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Trauma and Transcendence

I’m not always the brightest bulb. This morning I got dressed in the dark…and threw on a shirt that I thought was a different shirt. The one I actually wound up wearing has a giant permanent grease stain smack dab in the middle on the front. Naturally I didn’t notice it until after I got to work. Also? In my excitement to get my son ready for summer camp this morning I sprayed him up and down with both sunblock and insect repellent…inside the house. Brilliant. Tomorrow morning I’ll wait until we’re no longer in an enclosed space. And maybe I’ll look at myself in the mirror with a light on. Lessons learned.

Five good things:

On this, the first day of summer, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center had a snowball day:

In addition to naming their own price, every person who brings a snowball to the Science Center on June 21 will be able to launch his or her snowball into the Ohio River from aboard the USS Requin submarine (weather permitting).

That sounds like a pretty darned good start to summer. And my son has been saving a snowball in our freezer (but it’s looking pretty sorry at this point). Thankfully our solstice was decent enough. The kid enjoyed his first full day of summer camp. With the side effect (bonus?) of utterly wearing him out. I’m not sure how much energy he will have left over for other activities. Like weeknight movies and music in the park events. Maybe I can at least get him to crank something out for this Threadless kid art contest. I’d love to see something of his on a t-shirt. I suppose I could make that happen easily enough, contest or no, but I have my own summer haze/daze happening right now. Hopefully I’ll snap out of it soon and get motivated.

Dan looking through my Dad's comics


  1. Heather wrote:

    How cool, a Threadless kid art contest! I wonder if Wes would be interested.. He draws some pretty cool stuff!

    Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Heck yeah, Wes should totally do that! What’s he up to for the summer anyhow?

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  3. Rachelle wrote:

    i made out with Adam a couple years back. It was awesome. Just sayin’.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! I’m sure he excelled in that area, as he does with all things.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

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