Me: that's the way the Swedish say it. But hell, they're the Swedish. Who gives a rats ass about them?
My mom: fuhtupuh, fuhtupuh... it's sort of like the noise Bill the cat made.
Me: no, that was thhhppbbttt. more tongue less lip.
My Mom: (to my sister who doesn't seem to know what we're talking about) Bill the cat, from bloom county....
Me: Stephen (one of our brothers) used to read it religiously, had all the books.
My Sister: I've seen your stuffed animal and his stuffed animal... but I don't read comics. I've maybe read the comics a few times in the past 15 years. It's *really* not something I'm interested in.
My mom: (to me) what was the name of the little girl in outland? Oh! and there was that roach... what was the roach's name?
Me: The little girl was Ronald Ann and the roach was herm... was it Criminy? why do I want to call him criminy? I don't think that's right though.... and the Basselope was Rosebud.
My mom: ya know Berke was in a band with Dave Barry
Me: And Stephen King.
My mom: is it "breeth-duh" or "breath ED"?
Me: I think it's it's "breath ED"
My sister: I suppose that's the author you're talking about? (with a scrunched up displeased look on her face)
My sister: Like I said... I don't know anything about it.
My mom: I'm sure we have some of the books. It was always funny. You would like it. It was just funny stuff.
My sister: (just gives us both that scrunched up displeased look)
My mom after many mintues of silence started talking about shopping so Wendy could contribute.