Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Elementary, my dear daddy.

This morning, I am trying my hardest to style my hair in a way that hides the fact that I am losing it all faster every day.  Desi is downstairs, supposedly, getting his shoes on.  All of a sudden I hear, "DADDY!"

"WHAT?" I yell back.  We're on two separate floors, you see.  It would take too much time to actually go to each other.


It seems that Desi had located an empty Tootsie Roll wrapper on the table right next to my Xbox controller which was sitting very near to the spot on the couch where I often relax to read, watch TV or...I don't Xbox and veg out. 

I started to get nervous.  He was onto me.  He runs upstairs and shows me the wrapper.

"Look!  Someone ate it!" he says.  "Someone ate it without asking me."

"Uhhhh..." I stammer as my eyes dart back and forth.  "Who do you think it was?"

"I think it was Satchmo,"  He responds.  This was unexpected.

"Why do you think it was Satchmo?"  I ask? 

"Well...she was standing on the table and she ran away as soon as she saw me looking at her." 

Hmmm...sounds like a solid deduction to me.  Still, I couldn't let Satchmo take the blame for something she didn't do.

" wasn't Satchmo who ate your candy."  I told him.

"It was Quincy." 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Flash Super Move! I have this video game called Injustice: Gods Among Us.  It's basically a fighting game that puts the heroes and villains from the DC universe against each other.

Since it's a fighting game, I don't play it in front of Desi.  However, recently, he saw the box for the game (which looks like the pic to the right) and asked, very nicely, if I would play it so he could watch. 

I said No.

He asked again.

I said No again. 

Finally, he asked again very nicely and promised that he would continue to keep his hands to himself at school and be good and not play fight with his friends.  So, I gave in.

I turned on the game and Desi orders me to play as the Flash.  So, I do.

Now, in this game, each super hero has a supermove.  It's more or less a cutscene of them using their super powers to beat up their opponent.  Here is what the Flash's looks like:

In case you can't see a nutshell, the Flash knocks his opponent into the air, then proceeds to run ALL THE WAY AROUND THE ENTIRE WORLD before punching the guy another two times, the last one knocking his opponent to the ground.

After seeing this, Desi proceeds to put on his Flash costume and ask if we can go outside to play guys. 

Playing guys typically involves Desi playing a super hero of some sort and me playing a bad guy.  Which bad guy is usually determined by Desi.  In this case, I am told I will be "Slow Man."  Not the kind of villain I expected would be a strong opponent to the Flash.

Anyway...we go outside to play and I record Desi performing the following super move. 

WP 20130616 010 from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

And, there you have it.  Desi wins. 

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