Dr. Mrs. Hatrack and I were driving home this afternoon and she started thinking about our summer plans. “I’m really looking forward to going on vacation and not flying.” I asked her why.
The cats have learned that when Dr. Mrs. Hatrack goes to bed they get treats but they tend to extend that idea to include every time somebody goes down the hallway. Tonight it was WinnieTheWoot’s turn to be followed by the furry entourage.
We’re sitting here watching last night’s episode of Timeless, in which our plucky time travellers have gone back to 1927 Paris. Shortly after arrival the team heads to a nightclub where a young black woman is singing on stage.
WinnieTheWoot and I were getting dinner put together so we asked Dr. Mrs. Hatrack what we had recorded on the DVR to watch tonight.
WinnieTheWoot was making ganache for peanut butter sandwich cookies last night and the first batch wasn’t enough. I had already tossed the whisk from the first batch into a bowl of water to soak and she needed it to make the second batch.
In which an email conversation takes an odd turn and ends up in a completely different place than where it started.
She’d never seen it though we did go to Fury Road in the theater last year and AMC was running an original trilogy marathon this afternoon so we figured “why not?” Now, imagine there is a video clip here from the beginning of the film where Max’s wife is playing a saxophone for some inexplicable reason.
As we all know, the internet is a series of tubes full of cats. This one found its way out.
Dr. Mrs. Hatrack emailed me this morning because her external hard drive is starting to fritz out and she wanted me to start shopping for a new one. To get an idea of what to look for I asked her how big the current one is.
The House of Hatrack will be heading to the German Festival on Sunday for beer, sausages and wiener dog races. True story about the early days of wiener dog races:
WinnieTheWoot has gone to her room to play Dragon Age. A couple minutes later she comes back out walking quickly toward me on the couch with her index finger extended. I hear:
WinnieTheWoot and I have been watching TNG. (Which, irony. What with me being the original series and she being the next generation.)
...Doctor Mrs. Hatrack!
What’s the most ridiculous meal you can come up with that could still (ostensibly) be eaten by a normal person? Mrs. Hatrack told me I could make anything for dinner except for PB&J since that’s what she packed for lunch. I yanked her chain a bit by telling I would have to change my plans then.
We’re sitting here, watching Daredevil (as one does with one’s daughter) and we get to a scene where Karen is in the office looking at a mysterious shoebox sitting on her desk. As she slowly reaches out to take off the lid...
Time to play the casting game again. We were driving down to pick up WinnieTheWoot from school yesterday and to pass the time we had another round of The Casting Couch. The goal this time is to find a new cast for Leverage using existing characters from other TV shows. Here's what we came up with:
I'm in the kitchen and can hear that WinnieTheWoot is watching Good Eats but we have last week's episode of The Strain to catch up on so I ask her if it's a good episode.
...a little too seriously. She sent me this in an email.
Mrs. Hatrack doesn't wear her hearing aids while she's driving but since she usually listens to NPR on the way to work it's not a big deal. This morning she heard a story about how the porn industry would be adversely affected by the weather. Rather than questioning if she heard that correctly she spent the next few…
WinnieTheWoot got out of bed this morning and asked "What are we going to do today, Brian*?" To which the only appropriate response was "The same thing we do everyday, Punky**."