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On A Roll

Last night we went out for dinner with some of the other kids in Carolyn’s playgroup (and their parents) at default favorite Matsu.  Carolyn, as usual, had miso soup with extra tofu cubes and nori, some steamed sticky rice, and half a harumaki.  All very much as normal.  But then, as Kat started on her Manhattan roll with citrus tobiko, Carolyn grabbed a piece and stuffed it into her mouth.

Her first sushi—I was so proud.  We know she liked it, too, because after demolishing the first piece, she grabbed another one and ate most of the contents.

<tear type="joyful" />

(And did I have the camera with me?  Of course not.  One of the other daddies had a camera phone, though, so hopefully I’ll be able to update this entry with a picture.)

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    • #1
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    • Sat 8 Jan 2005
    • 1831
    Dante Evans wrote in to say...

    That’s so sweet, but are you sure it’s a good idea to have your daughter eating sushi? I don’t know, just seems kinda easy to choke on.

    • #2
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    • Sat 8 Jan 2005
    • 2318
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Yes, I’m sure, but I appreciate your concern.

    • #3
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 0830
    J wrote in to say...

    You have a strange char in your post :-D I think sushi can have these effects :)

    • #4
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 1018
    Roy Schestowitz wrote in to say...

    At first I thought it was a double-dash and a pipe. I now realise it’s a capital ‘I’… see now I write an ‘L’ l, now an ‘i’ I, and now a pipe |… and with some fonts they all should appear the same.

    • #5
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
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    Andrew wrote in to say...

    I love when code is used to express emotion. You old XML softy.

    <liked_it>Andrew<⁄liked_it>

    • #6
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 1702
    head zoo keeper wrote in to say...

    great little story… glad to hear she’s not afraid to try new things! just be careful with the wasabi. traditionally, a little wasabi is supposed to be added inside the sushi (although, perhaps not so much w/ rolls) and as you can imagine, i’ve seen rather unfortunate scenes with unsuspecting kids (and adults!) and a hidden chuck of wasabi.

    • #7
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 1825
    Ximena wrote in to say...

    Why would sushi be any easier to choke on than any other food? It’s made of rice and mostly squooshy stuff. The kid takes the stuff apart. The reason adults might choke on it is our insistence on eating a whole shushus in one bite. Carolyn is smarter than that.

    -X.

    • #8
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 1949
    ghola wrote in to say...

    <tear type=”joyful” />

    Whoa! Major geek alert!

    Please wait a little more before you feed her XML!

    • #9
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
    • 2101
    Tony wrote in to say...

    Why would sushi be any easier to choke on than any other food? It”s made of rice and mostly squooshy stuff. The kid takes the stuff apart. The reason adults might choke on it is our insistence on eating a whole shushus in one bite. Carolyn is smarter than that.

    Because it’s hard to chew.

    I don’t think my kids (18-month-old twins) would like sushi very much. How old is Carolyn?

    • #10
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    • Sun 9 Jan 2005
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    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    A maki roll, like the one Carolyn grabbed and ate, is not at all hard to chew; as Ximena said, it’s mostly “squooshy stuff”. That’s especially true for a Manhattan roll, which has at its center avocado and crabstick–and indeed, it did get sqooshed quite a bit. That particular roll also had no wasabi. Maki rolls usually don’t.

    Carolyn’s a bit over thirteen months old, and has most of her teeth in, so chewing’s no real problem. We didn’t think she’d like sushi either, but when she grabbed and ate the first piece, we sort of looked at each other, shrugged, and said, “Guess we’ll find out if she likes it”.

    • #11
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
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    Andrew wrote in to say...

    God, let this be a reminder that we all need lives (including myself). We’re discussing the intestinal fortitude of an infant.

    • #12
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
    • 0917
    Tony wrote in to say...

    God, let this be a reminder that we all need lives (including myself). We”re discussing the intestinal fortitude of an infant.

    Toddler, actually, and to those of us with young kids, this is riveting stuff! :)

    • #13
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
    • 0947
    Chris wrote in to say...

    I wouldn’t be so concerned about her choking on it as I would about her not-as-strong-as-ours immune system having issues with any stray bacteria in uncooked fish.

    • #14
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
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    Lee Coursey wrote in to say...

    OMG, I wish I had been introduced to sushi at that age. Now you can say what my wife says to me – “If you’re well behaved, I’ll take you to get Sushi…”

    Congrats!

    • #15
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
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    Arik Barnett wrote in to say...

    When I saw what appeared to be XML markup, my brain pulled itself from its preconceived notion that only mindless drivel is to be found here, and thoughts along the lines of, “Finaly Meyer posted on what Meyer knows”, ran excited through my head. Alas, as I read the context in which his attempt at comedy was placed, my heart sank, for I discovered it was more of this aforementioned nonsense.

    I make no apologies that I am blunt. My statement is simply this: I come here to support and learn more on the struggle to create web standards and possibly learn new ways of exploiting those standards, yet upon arrival I see a dish by dish comentary on a dining experiance, reminiscing of a vacation, and horrible political commentary. I am wearied by all of it. I have been reading and supporting your work, Mr. Meyer, for roughly three years. In those three years I have seen the degradation of your personality from a humble employee of Netscape to the arrogant owner of a consulting firm, and I must say that I am truely saddened by it.

    I won’t write this anonymously, so that I am thought a coward. My email, “arik.barnett at bentlyholdings dot com”, is yours for the degridation you wish to throw my way. Don’t bother replying here, as I will no longer be dropping by.

    ~Arik

    • #16
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    • Mon 10 Jan 2005
    • 2029
    Em wrote in to say...

    I’m so proud :-)

    Sushi is wonderful!

    • #17
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    • Tue 11 Jan 2005
    • 0005
    kenrick wrote in to say...

    good thing she likes it early, after a couple of bad experiences as a teen i decided to try sushi again a couple weeks ago, but i had a really HARD time keeping down the tuna belly. kudos to people that can stomach raw fish. ;)

    • #18
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    • Tue 11 Jan 2005
    • 0935
    Tony wrote in to say...

    @Arik,
    What is “degridation?”

    If you are going to berate someone from on-high, maybe you should run your post through the grammar-checker. ;)

    • #19
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    • Sun 16 Jan 2005
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    ana wrote in to say...

    geez, arik…

    meyerweb is also eric’s personal website. if you’d rather someone not discuss personal topics and personal opinions on a personal website — go elsewhere.

    at any rate, eric, i’m a wee bit envious of your daughter…i wish i’d been introduced to sushi at such an early age. as a 4-year resident of san diego, i suppose i’m making up for lost time &mdash i’ve become quite fond of the stuff. sushi bars here represent something like a third of the city’s income…

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