Right Brain, Left Brain, Tic-Tac-Toe

RB: The kids have really messed up the living room walls.  I think there’s even a game of tic-tac-toe behind that sofa…

LB: Eh- You could be dying, why should you care about what the house looks like?

RB: Just because I could be dying doesn’t mean I need to die in squalor.

LB: You’ll be dead, how will you know if it’s squalor?

RB: That’s a good point.  But if people come to give condolences they might see that tic-tac-toe game.

LB: And?

RB: They’ll wonder who won.  I want to paint the living room.

LB: Then I hope you like zig-zags because your hands have been shaking non-stop since late August.

RB: I know right! All my drinks are shakes, haha

LB: Oh oh! And the manual toothbrush is now automatically sonic, HA!

RB: And remember, when we went out for dinner with HF, he told me to just try to hold the salt shaker still, because that would do a better job of getting the salt out.

LB: He’s horrible isn’t he.

RB: Oh yes, and awesome.  There are some other upsides to the shaking hands by the way.

LB: Oh?

RB: Yes, all of our phone videos now come with DRAMATIC BACKGROUND TREMORS for EXTRA REALISM.  Like the Blair Witch Project.

LB: Does anyone still remember the Blair Witch Project?

RB: I do, but we never saw it.  We just remember the hype, and poorly made videos of frightened people with runny noses.  I tell you, if I was running for my life the last thing I’d think of would be starting a vlog.

LB: Says the woman who’s dying on her blog.

RB: Oi! I’m not dying!

LB: Suit yourself.

RB: I am going to paint the living room!

LB: I hope you like squiggles.

RB: Musfira does.  Maybe we’ll paint it together. 🙂

The End.


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on Muslimmatters.org.

  1. hemlock

    I remember the Blair Witch Project. It was quite good actually (for the 90s). Believable, too. Just saying.
    Hey! We could have a squiggles painting party. I’ll bring cupcakes.

  2. crayon

    …if Hem’ hasn’t rocked up with the cupcakes by December, i will paint your living room In shaa Allah. (i think you need a blackboard painted area on one wall, (maybe in the burg al backroom?) for the kids to ‘express themselves’ on, and one brightly coloured wall in the lounge, just cos it looks good…
    …you have 3 months to think about it In shaa Allah x

  3. crayon

    i was thinking more along the lines of a bright wall all in one colour, but if you want a mural, maybe i could do it in between bites, you know, just to give me an ‘energy boost’… ?
    Send me pics of what you want and i will try my very bestest In’shaa Allah 🙂 xxxxxxx

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