Here are goofy tidbits from our week. You’re welcome to laugh alongside us…
The other night, I was telling a story to a friend:
Me: Eww. I hate centipedes. Once, I was at my parents house and was using the bathroom in the basement and a centipede had gotten stuck in a Dixie cup and died and dried up. I could have brushed my teeth with water from a cup that had a dried up centipede in it!!
Friend: (look of confusion) What’s a “dixie” cup?
Me: What? Seriously? It’s a cup..made by Dixie…maybe this is an American thing. But the focus was the centipede. The DEAD centipede!
Later our friends were showing us baby clothes they had bought for a friend’s baby.
Me: Awww so cute!
Varun: Cool. Cool. (Reading the name printed on the shirt:) Calvin Klein (pronounced “clean”).
Me. Oh, actually we usually say,”Kline”…
Varun: Haha, well in India we say, “Clean”. So…
Me: Hmm…well there are 1.2 billion Indians. So we’ll go with that.
This morning, I looked out the window and saw it was snowing quite furiously.
Me: Bariif hai. Bareef….bir…? (I was attempting to say “It’s snowing” in Hindi)
Me: Dekho! (Look!) Bareef? It’s the cold, white stuff. What are the kids calling it these days?…And I don’t mean crystal meth.
Varun: (walks to the window and looks completely shocked) OH! SNOW!
Me: BAHAHAHHA. Wait. Seriously. Were you a) confused as to what i was talking about b) answering my question as to the meaning of “bareef” or c) just really wanted to say “Snow”?
Varun: Oh, definitely C.