Saturday, January 28, 2006

Seems simple enough

[While listening to NPR asking for money on the car radio...]

Laura: "You already gave twice last year."
NPR: "And at the $10/month level we have these wonderful tumblers..."
Laura: "You shouldn't listen to this..."
Jack (teasing Laura): "Mmm, tumblers..."
NPR: "...which you can use for a Gin and Tonic..."
Jack: "Yeah, for all those Gin and Tonics that I drink!"
Laura: "You don't even know what's in a Gin and Tonic!"
Jack: "Um, Gin and Tonic?"

That must be one big juice box...

Laura (who is overly skittish about expiration dates): "Oh, we have a juice box after all. But what's the date...hmm, April 2006...Okay, Brianna, you can drink this. But drink it fast!"

Extraneously impressed

Laura: "Oh where did we park, where did we park?"
Jack: "You don't remember?"
Laura: "No."
Jack: "It's straight ahead. No need to keep extraneous facts in your brain, eh?"
Laura: " the word extraneous."

[a few minutes later...]

Laura: "I don't know why I'm so tired...I'm old and extraneously decrepit."
Laura (brightening, proud of herself): "It's always good when you can use two big words in the same sentence. You're impressed, aren't ya!"

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Between what lines?

Jack: "Would you like some ice cream?"
Laura: (sadly) "Um, no."

[10 minutes later, when I'm happily eating my ice cream...]

Laura: "Did you make me some ice cream?"
Jack: "No, you said not to."
Laura: "Well, maybe you should learn to read between the lines."

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Where's That Daycare?

[On a particularly bad day when Laura had to drive off with two crying kids in the van.]

Jack (saying good-bye above the crying): "You'll be okay then?"
Laura: "I might just drop the kids off at U-Take-Them day care."

Early Mornings

[Our 1-year old Jason, who can't talk yet, is usually a bit whiny in the morning until after he's fed.]

Jason: (whining)
Laura: (sleepily making her coffee, early in the morning)
Jason: (whining)
Laura: "I hear you, Jason. You're whining to the choir."

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Like That's The Same

[If I tell Laura about something good I did at work she always asks if I got a shoulder ride and I have to remind her that it would be highly unusual for software engineers to give shoulder rides. This bedtime exchange was slightly different.]

Jack: "I had a breakthrough at work today. I booted Linux on my simulator."
Laura (about to go to sleep): "I'll give you a shoulder ride in the morning."
Jack (knowing full well that Laura couldn't give me a shoulder ride to save my life): "Okay..."
Laura: "... or maybe I'll just point at you ... excitedly."

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Eating at Google

[The food at Google is excellent, plentiful, and free, making it hard not to gain weight.]

Jack: "I've been trying to take smaller portions, but it's hard when there are so many good entrees. I take some potatoes, a few more vegatables, some Chinese food, a small taco, ..."
Laura: "... and by the time you add a roll and 3 desserts you can't even see the tray anymore!"

On Being Pregnant

Laura: I was talking on the phone to a friend who is all excited about being pregnant and I wondered if that would make me want to get pregnant again, but nope. I remember feeling sick and getting fat. And when my water broke while I was standing in line to see the receptionist and it all gushed out on the floor in front of everyone, I thought I had lost control of my bladder. Pregnancy wasn't nearly as fun as the brochure made it seem.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

7 years is Golden

[After watching the movie "Must Love Dogs" in which Diane Lane jokes that in California 7 years of marriage is considered the Golden Anniversary:]

Laura: Seven years is golden. What are you going to get me for our 7th Anniversary?
Jack: That was a movie, Dear. And it was a joke.
Laura: Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Whadya gonna get me?