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An Interview with Daddy

I’m cleaning my desk off, and in an attempt to digitize all my kids artwork and school projects, here’s what my son wrote (i’m sure with some prompting) at preschool for his father’s day project:

How old is Daddy?

26 (even D thinks that 37 is Ooooold!)

What do you like to do with your Daddy?

Play with him – play with Legos

Where does your Daddy work?

At home – he makes phone calls and works on the computer

What is special about your Daddy?

He sits with me (what would be during scary movies, i’m guessing)

Does your Daddy have a special name for you?

Goofball (?Where did that come from?!? I don’t think i’ve ever said that word before – maybe he heard another kid saying it – I want a re-count!)

How strong is your Daddy?

He is Super Strong! (let the kid have his illusions – see the bit about working on the computer above…)

I love my Daddy becuase…

He watches my shows with me (I guess I should stop taking him to Disneyland then? *humph* )

Smart kid or TiVo generation?

Out of the blue, my son volunteered this information yesterday:

Do you know how I can fast forward my dreams? I just blink and open and close my eyes and I can fast forwards past the scary parts!

Wow – that’s cool – i’ve had lots of nightmare’s i’d have loved to be able to fast-forward thru, but using my ‘betamax’ version of FF I would have missed the good dreams too – good thing he’s got TiVo on his Dreams

Conversation with my daughter at Trader Joe’s

D: Aba, can we get Sushi (meaning california rolls with fake crab meat) for my lunch tomorrow?

A: D, we’ve talked about this – you’re not going to have Sushi with fish in it at school because of the perception [that it is real crab meat]. The only sushi you can get is the veggie roll that doesn’t have any fish in it.

D: But Aba, I go to school with gefilte fish and that’s ok!

A: But the fish in this sushi looks like treif. Remember, its the perception.

D: [thinks for a moment] Ok, then what sushi doesn’t have any perception in it?

In the midst of laughing out loud in the store, I asked Dahvi if she knew what ‘perception’ meant and with a sheepish grin, she said ‘No….’.

Spammers are getting lazy…

I got this 419 scam today, and it seems like they could have put a little more effort into making it sound plausable..



-Matthew Eric

C’mon, am I not worth the extra effort? Where’s the ousted general? The presidential widow? The well-wishes of my health?

Well fine! If they aren’t going to do it right, I’m not going to play the game either. Oh well  – your loss!

Podcasts I like

People asked what they can get me for my birthday, and I said ‘nothing’ since I really have everything I want. Then I realized, what I really enjoy is listening to my variety of podcasts -its escapism and multi-tasking at the same time (usually washing dishes or driving carpool). So here’s a list of podcasts that I listen to, and you can make a donation to them for me to keep them going for me to enjoy in the future!

Even if you don’t donate to these shows, I recommend giving them a listen and maybe you’ll get hooked too.