laugh riot! (Actually I held off on the blog post knowing I’d have something comical to report from the phone call.)
I recognize in Chuck the gracious New Yorker. Hope he had a good day.
That’s my brother. Pure New York!