May 30th, 2006

toothybear

A Melissa-ism

My wife is famous for wonderful scrambled sayings, like the time she said that something was "the straw that took the camel's cake." Today we were discussing our European itinerary with our son Sean, and he mentioned staying an extra night in Cologne so he could go see The Flaming Lips.

Two hours later Melissa asked about and referred to the Flaming Lips as "The Slapping Cardinals."

If anyone asks why I've been married for 25 years, among many other reasons, moments like that are right up there.