I've always liked sitting at the dinner table and having some conversation and when my two kids are home, that's never a problem. Now that it's just the two of us, Dave and I are feeling sort of conversationally challenged.
For instance, here are a few of our current conversations.
1. When exactly are bananas ripe? When are they too ripe? What should we do about THESE bananas?
2. (Looking out the window) Are those flowers dead? I think those flowers are dead. Yes, those flowers are dead.
3. (Taken from This American Life) If you were ever to decide that you couldn't stand me anymore and you were going to leave me, what singer should I get to give us a private performance to make you change your mind?
Well, my answer was fast and definite. That'd be Chris Isaak, singing almost anything, but Wrong to Love You is aching and sexy and raw. On the other hand, I warned Dave that I may fall in love with Chris Isaak right then and there and then I would still leave him so that I could become some kind of crazy Chris Isaak stalker. Click below and listen to this and tell me that you wouldn't follow this man to the ends of the earth.
Interestingly, Dave has decided that Chris Isaak would be HIS singer of choice, too. Ummm. I'm a little concerned.
In case you've never heard the story about the guy who hired a singer to perform for him and his ex-girlfriend, you can find it here in the This American Life radio archives.