Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm becoming one of those people

Please send help. Today I made a joke in which the punchline required knowledge of grammar. This is clearly the result of studying two languages and being all wannabe writer-like. Soon I will develop a Bill Bryson beard and become as tedious as Mark Twain*.

Perhaps related to this is the fact that lately I have been seriously considering purchasing a smoking pipe -- preferably similar to the one used by Bing Crosby in "White Christmas." The only thing preventing me from doing this is the fact that the child bride would have a fit.

My taking up smoking would almost certainly result in a sudden increase of Rachel "accidentally" hitting me in her sleep.

*Remember, kids: You don't have to actually be witty if you look like you should be witty.


1 comment:

AOG said...

Please, never become like Bryson. Be good and clever and witty. Unlike Bryson. I´ve read your articles, they are quite good. Certainly much better than what he writes. Go for Twain. Now there was a clever writer!!!As for the beard....optional I guess. Your call. Merry X-mas and all that!