Monday, January 21, 2013
Among many items in the category of "things Pete and Sam used to like" is the tasty and cheap rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Dad had the carving down to an exact science, as can be seen. Perhaps it was the day that he perfected this bit of carving mastery that the boys announced during dinner that "we don't really like rotisserie chicken that much anymore".
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Above is Sam's trophy that he received for finishing in 2nd place in the Pinewood Derby this year. If you look closely, you will see that it says "Sam Bermanank". This was due to a printer's error because they had last year's 2nd place finisher (Dominik Blank) and typed Sam Berman over the first 10 characters but didn't bother to delete the last 3 characters - resulting in Sam Bermanank. Sam decided that he wanted to keep the trophy anyway. Dad ordered a replacement nameplate.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
With Mom working in Springfield, she was out of the door so early that Dad was in charge of making everyone's lunch. Above is a typical lunch for Sam. Note the arrangement of the lettuce, cheese, and turkey in the wrap. This was the exact ratio that was required in order for Sam to eat it.
By the end of the year, Sam did not like turkey anymore. Dad asked him years later why he stopped eating turkey sandwiches. He said "they started making it too smoky".
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Back in the days when Pete used to use his desk, occasionally he would be seen chatting with his friends using a Web Cam and Skype. This was before the days of iPhone, Snapchat, and FaceTime. In this case, they are actually even working on a homework assignment.