an actual conversation i had with my mom on tuesday night

Lest you think my mother encouraged me as a child to be the way I am:

Mom: Who is this singing? Bing Crosby? I don't like him, he's a weirdo.

Me: WHAT? I love Bing Crosby. I think he's sweet.

Mom: I don't know, all those old actor men are creepy. They just seem like weirdos. Wasn't there a dancer named Jack or something?

Me: Jack? I... don't know who you're talking about?

Mom: Jack.... Jack.... Fred! Fred Astaire. He's a weirdo too.

Me: Um, what? I love Fred Astaire. You know this about me.

Mom: You do? Well I think he's weird and gross. Though I guess I don't really know anything about him.

Me: Have you MET ME? I know everything about him. YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT ME! Next you're going to tell me you don't like Gene Kelly.

Mom: Oh yeah! I forgot about Gene Kelly. Yuck.


  1. That definitely sounds like your mom ;-)

  2. this is so funny! especially since we just watched White Christmas this weekend!

  3. OMG! you came from her? LOL

    that's too funny.

  4. Haha!
    (That so could be me and my mom... so scary! :))

  5. this is so funny to me! love it.

  6. Oh your Mama! I have to respectively disagree with her ;) You two are too cute.


  7. Oh how I love Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly and Bing Crosby! And how your mother sounds like mine :).

  8. Ahh, tragic! How can she not have a huge gigantic crush on gene kelly like a normal person???

  9. How did I ever miss this post?

    this makes me think we are related somehow.

    My first two crushes were Danny Kaye and Gene Kelly <3