I might have mentioned, I'm in deadline hell. Book due, trying to get ready for a conference in Atlanta, and there are too many teenagers in my house to count. I'm far too braindead to be witty, so here are a few conversations that went on here over the past few days:

1. Between me and the very distracted Middle, who happened to be on the computer.

Me: Could look up how to spell reservoir for me, please?

Middle: Sure. Um . . . how do you spell it?

Me: Yeah, see, if I knew, I wouldn