by Catriona Mills

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Strange Conversations: Part Two

Posted 31 March 2008 in by Catriona

I’m taking a brief break from Green Wing season two to record the following conversation:

NICK: So I’ve done a bit of design for the site.
ME: But I’ve never heard of it before.
NICK: Well, I’m telling you now.
ME: You live a secret life on the Internet, don’t you?
NICK: You must love my air of mystery.

Strange Conversations

Posted 30 March 2008 in by Catriona

Nick and I seem to have been having the oddest conversations over the past few days. Of course, the sudden cold snap last night meant I didn’t sleep well, so perhaps that’s why they all seem to head in strange directions.

We’ve just had the following conversation, for example:

NICK: Fancy a cup of coffee?
ME: I’ve just been reading about the Zimbardo Experiment. I knew about the Milgram Experiment, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across the Zimbardo one. Did you know they were at school together?
NICK: Was it a particularly strict Victorian boarding school?
ME: This was in the 1960s, these experiments, so I doubt it.
NICK: Perhaps they travelled through time?

I think somebody is getting a little too excited about the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

And again, this morning:

ME: Honey, I’ve just noticed that, um, there appears to be a bucket and mop in the bedroom.
NICK: You’ve only just noticed?
ME: Yes.
NICK: Well, then, you’ve only got yourself to blame.

And the quintessential conversation, held yesterday on the way to the shops:

ME: That’s an ugly Mercedes.
NICK: Which one?
ME: That orange one. Or, no—I suppose you’d call it a warm yellow.
NICK: I’d call it cadmium yellow.
ME: Isn’t cadmium yellow like that? (Pointing to a banana-yellow building) No, I suppose that’s a cool yellow.
NICK: Cadmium yellow’s like that car.
ME: Well, my paints come in cool yellow and warm yellow, so I’m calling that car warm yellow.
NICK: Cadmium yellow is a warm yellow.
ME: Then why are we having this conversation?

The eternal question.

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