Sundays Are For Sebastian Revisited (#270)

I spent most of last week on the shores of Lake Garda (more on that soon), bookended by hellish travel experiences on either end. Thus I got in very, very late last night and so I am reposting this SAFS from a couple of years ago…

Sebastian is my eleven-year-old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people. 

One of the many mindless trivia games we play is the mascot game: I name a college (or pro team for that matter) and the boys are to state the team’s mascot. [E.g., if I were to say “Ohio State” I would hope they would respond with “Buckeyes.”]

Me: “The University of Pennsylvania.”

After considerable deliberation, which was surprising since both of the boys were born in Philadelphia, I got my doctorate from Penn, and my wife worked there for nearly 20 years….

Nathan: “The Sheep.”

Me (incredulous): “Yeah. It’s the sheep.”

Sebastian: “The cheetahs.”

Me. “Huh? You must be joking.”

Sebastian: “Oh right, that’s Penn State.”

(For those of you that don’t know, it’s the Penn Quakers and the Penn State Nittany Lions.)

Here we all are in Split, Croatia last summer. Hopefully, we will be able to travel again, soon.


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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