Thursday, September 11, 2003

My daughter, who will be in a few weeks, lost her first two teeth yesterday. Lo and behold, I was on a business trip and missed the amazement she had when she awoke to her missing tooth. I got a voice mail and heard the wonder and joy in her voice and was happy (and then sad for not being there). Then, I got another voice mail, a few minutes later telling me that she lost another tooth while eating breakfast. How amazing. How'd she get so old already?

In any case, the tooth fairy came last last night - giving her a 5 spot for the first tooth, and a buck for the second. When she woke up, she came running in telling us to look at what the tooth fairy left. It was a genuine moment - a moment of pure joy and wonder that a tooth fairy could actually exist, and dole out greenbacks for teeth. Who funds this tooth fairy operation anyways? What would a tooth fairy do with little tiny teeth and do they need a receipt for reimbursement?

In any case, as she was headed downstairs for breakfast this morning, I overheard her tell her younger sister that the tooth fairy came and can you believe it, left her a 5 and a 1 dollar bill. I asked her how much that was and she paused, counted to herself and said "MOMMY! The tooth fairy left me 6 dollars!"

I'm amazed at the wonder, joy and unconditional belief that there actually exists a tooth fairy. It's beautiful.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Well, I'm back (sort of)... I just wanted to remotely capture a few things while at eBay live! in Orlando, Florida.

Yesterday, June 27th we saw Wierd Al play ebay live, live. Huh? In any case, I can die now, I've seen Wierd Al live and in person! I'll have more thoughts on ebay live later (assuming I remember to write stuff down).

Ok - so a few months ago, the wife took the girls (2 of em, 5 & 3) to Orlando for vacation. While there, the little one saw an Aurura and Prince Philip doll set where they were "getting married." She couldn't stop talking about it and Kaern was going to buy it for her birthday later in the year. Well, did you know that there are two types of Disney stores - the kind we all know and love in the local mall, and the other kind - the kind that apparently only exisit in Orlando. No catalog, no shared merchandise etc... So, here I am at ebay live in Orlando and I decide to go into this store and peek around. Sure enough, I see an Aurora/Philip doll set - but hey - they aren't getting married, it's only Aurora's 16th birthday!

Well hell!

So I call Karen and we decide not to buy it at that moment. The next morning, Karen asks Sydney about the doll and Syd somehow remembers that Aurora is wearing a BLUE dress and Philip has a RED CAPE on! Damn, for a 3 1/2 year old, she's on the stick.

So guess what... Daddy gets big points cause little Syd will be celebrating Aurora's birthday/wedding very soon!

Thursday, April 10, 2003

It's been a long time since I posted... what's been mind numbing lately? My life has! What the hell am I doing in NY? Argh... ugh.