Thursday, December 20, 2007

snippets and snails

Overheard at the posh Mollie Stone's supermarket: a middle-aged woman was trying to convince a younger one to hit the salad bar. "When you're older, it's going to be a lot hotter," she wheedled. Global warming = more bikini weather. Who knew climate change provided us with a diet incentive?

Overheard in the parking lot behind Laurel Village: one expensively dressed woman in stilettos with exquisite make-up said to another, "The thing about our relationship is.... (very long pause)... we're both very promiscuous." Thankfully Lola was a bit abstracted and didn't ask me what "promiscuous" means. I'm still worried about how my answer to "What are drugs?" will sound when repeated to other five year-olds.

Overheard in my own home: "When are we going to get a Christmas tree?", said repeatedly by the resident five year-old and eight year-old. Last week and week-end, I was too ill. Last night we should have gone out to get a tree, but the husband and I chose to stay home and play World of Warcraft instead (we did a tricky quest together; isn't it so romantic when spouses can geek out together?). Iris played also but was forced to go to bed twenty minutes after her official bedtime, and her requests that I not play without her were ignored. The husband has been operating on a sleep deficit since the World of Warcraft was introduced into the home.

8 comments:

Silliyak said...

I'm guessing the middle aged woman was refering to personal, rather than global climate change.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Nope, they were specifically discussing a need to look good in a bathing suit, rather than hot flashes. One of them is going to Mexico, lucky lady. The other one is staying home but should shape up in anticipation of global climate change!

hughman said...

i'm scared of WOW now. maybe you should hang lights and bulbs from the console.

Pallas said...

You should be scared. There's a reason it's called World of Warcrack, and it's not because the paladin's pants tend to slide down.

Don't let it in the house. Save yourself.

Thi said...

I tend to binge play.

No PS2 for six months. Then I play Ace Combat 5 for six hours all Thanksgiving at my in-laws' house (and they put the PS2 out there on the HDTV+5.1 system - talk about a multimedia experience).

Then nothing for a few months.

I made the mistake of putting Warcraft2 on the computer the other day. A month solid of playing, and now 8yo Avery is fighting me for seat time. Luckily we can clone the disk and play each our own game ...

Anonymous said...

I'm like Hughman, give me a quiet old-fogey game of MYST (aka murder-she-wrote)anyday.

Pallas said...

Oo, I lurve mystery games. Have you looked at Siberia?

the Drunken Housewife said...

I loved Myst I back in the day. I played it with my first husband, and we had this pact that neither of us wd play it without the other. We explored all the worlds together. (That was back when we had a fairly decent marriage, before it all went to hell).

WoW has a lot of Myst-like atmosphere. It's gorgeous graphically, just gorgeous. I love exploring and looking around. Yesterday my character went to a tiki-themed village, where the trolls who live there were doing capoeira, and it was just gorgeous.