Setting: C-Man and I are lounging (which we apparently do a lot judging from this writeup).
C-Man, with a serious look: I need to tell you something important.
C-Man: I love you.
Me: Oh. Good.
Me: You looked so serious. I thought you were going to say something scary.
C-Man: Like I’ve been lying to you all this time and I’m actually a high seas pirate?
Setting: C-Man and I are lounging on the couch watching Farscape. One disc ends, and he turns to The Dog – who is skulking about, lamenting the bad luck that brought her, 8 years ago, to a home with free food, clean water, medical care, toys, and treats.
C-Man: Dog, change the DVD!
Me: If you can teach her to do that, I’ll make my parents give you a dowry.
C-Man: Cool. (pause) But hey, is the dowry going to be a cow?