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Day: July 7, 2006


One night Noah was having a pretty hard time trying to go to sleep – he was crying, yelling, whining, general discord. He was up and down, out of bed, back to bed, out of bed again, so on, so on, so on. It was getting old, because by the time that the following exchange and situation happened he’d gotten up from bed about 20+ times.

So he came into our room again and said this time “Peepee on the potty.”

Now Noah is a bright kid and he knows ways to get us to pay attention to him, and we’ve got a standing rule that if he tells us he needs to pee at night, we’ll help him out, since he still has a semi-hard time getting onto the toilet by himself. So I got up and took him into the bathroom, sit him down, and he starts the grunting, meaning that he’s got to poop. He does his business and then I start cleaning him up. All the while he’s crying, yelling, whining, general dischord, like I said earlier.

I get his underwear and pj pants back on and we start heading back to bed, but he doesn’t want to go. I see I left the wipes open and start to close them, but he yells out –


”No what?”

”Not the wipes!”

”What? You don’t want me to close the wipes?”

”Don’t leave the wipes.”

”Don’t leave the wipes?”


So I took the wipes with us, and he got in bed, and he ended up sleeping with the box of wipes. He was cuddling them the next morning, too.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers and NASCAR

Red Hot Chili Peppers, back when I was in high school and college, were pretty anti-establishment. They started out in 1983 and did mainly what I thought was hard-core funk mixed with punk. They wore only socks when they played live, they did gallons of drugs and were pretty promiscuous. And now they’re doing ads for NASCAR.

There’s a story about it over at Brandweek

Nascar Hot For Chili Peppers

June 28, 2006

NEW YORK — Nascar has actually found a way to turn up the volume on its marketing: by adding the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

A new 30-second spot, via Nascar Images, Charlotte, N.C., features the four members of the band in concert and literally in the pits as members of a Nascar pit crew, played out over the band’s “Dani California.” (“California rest in peace/Simultaneous release/California show your teeth/She’s my priestess, I’m your priest.”)

The spot will break on Saturday, July 1, on Fox during its coverage of the Pepsi 400 at the Daytona, Fla., International Speedway. Spend was not disclosed.

In the spot, the four Peppers yell, “Start your engines,” and Anthony Kiedis and Flea say such phrases as, “Nascar. How bad have you got it?”

What in the name of Dale Earnhardt is going on here? These guys were so cool and hip, I had friends travel to OTHER COUNTRIES to see them play. Now they’re NASCAR fans, or are they just getting old and worrying about where the money’s going to come from? This is just so lame. Another example of your idols (not mine, but other people think think they are) being less than you thought they were.

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