Ratoncito Pérez

I was lis­ten­ing to How to Do Every­thing today and they men­tioned some­thing about the “Tooth Mouse”, a Euro­pean take on what we know in West­ern cul­tures as the Tooth Fairy.

Accord­ing to Wikipedia:

As is tra­di­tional in some English-speaking coun­tries, when a child loses a tooth it is cus­tom­ary for him or her to place it under the pil­low, so that Ratoncito Pérez will exchange it for a gift.

What the mouse does with the teeth is anyone’s guess but the tra­di­tional answer is that the mouse uses it for its tooth house. That’s right, a tiny house made from the loose teeth of chil­dren, which in my mind con­jures a hor­rific image.

The next time one of my kids loses a tooth I’m just going to change things up a bit and say Ratoncito Pérez is on his way.

Cover Letter

Next time you apply for that dream job, just stop, stop using that disin­gen­u­ous cover let­ter. You don’t want to end up on the bot­tom of a pile of tired-looking papers or worse yet, tossed in the trash.

I can’t promise you’ll be hired after using this, but you’ll prob­a­bly receive a call back.

To whom it may con­cern, I know how to do life. Don’t even have to look at the stuff I’ve done in the past because my future belongs here.

Signed, See you on Monday.

Being Thankful

I’m more than thank­ful for my wife Franch­esca, all of my kids (the real stinkers they can be at times; lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively), my fam­ily, friends and co-workers.

I’m also thank­ful for my tal­ents and what I can offer to the world. I’m aware life is frag­ile, some­times chal­leng­ing, unfair, tragic.. but, in off­set­ting those, life can be ful­fill­ing, reward­ing, beautiful.

Sim­ple truths, sim­ple answers, com­plex themes.

Thank you to all of those I’ve come in con­tact with in my 32 years. It’s been all of the above and then some.