Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cinéma Vérité

"You're having a sleepover at G.'s house?" asked the Lovely Bride.

"No," I said. "I'm going there for dinner. He's making shepherd's pie."

"But you're sleeping there."

"We'll have a few bourbons and watch a couple of movies. Play Call of Duty or something."

"And then you're going to sleep there."

"You don't want me driving after that. He lives forty miles away."

"So it is a sleepover."

"That makes it sound weird."

"It is weird."

"You're being hurtful," I whined.

"I'm not going to come get you if you're homesick," she said.

"I wouldn't worry about that," I said.

She raised an eyebrow. "Really? Nothing to miss here?"

"I was talking about the kids," I said.

"Hmmm," she said.

"You could come too," I improvised. "G.'s wife would like the company."

"She doesn't enjoy drinking bourbon and playing video games with you two? That's odd."

"I know."

"I'll pass," she said. "Do the kids need to be anywhere while you're gone?"

"The oldest can drive himself. The youngest is going to a college baseball game but he's getting a ride from one of the neighbors. The middle kid will probably be getting a ride from the police."

"Better him than you, I suppose," said the Lovely Bride.

"You don't want me coming home in a meat wagon, do you?"

"Were you watching 'Tommy Boy' again?" she asked.


"Because every time you watch it you go on about meat wagons for weeks afterward."

"It's funny."

"It's stupid."

"They're not mutually exclusive."

"Go have your sleepover," she said. "At least I won't have to watch your awful movies."

"Give me some sugar, baby," I said.


Pinko Punko said...

Richard, what's happening??

Jennifer said...

Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby...

Duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh....

You said you've be coming back to me again, baby!

Baby, baby, baby, baby oh baby!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's an Evil Dead night?


Brando said...

Snag, you are killing me with teh funny. I had to mention "Befouled" at Sadly No in the Jon Swift thread.

No joke: my verification is woodi. Schwing!

Kathleen said...

you can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a butcher's ass

Substance McGravitas said...

Let me recommend some pajamas.

Snag said...

The highlight was the 1:30 a.m. cotto salami sandwich.

Snag said...

And thanks for the referral, Brando, even though I now feel obligated to do more than post a music video once a week.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Guilting Snag.

He's making new friends in his spacious corner office on the 1.5th floor, and he is turning away from his imaginary digital friends.

It's so sad to see them grow up and move out of the bloggerhood (sniff).

Kathleen said...

those pajamas.....