This morning my son (we all remember Tesla , right?) mentioned that he liked a phrase from my new manuscript. He also mentioned that he noticed one of his favorite books on my desk: Secret Weapons of the Ninja (looked for a link, seems to be out of print).
At which point I responded, “I like that one too, but it’s out because I needed to check the Japanese word for shuriken*.”
A very long pause ensued.
After which Tesla replied, “Mom…that would be shuriken.”
I’m not really a blonde, but I play one…in real life.
What’s the strangest thing you said today?
*In reality, I misspoke. The word I needed to look up was tetsubishi, a form of caltrop used by ninja (which, in some forms, also had a star-like shape but in three dimensions). Still, I made the comment and I get to live up to it.