Young and Confident

The other morning my wife and I were doing a "reverse Gatsby"; we were discussing when the shortest day of the year-- the Winter Solstice-- would occur, and this confused my son Ian, and so he asked, "So today isn't forty-five hours long?" and he spoke with such confidence that I really had a hard time breaking him the news that there were only twenty-four hours in a day.

6 comments:

Danimal said...

at first i thought a "reverse Gatsby" was some sort of sexual position.

zman said...

AWL.

T.J. said...

Yep.

Dave said...

if the "reverse gatsby" were a sexual position, it would happen in the red light district with a girl you never wanted to copulate with in the first place.

T.J. said...

East Red Light District? Or West Red Light District?

Igor said...

I don't think the people employed in red light districts are that steeped in American lit. It'd probably be called a "reverse Dick and Jane."

Overseas I believe it's called "going out for Chinese."

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