Herds of Buffalo

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Today is the Smart Boy's day off, and he has his buddies over here playing D&D. They're over here fairly frequently, and they play at the kitchen table, which is right above the basement, where my home office is located.

What is it about teen boys that even when they're sitting around a table, they still sound like a herd of buffalo stampeding across the high plains?

7 comments:

Tom said...

I had to hijack this comment thread. I was at the Whatever, reading some posts I hadn't seen before, and I came on this post.

My first thought was, "Does Janiece know? He said it the day before her birthday! Was it a secret birthday present?"

In case you missed it...

Janiece Murphy said...

I saw it, but really, who wants a John Scalzi crush?

A Krissy Scalzi crush, now...well.

Random Michelle K said...

Umm...

(stares at floor)

It's not just teenage boys. My dad *still* tells me I sound like a herd of elephants.

Tom said...

Hmmm... Now that you mention it...

Yup! I agree with you again.

Jeri said...

My sons have LAN and Nintendo Wii parties on a semi-regular basis. And yes, a herd of buffaloes is very accurate, although my home office is next door to the family room, not under/over.

Also, what is it about teen boys and BO? They *stink*. Even though they do seem to shower semi regularly, they still are rather odorous in a group setting.

I tend to throw the windows and doors open during and after. ;)

And to Tom's comment, I'd really rather have Neil Gaiman have a crush on me. ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeri, you said it. Malodorous, for sure.

I wonder when they get old enough for that to stop?

And yes, Neil Gaiman. Hmm....

John the Scientist said...

"I wonder when they get old enough for that to stop?"

Well, according to my wife, never. But there's some non-sweatin' Asian versus hairy, sweaty European issues there, as well. She claims she smells better after exercising than I do after a shower.