Wednesday, April 2, 2008

...board?

Well, the AEJMC deadline was last night at midnight and I was actually able to submit a paper! But the horror and statistical nightmares I went through to get that paper finished is still making my head hurt, so I won't talk about that right now.

But I did want to make a note about a ridiculous conversation over Easter that highlights my family's craziness.

My immediate family (minus Donnie, of course, who wasn't able to come home for Easter) went out for dinner on Easter right before we all went back to school. My father often tries to get my sister and brother to transfer back home from school because he misses them.

So during dinner he decided to try to convince my sister to come home and said he would offer her room and board. Because my family likes to be silly, we tried to figure out what board meant.

"A diving board?" we asked him. "A head board?" "The Eastern seaboard?"

And on. And on.

You'd be amazing at how many compound nouns have to do with board. We kept shouting them out during dinner.

"Switchboard!" "Control board!" "Bordeaux!"

For the next couple of days, my sister and I would call each other and leave messages -- often with just a couple of words.

"Boogie board! Brilliant! Call me back!" she'd say.

Well, before you are "bored stiff" I will leave you, with plenty of other things to throw your way in upcoming posts. I am headed to Chicago for the weekend, but other than that, I will be a little freer for the next couple of weeks.

8 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

Very funny! Sounds just like me and my siblings.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I can totally picture this. One time my mom, sister and I rhymed everything we said for 3 days straight!

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