Lost and Found
I've lost 3 of the 5 Christmas pounds that I've gained, but Christmas fat is relatively easy to get rid of - it's transient. It goes on in a couple of weeks, takes a look around, and is gone again in a month or so. The pregnancy fat I'm still trying to get rid of, now that's another story. Let's see, my kid is 14 years old now, so those fat cells have definitely put down roots. They're sending their kids through university and joining the Chamber of Commerce. They are fine upstanding citizens. They are pillars of the fat community. They are not going to be driven from their home without a fight. They just got new carpet, fer Christ's sake!
But that kid of mine, she's blown my mind again. (lame segue, sorry) When we were tearing down the Christmas tree a few weeks ago, she played me a new cd - Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want - The Soft Pink Truth. I honestly didn't think much of it at the time.
But yesterday, it was my turn to carpool the neighbourhood kids to school and she slipped this cd in as we were pulling out of the garage and holy shit, I was gobsmacked! I've never heard anything quite like that. Loved it! Loved it!
If you too are not familiar with the Soft Pink Truth, they cover songs in an electronica (electro-crass, Eva calls it) vein. My ears have been opened to a whole new sound.
I don't know what the lads in the carpool thought of this cd, though. They are used to Eva and I playing weird stuff, but this was highly profane.
Ah, fuck em if they can't take a joke. If you can't learn to swear properly in your carpool, where are you going to learn it from, I ask you?
Eva got glasses - do you like them?
I think she is the shit!
But I wonder sometimes, what is she going to be teaching me when she is not 14?