3/2/10

Who Needs A Crunk Cup?


















Stay with me, I'll explain. Saturday my husband and I went to a funeral. I know, right? The second one in about a week! Crazy!. Anyway, the deceased was not someone that either of us really knew, he was the in law of a close cousin. The guy was a crazy Ravens football fan and it was a crazy funeral. Tailgating in the parking lot (yes, really) purple carnations in the shape of a football helmet and most everyone was dressed in their team jerseys. A little odd but, apparently, he would have loved it. I ended up getting drunk a little tipsy afterward at the restaurant, kind of unusual for me but I have to tell you that it was the most fun funeral I've ever attended.

At any rate yesterday during the Monday morning round of sister/daughter/niece emails the discussion began with drinking, then moved on to the funeral. I left my desk for about 30 minutes and when I came back we had gained a friend of the family on the email chain, Will who is 30 years old. Will informed us that he wants everyone at his funeral to be naked and he would be happy if there were strobe lights and a disco ball in abundance.He wants his funeral to be like a crazy drunk weekend because, "....funerals are awkward enough as it is, just sprinkle my ashes in the Chesapeake Bay and use the urn as a crunk cup. My niece suggested that we may want to wear some pimp clothes if that is the case.

This worried me a little because; A. I don't believe I have any pimp clothes (yoga pants=yes) and B. I have never heard the term Crunk Cup before. Have you? Am I the only one who didn't know?  When I asked the question I was directed to google the term. I'm pretty sure they were disdainful of my ignorance, I could hear it in the email.

I'm thinking a plastic tumbler and a handy bit of Bedazzling should get you all set, in case you find yourself in need of a crunk cup.

10 comments:

vange said...

After my grandma's and my dad's funerals, we went and played drunken mini golf.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Never heard of it. At mine I want lots of weeping, crying and tearing of hair.

Sandee said...

Never heard of this either, but that funeral sounded like fun. A celebration of a life that was. Way to go for whom ever put that together.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jude said...

I think everyone should have a fun funeral. I personally am not having one and I'd like to think everyone would just have fun and not mourn me which I'm sure they wont maybe that's why I decided against any type of service. I also have never heard of a crunk cup.

Grace said...

I had never heard of a crunk cup either but then I don't move in those kind of circles, oh hell, I don't move in any kind of circle but the one of confusion. Anyway...

I know why people need funerals, they are for the living, not the dead but if you must have one then indeed, make it a celebration of a life rather than the be-moaning of a death.

blueviolet said...

I've never heard of a crunk cup but you can tell by the sounds of it that it doesn't hold water!

Ann said...

Well that sounds like one heck of a funeral. Much better than any I've ever gone to. Um, Crunk cup? never heard of it till today :)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Funerals and drunkeness go together like peanut butter and chocolate (which is why so many people actually look forward to a death in the family), so I think you behaved very appropriately. And, yes, I was aware of the Crunk Cup. There's also Crunk Music, and I went to a Crunk concert once with my son. Had a good time, too.

ManOverBoard.com said...

Gurl you have one crazy family indeed. No way in your post did I feel as thou you went to a funeral. Unless they were all Irishman in County Cork.

But you know what? To me why not make a funeral into a celebration. How perfectly the two go together. I am not being crazy here. But to gather all that persons friends and family together to celebrate the life that has passed and hopefully on to a much better place, then why not celebrate it.

I so remember when I was very young and attended my first wake. How it affected me for a long time after. To see someone in that state and to think that will be the very last impression of that person you will always carry around with you is not the way I would want to be remembered.

So I say get out the Crunk Cups and get to partying. Oh and no wake for me, thank you very much!!

Kathy said...

What a hilarious funeral (not sure those two words have ever been paired together). Consider me educated about the crunk cup now. Who knew? No, really. Who knew?