I recently received an email offering me samples of Rubik’s Revolution, an electronic version of the Rubik’s Cube as well as an electronic pocket-sized version of the popular game show Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? I told them not to send the Rubick’s Cube because I am in still in therapy from when it came out the first time in the 80s. Between the Rubiks Cube and Pac Man, the 80s were really stressful for me. I am not wired to do those kinds of things.
But! I love the game show Jeopardy! and so I figured I would like the Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? game. And I do, even though I am not. I’m not even smarter than my 4-year-old most of the time.
If you think you would like to have one of these little gadgets and have a US mailing address, leave a comment on this post before midnight on Sunday, telling me your dad’s first name (or your favorite dad-type person) and some fun factoid about him. I’ll randomly select a winner or just whomever I like the best. KIDDING! I’m just messin’ with y’all. Monday I will email the winner.
I’ll go first.
My dad’s name is Ed, but anyone who really knows him calls him Shorty. When I was growing up, the family across the street had a scruffy little dog named Shorty and sometimes that would get confusing when they opened the screen door and hollered for the dog to come home. Oh, and my dad makes the best boiled hotdog ever. I should know. He made me one for lunch every single day the year I went to kindergarten. Every. Day.
Happy Father’s Day everyone!
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Edited to add: I am loving your comments y’all – it just blesses me to read this treasure trove of tiny stories. If you have a blog, or even if you don’t, I hope you will consider expanding your comment into an essay or short story for future generations.
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And the winner is….. Natalie! Natalie, look for an email from me with further instructions on how to claim your fabulous prize!