Friday, November 2, 2012
This is one of my favorite conversations, because he actually brings it up once in a while and laughs about it still.
You know that movie with that guy who does that thing?
DG is watching "Red Tails". I told him I liked that movie back when it was called "The Tuskeegee Airmen". He said: "Har-har."
But this is what just happened.
DG: "That guy is in this movie."
Me: "What guy?"
DG: "That guy... you know the... that guy... Designing Women?"
Me: "Which one?" (I knew who he was talking about, but I wanted him to say it).
DG: "The one who married that lady." (he sort of stumbled over the word "major" here).
Me: "Major Dad?"
Me: "Gerald MacRaney. I get it, he's in this." (I have to go because I have stuff to do, so I was trying to walk away and he kept talking).
DG: "He's a colonel in this." He looked at me all smug for some reason and said: "One star."
I stared at him. He stared back. I narrowed my eyes slightly. He repeated: "One star. You know... just one." (He nodded, so sure of himself. I still don't know why, it wasn't like we don't know military rank. We're both Army brats).
I narrowed my eyes a little more. "One star?"
DG: "Yeah, you know [motioned to his shoulder]- one star."
Me: "He's a one-star... Colonel?"
Me: "You said he was a colonel and that he had one star."
DG: "I did not. Did I?"
Me: "You did. I was waiting on you to catch it."
DG: "I wasn't listening to myself. [he pointed at his head as he said that]. I must be SPECIAL!" Then he sighed heavily. "I don't know what's wrong with me..."
It's a pretty good movie. You should see it.