I heard Chuck having a talk with the boy, who appears to have started dating, although would never admit to it. He and a girl were headed to a movie the other day. I asked if it was a date and he said no. I asked who was paying, he or she? He replied "you." OK then. So, back to the eavesdropping. We've had flowers around due to Chuck's hospital stay and they led to this conversation:
Dad: I'm going to teach you how to score points with a woman.
Dad: Here are the rules:
1. If you bring flowers home you score points.
2. If you bring them home for no good reason you score extra points.
3. If you picked the flowers from the parking lot at work you lose points. (This scene was fresh in his mind as our Easter flowers arrived wrapped in a plastic garbage bag and a rubber band rather than cellophane and raffia).
4. If you picked the flowers from the cemetery, and she finds out, don't bother coming home. He didn't really say that. I added it because I knew some guys in college who lived next to the cemetery and let me in on their modus operandi.
5. If there is a special occasion and you don't bring home flowers, you lose big points.
Son wasn't overly impressed, but I give Dad points for trying.
Knitting content: I have found the yarn I would like to have with me if stranded on a tropical island or in the waiting area of an cardiac cath lab. It is Art Yarns Regal Silk formerly known as Royal Silk. I bought two skeins from Christine's stash. It is a high cholesterol yarn - soft and rich as butter. It has a lovely sheen, good stitch definition and doesn't separate into strands as do other silk yarns. It is expensive, not something I'd buy in a store, at full price anyway, so I'm particularly appreciative of Christine's de-stashing opportunity. Here it is, soon to be a feather and fan scarf.