One and Done Sunday #15

This week I came across a post on Not-So-Wicked Step Mom where the author confessed to not knowing of a Narwhal’s authenticity. I’m not talking like, a specific Narwhal, maybe one without proper identification or one that was behaving like a gazelle or otherwise being a poseur. I mean she didn’t know that Narwhals were not imaginary until she walked in on her family watching a documentary about them.

I had to confess that I didn’t know, either. I didn’t know until I read her post.

Is it because I grew up in Indiana, sans Diego and sans Wonder Pets? I definitely never saw one in a zoo. I certainly learned more world geography than Narwhal facts (and that’s saying something).

In fact, the only time I had ever heard of a Narwhal before reading this post was in the Archie McPhee catalogue, purveyors of all things hilarious and ironic. They used to have a Narwhal/Unicorn death battle action figure playset. I believe I drew my own conclusion.

CC says it’s because I’m blond.

I asked #4 and #5 :Narwhal, real or imaginary?

#5: Real.

#4: Real. I know a song about a Narwhal.

Me: Really?

#4: Yeah. Narwhal, narwhal, swimmin’ in the ocean, causin’ a commotion, cause you’re so awesome.

Me: Huh.

Then later this week, we went to the elementary school for parent-teacher conferences. Outside one of the classrooms was a display of kid projects on ocean animals. Guess what was represented? It wasn’t no damn unicorn.

*sigh*.

Here’s your picture. I took it with my phone last night to demonstrate how awesome I am to go with this post. Saturday night on Broadway, waiting near the subway for my husband to finish his show. I’m set up with a seltzer and a stack of critiques for my writing group.

Do I know how to live, or what?

Also, I could use a manicure.

Here are your links.

A really damn good list of dating hints for teenage boys: Given Breath: Pick You Up At Seven.

The pros and cons of dating a yogi (what you should know before you get into it): The View From My Mat

Musings from the mind of a three-year-old: Coffee Powered Mom.

I never watch videos, but I howled at this one. Henri the Existential Housecat. (Julie from Go Guilty Pleasures sent me this link.)

And again, I never watch videos, but this one is so awesome I sat through the whole damn thing and it makes me want to take a trip to LA. It’s worth your time. I’m linking through the blog I found it on, Steadily Skipping Stones: Caine’s Arcade.

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9 responses to “One and Done Sunday #15

  1. Thanks for the linkback!
    I always thought the Narwhals were imaginary or extinct, and then I saw them in a documentary that David Suzuki and his daughter were in. I called Phil over to the TV and explained (loudly) that I thought they were imaginary animals. “I didn’t know Narwhals were real!! I thought they were phony animals, like the unicorns of the sea! Something mystical for little girl mermaids to dream about owning and riding one day.”
    So, yeah…Narwhals.

  2. It was a great video, wasn’t it? I just love that kid and his dad, and I kept thinking, “I want to go to there”. I totally would have played those games! Thanks for the link; I re-blogged it from Mike Is Happy: http://mikesilvia.wordpress.com/

  3. hahaha I had to go watch Henri again. Did you know there’s a Part 1? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M7ibPk37_U

  4. Pretty PLEASE take a trip to Los Angeles! Jules got to meet you and now I want my chance! :)

  5. Just yesterday I had a conversation with my boys about a narwhal and then had to whisper to my husband, “Is that a real thing?” He didn’t know either. And now before I even have to Google you have helped me out.

  6. it’s like a unicorn whale. it’s mentioned in “rock lobster” by the B-52′s and a clay one is featured in the will ferrel movie “elf.”

  7. I did a report on narwhals in 3rd grade. Even the teacher had to look them up to see if they were real.

  8. I didn’t know they were real either. I thought it was something like the lyger–imaginary and oh so entertaining. :)

    BTW, I also howled at the Henri cat video. I must have watched it eight times.

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