My eldest daughter is playing a video game. She says to me, about her game, "Mum... look... that character there is Okie."
I reply (without looking at the screen first), "Is it Okie Ben Binoki?
She looks at me with one eyebrow raised, somewhat puzzled.
I say, "Oh I mean, I mean is it Orkie Ben Binorkie?" I am still totally serious, trying to remember why this sounds familiar.
She squints at the TV screen for a second, then looks at me with a classic lifetime-of-patience expression...
and says slowly, "Are you... referring... to Obi-Wan Kenobi?"
I say "Yes! Right! From Star Trek, right."
Her eyes not wavering from her game, she deadpans: "STAR WARS".
So....I'm officially a dork with a bad memory. *And I LOVED Star Wars.* !?!???!!??
Guess I better start doing brain-enhancing activities before it gets worse...
I hear video games are good for that. :)
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