Embracing the Inner Blonde

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.

2 thoughts on “Embracing the Inner Blonde

  • September 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I didn’t say anything strange today, but I saw something rather funny.
    I was at the gas station fueling my car. The guy across from me must have been really distracted. When he drove off he still had the hose connected to his tank. The hose popped off and squirted gas everywhere.
    It was scary and hilarious at the same time.

    • September 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Oh YIKES. I’ve only seen that in movies. The thought cracked me up, but yeah, I bet it was kind of scary too.

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