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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Don't He Make Us Proud!

Because I'm bored (and it's not boredom of the I-don't-have-anything-to-do kind. It's purely of the I'm-putting-off-everything-I-should-be-doing ilk), I'll mention a tiny bit of information about Erik that I happen to know. When Erik was really little---like maybe two---and couldn't say all his words correctly (unlike now where he waxes poetic and eloquent), he would always be so excited when he saw the "deet-deeny" coming. Awwww....Widdle Ewik couldn't say "street cleaner". Good, honey, good try. Yep! There's the deet-deeny!

Isn't that cute?

I only thought of that today because I was moving the cars from streetside to driveway so that the deet-deeny wouldn't miss the front of our house. It desperately needs a good deen.


Blogger heatherfeather said...

well, that story made me smile after several hours of not smiling at all even a little tiny bit.

iddn't widdle ewik a cutie?

11:02 PM, November 10, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

he most certainly is. ;)
and he's ujbuffes, I betcha.

11:06 PM, November 10, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

oddly, my sister was TERRIFIED of the street cleaner when she was like 2.

then she started taking ftmcipk and the problem went away.

11:37 PM, November 10, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

I guess they do kind of resemble a monster. my niece is 2, and overnight she's become afraid of everything---I'm not sure if she's seen a street cleaner but I'm sure she'd be afraid of it if she did. weird. she'd probably go: argrl!

12:33 AM, November 11, 2005

Blogger No_Newz said...

Awww! My youngest memory of Erik is when he was a pimple faced teen spinning a sign in the deet. ;) LOL!
Lois Lane

8:33 AM, November 11, 2005

Blogger bryan torre said...

and speaking of Erikian, anybody want to guess what "peen-buddy-tup" meant?

3:19 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

oh, man, a stumper. Can't think of it and can't say I've heard that one.....I keep saying it over and over to myself, hoping that the "real" word will emerge but it doesn't seem to be working...Anyone else?

3:24 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger No_Newz said...

Peanut butter cup! A little boy after my own heart! YUM! :)

6:39 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

dang it! lois' guess was my guess! she beat me to it.

not about erik at all is the fact that i used to work with a little girl who could say many words, but almost none correctly (she had autism), but when she'd say heather it sounded like "hed-DYOOOOOO". it sounded like she spoke whale.

7:55 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

whale! whalespeak! that's great. And I didn't think of peanut butter cup...well, tell.

8:47 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

okay, i've just heard from the fan of deet-deenies, and i've been tasked with defending him while he is unable to defend himself.

i don't know what that means except i get to put "erik's PR agent and thug" on my resume.

i hope i get paid. even if it's just in cheerios.

and even though i'm a pacifist, i'm not above breaking knees for breakfast cereal.

10:42 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger bryan torre said...

peanut butter cup is correct.

and i'm not sure he would pay you in cheerios, hf -- he did live from the ages of 12-15 on captain crunch, but these days he's all about oatmeal and other foods that taste like cardboard.

11:07 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

i'll take oatmeal. i like food that is high in fiber and tastes like cardboard.

dang, when did i stop loving froot loops in exchange for grape nuts?

11:14 PM, November 11, 2005

Blogger Erik said...

i'm a little cutie! someone said it, it can't be taken back!permanent ink no take-backs!

now if i could only learn how to spell basic dog names, i could take things to the next level...

1:52 AM, November 12, 2005

Blogger Erik said...

p.s. hf, you earned at least 17 cheerios for your actions tonight.
rest assured. those cheerios will be yours.

bryan-i used to eat really healthy but lately it's all burritos and hershey kisses. in fact, maybe i should have fifty of them right now.

2:03 AM, November 12, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

as long as they taste like cardboard, Erik, it's okay. If they're actually GOOD, then they're more calories and fat.

2:09 AM, November 12, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

mmmmmmmm... hershey kisses burritos... frijoles de la olla with chocolate and cheese (ween!)...

oh wait, there's chocolate in mole, isn't there?

if only i had asked for some freakin' dulce de leche hershey kisses...

heather feather: proud student of ccjmcc. community college of jesus and mary's community college. marjoring in the department of redundancy department.

4:59 AM, November 12, 2005

Blogger DDM said...

Holy cow, these comments are entertaining!!
I just wanted to add to the mispronunciation funnies if I might....
My friend Lisa has twin daughters that spoke with an Italian accent. Why? We dunno. They are not Italian, nor are they exposed to any folks that speak in such a manner. They call their dad "MyDaddyMike". Like "Daddy" wasn't specific enough? And,this is bad, but Lisa and I had more than a few, stop and try to swallow the gulps of laughter moments when the twins said the following....
"MOMma! Dere's a FUCK! A fuck driver in a FUUUCK!" Translation; "Mom! There's a TRUCK! A truck driver in a TRUUUUCK!".
OH! Another one for you. My husband sprayed at least half of his cocktail out his mouth when the twins ran up and said, "MyDaddyMike! I'm horny!"
Translation...."Dad! I'm hungry!"
The twins have now successfully completed and graduated from speech therapy. I kind of miss the bug eyed looks of passersby.....

12:52 PM, November 12, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

hah!! Those were great. Oh grief, I can imagine the mortification of those parents. Don't kids just say the CUTEST things, tho???
It is always with some wistfulness that we witness kids graduate from deet-deeny (and oh so much worse! hee!)

3:45 PM, November 12, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

and hf---are you a full-fledged graduate of the department of redundancy department? My favorite, in journalism class, was always: due to the fact that because....

3:47 PM, November 12, 2005

Anonymous si said...

boy, "cutie" erik can't get away from the teasing (even away from his blog!). he's like a lightning rod for it. maybe there s/b more erik-posts here since he's not able to update his... i know what the delay is -- he's busy learning how to spell dog names!

(hope that this is not inappropriate in light of you know...)

5:24 PM, November 13, 2005


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