A-L: Hi. I wasn't expecting you to answer the phone.
Caroline: Well, we are about to sit down to dinner, and my mom is visiting...
A-L: And you have a newborn and a three-year-old...
Caroline: But I do have a minute to say hello.
A-L: I was resigned to the fact that you're going to be busy for the next three years. And our friendship would continue via a series of unreturned answering machine messages. Does anyone else think Dave sounds like a robot on the answering machine?
Caroline: Yes, and yes. I am busy, but immobilized. That's what happens when you have a newborn.
A-L: Well, it's so nice to hear your voice, even for a minute.Please tell everyone hello from me.
Caroline: Zoey's back on prozac.
A-L: Sorry I don't remember Zoey. Is that someone Dave and I worked with at Tripwire? Or no, that was your manager at the Macaroni Grill in Little Rock.
Caroline: Zoey the cat.
A-L: Of course. I knew the god of blogging dialed your number for a reason.
Caroline: And Cujo's always been on Prozac.
A-L: Generic or name brand?
Caroline: Name brand.
A-L: Of course. Let's talk soon.