May 7, 2008

Life With Paul

We're watching a TV commercial in which people are eating fast food in the car, and the TV asks us: "When did THIS become a sit-down dinner?" Paul answers the TV: "The assumption in your question is unwarranted. UNWARRANTED!"

Paul is teaching the kids The Binary ABCs: "Zero, one. Now I know my zero ones! Next time won't you sing with me?"

Paul puts Elizabeth into her pajamas, then says to me, "Exoskeleton installation complete."

He's teaching the children to "robot dance": "Shake what your manufacturer specified!" "Shake it until you require service!"

56 comments:

Erica said...

Ah, life with a geek. I know it well, my friend.

JMC said...

Ha! He's like the guys on "Big Bang Theory." Which I LOVE.

Welcome to our World said...

That is awesome! I love teaching my son odd things because they are unique and make them think outside of the box!

OR one day they will red cheeked with embarrassment over their dorky parents. Which ever... they both work for me!

Cassie said...

That's funny! It's ok, my hubby is a huge dork too :) His mom sent us a package the other day, and he opened and said, "hey, look at this shirt mom got me." I stand there, staring at it, confused and he says, "It says 'DAD' in binary code!"

Jess said...

Um... now I have a little preview of Torsten as a father! It's going to be amazing.

Katherine said...

I had to come out of lurkdom to say that is ridiculously amazing.

Pickles & Dimes said...

Ohmigod. I am totally dying at the "Exoskeleton installation complete" line.

And JMC's right, he is JUST like those guys on "Big Bang Theory." Awesome.

Slice of Paradise said...

WOW.

I thought my hubby was a geek ... that's just a whole new level!

How do you not just crack up laughing??

Maggie said...

Ha ha ha ha! That is seriously fantastic!

SLynnRo said...

That last one is hilarious.

drowninginlaundry said...

Your husband is a geek. I love geeks.

constance the second said...

Awww. Love him, espeically because of the response to the commercial. Awesome.

Pann said...

YAY! I love it when bloggers mention things that are cool ab out their spouses. So often we all just love to b1tch!

Shannon said...

You know, Paul just won major points. "Shake it until you require service"!!!

You would think that Jeff would also be a geek but besides being a computer programmer/web developer, he is a normal dude. He likes cars, he likes boats. It is like he should have majored in business or something ;).

Alice said...

HAAAAAA LOVE IT. hot geeks are the BEST.

Emblita said...

LOL
Ah, the goodness of geekiness. I'm afraid that I'm the geek in our household. My husband takes care of the sports-commentary

Clarabella said...

Ha! Sounds like a regular riot. I myself love it when my boyfriend points out the logical fallacies (philosophy major) in commercials. Or when he refers to our son's swing as the shuttle or the viper or the raptor and lapses into shouting out Lift-off and/or BSG phrases while my son swings in the front yard. Fun stuff.

SP said...

I don't know which is worse, that or listening to EX and the Things singing God Bless My Underwear to the tune of God Bless America. And yes, there are several verses.

Tessie said...

Yes, I must concur with the others on The Big Bang Theory.

You guys must watch it when it comes out on DVD. I think you would both like it.

jennifer said...

I bet he's a hoot at dinner parties!

d e v a n said...

hahaha! My dh is an engineer, so I know what you mean...

Saly said...

OMG-- I think that is hysterical.

Hub teaches the kids other things like to say "I growed a tail!!" after pooping. OY.

Or to dance like Jay and Silent Bob did in Clerks. Double OY.

Saly said...

P.S.-- I also TOTALLY love Big Bang

Bird said...

I love that last one SO much: shake what your manufacturer specified? THAT is comedic gold.

Mairzy said...

I laughed out loud, especially the "exoskeleton installation." I'm still laughing out loud, because I just remembered the Binary ABCs.

rockingthesuburbs said...

I love it- My husband is a giant dork too. :)

Kristin.... said...

My husband is also an engineer. He goes gaga for the engineering shows on Discovery or National Geographic. Sometimes the geekdom is frightening!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

So funny!! The counting in binary... too great. My hubs is a geek, too, and I love it. The other day while driving home, we actually had a conversation about calculus and physics. Yawn.

BRash said...

Oh my goodness, I laughed out loud. A lot! I think I may be in love with your husband now. I've always had a thing for the geeky boys!

Jeninacide said...

LOL!!! I WISH my husband was that dorky- instead I walk in on him and his friend teaching my 5 month old how to skateboard. GOOD LORD!

Snoopyfan said...

My favorite was the day my husband got our then 2 year old to say perspicacity. Then she would say it to EVERYONE and they would just look at her quizzically. Then I would have to apologize that her dad taught her that big word.

Shelly said...

My hubby would love him!

Jenni said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Mine just spouts military jargon all day long.

Jennifer said...

I'm jealous. I would love to have a Sheldon at our place! Instead I have Will Ferrell. We're terribly low brow at our house what with Walrus' love of fart humor and ball scratching. Sigh.

CAQuincy said...

Ah yes. Those are the comments that make you go, "Oh! THAT'S why I married you!"

*sigh* They need to do that more often. 'Cause the lackluster personality I'VE been seeing lately has me perusing our insurance policy and the cast iron skillet aisles at the store.

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CARRIE said...

Oh, my geek husband will love this. I can so relate.

Anonymous said...

Engineer much?

Amber said...

I too am familiar with living with that guy. But it is totally one of the reasons I loooooove him!

And I agree with "The Big Bang Theory" assessment - when we watch that, he most always gets every Star Trek or sci-fi reference they make.

Firegirl said...

Okay, Now THAT'S Funny!

(;-D

Erin said...

This had me cracking up!! I'm a sucker for geeky guys!

Kelsey said...

i think we need a regular dose of paul-isms! (sorry for no caps, one handed typing)

Nellyru said...

Ohhh, those are funny enough to almost forget about the reading in the shower! =)

Also, caquincys comment was pretty damn funny!

euqort said...

Is not installation of an exoskeleton inherently contradictory? YES IT IS!

This last provided by my nerdy husband. Your nerdy husband's twin.

I will however be teaching Harrison to sing the binary alphabet tomorrow.

Jess said...

Married one and it's the best! Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!!

anna said...

I'm still laughing at that robot dance line. That is AWESOME.

Whimsy said...

Geek love. I think I have a little bit of a crush on your husband.

mn said...

that is so unique and so awesomely funny, i just had to smile big. bc it's totally something my artsy yet scientifically gifted husband would also say to my son! i love the exoskeleton one, funny, hands down. thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

So is it ok that I'm a little in love with your husband?

moo said...

I'm pretty sure your Paul and my PK are the same person.

desperate housewife said...

Awesome. Mu husband recently taught Adelay how to make the "rock" sign whilst sticking out her tongue and head banging. Ah, my little darling.

skiplovey said...

Too funny! Yay nerds, I mean yay not embarrassed to display your intelligence especially in regards to science and math. whew, that was a mouthful.

Cristina Mathers said...

this is wonderfully hilariousness that those kids will always remember! too cute!

the new girl said...

HA HA!

I love the last one...shake it until you require service.

Take THAT Anonymous 50's Housewives-slash-Haters!

Magpie said...

He sounds like fun.

Lylah M. Alphonse said...

OMG, that made me laugh until I had to wipe my eyes. At work.