Why do my girls need Daddy so much? I don’t know.
I’m sitting here, completely available and the five year old has enlisted Daddy to write the story she is making up and that’s when the three year old completely ignores me and goes to DADDY to try and get him to play. He is busy writing with a leg up on the chair like Usher sitting on his Voice throne. The three year old, not getting the imediate results she wants forces her head threw his propped up leg and looks up at her daddy’s face saying in a whiny voice, “Dadddyyyy… PLAY WITH ME!” The five year old replies, “We are writing a story here,” in her perfectly 15 year old sarcastic, sing song voice. Mercy, we are SCREWED later…
Daddy looks over at me and comments on the three year old’s approach to getting attention (the crawling threw his leg thing) and says, “It’s like giving birth.”
I look him right in the eye and say, “No. It’s not.”
I love movies and TV. I have admired the “looks” of actors and been in favor of one or two above the rest for their acting skills alone. However, I have always known that actors are just that – actors. They are acting for the world and we never see the real them so I never got to attached to any.
Then there was “reality TV.” I was a skeptic of this as well as far as getting to know the person and their personality and how they would be in real life. They can edit those things however they want and although that makes for an entertaining hour at the end of a long work day, it’s not like I get attached to any character in particular or feel like I know more about them.
Then there was Penn.
Oh, Penn Jillette. Finally someone I get. Someone I believe actually puts himself, his real self out there. I don’t know if I’m right about him but I hope I am. He’s awesome. He’s real in a world of make believe. He’s just what I want when I’m feeling annoyed at that man that keeps telling me to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Penn throws the curtain back and says, “Here I am in all my geeky, freaky glory. I’m not going to change. I’m not going to dumb it down. I’m not going to lie. I’m me and I’m on TV.”
When I’m asked who I would most like to meet in this world, who is still living (and excluding Jesus Christ), I say without hesiation, Penn Jillette.
Using the same rules stated above, who would you most like to meet and why?