Tuesday, September 8, 2009

An experiment that blew up in my face

Animals often have adjectives (like Snowy) for names, and sometimes nouns (like Spot), BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADVERBS? and also the verbs. but adverbs are a little bit more fun.

This is something that's been bothering me for a little while, so when I got two new fish yesterday, I was ready to take the plunge and go for an adverb. (But only for one of them.)

(The pink one will be named Caitlyn T., after the legendary little girl my brother Matt had a crush on in kindergarten. That was the last time he ever mentioned girls. Quick learner.)

So at bedtime last night Seth and I were lying there, suggesting adverbs (Absolutely! Financially! Imaginatively! Pretentiously! Enthusiastically! Desperately!). After 5 or so minutes of this, Seth said, "How-bout-you-be-quiet-so-I-can-fall-asleep-ly!"

I decided to teach him the "Here's how awful and boring it is when your wife isn't entertaining you with stimulating conversation before bed" lesson. I shut my mouth, vowing to keep it closed until Seth realized what a big mistake he had made and came crawling back, begging me to talk.

I waited.

And waited.

He didn't even notice! He just fell asleep!



The Boob Nazi said...

I choose financially, but that's just me.

Becky Marks said...

Ha!!! Sorry, but that's hilarious! :)

Blair said...

My husbands want to sleep too when I want to lay there and talk. ugh. So what name did you chose?

rychelle said...

golightly. i am not really sure if that is a word...but I went to school with one and it ends in "ly"

Andy and Saramarie Bourne said...

Haha, that is funny. I have tried this same thing many times and the exact same thing happens every time.