February 8, 2009

Misc.

In answer to your questions, yes I was cuffed, patted down, finger printed and detained in jail for a while when a routine longboarding-on-campus ticket turned into an old warrant for not paying a long-forgotten vehicle registration ticket in another city a year or two before. Don't think running didn't cross my mind, but this was the same campus cop who had given me my first longboarding ticket, so that wouldn't have ended well for the very recognizable 6'4 longboarder. Back at the station they told me I had to pay $300 bail to avoid spending the night in jail. I thought for a minute and and told them I wanted to spend the night if it meant me not paying the money. I was in need of a non-social good night sleep anyway and it seemed like one of those rare win win situations. They seemed surprised at my answer because they didn't say anything for a few seconds and then rambled in cop jargon i couldn't really understand about something that made it sound like I would have to pay no matter what. I think I only had one phone call so I called the only type of person i knew would 1. be sure to answer their cell phone, and 2. Have access to some sort of parent-funded banking account: a freshman girl. That was the right answer and I was bailed out that night.

Now onto Oliver's latest:

Out of nowhere he started saying "That's a beautiful car!"

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Rebecca was changing his diaper the other day, and when she bent down to dispose of the old diaper, but before he had a new one on, he started peeing and the pee shot right onto his face and into his mouth. No one would particularly enjoy this, but Oliver's a pretty finicky little fellow, and he was not seeing any humor at all in the surprise self sabotage. For the next little while he made disgusted faces and whined and showed his severe disapproval of both the taste and the unexpectedness of the thing.

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Every time we tell him we are going somewhere (which always makes his day) he says, "Ya, let's go to Natey's house!" (his 5 yr old Utah cousin who paid special attention to him over Christmas, and who Oliver calls on the phone every week or so). He misses Natey big time.

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We were at the mall a couple days ago and I decided it's time to add a second car to his CARS collection. So I took him in the Disney store, he found the cars and he started begging/ordering me to open the Chick Hicks car. I told him we had to buy it first, so we bought it, the women opened it, handed it to him, and he runs a few feet, hoists Chick into air and shouts "Dun, dun, DUN!"

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When I get on him about doing something naughty sometimes he'll try to pass the buck to whichever car he is holding (usually Lye-ming Coo-een, i.e. lightning mcqueen). "Oliver don't do that, that's naughty" "Ya, Lye-ming that's naughty!"

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His Sammy shark must be manic depressive because Oliver is constantly comforting him in the softest, highest voice.

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We were watching a nature show where a grizzly bear had a fish in its mouth and I said "that bear is eating that fish." Ollie replied "I know, he's eating SAMMY!"

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Even though his shoes are usually set out in the proper order, he manages to put them on the wrong feet 90% of the time. It is too odds-defying to be an accident. I really think he recognizes the left and positively thinks it goes on the right foot and vice versa.

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He still LOVES to cuddle and is often saying "I want cuddles." or, when one of us is under a blanket, "I want be nice and cozy" and then he'll crawl right under the blanket with us.

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Sometimes we'll hear him yelling loudly and authoritatively and closer inspection reveals him reprimanding something, always inanimate (like the water on his just-washed hands, or his own finger), saying over and over "NO, GE OWA HERE (get out of here), GE OWA HERE, GE OWA HERE WATER, GO PWALAY (play), GO PWALAY WIT CARS."

10 comments:

Tara Fears said...

Oliver is SO cute! Ok, I think you might need to conduct an experiment. For a day, put all his shoes with the left on the right and the right on the left and see if he still puts them on the wrong feet! We missed you guys the other night! :) Hope you're feeling better!

Rachel said...

I laughed OUT LOUD at these little snippets...and as you know, that is a rare occasion. I loved the Sammy Shark one- how would you know how to talk to a manic depressive anyway?

Andrea W. said...

That is such great stuff. I love that he loves Natey so much, but it makes me so sad that we can't have him come visit more! Nate feels sooo awesome to be loved by Oliver. He is so funny in such a different than way I would expect. He just doesn't seem very much like you or Rebecca. I LOVED reading all about him and your shady past :)

carrie said...

I am laughing so hard about the PEEPEE story! That's one he'll appreciate when he's older:)

Brynn said...

Regarding the pee story, is that anatomically possible? Someday he will be proud of that story, just not proud enough of his skills to repeat it.....
He's a riot!

Ryan said...

LOL, that is really good stuff. I love that he was offended by his own urine. Wow. And that he tries to blame his toys for his own wrongs, very creative.

Jo said...

I love these updates, ollie is so dang cute and funny and smart! I love the naughty lightning mcqueen thing that is hilarious, just wait til he has a little sister to blame things on. I miss him so much, sounds like he is just talking a ton. what a cutie!

The Allred Family said...

Those are cute little stories about Olli. Link does a lot of the same things. He pronounces Lightning McQueen just like that! Hilarious.

Davis said...

That story reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DBuk91phkI

Amanda J said...

Oliver is funny! It must be so fun that he is so cuddly.