Reversing the Numbness

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Small, Young People!

My female small, young person turns 6 tomorrow, and that's kinda crazy. My pal Raoul Duke's female small, young person turns 1 tomorrow. I bet that's crazy to him. They're so, so sweet, and I love them very much.

Happy birthday, small, young people!


Daddy/Uncle SleekPelt

(Off-subject: Does anyone else forget how to write in cursive?)

[Ed. note: Thanks, m@.]


josh williams said...

Happy Birthday wee ones! Cursive? I have my own script,(font) it is unreadable even to myself, which can be pretty handy when you do not have spell check or are not sure if you want your thoughts to be fully understood.

Raoul Duke said...

Nice Sleek! We are super stoked. Gonna be stuck in surgery till around 2am this morning, but C has already made the cake and we are going to have a blast watching Sage demolish it.

Give 'Lis a hug from her Uncle Raoul.

olives and more said...

Happy Birthday girls!!! Also, Happy Valentine's Day to ALL!!!

Devil Mood said...

Happy Birthdays all :)

Jason Weigandt said...

I was never any good at cursive in the first place, so when they released the shackles and let us come back to printing in 6th grade I never turned back. Except, you still have to sign your name in cursive. So, slowly, my signature has gotten worse and worse. My signature is like the photo of Marty McFly on Back to the Future, where he just keeps fading because he's not supposed to be part of that world. You can't even tell what it is at this point.

Clash said...

Happy Birthday, tricycle motors!

Cursive has always been overrated. My penmanship kept me off the honor roll in 4th and 5th grade. Good riddance!

M@ said...

I'm white, too, but I thought a "shorty" was a female companion, not a child....

SleekPelt said...

josh, olive, devil: They say thanks.

rd: Record it and you'll be set for America's Funniest.

weege: I tried last night and got hung up on six or seven capital letters. Your sig will get better as you sign more autographs. Or worse.

clash: I sucked at it too. But that wasn't all that kept me from the honor roll.

m@: Welcom, m@. Wow. Apparently I'm even whiter than I thought. And apparently I've been calling my 6- and 3-year-olds hos for the last year. Brilliant. Was everyone else just afraid to say something, or are they all just as white as I am? Gonna have to edit that one right ... now.

getto said...
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getto said...

short·y /ˈʃɔrti/ [shawr-tee] noun, plural short·ies, adjective Informal.
–noun 1. a person of less than average stature.
2. a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket.
–adjective 3. noting a garment designed to be of short length: a shorty nightgown.

Also, shortie.

PS Happy Birthday, little ones!!

SleekPelt said...

geto boy: To the rescue! Check out definition #2 from the Urban Dictionary. See, the thing is, I'm old-school and uncommercialized. I use it with its original meaning.

2. shorty
1408 up, 216 down

Originally used to mean a young man, new to the game. By new to the game, I don't mean he just meant a rapper, but he just started selling crack, just started rapping, whatever, but even simpler it was a term used to mean just a person much younger than you.

Now, commercial rappers have turned the meaning upside down to mean a 'fine female', apparently.

"shorty's laugh was cold blooded as he spoke so foul,
Only twelve trying to tell me that he liked my style"
-NaS, 1994

"Shorty is shaking her ass on my Hummer with spinning rims, or something."
-average commercialized rapper today

Keith said...

The only cursive letters I know how to write are those in my name, and I don't know how to write them in the other case.

SleekPelt said...

keith: You make me look like a calligrapher.

Ed. said...

I never, ever, ever mastered the cursive capital Q. Even now I'm wondering, "How do you write a cursive capital Q?" I mean, seriously. I am twenty-seven years old, and I was an English major, but on the rare occasion that a cursive capital Q is called for, I just print one instead. I like to chalk it up to eccentricity, personally.

SleekPelt said...

ed.: Welcome! The capital Q is easily the worst of all cursive, so I'm totally with on this. If you ask me, it's a 2.