Saturday, 17 October 2009

I think he's excited

Last night DH and I were sitting in front of the telly. As is so often the case, he was watching some obscure documentary and I was tapping away on my laptop.

We often joke about what an anorak my DH is - he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the most ridiculously obscure facts, and is an amazing person to have on your team in a pub quiz. But every so often when he comes out with something particularly nerdy, I respond simply with a slight cough.

So there we were last night, and I was concentrating on my computer and completely oblivious to what was going on on the telly. DH suddenly came out with some obscure comment in response to something that was said in the documentary, and when I looked at him I could tell from his face that he knew he had just said something very esoteric and - well - nerdy.

I didn't instantly respond, as I had been deep into whatever I was reading, and he smiled at me and said, "Was that a little cough I just heard...? Or was it three little coughs?"

Poor chap - he's obviously expecting Rucksack and Ray-Ray to join me in ganging up on him. I just hope they stick around - I won't even mind if they're busy knitting themselves tiny little anoraks in there and come out spouting obscure trivia like their father.


  1. Too Funny!

    I can completely tune out the world when I'm reading or especially when I'm writing on my blog. I get in trouble for "ignoring" my husband-though it's mostly unintentional.

    My husband can't remember his keys, but he is amazing at Jepardy--and sometimes I call him The Obscure. He'll post quotes on facebook and then get annoyed because nobody responds... but it's only because they don't know/or care what in the world he's talking about!

  2. Awww...such a cute story! I hope that Rucksack and Ray-Ray are nice and cozy in there! FX! :-)