Monday, December 31, 2007

2008 Oy-Vey

Well, 2007 is coming to an end. I feel it was a great year. Resolutions:
1. Speak in full sentences, using subject and verbs.
2. Change own diaper.
3. Get I-phone
4. Strengthen core-ab muscles.
5. Read Death be not Proud.
6. Get blog sponsors.

2007: Emma went to school twice a week, I sang Mr. Cellaphane Man and impregnated my wife. I’m not supposed to know the sex but I’ve just started telling people it’s a boy. According to the experts, we’re not supposed to tell Emma a baby brother or sister is awaiting her in late April of 2008. Toddlers are not big on visualizing the future. In any case, she’ll find out soon enough, and the family will have grown, doubled!

Friday, December 21, 2007

One semester down

Well, I've completed my first semester of school. I feel I'm ready for Kindergarden or freshman year at Columbia.

Our goal is to have Emma finish college before she is 18 and surpass any of Mayor Bloomberg's educational guide posts.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holiday Greetings

With December 25th looming ahead my parents decided to make a Holiday card. Do you think it's strange they included themselves in the card? It's kind of cute, they still think thier image is of interest to other people.

I don't know why I included myself and my beautiful wife in the pic. I kind of know people just want to see the truly cute 2 and a half year old angel but maybe some people will respect my good cheer and good wishes.

Monday, December 17, 2007


I don't like the way my dad says "Nor-easter." It sounds like he's afraid. So I told him, "Daddy, bagel." And in deed we survived the winds coming off the hudson, the slushy ice, the pepply rain and enjoyed a toasted bagel.

It's true, every once in a while I feel afraid. I pretend the wind can cause no harm, and yet the nor-easter sends a chill through me, for wild winds don't care what a nice person I am.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sticker Art

I am a sticker artist. I find some people shrug and giggle when I declare my sticker work to be art. My palette of stickers is vast, and I use it to paint portraits of my world. I live in a world of candy canes, dogs, lions and beach balls. I live in a world of Elmo, tabloid journalism and Oprah, and believe me, there are stickers for every part of our world. I love when things are sticky on the back and can put them where ever I want. Today is Chanukah, and I took a giant snoopy sticker and stuck it on my shirt. I don't feel that has anything to do with Chanukah, except, maybe just as the Maccabees were out of oil but had light, we have Snoopy stickers.

I have been drawing and making wooden birds for years but some days long to be a sticker artist. I wonder if Duchamp would have been a sticker artist if he were alive today.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Up and at 'em - Snow Pants!

"Up and at 'em!" The first snow of the year. I put on my brown snow pants, up! fleece hat and mittens on, and at em! I just finished reading the History of the Snowman, by Bob Eckstein who gave me a lot to think about as I contemplate making my very first snow man.

Emma did great in the snow. I got on her boots, parker, hat and mittens, so I was on top of things. The snow pants actually were a smart purchase, as she slipped and fell on her bum at least four times. It's always good as a parent when things you've been a part of work out in your child's best interest.