I Know You Are But What Am I?

by Courtney Sirotin on May 2, 2013

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Sometimes I feel a little weird about having a blog because my days are pretty ordinary. I spend most of my time reliving my toddler years, which is a little weird. I go to parks, libraries and gymnastics classes and eat a lot of chicken fingers and French fries. I’ve given a lot of thought to what I am doing in my life right now, and even though I have some yearnings to be more active in an adult world, I ultimately value these days spent with Dylan more than anything else I could be doing and I am grateful for the opportunity to have them. But are they blog-worthy? Not always, especially in comparison to Jason’s jam-packed, action-filled, anything-can-happen days.

Yesterday, while I was trying to get Dylan interested in rolling a tennis ball, Jason was on the phone with Paul Reubens. That’s PEE-WEE HERMAN, people! He talked to Pee-Wee for over a half hour and, I kid you not, these kinds of bizarre and awesome things happen to Jay more than to anyone else I’ve ever met. Some people never meet their childhood idols, but Jay has met both Pee-Wee AND Howard Stern! (He worked for Howard TV for a couple years). If you don’t believe me when I say that Pee-Wee is one of Jason’s favorite childhood memories, I offer you the following evidence:

When we were expecting Dylan and were planning his nursery, I was in charge of everything in terms of themes and decorations, and Jason, on his own volition, offered one, sole contribution to the room.


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I thought it was a little weird to have framed pictures of Pee-Wee in Dylan’s room, since Pee-Wee isn’t one of the first characters I think of when I think “newborn baby”, but I loved Pee-Wee’s Playhouse too as a kid, so I embraced it.

Here you can see the picture’s prime placement in Dylan’s room:

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Jay also has this awesome record in his collection:

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Probably the coolest thing about Jay’s conversation with Paul Reubens is what they talked about. It began in regards to a script and ended with Paul basically giving Jay this amazing pep talk about his talent, career, drive for success and everything he is doing to follow his dreams. It was like a mentoring meeting of sorts and Jay was just floored. One thing is for certain, when Jay is an old man and he looks back at his life, he’s going to have a lot to be proud of. He’s also going to have some great stories.

And, for the record, so will I. Smile

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DONNA CUSHING May 3, 2013 at 12:42 am

What can I say? I never know what I am going to see when I check out your blog. Pee Wee Herman! You are full of surprises! I think your days are very blog-worthy. Life is made up of small moments. I am glad you treasure each one.


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