It was worth the lost sleep.
(Yeah, honey. That really wasn't you.)
Geoff is a fan of the television show "Boston Legal," particularly the Denny Crane character, who blames his bizarre behavior on mad-cow disease. Celeste and I try to keep that in mind when Geoff randomly responds to a simple question with an answer so bizarre it has us scratching our heads.
Example: "Hey, Geoff. Have you seen the remote?"
Geoff: "Blank Frank is the messenger of your doom and your destruction!"
Then he'll blink blankly at us a few times, say, "Mad cow," and walk away.
He says that by doing this often enough, we'll never know if Alzheimer's has actually set in, so he'll thus be protected from ever being shipped off.
The thing is, I realize ours is not the average home. There's the rat-loving dog. The cats that dine in a highchair. The daughter whose apparent goal is to trigger a cardiac event by hiding in places too small for grown-ups to anticipate a person might be.
And then there's me. Who sees it as perfect.
Geoff asked, "If odd behavior is the norm, is it still odd?"
And I responded, "Say goodbye to conventional ways. You can't escape the hours, you lose track of the days. Something, something, something. Everybody wants you."
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