December 06, 2004

Blue Men and Bananas

Today officially marks my first day as a full-time father. In just over one hour, my 'normal' workday at the University will start...without me. And at just about that time today, I'm going to take a nap. Now certainly, being a daddy isn't just about taking naps at 8am, but it'll surely be a nice way to start things off.

Marion, being the six month old that she is, had her first taste of solid food (well, smooshed) this weekend. We decided on a banana, because we didn't want the preservatives of mass produced babyfood to be part of her first go at eating solids. We also figured that since both of us like bananas (and even Kira likes the peel, crazy cat), that it was a good first choice. Keleigh and I recorded it with our camcorder, and I intend to post a segment of video once I figure out how to use our video editing software. She did well, considering what a very different thing this must be for her. I won't say too much, because I'm hoping to get the video online soon, but rest assured, there was a mess, and there was some banana consumed.

Speaking of starting things off, I got my new father-lifestyle started on Saturday by going back to an old hairstyle, and I had a fine time.



Back when I had to get a 'real' job, I stopped dying my hair blue, and now that I don't have to interview (at least not for a profession), I'm going blue again. I'm not sure how long it will stay, but I feel like I had to prematurely stop dying my hair, so it's nice to have the chance to go back.

It's so much fun to watch people squirm when I don't fit their stereotypes about blue-haired men. I may be a punk, but I'm one of the least offensive people you could meet, and that's just not part of having blue hair, or so people think.

I've also started to post things on eBay again, as I hope to bring in a little bit of cash from that. Feel free to bid on things, here's what I currently have listed.

So, it's (m)onday, and I'm going to do a lot of fathering today.

1 Comments:

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous said...

Hi Jeremiah-
I didn't get to say good-bye to you on Friday...

Good luck as a full time dad! You're doing a great thing, but we'll miss you here. I'm glad to know we can watch baby Marion grow and see your changing hair styles whenever the grind of beauracracy gets to us! We will all be envious. Enjoy your new role.

Take care and keep in touch,
The not-so-anonymous Paula Trail (LSA)

 

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