July 2006 Archives

Thundergod and the Light Sprinkle

We've been trying to potty train my little one for the past few months and he hasn't been that into it. In an attempt to get him excited about the idea, I sometimes tell him about all the other cool people who use the potty. "Mommy uses the potty. Nanna and Poppa use the potty. You know who else uses the potty?! BRIAN FROM GUSTER USES THE POTTY!"

Guster is a band and my friend Brian is their drummer. He's an extremely talented percussionist who's known for frequently playing the drums with no sticks and just his bare hands. And ever since my son saw a concert DVD of this, Brian has become the boy's hero.

So the other morning he finally peed the tiniest little bit in the potty. (My son. Not Brian. Although I suppose Brian may still use a potty. I honestly can't say for sure.)

We were proud of him and he was really excited. My wife called my parents to let them know he finally did it. My wife gave the phone to the boy and said, "Nanna's on the phone. Tell her what you did this morning."

"NO! I WANT TO TALK TO BRIAN!" was the only reply.

It was nice to see his priorities regarding this milestone. My mother was only mildly insulted.

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Here's Brian's offical statement in response to this event:

This. This is the peak of my celebrity. I can't wait to meet him. Let him know he can call me anytime he wants to talk, so long as he keeps hitting the potty.


You can visit the official Guster site right here. While you're there, check out Brian's Road Journal. Lots of very funny, well-written entries offering a great glimpse into life on the road. (I particularly enjoyed the April 12, 2006 post.)

What May It Be??? (II)


Welcome to the long-awaited, seldom-requested return of WHAT MAY IT BE???

Your task is simple: determine what it may be.

The prize for the first correct guess is a life-time supply of... PRIDE. Along with the title of WHAT MAY IT BE KING or QUEEN until the next time we play this game. (Considering the last round was over a year ago, it will probably be a pretty good reign.)

So, whenever you're ready...


I will post the official answer Tuesday morning. Depending on the guesses, I may post a clue along the way.

(Warning: Today's prize of "Pride" is considered to be a sin. Play at your own risk.)

The comment board is NOW CLOSED

Back Up

There were a few server glitches that had the site down for awhile, but it looks like things are finally back up. (Thanks for the emails!)

It also looks like things are starting to calm down a little work-wise, so I should be posting back up here extremely soon.

oh the busy

Hey guys,

Things have been crazy busy the last couple of weeks. Hopefully it'll calm down in a few days. Until then might I suggest a little poking around in the archive?

It's always there for your poking convenience.

Be back soon. Wish you were here!

-Li'l Apricot


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