Eavesdropping on Engineers

While waiting for her life to get back on track (Dearest Mum left, leaving self’s nerves, as usual, in tatters), self ruminates:  Should she see “Let Me In” (vampire movie starring Kick-Ass‘s Chloe Moretz), or will that give her nightmares?  Should she see “The Social Network” in spite of hubby’s scorn? (Salon.com’s Matt Zoller Seitz wrote “There isn’t a drop of blood in it” which made her think of vampires again but anyhoo!)

A few days ago, self checked the enrollment for her upcoming UCLA Extension class on Nonfiction:  It is full! The class doesn’t start for another three weeks.

In the meantime, self has plenty of time on her hands to eavesdrop on hubby’s phone conversations (She’s a writer.  There is no such thing as being too snoopy!).  Here are a few snippets:

  1. Hubby on the phone to a fellow engineer:  “So, are you thinking of starting your french fry business?”
  2. Hubby to a technician named “Junior” (Self assumed from the name that the technician was Filipino; turns out he wasn’t, and self has to revise her stereotypical thinking yet again.  “He’s called Junior,” hubby explains, “because he has the same name as his father.”):  “Remember that young guy who was working with us last week?  They can’t find him.  What was his name?  That’s right:  Troy.  Well, they can’t find him.  They can’t find Troy!” (Oh, no!  Methinks someone better find Troy, on the double!  BWAH HA HA HAAAA!  On a side note:  self hasn’t encountered a first name “Troy” in decades.  She thinks the last time was when she used to hear the name of a Hollywood actor named Troy Donahue)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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