Friday, July 20, 2007

this is happening right now

Scene: Ester sits in bed, agreeably pantsless, browsing the internets. Mr. Ben, in his bright orange Ukrainian revolution t-shirt and pajama bottoms, paces and mutters, which is how he studies for the Bar.

All of a sudden, Mr. Ben stops and turns to Ester, a huge grin splitting his face. "I got it!" he cries.

Ester stares at him.

"It's a mnemonic. A great one!"

Ester, dumbfounded. He points a finger straight at her chest and announces, "DUSTPELTS!"

Nothing happens. Apparently this isn't a Harry Potter spell. But Mr. Ben looks very pleased with himself. "Wills, baby. It's all about wills."

Some minutes later, after Ester has stopped laughing, he begs, "Can I please tell you what it stands for?"


herding tapeworms said...

laughed out loud on this one. you were agreeably pantsless and now i'm disagreeably potterless. rectifying asap.

Andrew Ironwood said...

Just speculating wildly (of course, of course) -- but might Mr. Ben be a member of this particular fandom? [grin]...

Rebecca said...

I love this post. I love that you waited to see if it was a spell.