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And Now, a Brief Poem Inspired by One of My Kids April 26, 2009

Posted by Sobek in News.

by Sobek

Listen, son

I know you’re very young,

And sometimes it’s hard to pronounce words properly.

Usually it’s cute.

But seriously, this one you need to get right.

It’s pronounced “Ice cream,”

Not “Arse cream.”



1. harrison - April 26, 2009

Maybe he had found some Tronolane?

2. Cathy - April 26, 2009

methinks Lipstick likes poem too

3. kevlarchick - April 26, 2009

My son called ketchup “chup.” You’d be surprised how those silly names will stick around in your household over the years.
My son is almost 18, and we still call it “chup.”

4. Michael - April 26, 2009

WP, please check your email.

5. Cathy - April 26, 2009

OT. Audacity of the dope.

6. daveintexas - April 26, 2009


I miss that word around here.

7. Cathy - April 26, 2009

Recalling timid little voice saying, “I’m scary” (instead of “scared”) and fighting off the urge to snigger and say, “Why yes you are scary.”

8. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

>> but I can see how, “empty nesters,” miss the sound of children.

No, that’s not really it wp. But I understand how you don’t understand it. No big deal.

9. Cathy - April 26, 2009

Dave and I don’t agree on all matters, ESPECIALLY SOME THEOLOGICAL ONES, but I’m with him on the “missing the sound of little children” thing.

Happy… very happy I don’t have to hear it.
Don’t miss it.
Not YET lookin’ forward to it.

That time will probably come. I’ll be ready when it does. God is good.

10. Mare - April 26, 2009

Cathy, my daughter use to say “I’m scary.” It’s always been one of my favorites.

*wipes tear….she’s 19 now

p.s. Has Brewfan decided on a name for his doggie yet?

11. Cathy - April 26, 2009

Awww Mare. That’s so cool.

Ours are 25 1/2 and almost 24.

*smiling and proud*

12. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

Lutefisk theology is just all screwed up. I don’t even know where to start.

We recut this one today. I think it’s better, don’t know really.

Nobody give me shit about the blue jeans, mkay? I wore a sportcoat too. Semi-dress.

13. Michael - April 26, 2009

I see you are hiding that spastic foot behind the drum kit.

Good call.

14. Mrs. Peel - April 26, 2009

*has the feeling she is missing something in this comment thread*

I totally bought a new dishwasher, stove, and microwave today. I’ll get them in ~3 wks. I’m super excited.

15. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

no shit. No more closeups of my Joe Cocker spastic boot tapping.

16. Anna-Lys - April 26, 2009

LOL that’s the cutest thing I have read on this side of the Blogoland.

Have a great weak … end


17. Cathy - April 26, 2009

*has the feeling she is missing something in this comment thread*

Know the feeling. Well.

Oh Goodie, Peel. Hope you got some great bargains in this downswing of an economy.

18. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

Daaaaamn girl. Serious appliance investments.

That’s cool.

19. kevlarchick - April 26, 2009

That’s a heckuva set up for stagediving Dave. Do you all get the Holy Ghost up in there? You could use that as an excuse.

20. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

You knew I wanted to do it.

I don’t think they’d catch me though. I sure as hell wouldn’t, if I saw me flyin out toward me.

Or something. I know this example makes sense.

The Holy Ghost was in the drummer today. That kid was on fire. I remember him when he was three.

21. BrewFan - April 26, 2009

Doggie name update: Tried ‘Radar’ for a day. Didn’t really fit him. Have settled on ‘Buddy’. It fits him well.

22. Michael - April 26, 2009

It fits him well.

Some friend of mine had a cat named Steven. Funniest pet name I ever heard. I’ve been tempted to get a cat just to use that name.

23. Vmaximus - April 26, 2009

You never told us Mrs Brewfan was so hot! And Buddy looks good too

Also posed at the hostages in case you miss it Brew

24. geoff - April 26, 2009

I totally bought a new dishwasher, stove, and microwave today.

In today’s economy it’s recommended to only partially buy big-ticket items.

25. Vmaximus - April 26, 2009

Are you saying to use credit and let inflation help you Geoff?

And are you home now? for how long?

26. geoff - April 26, 2009

I was home for the weekend. Back in CA now. Plans for a shift to working more in CO have been waylaid by the Gates’ defense spending cuts.

Now I want to kick all the sit-out Republican voters in the crotch.

27. daveintexas - April 26, 2009

hey, I voted.

28. mesablue - April 26, 2009

Nutty Buddy*

*not for long

29. Mare - April 26, 2009

“Now I want to kick all the sit-out Republican voters in the crotch.”

And they would deserve it.

30. eddiebear - April 26, 2009

true dat.

Congrats. Next week, we get our replacement couch that replaces the replacement couch that was the replacement for the new couch we bought a few months ago.

31. Michael - April 26, 2009

We got the bad GFCI circuit on our patio fixed.

Woo Hoo!

32. Sobek - April 26, 2009

So anyone want to buy a Fender strat?

I don’t use it anymore, so it’s just cluttering up the place.

33. eddiebear - April 26, 2009

Planted a bunch of those butterfly attracting flowers in our front yard, chopped some wood, then burned it in the outdoor fireplace over at my parents’ place, smoked a cigar, and drank some of my dad’s liquor.

