No Moon: Addendum
March 19, 2011, 9:25 p.m. Less than 20 minutes after the No Moon incident.
My phone rings. It’s Ilka.
“You know, I vas tinking….is today Matt’s burstday?”
“You should half told me before! Vhat are you guys doink? You at a bar?”
“No. We’re just playing board games and video games.”
“Like half a dozen close friends…a friend who is in from LA…and the neighbors I told you about.”
“NO, not Benino!!!”
“Vhy don’t you invite him over?”
“Mom, I told you before, I can’t talk right now!!!”
“Oh, ok, den can I talk to Matt and vish him a happy burstday?”
I looked over and Matt was merrily playing Mario Kart GameCube. “Um, I don’t know if Matt is available…”
“Yeah, I’ll talk to her,” he replied, “blue shelling” an unsuspecting Birdo before tossing his controller in my general direction. “Here, take over for me.” I immediately drove off a cliff.
Matt gave me the stink eye from across the room for ruining his perfect score. “Hi, Ilka….yes, thank you. What? Oh. Okay. Yeah. No problem. Okay. Okay. Okay. No problem. Yes. Okay. I understand. I promise. Okay, bye. I promise. Yes, I understand. Very good. Thank you. Okay. Okay. Well, bye then. Okay. No, that’s fine. I will. I promise. Okay. Okay, bye.”
He came back with a smirk on his face.
“What did she tell you?” I asked.
“Well…she said, ‘Happy Birthday‘…and then immediately went into a rant about how I should go look at the moon.”
“HEY! But she said-”
“AND…she said how she had just finished leaning out of her front door to catch a glimpse of the moon and that it was beautiful, and how I should totally see it, and how I should make sure everyone at my party saw it, and if you were going to see it, I had to promise to not allow you out of my sight or let you wander off…”
“THAT’S IT! I’M GOING TO GO LOOK AT THE MOON AND I DON’T NEED ANY OF YOU PEOPLE AND….oh…”
All of the guests, having heard the ruckus about the moon, had already left to go look at it. I stomped outside with Matt and looked up.
The moon looked totally normal.
I was disappointed. And then…a brilliant idea. “Leave me….” I said.
“Go away, I need a moment.”
The guests went back inside and I snapped this photo:
I think I’ll give it to her for Mother’s Day
Moon Photo by Ilco
Steph Photo by Me. Tee hee hee.