It has been really interesting to watch him ‘grow’ into the always-on, networked, online world. Much of it he learns through Minecraft, and thanks to Minecraft he recently bought his first piece of Internet meme clothing: the trollface t-shirt.
Here are some updates of what has been happening around here lately.
First, I moved in with Rachael a few weeks ago, and last week they pulled a dead person out of the apartment downstairs. He or she had been there long enough to stink up the stairwells pretty bad. The EMS folks had to wear full-on biohazard suits. Check it out:
Dax and I went out to a farm in Clyde with Gary and his girls to check out a party where they were building a real, working trebuchet. Unfortunately, there were a series of setbacks, and they never got the thing working, but it still looked pretty cool.
Rachael and I attended the 16th Annual James Brown Oktoberfest, which was the first time for both of us, where I walked away with the Best Male Costume prize. No one else was able to pull of the German pimp look as well as I. I owe it all to Rachael, of course, since she sewed my costume (and her own as well).
Unless you have been living under an Internet rock, you are familiar with the Star Wars Kid meme which circulated 5 or 6 years ago. People went to extraordinary lengths to take the original video (below) and adapt it into variousalterations. If you haven’t seen it, or you need a refresher, check this out:
After having watched that video many times, I became quite familiar with the Kid’s awkward moves. Naturally, I was amazed when my 4 year-old son, Dax, busted out doing his own version the other day. He has never seen the Star Wars Kid video, but this looks eerily similar:
Yes, The Force is strong in this one (but I bet you knew I was going to say that).