Sunday, August 19, 2007

Welcome to the Food Chain

The other night we sat down as a family and ate dinner watching a show on tv. This is something "special" that the kids ask for from time to time and we grant on an even more limited basis.

This night my wife made her amazing salmon. I don't remember the show. But the show had animal characters and something came up about eating animals. One of the smaller animals said something to the effect, "Simple policy: never eat anything with a face."

With that, my three year old daughter looked at me and said, "we NEVER eat anything with a face"

and I said, "Yes we do baby, fish" pointing at the salmon.

And she said, "No, that doesn't have a face."

And I said, "Yes it did babe. That was a fish..." (pointing to the plate) "that's why we call it 'fish'."

You could see it register... she stared at the plate, then looked at us with utter disgust mixed with terror and disbelief.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Life and Music

Thank you to the folks at Cold Hard Flash, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone for introducing me to Alan Watts!