Friday, August 25, 2006

Fatty and Jelly twitter together

An honest-to-goodness conversation I had with my husband late last night:

Fatty: "I'm really excited about my Latham's Snipe." (he had gone out bird-watching earlier that day)

me: "Yeah?"

Fatty: "Yeah." (thoughtful pause) " I actually was hoping to see a Buff-Banded Rail, or even a Spotless Crake. But I ended up seeing the Latham's Snipe."

me: (unsure how to respond to this suddenly frighteningly nerdy man lying next to me) "Mmm. That's good, hon."

Silence. Fatty undoubtedly planning his next birding adventure in his head. I'm still in shock at the oddity of the conversation we just had. I wonder if Fatty might end up being a trainspotter one day. I kiss my funny husband goodnight, and lie on my back, soundlessly memorising the bird names Fatty just mentioned, so I can write about it the next day.

8 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Jelly, time to go shopping. I think there's got to be a store near you (Victoria's Secret) where you could find some suitable attire, preferably something sheer, filmy, and sexy. Do you get my drift? You need to turn your husband's head and thoughts in another direction.

BTW, I've never heard of any of these birds. Are they indigenous only to Australia? He seems dreamingly fixated. Now aren't you sorry you bought him those high-powered binoculars for Christmas?

This was too funny.

Kerri said...

*Giggle* I'm at a bit of a loss for words here Jelly.
We all have our idiosyncrasies :)
Bird watching really is a fascinating hobby. Really!

Heather said...

Tee hee! This is a cute story. :-)

Andrew said...

Oh if he only knew what was going on in your mind at that moment :o)

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

Franny said...

LMFAO! I zone out whenever my hubby talks about the details of his job/work. Very technical...lotsa equipment and references to things that are gobbledygook to me.
BTW, I LOVE motherkitty's suggestion!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I guess he was just sharing some great bird watching experience that happend to him...and you were supposed to act like you were really very impressed. I know the feeling.

Val said...

Yes, time for eyes to glaze over. But I always try to remember that I've got things I bang on about too, so a bit of tolerance on both sides is good. Still, I'd much rather hear about birds than an analysis of different breads from the Bread Nazi.

Andrew said...

Hi again Jelly,
Thanks for visiting my site and for leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it!

See you next time,
Andrew