10/29/2008

Chores and Talk

Yesterday I did all manner of chores and laborious tasks. As Dear Sir, I mean, the Professor sat at the computer or read his B&C magazine, I scowled at him. 
"I need to go to bed," he said, as he was lying down on the bed, magazine in hand. I was folding clothes still and it was 10 o'clock. 

"Really?!" I said sharply, "please don't talk." I put down a folded washcloth. I was hoping to play maybe ONE chord on my guitar before hitting the pillow.

"What?!" he said behind his retro-cool glasses. 

I mumbled to myself.

"I got a running commentary on my songs today," I said, putting two socks together.

"Yeah?"

"Yep."

"And?"

"Well, apparently I shriek when I sing, but that is probably good because apparently Sarah McLachlan does the same thing in her estimation."

"What?! How do you shriek?" He nearly jumped out of the bed.

"Gee, I don't know. I sing high sometimes."

"Huh." 

"And that one song she doesn't like because she thought it was annoying how I repeated stuff over and over. It is a liturgical song, so that's the point. You do that, you know? But I expected her to not like it---I mean, the music itself, because.... she has questionable taste in music."

"What does she like?"

"Rod Stewart, Celtic Woman, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton..." I bent down to grab more lovely socks.

"So you rest your case then," he said, opening back up his Books and Culture then wiping his eyes behind his retro-cool glasses. 

11 comments:

thislittlepiggy said...

And you didn't lob something at his head? You are a far better woman than me.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Uh, Michael Bolton? Yeah. I wouldn't worry about that "constructive" criticism.

Mrs. Sinta said...

That explains a lot. He reads B & C.

Anne said...

I want to be cool like you.

I go days without playing a chord in my guitar. I can't do it when the kids go to bed because they can hear it.

The Doozie said...

Those artists are all shriekers...what and who is this critic? I'm thinkin you might need to just time travel back to when she said that and go ahead and bash her upside the head with a shovel

Uncle Joe said...

This post covers it all.
Sock folding
retro-cool glasses
Michael Bolton
Critics
Books and Culture
and finally
retro-cool glasses.

awesome!

Muley said...

I like your music a lot. Keep on' keepin' on, as they say down in Coolsville.

Seriously, you have a great talent. I hope you can find the talent you want to develop it even further.

R said...

Piggy---He loves me too much to not be professorish.

Jen---my butt is better than Michael Bolton.

Sinta--yep.

Anne---cool people don't usually fold clothes. They wear cool ones.

Doozie---you are my #1 defender. That is why I call you Darlene.

UJ---Yep, that sums up life right there.

Muley---I may just get a green puppet---some grover looking thing and take up doing the ventriloquist (sp) act by making it sing, except it would be me singing and it would look cool because somehow I would use my toes to play guitar too and so that would be yet another talent.

Thanks for the compliment. I think the guitar playing with my toes would get me on the road to more interesting development, eh? LOL

No, I suck at guitar. I just need to play better.

The Doozie said...

I still don't remember why the darlene thing but it's cool, I like nicknames. Hey...have I given you one yet? hmmmm, gonna have to think on that

The Doozie said...

OH good grief, post already!

R said...

Doozie---Darlene is the name of my shovel. I just named it that for fun long ago.

Doozie again---I posted. Read it and weep.