Author's Note: The following are quotations taken from real conversations heard, read, or encountered during the month of November. Enjoy!
Scott: My wife told me we're going baby shopping this afternoon.
Bob: Didn't you already buy one of those?
Scott: Two. We bought two.
Bob: Make sure you save the receipt.
Dawn: Were they on sale?
Katie: Two for the price of one?
Bob: He's an extreme couponer!
Christina: Lady Gaga is a singer.
Dad: Lady Gaga is a nightmare.
Linnea: If my baby is born with a beard, we're switching it in the hospital!
Random Man to Son: You were crying in your apple juice. Do you know why you were crying in your apple juice? Because you don't like apple juice.
David: Book! [meaning Writer's Notebook where I keep Wacky Wednesday quotes]
Jocelyn: I like your boob! [She meant book]
Christina: What does the guy from "Sister Wives" put on facebook [for his relationship status]?
Katie: Shaun Groves just Tweeted, "Googling the lyrics to my own dadgum song."
Christina: Who's Lulu?
Christina: Lulu liked his song? Who's Lulu?
Brent [To some giggly high school girls at a Peder Eide concert]: Go bug Peder. Seriously. It'll take some pressure off of Katie.
[Reading the monthly cell phone bill over dinner]
Dad: Someone spent three dollars downloading a video.
Mom: Wait a second, let me see that, that three dollars was the [Dad's number] guy.
Katie: So what I'm hearing is that Laura's a minutes hog, Mom only texts Christina, Dad buys three dollar videos, and Katie wins with the least usage of everything.
Mom: Yeah, whatever.
Katie: Whatever? I haven't gotten a text message in three days.
Mom: That's because your inbox is full. You need a new phone.
"No matter what this world does, you're valuable. The Lord gives you help for the hurt and hope for the future." - Bob Lenz
[Taking a photo]
Katie: One, two, four.
Peder: Miss Katie, we need to work on your counting.
Katie: I was an English major.
[After I'd been on the phone for twenty minutes]
Grandma: I'm glad she took sign language in college!
[Putting my number in his phone]
Katie: Um... I spell my name with a K.
Mom: Here, wear this step stool!
Sparkle the cat: I just did. Why do I have to wear it again?
Laura: Katie! You'll be so proud of me! I played The Alphabet Game yesterday and WON! TWICE!
Katie: Was the other person driving?
Laura: There was no other person.
"Thank You that even in the wilderness You are Emmanuel--God with us." -Tracy
Andy [to Elizabeth]: I love you!
Katie: I love you, too!
Andy: I think you misspelled two, Katie.
Katie: No, I only love you; not Elizabeth.
Andy: lol I completely saw that going the opposite direction! I love you too, Katie. And so does Elizabeth!
Katie: Success! I love you two and miss you, too!
Bob: Don't complain about being dress size one when I'm a sixteen!
Christina: How was Oscar's [the cat] surprise attack?
Mom: Well, the doctor cut off my wart today.
Linnea: The continent that--
Katie: With as little as I listen to the radio, when I know all the words to a song, it's overplayed.
[Laura burst out laughing]
Katie: Um... I didn't think what I said was that funny.
Laura: It wasn't! That... that bar we just... passed... had a... had a toilet... on the front porch!
Mark: I can walk and chew gum at the same time!
Katie: I am at the coffee shop actually being productive on a Saturday for once!
Amber: Good for you
Katie: It's because you're not here.
Katie: But I am lonely.
Amber: That's why you're actually getting work done.
Jocelyn: They danced funnily.
Katie: Look at how these pants sit on me. If I didn't have my hips right here, they'd just fall right off. If something happened to my hips, I'd never be able to wear pants again... without suspenders.
Greg: We're going to catch a deer then put it in the back of the van and take it to the vet to kill it humanely.
[Mark was walking out of church with three empty cups]
Katie: Were you a little thirsty?
Mark: Yeah. Dehydrated.
Katie: You're going to have to go to the little boys' room.
Mark: No, I already--
Katie: You already went? In church?!
Mark: No. I'm wearing a diaper. [Beat] And you sat next to me. Does that make you uncomfortable?
Laura: I wouldn't lie to you! You're my momma!
Katie: All the more reason to lie to her!
[At small group]
Dustin: No talking about Jesus! It's not allowed.
Katie: I'm not going to be able to come anymore.
Dustin: Wait, what? Why can't you come anymore?!
Katie: Because we can't talk about Jesus.
Dustin: Oh, ok.
Mom: Come here. And don't get excited because I'm asking you to follow me upstairs.
[Dad's face fell]
Mom: The balance ball is NOT a horizontal surface!
Charlie: I have this friend. I don't know if he's alive. I've been checking the obituaries but I haven't found him, so I'm going to call him. I figure if he picks up, that's a good sign.
Lauren: It's the same storyline just with different characters.
Drew: No, those are the same characters.
Katie: This shirt kind of makes me look fat.
Mom: Good! Wear it every day!
Hygienist: Do you floss?
Katie: Yes. Not like I should but yes. Especially after I eat popcorn.
Hygienist: Ok, every day at 3:00 you have to eat popcorn.
Katie: That I can do!
"Praise, not perfection. He wants my praise not my perfection." - Ann Voskamp