Sunday, March 13, 2005

Let's pretend we don't know where we are!

(Scene: In the car after picking up groceries. Erik is driving and 9-year-old daughter Kerstin is fumbling with a road map of Iowa. The Faces' "Maybe I'm Amazed (live version)" blares from the car speakers.)
Kerstin (looks up from map with devlish expression): Let's pretend we don't know where we are!
Erik: Who is the lead singer of the Faces?
K: Rod Stewart!
E: Good girl!
K: Look at this map!
(K. flashes the cover of the road map in front of E.'s eyes.)
E: Uh-huh...
K: No pictures of Dubuque... the most historical town in Iowa!
E: Oh?
K: They could put the Shot Tower... Kennedy Mall (K. smiles... she is learning the joys of sarcasm)...
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Rod Stewart, 60, proposed to 33-year-old girlfriend Penny Lancaster at the Eiffel Tower this weekend.
I adore early Rod (the harmonica player on Millie Small's "My Boy Lollipop," the singer of The Faces) and try to ignore later Rod. I can rest easier knowing my daughter loves early Rod, too.


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