Is this what happens when one gets married? I used to be exciting, periodically vibrant even. Now I get 24 hours of solo living and I do nothing. Next week is going to be weird. The wife and kid leave again to fly to a wedding and will be gone from Thursday through Sunday. I might not even take a shower. I'll be like that guy from the movie Singles who after getting dumped, stays at home eating delivery pizza and growing a beard for weeks in an abyss of depression. I'm not really depressed that they're gone and that I'm home alone, I'm more just bored and apathetic. I think next week I will actually plan some activities for myself instead of relying on my lack of spontaneity.
Tomorrow they will return and I will have our living quarters cleaned and vacuumed. In the morning I will attack a list of things I need to get done Then when they show up about 1 or 2 I will give some hugs and kisses and I won't be bored again.
This is perhaps the most pathetic blog post of my life. Who am I?
Death to the Chicken Finger by Adam McDowell
This is an interesting article about how adult palates are growing and maturing yet our children are doing the opposite. The author mentions that parents nowadays feed their kids things that are mostly beige, which is a sweet image and sadly pretty true. As a parent of a four-year-old who is a picky eater I can relate to this a great deal. Frances eats a lot of pasta with cheese and butter. It's pretty much her favorite thing ever, It's also beige.
Article: 10 of 10
I hated it because I felt like the author could have started it with, "Dear Ben," and then written his damn article. OK Mr. Adam McDowell... my kid will eat some more Goddamn vegetables and I won't just give in to her because I don't want to deal with her tantrums. You win. I get it.
Teachability: Not sure.
From an academic standpoint it's probably not worth much but I'm really curious to see how prevalent this is. How much beige did my students eat while growing up? It could be really unique conversation starter but I don't know where or how I'd tie it into curriculum. Maybe a health teacher could use it. Or early childhood development. Or culinary arts. Or maybe I'll just give a copy of it to every pregnant student in school.
It's 9:50 and I'm going to bed. Good night all.