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Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010on:
A continuing series of reposts from my tumblr page, annahell.tumblr.com.
On parents and cell phone texting…
The good news? My parents have recently discovered the joys of texting.
The bad news? “Reo tues state fair remeber old days along w pat benatar”
Translation from dadtext? Hello daughter! Did you know that Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon are playing at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday? I would love to see them and your stepmother and I are thinking of going. The songs of that era bring back a lot of memories, both good and bad. ‘I Can’t Fight This Feeling’ and ‘Love is a Battlefield’ got me through some tough times and I think attending Tuesday’s concert would be a fitting tribute to the memory of times gone by. I’ll be sure to text you from the audience! Love always, Dad.
An important dadtext update…
Anna: Hey dad! Sorry, but i’m not sure what you meant by the last message. Are you going to the fair on tuesday? And seeing pat benatar?
Dad: Reo speedwagon yes we may go
Anna: Oh cool! That sound fun. Ours is all the way down in pueblo, so I usually skip it.
Dad: Rember the days we drove to find them reo
Anna: Hmm, no, that doesn’t ring any bells. Did we take a roadtrip in search of REO Speedwagon? Did we find them?
You guys! After that last message I wanted to call my father and check to see that he was ok. And that he wasn’t, you know, drinking brown bag wine at work, again.
I don’t recall a childhood quest to find the lost REO of the Speedwagon, but I really wanted to keep messing with him. Were they nice? Did they reward us with rock and roll treasure? Did we befriend any magical creatures along the way? Did I get turned into a newt?
I make the fun, but it’s out of love. I think it’s adorable that he texts me out of the blue sometimes, but these are too good to leave alone. I hope he never stops!