Tuesday, April 03, 2007

GO BIG PACA (paca)

On the bike ride home today, I was teaching B the stadium sports song.

Dum dum dum daaa da
dum dum dum daaa da
dum dum dum daaa da
DA DA DA!
Go Big Red!

Repeat ad nauseam.

My high school (read more about it here if you've been on the blog less than a year) was odd in that there was no actual mascot name for the teams. Some times we were the Lawrenceville Larries. I think X-country was sometimes the Harriers. The local newspaper just called us Lawrenceville Prep (to distinguish from the local high school). And so when we did that song, instead of saying

GO WILD CATS!

or whatever, we used the school colors of black and red.

GO BIG RED!

Big Red may have been our name. (However, one of our competitors was from Quaker-heritage eastern Pennsylvania, the Newtown Friends. Oooh, scary! The Friends are going to crush us! So maybe Big Red is just as well. I just went to our school site and I can't find our team name anywhere still.)

Anyway, so with B on the back of the bike I turned around and went

GO BIG RED!!

And B responds

GO BIG SUSHI!!

Go big sushi?

That's the first thing that pops into your head? He may or may not have had sushi for lunch at day care; it isn't clear. Still.

So now that's the new song

Dum dum dum daaa da
Dum dum dum daaa da
Dum dum dum daaa da
DA DA DA
GO BIG SUSHI!!



A funny note on sushi. N is not a fan of it, which is not a big surprise for an American who didn't grow up eating it. One thinks in response, "she doesn't like raw fish, of course." However, she actually eats Hawaiian poke, which is just a flavored pile of raw fish - ahi tuna is most popular, but any fish that's safe raw can be a poke. There's tako or octopus poke, too. No, for sushi, N doesn't like the rice.

The rice?! We eat rice at home all the time. But I read the label for some sushi once and it really is different rice. It's a vinegar rice. So there you go.

GO BIG SUSHI!

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