With He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, all was right in the world

Instead of doing homework, practicing the piano or memorizing words in the dictionary like my dad wanted me to do daily, I would sit in front of the T.V. with the volume on low so my dad couldn’t hear it from their room and watch He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Just me, cheese balls, a Sprite and He-Man. PERFECT DAY.

And my dad caught on to the fact I was not reading the dictionary like I was supposed to when he asked me the definition of and to spell bacillicide. I thought it was a cleaner of some sort – like go clean the kitchen with some of that bacillicide under the kitchen sink.

I got the Asian stare down and then my dad said, you have to know these things – don’t you want to go to college?

Apparently, bacillicide is a killer of berries. Was my dad trying to tell me something?

How am I not traumatized by my childhood?

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