In Other News...
A few weeks ago we had our annual trip to Colorado for the 4th of July. These trips always proved to be full of four things:
1 - Family
2 - Food
3 - Fireworks
4 - Funny Stories
This year was no exception. Besides lighting off one firework that was called, "The Instigator", (that was 2 feet wide and 8 feet long), I came away with a fantastic Max Story.
Max is my nephew. He is 3 years old, and one of the most conversationalist people you will EVER meet. If you engage him in talking, bracket out about an hour of your day to follow through with him.
Now, because he is still only 3 years old, there are two things that you would rightly assume about him. The first is that he is very inquisitive, constantly asking questions to learn about everything around him. The second thing is that he is still pretty impressionable and you have to be careful what you tell him. Here is a case in point.
We were driving from one place to another and I happened to be in the back seat with young Max enjoying the day. He was all safe, all snug in his car seat and I was reading a book called, "Consent to Kill" by Vince Flynn. (Excellent book if you like the whole counter-terrorism genre).
Max saw that I was deeply immersed into my book, so he asked what I was reading. As I started to tell him the title, his wise father, Erik spoke over me and told Max that the title of the book was "Consent to Tickle."
This seemed to satisfy Max for a total of 2 seconds. He then asked, "What's it about Uncle Zach?"
I proceeded to tell him that one man had been paid a lot of money to go and tickle another man, but the other man did NOT want to be tickled at all. Sadly, the second man's wife was tickled instead and he was not happy. Not in the least. So he set out to tickle the first man.
Erik then interjected his comments regarding my synopsis of the book. He said, "Way to go Zach...you took it from violence to homo-erotic."
I'll never get it right.
On another note, let me invite you to check out my Aunt's new blog:
My Aunt Tanna has put together a lot of whole-grain and healthy type recipes. I don't cook outside of microwave and....well...that's it. But if you have any interest in cooking healthy at all...check out the blog.