Friday, December 30, 2005


[After a light-hearted back-and-forth in which Laura protested my implication that 4-year-old Brianna inherited some of Laura's expressive nature.]

Jack: If your conscience is bothering you, maybe you should listen to it.
Laura: My conscience knows better than to bother me!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Laura, the featured speaker

Jack (talking to Laura on the phone): "I was hoping to stay late tonight. There's a really good talk at 7pm that I would like to hear."
Laura: "What's the talk about?"
Jack: "It's on 'Data Visualization' by Edward Tufte."
Laura: "I was going to give that exact same talk here at home at 6:30pm!"
Jack: "Oh, so I might as well come home then..."
Laura: "And after that talk, I'm giving another one called 'How to lie'."