Sunday, July 09, 2006

What's It Like, Being Married To A Scientist?

Vignette 1: Hiking on a nature trail.

Rich: Oh, look at that. What species of tree is that?
Me: It looks like a maple.
Rich: No, that's the tree next to it. Look carefully.
Me: ash?
Rich: No. Guess again.
Me: A beech?
Rich: Nope.
Me: I give up.
Rich: It's a (rattles off Latin name)
Me; OK, what's that in English?
Rich: I don't remember.

Vignette 2:

Me: So, Mr. Meteorologist...what's the weather going to be today?
Rich: The sun will come up....then approximately 11 hours later, it will go down.
Me: Very funny. The weather forecast, please.
Rich: I don't know, I haven't seen the paper yet.


Anonymous Heidi said...

what a hoot!

My hubby'd be "it's a tree" and he'd know whether the wood were good for lumber, or fire making, or possibly a table.

Abbie would know what pixie is associated with it, and how Shakespeare immortalized it.

Robby would break a branch off and whack weeds along the side of the trail.

And Katie would climb it.

i'd sit down under it and read!

2:15 PM  

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