Oh hey, today I woke up and decided that I wanted to boss around Henry and Chooch some, and the best way I know to do that is to find some schmancy get-up to stuff Chooch in and then yell at Henry to hand me whatever lens I need. I DON’T KNOW THEIR NAMES. I AM A FAKE PHOTOGRAPHER.
We went to Buttermilk Falls, which was the location of the picnic we had once in celebration of me not dying on a carnival ride in 2013. (I just made the sign of the cross, because I’m religious when I feel like it.) Instead of just dumping these so-so pictures here, I thought it would be fun to ask Chooch some questions about his life currently.
Me: I’m going to ask you some questions now. Isn’t this fun?
Chooch: *heavy sigh*
Me: What’s your favorite thing about 5th grade?
Chooch: I don’t know. Why do you make me do this.
Me: Was the grilled cheese Wesley’s mom made you better than my grilled cheeses?
Chooch: You don’t even make grilled cheese…..do you?
Me: What is your current favorite Kpop song?
Chooch: Ugh. No. Um, “Signal” I guess?
Me: What is your current favorite food?
Chooch: Veggie burger.
Me: Talk about being a vegetarian.
Chooch: It’s amazing.
Me: What is your favorite TV show?
Chooch: Um, hard to say. I have a lot that I watch on Netflix.
Me: Well, just recommend three of them.
Chooch: They’re all kids shows! No one cares!
Me: UGH FORGET IT. NEXT QUESTION.
Me: What was it like to crowd-surf at the Emarosa show?
Chooch: Spooky, and scary…skeletons.
Me: You’re wearing a Cardboard Swords shirt in these pictures. Would you recommend them to people?
Chooch: Sure. You recommend every band you like to people, so why not.
(I think what he means is that I shove my music faves in everyone’s face constantly.)
Me: Talk about Spencer.
Chooch, in his weird Corgi Mania voice: Spencer!! *throaty giggles* Spencer’s awesome! Spencer’s a Corgi! No, not a Corgi. An amazing Corgi. A Corgi who walks past my house everyday and I pet him and he loves me!
(Chooch honestly gets delirious in Spencer’s presence. He was excited yesterday because now Spencer rolls over when he sees him and I was like “Yeah probably so you’ll think he’s dead and leave him alone!”)
Me: Why do you reject Korean food?
Chooch: Because YOU like it.
(Oh that little fucker better wait. His birthday cake next year is going to be one giant chapssal-tteok.)
Me: Why don’t you have a hand in this picture?
Chooch: I went to a bar and someone stabbed it off of me.
Me: Any big plans for when Grandma Judy watches you alllllll summer long? Family Feud marathons? Go Fish for money?
Chooch: I’ll be going to Wesley’s all day.
Me: What if Wesley goes to camp?
Chooch: Well then I go to camp.
(WHAT IS SO FUCKING GREAT ABOUT WESLEY.)
Me: If you started a band, what would you call it?
Chooch: The Bambi Penises.
(He’s been calling Drew “Bambi” lately, and we call Penelope “Penis” sometimes, so there’s that.)
Me: what’s so great about those dumb spinners that every kid has suddenly?
Chooch: They come in a whole bunch of different varieties!
Me: Wow. Riveting. DONT YOU KNOW YOU CAN DIE FROM THOSE.
Me: If you were a tour guide in Pittsburgh, where would you take your tourists?
Chooch: Spencer’s house. *erupts in giggles.
Me: *MEGA EYE ROLL*
Me: Do you think the Penguins will win the Stanley Cup?
Chooch, with that cheery monotone enthusiasm of Today’s Youth: Yeah. Hopefully.
Me, bothering Chooch while he’s trying to concentrate on some adult connect the dots book he got today, and not “adult” as in connect the STDs to each porn star, but as in each page has hundreds of numbers: Quick do a haiku.
Chooch: Bambi is special / Peen Lop never gives a crap / She needs more friends quick.
Me: If you could be penpals with any celebrity in the world, who would it be?
Chooch: Dan & Phil.
Me: That’s two people, and they’re not even celebrities, they’re lame YouTubers.
Chooch: They live in the same place! Fine, just Dan.
Me: Do you want to go watch Running Man with me.