Me: You want to know what I did at work today?
Nordic Boy: What?
Me: (insert library-related story about how I rocked the library world with my genius but that I can’t tell you about because I don’t want to get dooced)
Nordic Boy: Wow! That’s great!
Me: Hell yeah it is. (And then I break into the Crank That dance).
Nordic Boy: What is thaaaat?
Me: I’m Soulja Boy! Check it!
Moral of this incident: I am silly, yes, but I am current and hip and down with the youth of today. Nordic Boy, you will notice, did not point this out.
Me: (first thing in the morning) I don’t wanna go outside in the cold!
Nordic Boy: Come on, you’re going to be late!
Nordic Boy: Get up!
Me: I am going to chain myself to this house. Just like Boy George did to that guy. I am going to be that guy AND Boy George, all at once.
Moral of this incident: I am current and hip to the crazy machinations of 80s icons. Once again, Nordic Boy does not notice this.
Me: This week is the premiere of Project Wunway!
Nordic Boy: The premiere of what?
Me: Project Wunway!
Nordic Boy: What is with the Elmer Fudd?
Me: It’s not Elmer Fudd. It’s Heidi Klum!
Nordic Boy: My power, my pleasure, my pain!
Me: I get it! You’re Seal and that’s that Batman song!
Nordic Boy: Totally.
Moral of this incident: I am current and hip to big shows and big supermodels and big fashion and alla that. Nordic Boy, AGAIN, does not feel the need to comment on this.
Me: (doing a crossword) Mmmmmmm–mmmmmm-mmmmm
Nordic Boy: Why are you squeaking like that?
Me: I’m not squeaking. I’m being a Skexie.
Nordic Boy: What?
Me: A Skexie. Like from The Dark Crystal?
Nordic Boy: That is the geekiest thing I have ever heard. You are such a geek. And what is that reference? From like 20 years ago?
Yeesh, one nerd-like reference and all the previous hipness is forgotten. I must learn to be more diligent.