Oh, So That’s What The Kids Are Calling It NowadaysPosted: July 16, 2010
I go to great lengths to manage the ways and times that I embarrass my son.
I deliver my embarrassment by subtle means:
- text messages at inappropriate times
- talking to strangers
- starting impromptu dodge ball games in supermarket paper towel sections
We were at the Omawari-son’s university orientation this week. I saw a man who was in a parallel orientation session who made me feel very good about my methods. He wore a white t-shirt with an airbrushed picture of Yoda from Star Wars and what must have, to him, been a witty quote from the movie.
Yoda shirt guy, if you read this, I will be holding a paper towel dodgeball seminar next week. Change your shirt and be there. Do it for your kid.
Hey, Is That A New Ball Cap?
When people wear a new ball cap and leave the price tag and size sticker on it, am I supposed to say something to them about it? Maybe something like “hey, is that a new ball cap?”
Perhaps I should go with “your hat size is 6 3/4? Is that a genetic problem? I’ve seen limes bigger than your head. ”
Oh, So That’s What The Kids Are Calling It Nowadays
I was watching Iron Chef America last night. I really miss the cool Japanese version where the secret ingredient is usually something like chinchilla or old growth timber.
As the time for presenting dishes approached, the announcer referred to “shaving cheese on the chef’s gnocchi”.
Sometimes you have to work to make something sound dirty. Other times it comes naturally.
Stop that, you’ll go blind.