Saturday, November 15, 2008

wild and crazy Friday nights at our house :-)

What can I say? We live so "on the edge"...NOT! Usually our Friday evenings consist of recovery from the grueling week we have just had at work or from a hectic travel schedule, an order for delivery to either May's Chinese Restaurant for our "usual" order of Sweet-n-Sour Chicken and Spicy Kung Pao Prawn (#2 on the speed dial) or Pizza Hut for a large pepperoni feast pizza {#3 on the speed dial), and back-to-back episodes of the US show Dancing with the Stars.

Last night was no different. As we waited for our pizza to arrive (our choice last evening) and DWTS to commence, the Budman was chatting with me about his week. He'd been in Reychavik the last three days working on a project for the Icelandic government (remember: when the Budman starts coming to your country, you know there are rampant financial problems afoot) and we were catching up on our 3 days apart.

Silly me, I was more interested in things like, "What was the weather like? Was it cold? Had it been snowing?" or "What is the landscape like in Iceland? How many people live in Iceland?" and so forth. So when I asked the rather open-ended question, "How was the trip to Iceland?" this is the type of information I was prepared to hear.

Actually, after 25 years of marriage, I still continue to be amazed sometimes. No, the Budman's response was more along the lines that "this new project continues to confirm his concern about the need to de-couple the US economy from the global economy" and "that his trip to Iceland also confirmed the need for the US to develop a 'fossil-fuel-free' energy strategy in the next decade; otherwise, the US economy could be shut down in a matter of days if oil rich countries chose to do so" (Iceland will have this strategy fully implemented in the next few years as most of their energy is geo-thermal).

Now here is the shocking part...not that the Budman actually raised this in conversation, or that it was not the response I was actually expecting, but rather that we had a robust conversation on these topics for a full 15 minutes before we realized...we gotta get a life on Friday nights. We were so riveted by this discussion that Len, Bruno, and Carry Ann had already scored the first contestant.

Yep, like I said...wild and crazy Friday nights at the Budman and Hachie Gal's house.


Cynthia said...

You two are complete animals! :)

Hachie Gal said...

sad but true...