Chris Onstad’s Holiday Greeting

“Awesome” A Blog.: Happy New Year 2007.

But lets not dwell on the bad stuff. You’ll never see it. UPS took it back. My little girl is almost two. Those who are parents know well enough how that feels. The scaffolding of language, the surprise when imagination shows up out of nowhere. Those who aren’t parents can sit around in their smoky apartments and drink corporate beer; I wont act better than you. You can wear your pants and talk about cable television shows with your single friends. Thats good, thats fine. You’re hardcore, you spent $63 on vodka tonics last night. I have a kid, and I walk around in running shoes and jeans. My t-shirt often has the name of her pre-school on the front. Do I look soft? You bet. Am I soft? Charge past me the next time I’m trying to enter a crosswalk with my stroller. I WILL flip your Saab 9-3 like a turtle. You think I care if a car is upside down? Watch me buy a bagel, from your upside-down car. Watch me eat the bagel, and share some with my kid. A guy with a stroller wants nothing more than to flip cars with his bare hands. Bonus if there are people inside. Lets move on. I can also flip your Saab lengthwise if the timing is right.