Sunday, June 15, 2008

dude. shut it!

so last night was another fun night in the world of SJ and KAT - and our respective spouses. we went to dinner at a nice, but LOUD newish restaurant that clearly isn't getting by on its high marks for prompt service.

but regardless of the fact that it took an inordinately long time to be served, we still managed to have a few laughs (and a few drinks) and not get banned from the premises -- all good indications of a good night!

from the interesting defensive position of our our waitress when i asked her about the tomato and mozzarella salad (after i ordered it, it occurred to me that what with the nationwide recall, perhaps i should skip them -- her response was "oh - it's okay. our tomatoes are all fda-approved." really? so those tomatoes from the grocery store are... from the black market?) to the hilarious conversation that followed and had something to do with our intense and perhaps disproportionate dislike of a local faux celebrity who may have recently engaged ("she's a slut!") -- all in all it was a good night.

but it also left its mark on me and j. we usually refer to ourselves by the couple-friendly (even when fighting) moniker "hon". except, after spending an evening with KAT and the PH, we've suddenly adapted to using their language for each other- namely, we've started addressing each other as "dude."

all day long today, through some particularly heated philosophical debates re: social anthropology and whether it was appropriate to describe some actions as a scientific approach (seriously- this debate lasted from the middle of farmington all the way to Target in New Britain and it involved some yelling - mostly by j at me) -- instead of angrily addressing each other as "hon" we instead used the KAT/PH lingo: "DUDE! shut it" his response: "dude- no- *you* shut it."

i think it's good no one overheard this little exchange. they'd probably think we were a little nuts. so you know. i thought i'd post about it on the blog.


Muffy Willowbrook said...

So that waitress was obviously completely clueless....but I am confused about the part where a semi celebrity got engaged?


Mama's Losin' It said...

I think you're ALL a little nuts.

sj said...

sorry, muffy. i confess my post was a little disjointed. a semi-celebrity that KAT and i both strongly dislike (and her celebrity status doesn't go beyond the nutmeg state) got engaged. and our ridiculous reaction was to call her a slut. in the negative way. not in the loving way we call each other sluts. i realize our reaction was bizarre. but. that's us. we are a little nuts.