Friday, April 11, 2014

Birthday Blues

Dear Dr. Sadie,

I am having a birthday soon. It's not a milestone birthday or anything, but I find myself feeling old, depressed and generally sad about aging. What can I do to shake the birtday blues?

- Feeling Older but not Wiser

Maybe you should try to not feel sad. Sometimes you forget how sad you are when you're having a lot of fun.

If you want to have a good birthday, you should have a lot of fun. You could decorate a lot of placemats and have a fancy party. I'm getting older, too, and I like big, boomy birthdays. A "boomy" birthday is big and exciting. You could have fireworks and get crazy. That sounds fun to me.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Boy Crazy

Dear Dr. Sadie,

How do you know if a boy likes you?

- Wondering

If he spends tons and tons of time with you, he likes you. I wonder if you want this boy. You're a girl, of course. So I think you want this boy to like you.

He should say nice things about you and go on dates with you. You should go out to eat to a restaurant. I think you should go to McDonalds. They serve such good food like Chicken Nuggets. And it comes with prizes. If you want to win a prize, go to McDonalds. [Singing] Old McDonald had a farm, EIEIO. I guess they named the restaurant after the song. Who does something like that - naming a restaurant after a song? My friend Errol named a Lego after me, so I guess it's OK.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dr. Sadie Gets Creative

Dear Dr. Sadie,

All my life, all I ever wanted was to be an inventor. I worked menial jobs and raised my family, but now I have the chance to follow my dream. I've set up a workshop in the basement, and it's time to get inventing. There's only one problem. I don't know what to invent. 

Can you help me, Dr. Sadie? What's the greatest thing anyone's ever invented? What does the world need for someone to invent now?

- Apparently Not Edison

You should invent a spring that you can jump up and down with so you can get up to windows and put stickers on them.

You should be an inventor like Flint Lockwood (ed. note: from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs). He invented a machine that turns water into food.

Maybe you should make a wood chipper that chops wood all by itself.

Maybe you could make a letter-maker machine that puts real letters together to make words, like the whole alphabet.