Good times.

34. Lipstick - April 26, 2009

methinks Lipstick likes poem too

Yep. In 70 years the kid will be leaving his ass cream right beside the toothpaste.

35. Lipstick - April 26, 2009
36. Retired Geezer - April 27, 2009

My grandson is showing amazing progress with the guitar. How much for the Strat?

37. harrison - April 27, 2009

Yep. In 70 years the kid will be leaving his ass cream right beside the toothpaste.

When I was about 9 and my youngest brother was still in diapers; my dad came down to breakfast one morning mumbling about how similar tubes of toothpaste and tubes of Desitin were. He had a pretty sour look on his face. We all had a laugh.

38. Mrs. Peel - April 27, 2009

geoff, ha. They offered me one of those 12 month no payment no interest store credit dealios, but I actually went ahead and paid in full because I’m so sick and tired of carrying debt. As it is right now, I will have no debt other than my house as of January 2010, which is a milestone I’m very excited about, and doing the 12 month thing for these appliances would have delayed that until May. I know it’s a stupid decision from a financial perspective because of the zero interest, but I decided that the interest I wouldn’t earn from my bank account was worth the mental satisfaction of not adding to my non-mortgage debt. (I actually could pay everything other than the house off in full right now. It’s a struggle not to, believe me. I resist only because it’s all zero interest [except the car loan, and there are only 3 payments left to go on that].)

I am super excited about my new stove. It’s a convection oven, and it has a “warming drawer” at the bottom (where the pots & pans drawer usually goes) that can keep one dish warm while another finishes cooking in the oven proper. Which is 5.9 cubic feet, I might add. OH HELLS YEAH! And it has two 6/9 dual burners (which is a little annoying, because my biggest pans are 10 inches, but I guess I’ll manage), two 6″ burners, and a 6″ “warming zone”. Can’t wait to try it out. I’ve never cooked in a convection oven before, so it’ll be interesting to see how that works.

39. Pupster - April 27, 2009

This thread looks different.

40. Pupster - April 27, 2009
41. daveintexas - April 27, 2009

Convection ovens are THE SHIT, man.

Stop being so responsible. You are totally ruining my disdain for the youngsters and their financial acumen.

Also can I borrow fifty bucks?

Sobek, American strat?


42. Sobek - April 27, 2009

Dave, made in Mexico. It’s the cheap-o “I want to buy my son a guitar, but I don’t know if he will stick with it, so get me something that sounds nice but isn’t going to make me want to murder him if it’s collecting dust in a corner three weeks from now” version.

Geezer, you pay shipping and I’ll sell for $150.00. It comes with a black gig bag. Amp not included.

43. lauraw - April 27, 2009

When I was a kid, this boy Michael next door used to say ‘pisghetti.’ Also, ‘fank you.’ any th sounds became f.

I think that one’s pretty common among kids, actually. He got a speech coach at school and he turned out fine. Well, sort of.

44. lauraw - April 27, 2009
45. lauraw - April 27, 2009
46. eddiebear - April 27, 2009

On a plus side, I was able to get my daughter’s hair into a flawless ponytail this morning.

47. Retired Geezer - April 27, 2009

^ In which, Eddiebear acts out his dream of becoming a hairdresser.

48. Retired Geezer - April 27, 2009

Sobek, you still gonna be in Vegas around May 23?

49. Sobek - April 27, 2009

RG, no.

50. Sobek - April 27, 2009

Geezer, I have an offer for the same amount right now. It’s your if you want, but let me know soon so I know what to tell this other guy.

51. daveintexas - April 27, 2009

Actually mexi-strats are pretty decent now. Basic diff between fender and squire is quality of woods and finishes (and Korea)

52. Retired Geezer - April 27, 2009

Sobek, go for the cash. I’m not sure his dad wants to spend the money right now.

53. Rosetta - April 27, 2009

Michael, don’t think I’m unaware of the feces that you’ve been slinging in my direction at H2.

I am aware, you rat bastard. Oh I am aware.

Sleep with both eyes open!!!11!!!

The next person to comment on this thread has to go out and find BrewFan. Seems he’s wandered away from the home again.

54. daveintexas - April 27, 2009

He’s over here in the pig shit.

55. Rosetta - April 27, 2009


Stupid BrewFan.

56. Sobek - April 27, 2009

Dave, what are you doing in the …

You know what? Just, never mind.

57. daveintexas - April 27, 2009


58. Sobek - April 27, 2009

I said never mind!

*claps hands over ears*


59. Sobek - April 27, 2009

I wrote a short play in the comments section of a liberal blog, tentatively titled “Smart, Tough Diplomacy.”

Obama: “Hey Russians, what will you give me if I get rid of missile defense?”

The Russians: “Well since you just told your country that you’re going to get rid of it anyway, how about nothing?”

Obama: “Deal!”

The Russians: “Sweet merciful god this guy is a dumbass.”

Exeunt omnes

60. Vmaximus - April 27, 2009

My nightly Max pic
I hope to hear from the rescue this week

If not I am prepared to really badmouth them

61. Mrs. Peel - April 28, 2009

Oh no! There was no post for the 27th! Quick, someone throw something pre-dated up there!

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