Wednesday, February 6, 2013
On the Twitter ;)
...first, and of most importance, just another of those special moments of fatherhood worth sharing.
While sliding into our shoes en route to a quick run to Walmart, my twelve year old, him of utter innocence, (if not ignorance) asks, "Hey Dad, is it mean to call someone a douche-bag?"
From across the room, the sixteen year old releases a sound similar to the croak of an irritable bullfrog, leading to an all out burst of laughter.
I maintained my composure. "Um...well, have you already called someone a douche-bag?"
"Well, not yet, but almost. And I keep hearing it at school."
"Hmm...maybe try and avoid using it if you can."
"Is it worse than calling someone a moron, or a dumb ass?"
"Well, calling someone a dumb ass will get you grounded, but so will douche-bag. I'm not fond of moron either, but in a pinch, I guess that would be the favorable choice if the moment calls for it. But I'm hoping it doesn't, don't you?"
The twelve year old considers this while looping his laces. I manage to shush the teenager with a scowl. Then, "Yeah, but it can be tough at recess."
"Okay, I understand."
...such lasting memories ;)
Just a few quick updates...I've been lured into the Tweeter. ( Yeah, yeah, I know what it's really called.)
Track me down @elliot_grace
My latest tweet, you ask? Earlier this evening I shared my current read, "Remembering You," by Robynne Rand. You may not recognize the name, but you'll surely feel at home when you visit that Piedmont Writer from Carolina Blue ;)
And you can check out Remembering You here...
As for my newest release, hop over to, The Fall, here...
It's a heart stopper that one can gobble up during an evening by the fire. It's new to the race, and desperate for some reviews, be them good or bad. After all, for us writers, it's all about boasting a thick skin ;)