Monday, March 7, 2011
FOUR RECENT CONVERSATIONS
I AM PLANNING IN THE NEAR FUTURE ON DOING SOMETHING REALLY WELL FOR A VERY LONG TIME
D: Go brush your teeth.
Z: I would but . . . the next time I do it, I’m going to do it really well--and it will take me 12 years.
IMPRECISION IS THE ENEMY
Z: Did you know when Daddy first moved to Chicago a long time ago, he lived in a neighborhood and it was dangerous?
L: I did. Albany Park.
L: It was called Albany Park.
Z: Guess it should have been called I Got A Lot of Guns Park.
THE RULES OF PUNCTUATION
Z: I think I will put a period right there [points at my forehead]
L: Why’s that?
Z: Because you’re not . . . very exciting.
UNCOMFORTABILITY: THE NEW SUPERPOWER
L: So you’re going to be Aquagirl for your school project! Are you going to dress up like her?
Z: Just the shirt.
L: What does Aguagirl do? I don’t even know.
Z: Well "aqua" means water. And her superpower is she makes everybody around the whole wide world feel awkward.