Monday, January 07, 2008

I wanted to tell everyone what I got for Christmas, but school starts today, so it could be March before I get around to it.

12 comments:

Lydia McGrew said...

Was there some item in particular we should be curious about?

William Luse said...

If I told you it wouldn't be a surprise. Nice try. You'll have to wait until March.

alaiyo said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I am just now creating syllabi for classes which start next week. Of course, had we started at a reasonable time *last* semester, we'd not have ended 3 days before Christmas, then we'd have started this week, too, and I'd be free before the middle of May . . . :)

You do realize that you are now obligated to that March post about Christmas -- we'll be awaiting it with bated breath . . .

Beth

Ellyn said...

Well, if it's perishable...please do use it before March!

Happy New Year! :)

William Luse said...

Well, if it's perishable..

That describes just about everything, doesn't it? But anythign edible will be gone before the month's out.

we'll be awaiting it with bated breath

Don't. I'll probably have forgotten about it by then.

Lydia was trying that woman thing, where they get you to reveal something prematurely by asking about it in an offhand fashion, as my wife does with her Christmas gifts. They're very good at it. But I have a lot of experience by now.

Bernadette said...

Are you talking about your painting books, or the awesome Home Depot gift card I got you?
Or was it your cd player or picture of the pope? Guess you're going to have to write about it now. :)

Lydia McGrew said...

He's bluffing. There's nothing in particular he has in mind. He got stuff he's happy with, but there's no one thing that's a big surprise to tell his readers about. He just wants to make us all curious and then laugh at us quietly.

William Luse said...

Bern, Ebe has a word for you but I can't use it. However the Home Depot card was awsome. Not as awesome as what I gave you, though.

I'm freaked out that Lydia could know me so well without ever having met me. Which is not to say that she's completely right, but that there might be something to what she says.

Bernadette said...

Well, dad, Ebe has a lot of words for me. None of which you could probably use here. :) And you're right, your present to me was very cool (I have to send you the picture I took with it of our softball team winning the co-ed league championship game).

Lydia McGrew said...

Yes, just think, Bill: I wouldn't recognize you if I walked past you in the store, and you wouldn't recognize me. (Knowing my non-existent memory for faces, I could meet you and the next time _still_ not recognize you if I walked past you in the store. Especially in the story, when my face recognition software is turned off and I never recognize anybody. I once followed a guy around the local superstore for a couple of aisles and finally said to him, "I know I know you, but I can't remember from where." It turned out he works at the local library.) But I'm glad I'm sort of getting you figured out, anyway.

Lydia McGrew said...

Make that "especially in the store," not "story."

William Luse said...

I can't believe you stalked some guy in a store for not one but two aisles. Does Tim know about this?

I'll bet I could pick you out of a crowd of women, sight unseen.