Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Olympic Dream . . . Gold Medal in Storytelling

Oh my, I can't believe time goes by so fast, it seems like just a few years ago I was watching little men in top hats choreograph dance moves at the Olympic opening ceremonies in London . . . in a blink of an eye I'm watching some of the greatest athletes in the world compete in Rio de Janeiro!

It was the usual cast of characters but with the addition of Simone Biles I'm inspired to train to be a gymnast also since I have already mastered swimming and running.
But just when I didn't think I could get any more inspiration from the Olympics I found a new source of inspiration and he shined even after his event was over.
Talk about a life lesson that could stay with me forever.  
I will always remember him as the person who taught me the art of the Tall Tale and I really put it to work tonight. 

I really wanted to go to City People's to buy something, anything really, so I told Daddy they were giving away free gold there.

Yep, now I'm feeling like I just won a Gold Medal, even if the place was closed by the time we got there.
I'm not saying there wasn't the possibility that City People's was giving away free gold just like Ryan Lochte might have been held-up.  It is just all up to interpretation.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bar Fly!

I've never really been to a BAR before but last weekend I had my first experience.  Well, full legal disclosure I didn't enter the roped off area, I stayed within the legal parameters.  Still, I feel like I got the full experience.  It was my Aunt Ashley's last night working there so we decided to celebrate.
First things first, get lubricated.  Nothing makes inhibition disappear in a five year old like a double root beer float.
Follow that with some guy time.  Nothing like a UFC fight on the TV to bond with the men in my family.  Especially hanging out with my Uncle Andrew and hearing that he still owned some LEGOS, very curious.

But then the REAL fun started when the house band started playing "Sweet Home Alabama."
Honestly I think I was dancing through the entire set of cover songs from the 70s and 80s.  Someone was going to sleep like a log tonight.
When they finished to one of Daddy's favorite songs,
Cheap Trick's "Surrender" and I wasn't even tired I could almost see a tear in his eye, he was so proud his son appreciated his favorite music genres.

I'm thinking I like these bars!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Election Season!

I am quite the Seattle boy so I don't see a lot of Trump supporters so I was a little wary when I watched the Republican Convention tonight.  Still, Daddy said I should be exposed to different perspectives.
I'm not sure I understand the tag line of MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, seems like the America that my Daddy grew-up in wasn't as "Great" as it is now, there were no Angry Birds, no iPads, only five TV channels with a maximum of maybe five hours of cartoons a week.  I didn't know if I wanted him rewinding the clock . . . but all of a sudden there SHE was.
I didn't know SHE was going to introduce him.  As you know, this boy falls under the spell of blonds very easily.
I'll have to remember that Ivanka isn't the one running for president, but if she will be around more I might be happy to go back to a world without iPads!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Father's Son

Nothing says becoming my Father like developing a fascination with credit cards.  Daddy was fascinated the way his Papo could buy all sorts of things with his MasterCard that when my Daddy was five he squirreled one away from Papo's wallet just in case the opportunity ever came up to buy some toys.

It was only natural that I should squirrel away a card from Daddy's wallet, especially one that is GOLD and gives me access to all sorts of Hot Chocolate and Morning Buns from Starbucks.  I figured I could learn Mommy's app for ordering.

The idea was to put it back once I had used it a bit but playing Angry Birds distracted me and I forgot where I hid it.

Daddy's stern words jogged my memory a bit though.  That was like close to a week without stars unfortunately.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

They're Taking Me Off The $20 Bill!?!

I got pretty worked-up today when I heard my image was being taken off the $20 bill (Or at least being put on the back).  What the heck!

I was relieved to learn that the man's name on it was actually spelled J-A-C-K-S-O-N.  Phew.

Also, he seemed never to be smiling.  Not exactly my alter ego.

And so ill tempered, I challenge Daddy to a friendly wrestling match every once in awhile but I've never challenged multiple people to duels!
This guy just seems so not me.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Blogging Before Birth

Because Mommy was using pregnancy tests with all the unproven bells and whistles instead of a more reliable basic model I was able hide my presence for over a month.

Maybe it was the fact that she stopped liking wine or perhaps it was that huge craving for Olive Garden that made Mommy so persistent in her investigation . . . and on this day, six years ago, I was identified.

It was no wonder that I made my appearance a month earlier than my due date, suddenly I found that everyone talking about me but not being able to make my voice heard was just too frustrating, I was going to have to make an appearance and make myself heard!

Daddy filling the dishwasher with dishwashing soap instead of detergent on the night he learned about me being on the was just too juicy not to blog about, now I have my chance.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

If I Were An Ant . . . It Would Be A Hard Life

That was the wisdom I explained to Daddy today as I watched them work tirelessly and without question in our driveway.  The march back and forth constantly moving large objects (Some even larger than themselves), they never take time to have a play date or play Angry Birds on their Tablet.

Yeah that isn't my deal, even though I volunteer for a lot of the work I do for the family I know I can end it whenever I want and I'm not afraid to tell Daddy when its quitting time.  "Daddy, this is a lot of work for a little guy."
Glad I was born a higher life form.