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reason #27: the law of diminishing returns does not apply to ben & jerry’s

Boy, while eating ice cream: I had a revelation. Me: About what? Boy: Diminishing marginal utility. Me: You finally get why someone would get tired of eating ice cream? Boy: Because they put chocolate throughout the ice cream I have … Continue reading

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reason #26

I’m moving into a studio and the boy is helping. He found a box of his Cheerios while we were unpacking. And proceeded to have two bowls around midnight. “Oh my god these are so good. I forgot how good … Continue reading

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reason #25

Last night we watched The King of Kong — a documentary about middle-aged men who devote their lives to getting the top score on Donkey Kong. Which, from what I can tell, is a low-res 80’s video game that involves … Continue reading

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reason #24

The boy bought what he refers to as “boy toys” this weekend. 32″ tv: $300 Xbox kinect: $150 Dance game: $50 Watching the boy dance in his underwear to “Funky Town” and “Poker Face” on a rainy Sunday: priceless.

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reason #23: hard drives all the way down

a recent gchat with the boy, in which I try to convince him that I need the fancy online carbonite backup service: me: have you heard of carbonite? I just heard their ad on pandora and for the first time … Continue reading

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reason #21: another epiphany

While downing the last of his nachos from the Treehouse: Boy: “It would suck to be a cook and work behind a hot stove all day.” Me: “Are you experiencing empathy?” Boy: “Empathy hurts.” And, after a few more nachos … Continue reading

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reason #20: an epipany

The boy’s on day 3 of a nasty cold. Driving to Safeway for more orange juice: “You know, I’m on board with physician-assisted suicide. Seriously, I could be talked into that right now.”

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