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01:46 pm: Wright's Writing Corner not forgotten

Hopefully, I'll have a new post tomorrow, a day late.

In the meantime, I've discovered that, unlike most rather unpleasant tasting organic stuff, the Horizon's Organic Egg Nog is the best eggnog I've tasted since we used to make it ourselves (something my mom won't let us do any more because she's worried about the safety of raw eggs.) Realy tasty.

So, last night, Juss and I had the following conversation.

Juss: "Mom, I don't know what I should be when I grow up. Should I be a game designer or a plumber?"

Mom: "Be whatever will make  you happy."

Juss: "But that's just it. I don't know. What do you want me to be?"

Mom: "I want you to be what will make you happy. Why don't you pray and ask God what you can be that will make the most number of other people happy."

Juss: "Hmm. Games make people happy. But so do plumbers."


He is sad he can't start an apprenticeship at 7, like the did in the old days.




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From:temporus
Date:January 13th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Who says he can't be both!
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From:vitruvian23
Date:January 13th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Agreed - and then maybe he can get the gig of doing updated Mario games that really get at the experience of being a plumber...
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 13th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
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That, he would love. (Since what he really wants to be is Mario, not a plumber. He was expressing sorrow that there was no Princess Peach to rescue.;-)
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From:juliet_winters
Date:January 13th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Both tracks would be a good idea. Even in a down economy, everybody needs plumbers. They probably won't take game designers on the first moonbase, but you can bet they'll have plumbers, or the equivalent.

From:automatthew
Date:January 13th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
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"He is sad he can't start an apprenticeship at 7"

John Holt would have agreed.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 14th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)

Chipwich

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My favorite brand of eggnog, with no artificial ingredients, distributed to select areas by Farmland Dairies of New Jersey.

There was also a Chipwich Eggnog ice cream sandwich available in the 70s.

Mmmm-mmm!

Juss should be pleased to learn that some people have more than one vocation at the same time.

JJB
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From:bojojoti
Date:January 14th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
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When our son was small, he was fascinated with the trash collectors. He loved the idea of leaping onto a moving vehicle and riding it around town. He told me he wanted to be a trash collector when he grew up. I kissed him and told him I thought he'd make a great trash collector--just work hard and do well at whatever he chose to be.

I had higher aspirations for his life, but those shining eyes thought the friendly sanitation workers riding about on the back of a truck were the ultimate in cool, and I wasn't about to crush his spirit.

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From:arhyalon
Date:January 14th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
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That is exactly how I felt. I did not want to say a word against plumbers and crush his Mario-induced spirit.

On the other hand, our plumber's really cool. He could do much worse. ;-)
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