Brief story tonight--started Fish on a Bicycle and got tired super quick!
But this was pretty funny--and it all started with a really shitty phone connection.
My stepmom called me to see if we were interested in going to Auburn for their light festival. The connection was shitty, but I tried to tell her that we couldn't--I'd already bought tickets for the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus.
"Where are you going again?" she asked, after I told her to ask the older kids.
"The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus--they're down in Sacramento and--"
"The Sacramento Day Men's Chorus?" The phone was really staticky-- I think that's what she said.
"No, the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus--they're doing a thing with elves and--"
"The Sacramento Bay Men's Chorus?"
"No! The SACRAMENTO. GAY. MEN'S. CHORUS. Gay! As in HO-MO-SEX-U-AL!" (Behind me I could hear my kids crack up.)
"I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS! I just didn't know that's what you were saying!"
"I said we're going to their performance because I bought tickets!"
"I knew that. Anyway--I'll call the older kids."
"I"m sure they'd love to go."
I hung up a few sentences later, and when I turned around, Mate was giving me one of these:
"You and your mother have the weirdest conversations sometimes."
"It helps when we can hear each other."