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It's no secret that Joel falls under the "odd duck" category; it's actually one of the things I love most about him. So I shouldn't have been surprised when a simple question turned into a 5-minute conversation.
The other day while attempting to make conversation after having just talked about different decades, I asked him:
Me: "If you could live in any decade, what would it be?"
Me: "Not the future! Who picks the future? Ok, what if you could live in any past decade?"
JG: "Would I know what I know now?"
Me: "Umm? Ok, sure."
JG: "Then I would say 1983, and I would invest in the stock of..."
Me: "No! Ok, you don't know what you know now. Just pick a time you would have liked to live."
JG: "Ok, ok---well then of course I'd want to live during Jesus' time--duuuh."
Me: "That was exhausting..."
It's little conversations like that that make me realize just how my husbands brain works. If he would have asked me, I would have simply replied, "the 1920s or 1940s." Period. No time travel needed. No attempts to make millions. Just a simple answer.
I'm so glad I have him around to spice up even the dullest topics I bring to the table--even if I wished I hadn't asked it about two minutes in. :).