About Seabass

This is our son, Seabass.  No, that’s not his real name – we’re not sharing that with you because I spontaneously morphed into a paranoid, overprotective mom the moment I gave birth.  It just happened.

The nickname “Seabass” (or “C” for short) has its origins in the fine film Dumb & Dumber, c. 1994.  You may remember a heartwarming moment halfway through the film that involves Jim Carey’s character and a man named Seabass.  My husband adores this scene, and has always wanted to call his son Seabass.  Especially if our little guy ever winds up in a fight on the playground, there is a particular phrase that will be apropos.   If you know the movie, you understand.

Now don’t get me wrong: I love Dumb & Dumber.  It is a classic.  But if I were a single mom, you can bet I wouldn’t be calling my baby Seabass.  No, this was an act of sheer sacrifice for the gratification and titillation of my husband.  Most women, upon hearing that we call our son Seabass, frown and think I’m nuts.  Most guys light up and think Jake must have married the coolest woman on earth.  I’ll never forget sharing Seabass’ name with the guy behind the register at Trader Joe’s.   He immediately busted out with the line, “Who’s the dead man who hit me with the salt shaker?”  And then he proceeded to call me amazing.

Whatever, I’ll take it.

22 Responses to “About Seabass”

  1. Big Pappa June 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Yieeeaaahh booooiiiiyy!!

  2. joey hill July 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    that’s a great nickname! thanks for sharing the story behind it. great blog too!

  3. Debbie July 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    He’s got the ‘cool-man’ pose already

  4. Megan July 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh, how we wish we lived near you guys! I just read this to Pete and he was laughing so hard he almost fell over.

  5. susan July 20, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    what’s little seabass’ right fin up to in the pic, eh? starting a little early? but then i’d expect your progeny to be precocious.
    adorable baby, adorable blog!

  6. tmcgo510 July 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Cute kid you have there!

  7. bookjunkie July 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Awww he’s sooo cute!!!

  8. misheru July 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    I chanced upon your blog on WordPress Highlights and fell in love with your writing. Honest and lgihthearted with good messages for everyone. Keep on writing!

  9. HC July 21, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    I really enjoy reading your blog, so glad it was featured! I recently developed a great admiration for new moms, having just adopted a new puppy. Now I know that doesn’t even compare, but it definitely made me realise I’m not ready to have kids… One day when I do have kids though, I hope to handle it with the same sense of humour as you do 🙂

  10. specialista09 July 21, 2010 at 2:16 am #

    seriously..best. mom. blog. ever.

  11. Morgan MacLaren July 21, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    Great photo!

  12. Not Just Another Milla July 21, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    What an absolutely cute little boy! Thanks for sharing : )

  13. WeeOnesSaid July 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I love that pose…what a cute son you have…

  14. donnatellabella July 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Brilliant writing. Hilarious blog! Thanks for sharing

  15. Really September 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    You might want to think about cutting the fats from his diet.

    • Megumi January 23, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      kai Posted on Stephanie, I love it! Magical things hapepn when we get rid of stuff serving us no purpose. You’re making space for brilliance I can already feel it. Thanks so much for sharing your act of fearlessness and welcome to the CHICK community. ★ Rock on! ★

  16. Sandi Sigurdson September 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    where are the charts?

  17. Molly October 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Oh, my, gosh. Just ran across your blog from a facebook post about your adorable relationship with your husband. (Happy Anniversary, btw.) So happy to know this blog exists. I look forward to following it. Oh yeah, and connecting to have dinner with you one of these days!

  18. frlady January 31, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I wish we could do a feature on your blog for the Vassar Alumnae magazine… even a blurb in Person,
    Place and Thing. It is marvelous. Best, Katrin

    • Rajkumar January 23, 2013 at 3:27 am #

      Scot, if you have trouble cinslog out the DXCC for your web site, we may have to resort to some IPexpeditions .travel to specific countries and accessing your web site from a valid IP address for that location 73, Bob K0NR

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