bizarre-o conversation with the hub #8000.
already posted bits on FB. but this mini-tale generated so much laughing this morning, it’s worthy of blogging…
after I settled back into bed with a cup of coffee (+2 packets of stevia and half&half) and began working on my morning pages, my hub slowly wakes and looks over at me.
“what are you looking at, baby?” I ask without turning my head in his direction.
“that’s a really cool coffee mug you have there. did you draw the design on it?”
“um, no, but I wish I had! it’s pretty isn’t it,” I say as I pick it up and provide him with a closer view. “it’s got an elephant, and whatever those guys called?” I ask motioning to a humpy beastie. “wait, don’t tell me, I know what it is…it’s a drome… something…” I say.
“there’s a monkey too,” he interrupts sleepily and points to the monkey.
“hey, I never noticed the monkey! and it’s riding on the dromedary!” I exclaim, proud that I had located the word that I had lost earlier.
“did you just call the camel a dromedary?” he asks bewildered.
“yeah, that’s what they’re called, right, a dromedary? that’s what I learned in England, that’s right isn’t it?” I say as I begin googling dromedary.
“yes, a dromedary is a camel. I just can’t believe you just called a camel a dromedary – not an every day word for camel – and that was the word you couldn’t find.”
“yeah, I guess camel sounds better than dromedary – especially when we’re talking about cigarettes – do you think they tried dromedary lights first?” I ask, dead-panned.
“nope, that was after the failed first attempt at dromedary menthols,” he replies.
we dissolve into elementary school giggles. still laughing as I recount this early morning conversation.
God, I love my hub!! I love that he and I laugh every day!! must be due to the same sick, dry, sarcastic sense of humor we both have.
our kind of crazy is a perfect match.