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Dark Side of the Minutia
November 19, 2003 — 10:45 pm

Well, I thought I’d just write a blog entry about what’s going on in my life now. You know, the minutia.

Today was Jordan’s 5th birthday. Has it already been five years? I mean, I look at her and I’m already getting the sense that she is growing up much too fast. I understand that this not to uncommon parental feeling usually comes when their child hits their teens. However, I caught myself looking at Jordan today and feeling a slight pang of sadness. Every time she learns or experiences something new it takes her childhood just that much further away from both Tiffany and I. Ok, ok…I realize that this is the “glass half empty” point of view but, I’m still pretty new at this.

Tomorrow is Zoe’s 3rd birthday. Has it already been three years? Well, Zoe is still a baby in our eyes so, the same feelings don’t really apply. But, my goodness, they are growing up fast.

I think it’s about time I started reading more complex stories to Jordan now. Though the Stinky Cheese Man is oodles of fun, I’ll bet she’ll get just as much of a kick out of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stories. Right now Zoe is pretty much content with books that deal with numbers. She’s a great counter but she doesn’t seem to be much interested in her alphabet.

I’ve also been teaching them some Spanish every night. Not much, mind you. Just a few vocabulary words here and there. It’s gotten so Jordan will kind of mix up the her English and Spanish sometimes when she talks. For example, yesterday when I came home from work, she said “Daddy, guess what I learned at escuela today”?

Escuala being the Spanish word for school.

Now, this is fine with me as long as she can equate the Spanish to the English and visa versa. So, when she spouts off some Spanish words, I always have her explain what the meaning is in English. Not just the English word, but it’s meaning as well. And, I make her put it in context.

Aside from the girls, I’ve found myself infatuated with an album I’ve had in my collection for a couple of years now. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon has been in my CD player for a solid week now. I’ll bet I’ve listened to it about 40 times in that time frame. I’m not sure why I never paid much attention to this album before. I am now, and I’m loving it more every time I listen to it.

Also, I listened to Let It Be today for the first time in several years. Now, some may take exception to this but, I sincerely believe that Let It Be is the Beatles best album. This is the album where the Beatles finally get back to their roots and I love every minute of it.

A little side note. An entry about Dark Side of the Moon would not be complete with out the mention of the Dark Side of the Rainbow. If you ever get the chance to see this, do it. This is perhaps one of the coolest things in recent pop culture history.

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