So the other day, Joey and Ariel and I were all spending time together while I made dinner, and Joey was playing around and made a comment about his impressive strength and massive muscles, in a silly voice. Without stopping to think, I asked (in an exaggerated accent of my own) if he was "toight like a toiger."
At which point, my husband looked at me like I was completely INSANE.
(Do YOU know what that quote is from?)
"I'm WHAT like a WHAT?" He demanded, and then burst into hysterical laughing and finger-pointing.
"It's a quote!" I defended myself. "From..." and then I realized that I had no idea whatsoever what it was a quote from. Joey maintained that it was a quote from a scary, strange place indeed, namely my head.
I was pretty sure I couldn't have made "toight like a toiger" up all on my own, with no reason whatsoever, but this was the same day that I spent FIVE MINUTES of class time struggling with a VCR so I could show my students the joy that is Muppet Treasure Island, before enlisting his help, and then suddenly remembering that I had never bothered to put the movie in...
So I wasn't really in any position to argue a case for my sanity, just then.
But FOUR HOURS later, we are in bed and he was STILL mocking me openly, so I did what anyone who was pretty sure they couldn't be so inventively insane would do... I hauled myself up out of bed and Googled it.
And then I triumphantly demanded that Joey haul HIMSELF up out of bed (which isn't nearly so impressive, since he isn't six months pregnant or whatever, but he still grumbled) to listen to THIS:
HA. Ha, ha, and HA!
Besides giving me a chance to do my victory dance and sing the "I Was Right" song, this little story does a great job of pointing out the importance of carefully monitoring what sort of movies you watch, because apparently if you watch an Austin Powers movie sophomore year of college, lines from it can just pop out of your mouth with no rhyme or reason, years later.
Or maybe that's just me. Probably YOU don't forget to put movies in before attempting to turn them on, either. Whatever.
(totally unplanned, but I could SO EASILY interject a much worse quote from a MUCH worse movie right there, further proving my point. I will refrain, because it would be inappropriate, and also probably only funny inside my strange, strange head.)
(So that you don't go away thinking that Joey let me get away with WINNING, I have to disclose that he changed my ringtone on his phone to "The March Of The Baby Elephants" in revenge. Good thing he has that tight body...)
I am posting this pointless little snippet of randomness because, well, I think it's funny (and I WAS RIGHT about something, finally, and that should definitely be recorded) but mostly because I seriously want to get out of the habit of blogging only when something EPIC and DRAMATIC and VERY IMPORTANT happens. Because that isn't really what I want to focus on. Epic dramatic very important things are all very well and good, but I think I would rather focus on how much my husband and I enjoy each other (which is what we were doing there, in case that wasn't clear) than, say, the latest episode of Mindless And Spiteful Work Drama. Because I love my husband and my marriage, but I am SO OVER the drama.
Also, stress isn't good for the baby, but being right (much like me eating cheesecake or buying new shoes) is EXACTLY what the baby wants.
Also, I want to post all the live long day, not just when I have something Very Important to say. Because that happens, like, never.
So that was my really long-winded way of warning you all: It's about to get REALLY trivial around here.