Monday, November 29, 2010

In Which The Holiday Is Over

Well, here we are, back to Monday.


I actually forgot what I was originally going to post about today. So here's a fun conversation I had this weekend with Twin and Brother while driving over to our parents' to nom on some delicious turkey.

Bro: Look, a hawk in that tree. Where do hawks go in the winter?
Me: Some of them migrate. Some just stay here.
Bro: What do they eat?
Twin: Not all rodents hibernate. Squirrels.
Me: Voles
Twin: Mice
Bro: Well certainly the animal living in my ceiling doesn't hibernate.
Twin: We should get a ferret. That would take care of the problem
Me: Yeah but then we'd have a ferret in the wall, and that would be worse
Bro: Then we could stick a fox in the walls to get the ferret
Me: And we know where to get one
Bro: Then we'd have to put a cougar in the walls to get the fox
Me: No, we're not putting a cougar in the wall. I believe the correct step after fox is foxhound
Twin: Well, a foxhound doesn't actually kill the fox
Bro: Yeah we'd have to get some fox hunters and put them in the walls.
Me: Then we'd hear the fox hunters at all hours and their bugles (side note here, when Brother makes a bugle sound, it drives Tula crazy)
Bro: But then the hunting commissioner would get in the walls to tell the fox hunters that it's not the right season. All we'd hear is "What's this now? The season is over, jolly good and all that"
Me: Then the fox hunters would come out of the wall and tell us they'll be back next season. And we'd still have a fox in our wall

And that's how we spent our time on our drive over.

How was your Thanksgiving?


Summer said...

Bahahaha! It's like the song "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly!" But better. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you guys attempt ANY of that, I want pictures!

Tracy said...

Sounds like the conversations that typically take place between my brother and I.

I'm also jealous, because I was going to make the "Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" joke, but Summer beat me to it.

Catherine Stine said...

Thanksgiving this year was sparse but mellow. My older son is in China, and my sister-in-law was feuding with us, so it was a smallish event. It snowed for the first time, and we had a nice fire going. How was your Nano experience? I finally got a moment to post a Nano last thoughts post over at my blog, if you want to join the chat. Most amusing moment?

Janel said...

Whenever I try to start a conversation like this with my hubby he looks at me like I've gone insane. Glad to see your family likes the curvy road in conversation styles. :)

Teebore said...

Then the fox hunters would come out of the wall and tell us they'll be back next season. And we'd still have a fox in our wall

And then Mary Poppins starts singing.

But your tangent totally went in the wrong direction here:

Twin: We should get a ferret. That would take care of the problem
Me: Yeah but then we'd have a ferret in the wall, and that would be worse

No, if you got a ferret, then your house would stink to high heaven.

Anne Gallagher said...

At least you're having conversation with adults. Try having that conversation with a 5 yr. old. Especially knowing you can't KILL what's over Brother's head.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm thinking tear gas. Drive the little scurver away.

Tara said...

I always love your twin/brother stories. Hehe.

Talli Roland said...

I can definitely see this working as a comedy sketch. :)

Holly Ruggiero said...
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Holly Ruggiero said...

Sounds like Lewis Carroll dialog.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Summer - it's a typical conversation between the three of us

Alex - oh heck yeah. There would indeed be photos

Tracy - i'm so glad others have these kinds of conversations. because they are full of win

Catherine - sometimes a mellow holiday is the way to go

Janel - you'll have to teach him how to do it. Then he'll appreciate it

Teebore - true. Not to mention the ferret would jump out and attack your toes when you don't expect it.

Anne - i wouldn't even know where to find tear gas. maaaaybe the army surplus store...

tara - thanks!

Talli - i think our lives are pretty much one comedy sketch that is funnier the more you hang out with us

Holly - i'm going to admit to something bad right now. I've never really read any lewis carol...

Elle Strauss said...

Perhaps you could steal this for your next book?

Lola Sharp said...

Dude, I wish you were MY siblings.

Also, the beginning, your brother's question, reminded me of Holden and his question about where the ducks go in the winter. :)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

LOL. I can see that in a comedy sketch. :)

Candyland said...

Sounds like a fun drive! I think we're all on TDay overload and NOT ready for Monday (or Tuesday)...

yokohamamama said...

That sounds exactly like my family's dinner table conversations :-)) Only it's not Carroll--it's Python, all the way! (Falen just didn't get up to the part about the Spanish Inquisition... ;-))

Hart Johnson said...

*dies* MAN, I wish I was in your family. This is about a thousand times more fun than anything that's ever been said in the history of my family... and nobody was the big giant ass of somebody else's rudeness... Yeah... I am definitely applying for adoption.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Ha! The few times a year my sisters and I get together, this is totally a conversation we would have! ;)

Brenda Drake said...

That's hilarious - I bet they separate you two during dinner. LOL :D

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Elle - man, i cannot write funny stuff like ever. it is a skill completely outside of my ability

Lola - aww thanks! I wish we could be siblings too!

Lindsay - we certainly laughed a lot at our own ridiculousness

Candyland - i'm pretty much not ready for any non-holiday time. We should just get paid holidays for all of December

Yokohama - ohh man, we are HUGE python fans in our house! We quote a lot of holy grail

Hart - come on over! We tend to have a pretty hilarious time together

Dangerous - they're the best kind of conversations

Brenda - nope. Everyone can give as good as they get. There are many high fives throughout our family meals

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Best. Conversation. Ever! Though I suppose to get the fox hunters out your could have the UK protesters en force to tell them that it's banned, then you'd need a riot squad to get rid of the protesters..... Just how big is this wall?!

Nate Wilson said...

What's this now? Thanksgiving is over? Well, it was jolly good and all that.

Hope yours was as fun as mine (or funner)!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Jamie - ooh yeah, i forgot Twin through in a line about the possibly illegality, depending on where you live. And a riot squad would be awesome!

Nate - i wish it was back already. I loves it!

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