Saturday, June 23, 2012

Offspring Sounds

We were playing Taboo tonight.  Our timer is broken.  The sand somehow got stuck. So we have to use an alternate timer.  Today we used my niece's iPhone.  The alarm sounded familiar to me.   And then I realized it's Nina Proudman's ringtone.  

I was kind of excited about that.

One of my words, while playing, was Nicole Kidman.  My mind went blank.  I mean I knew who Nicole Kidman was, but I didn't know how to explain it, because one of the taboo words was Australia.  I could have named one of her movies, but I didn't think Jack would know of any of them.  I wasn't even sure if he'd know who she was...period.

Finally my brain turned on and I realized I could say something like, She's from the country I'm obsessed with.  One of the best tricks, with Taboo, is to rely on personal things that your partner would know about.  

Jack was able to get the answer right after that. So it turns out he does know about Nicole Kidman. 

In other Australia-related news...I've been wanting to try a vegetarian pie-floater.  And with Tim's help I was able to do that tonight.  I enjoyed it.  

Also.....

I'm extremely overly obsessed with trip-planning.  I won't go into details, but there's a lot of 13's that keep popping up.  I don't take it as bad luck, but I do see it as being meaningful and maybe related to the conception of my Australia obsession


Well, at least I like to imagine it's meaningful.  Sorry, Richard Dawkins.