Pwn: v. Pwn is a slang term from Internet gaming, derived from the word “own”, that implies domination or humiliation of a rival (or in this case a parent)
My children have informed me that I am not to seek a sugar daddy (see yesterday’s post on this important topic). And I have to admit their reasoning is sound.
#2 Son says:
a Sugar Daddy is a fat dude wearing a gold chain at a strip club who exchanges goods (da monies) for services (da sexytime). This is not the image I want to have of my mother.
When he puts it like that, I definitely get the point. Yuck. Gold chain! Probably wears a pinky ring too. Double yuck. OK – scratch Operation Sugar Daddy. It hadn’t exactly gotten off the ground anyway.
If I’m going to embark on this mission, they say I should shoot for a more positive name, like “Operation Silver Fox”. Son #2 continues:
…Think silver fox, Mom. Think Sean Connery, Robert Redford, Richard Gere…
Richard Gere! Now we’re talkin’ – and he can even dance! Who cares if he knows which end of a hammer to use on a nail.
Operation Silver Fox it is.
Even with this name change, my daughter isn’t convinced that my eggs are in the right basket. I think she wants me to reduce expenses – sell the house and move into a mud hut. In all fairness, she’s got a right to be wary – her 80- year-old mother-in-law has been living with them for five years and probably won’t be leaving except on a litter.
But she’s willing to play along for awhile if I put some thinking in to how I’ll brand and market myself.
“What’s your strategic plan, Mom?” she asks.
I’m thinking. I’m thinking.