Well, you know how women who hang out together tend to menstruate together? I think the same thing happens with Mom and I, and our mental illnesses. I am on a high. I’ve been a very busy boy. Mom’s recent high has been contagious to me. I also want to shop and this hasn’t happened in a very long time. I am now obsessed with getting a Blu-Ray player for my home theater. I am obsessing about watching Avatar in 1080p.
Mom is out and about today, busy. She been over at my house several times just to “visit”. I asked her if she would buy me a Blu-Ray player.
“How much does it cost and just what is it?” she just asked me a moment ago.
“Wal-Mart has a Pioneer for $98 dollars,” I replied. “It plays high definition movie discs.”
Mom laughed and looked at me warily.
“A hundred dollars?” she said. “You need to ask your daddy.”
“Mom, you have $50,000 dollars in the bank,” I pleaded. “Can’t I have a $100?”
Mom laughed nervously again. She is so cheap with her money most days. I smiled as she got up to leave. I will most likely get it. I completely expect her to drive back over here in an hour or two for a trip to Wal-Mart. She will have to mull it over first and let it marinate in her brain.