tamarinne: (Default)
On the airplane on the way home, we overheard the following exchange in the two seats behind us:

Grandmother, reading from _The Snow Queen_: "Some of those bits were not as big as a grain of sand, and these flew about all over the world, getting into people's eyes. Once in, they stuck there and distorted everything they looked at, or made them see everything that was amiss. Some people even got a bit of the glass into their hearts, and that was the most terrible of all, because the heart would turn to ice."

Granddaughter, maybe 12 or 13 years old: "I don't get it."

GM: "I... what? It, um... made their hearts turn cold..."

GD: "That doesn't make ANY sense."

I'm not sure what Grandma said next, because we were both silently laughing, so hard that we couldn't breathe.
tamarinne: (Default)
On the airplane on the way home, we overheard the following exchange in the two seats behind us:

Grandmother, reading from _The Snow Queen_: "Some of those bits were not as big as a grain of sand, and these flew about all over the world, getting into people's eyes. Once in, they stuck there and distorted everything they looked at, or made them see everything that was amiss. Some people even got a bit of the glass into their hearts, and that was the most terrible of all, because the heart would turn to ice."

Granddaughter, maybe 12 or 13 years old: "I don't get it."

GM: "I... what? It, um... made their hearts turn cold..."

GD: "That doesn't make ANY sense."

I'm not sure what Grandma said next, because we were both silently laughing, so hard that we couldn't breathe.

oops...

Nov. 1st, 2006 12:53 pm
tamarinne: (monkey)

I'm not sure I'm allowed out in public anymore. Last night I met this cool guy, an actor/composer/cabaret singer who also happens to be a Doctor of Divinity. "Wow," I said, "I've never met a Doctor of Divinity before. Did you have to choose a divinity?" Two milliseconds later my brain caught up with my mouth, and every internal alarm was shrieking ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!, but fortunately by then he was laughing so hard he had fallen over.  And then we talked about our devotion to the great Lord Zeus, and everything was OK, but... sheesh.

oops...

Nov. 1st, 2006 12:53 pm
tamarinne: (monkey)

I'm not sure I'm allowed out in public anymore. Last night I met this cool guy, an actor/composer/cabaret singer who also happens to be a Doctor of Divinity. "Wow," I said, "I've never met a Doctor of Divinity before. Did you have to choose a divinity?" Two milliseconds later my brain caught up with my mouth, and every internal alarm was shrieking ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!, but fortunately by then he was laughing so hard he had fallen over.  And then we talked about our devotion to the great Lord Zeus, and everything was OK, but... sheesh.

tamarinne: (Default)
I just got this email from city services. I am thoroughly amused. I would think this would be an IDEAL opportunity for this class!

Notice:
Tonight's 6:00 p.m. training class promoted in the city's e-newsletter (see below) has been cancelled by the National Weather Service due to predicted heavy snowfall.

> 10. Learn to spot severe weather
> Become a part of Evanston's early warning system. The City of Evanston Emergency Management Agency will sponsor two free Spotter Training classes to teach community members how to detect the approach of severe weather.

edit: I guess it would be a pretty short class, though. Teacher opens window, points, and class is dismissed.
tamarinne: (Default)
I just got this email from city services. I am thoroughly amused. I would think this would be an IDEAL opportunity for this class!

Notice:
Tonight's 6:00 p.m. training class promoted in the city's e-newsletter (see below) has been cancelled by the National Weather Service due to predicted heavy snowfall.

> 10. Learn to spot severe weather
> Become a part of Evanston's early warning system. The City of Evanston Emergency Management Agency will sponsor two free Spotter Training classes to teach community members how to detect the approach of severe weather.

edit: I guess it would be a pretty short class, though. Teacher opens window, points, and class is dismissed.
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So I'm vacuuming cat hair off the couch last night with my little handheld vacuum cleaner, and at the same time I'm thinking more about a theater company meeting later that evening instead of paying attention to what I'm doing. Suddenly, three things happen simultaneously: I hear a godawful grinding wheezing noise. I am blinded. Something hits me on the head hard enough to knock me down.

Can you guess? )

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