18.7.05

my know-it-all





(post inspired by the good natured banter of cbt and sd)

My husband is a brainiac. He also talks. A lot. He just jabbers on incessantly, while my mind wanders, and I occasionally learn a thing or to. I stress occasionally. He's the guy in class you hate. The one inspiring the teacher to ask, "Does anyone ELSE know the answer." Yep, that's my Conor. He graduated from basic training as an honor graduate. Not just any honor graduate, the top airman. His mother gasped when they made the announcement. I just sighed. We now have a plaque in the living room. I make some remark about hunter-gatherers, and I get a lesson on fire flushing, and how the aborigines created the bush. I knew I was in love when he explained the internal combustion engine. I have never been attracted (for any length of time) to someone who wasn't smarter than I. On our first date he beat me at scrabble. That was the end for me. I may have broken the bank on this one though. I honestly don't care about physics. HONESTLY. Who reads books on the history of zero, and how it shaped civilization? He wants a tattoo of some formula about chaos, but as I mentioned earlier I don't always listen so I can't remember what it's called. So for my sister out there with a know-it-all for life, I roll my eyes with you. We've done it to ourselves.

12 rubber neckers:

gone said...

The history of ZERO? That sounds amazing. Seriously. I'd read that. Go Conor.

Ayn Marie said...

I could never be attracted to someone that wasn't either equally smart, or smarter than me. Although my wonderful husband dropped out of high school he is by far more intelligent and knowledgeable than I am.

Jim always beats me at scrabble too.

gone said...

Damn right, we did it to ourselves! LOL.
Jacob is the first guy I dated with any bit of brain. Whew! I was in awe of his intellegence and I still am. And Conor, good for him! Top airman, huh? We have some mighty men with a lot of voice if we can respect them the way we do and still role our eyes.

sweetviolet said...

it might sound clever now, but don't ever get stuck next to him on a bus.

gone said...

LOL

gone said...

Roll.

sweetviolet said...

don't make enforce nice blog community rules here mister.

gone said...

I'm not being mean. I'm just fulfilling expectations.

WunEyedDog said...

I think Sarah writes this stuff so that I have to comment about how smart I am and sound the truly arrogant jackass that I am. Anyway, Entropy was the formula she couldn't come up with. I'm a big fan of the "Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society." I believe that's going to be my next blog, actually, thanks for the inadvertent suggestion.

sweetviolet said...

great. glad i could help.

ChiroMum said...

this talk of thermodynamics has made me nostalgic...ahh, chemistry and physics! I'll have to subscribe to the entropy blog!

sweetviolet said...

funny, cause conor just explained to me that he's interested not in the law of thermodynamics, but in entropy as it relates to chaos. or something. i was listening, i swear.

 

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