Things that were said by yours truly within the last few days in front of normal, well-adjusted people. A list.
At a party:
Party goer: So I was thinking about doing this cleanse. It’s lemonade, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.
Me: Oh yeah! Pepa just did that cleanse on her reality show. Salt thought it was stupid. That Salt and Pepa! Always disagreeing.
(stares from party goers)
Me: Sorry. You were saying?
At another party:
Party-goer: Things just aren’t the same any more at work.
Me: Yeah, it’s like when Leonardo Di Caprio showed up on Growing Pains. It’s like Cousin Oliver on the Brady Bunch. You know it’s just never going to be the same.
Party goer #2: Hey, what’s up?
Me: We were just talking about Growing Pains.
Party goer #1: And my work situation.
Me: Oh, yeah. And that.
In a car full of people:
Passenger #1: You have to turn left at the yield sign up there.
Me: Yield! Yield before Zod!
Me: You know…Superman? Kneel before Zod? Oh never mind.
At another party (yes, I went to a lot of parties this weekend):
Me: So, I’m really glad that our library is moving in that direction.
Co-worker: I’d love to hear more of your opinion on that. Can you explain what you mean?
Me: No, not really. I don’t really know what I’m saying right now. I’m just, you know, trying to make conversation.
I know. I should really be giving conversation lessons. It’s so clearly my calling.