Age of the Geek, Baby (lorax) wrote,
Age of the Geek, Baby


Have a random story from my morning!

My sister and my dad were watching a show they both watch that I don't watch. I was working on some stuff on the lappy, and didn't feel like going to my room, so I just tuned it out. (Human Target is the show, if you're curious.)

My dad was watching with his headphones on, as he usually does, because if he doesn't have them on he puts the volume so high the rest of us feel like we should grab breakables and hold on to them in case the house starts rumbling. So he can't hear anything but TV. He reaches for my sister's Cheeto bag, and starts eating them.

In the midst of eating, he starts crinkling the bag. And not light, background noise crinkling, but loud, can't-hear-dialogue crinkling. I look up after it goes on for a few minutes - it was THAT LOUD - and watch my sister, who had a mouth full of cereal, stare at him. And then glare at him with this darkening expression of "OMG SHUT UP," but unable to say it because her mouth was full.

The crinkling goes on and on and she finally reaches over and YANKS the bag away and my dad, clueless, looks up and goes "what? Was I making noise?" My sister gives him a Death Glare and a very loud YES.

You guys, this was the funniest thing EVER. I about died. I don't even know why. I was in hysterics for like ten minutes.

I'd finally wound down when my dad looks over, eyes the bag of unopened chips next to my sister, who had just backed up the show to watch the dialogue she couldn't hear in the first place, and asks if he can have some. And then I lost it again.

This is probably not funny when you're not there, but OMG funny.

Have a meme, since I'm posting anyway.

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

Pick out the title that most intrigues you, or appeals to you, or whatever, and I'll post a snippet!

(Note that some of these are old, and some are originals. And that I'm only doing fifteen because I have way too many.)
Bar Story
DW Crossover Fic
Firefly/BSG/SCC Crossover
Ghost Dreams
Many Paths to Hell
Outside the Established
Timelines Fic
Untitled Twin Fic

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Tags: meme, meta - fic talk, meta - writing, personal stuff, tales of the dad, tales of the family

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