What's it been, like two months? Sorry about that. Nothing Rice-worthy here -- I'm just touching base. So what have I been up to? Well, I've been enjoying my first summer as a full-time-dad. Sunshine and I have been bouncing through playgrounds, zipping through zoos, floating through museums, chillin at jazz clubs -- me with my Knob Creek, she with her juice box... having "graduated" from the Similac. I don't know if/when I'll ever be able to live like this again, so I'm doing my best just to drink life in. SexyPants and I also got to take Sunshine to Disney World for the first time, where she was astonished to discover that Pooh isn't just some guy in her books.
I haven't been totally out of the loop. I've been keeping an eye on RiceDaddies in my RSS feeds, so I'd also like to welcome to our two new RiceDaddies: Victor and Papa2Hapa.
Oh, and if you're a fan of this group, here's something to look forward to this upcoming fall... We're catching up with some old friends in Prospect Park a few weeks ago, when my buddy tipped me in on some news...
"Hey SoulSnax, I forgot to tell you... Guess what we did, about a month ago."
"Aww, man... I dunno, Cap'n Kirk," I replied. "What, you... performed for Obama or something?"
"No man, take another guess."
"Where were you?"
"This was out in California."
"You were on Jay Leno again?"
"No dude, we were on Yo Gabba Gabba!"
"No f***ing way! What, did Rahzel get you in there or something?"
"Yeah man, we spent the whole day there, shot some video, hung out with all the characters! Did you know they shot the pilot episode in the guy's backyard?"
"No way, really? So, does J_____ know his daddy is gonna be on Yo Gabba Gabba?"
"Yeah, he's been a fan of the show since the you first mentioned it."
"Hey Sunshine, check it out, Uncle Kirk is gonna be on your favorite show!"
"Gah-bo? Gabbo Gabbo?"
There, I did it. Now it's your turn, RiceDaddies. So what have all you other RiceDaddies been up to? Don't be shy. Let's see some pictures. Let us know you're alive.