Thursday, January 17, 2008

Reason 5 billion and something ...

... that Michelle's an awesome girlfriend.

Last night we've got the TV on, the laptops open -- a typical M&M tableau -- and apropos of nothing Michelle blurts out, "I'm afraid Bernanke might be too big of a pussy."

I didn't even know yet exactly what she was talking about, but the fact that she would have formed an opinion about Ben Bernanke, who succeeded Alan Greenspan a year ago as chairman of the Federal Reserve, and that this was how she would choose to express it, well, my heart grew three sizes that day.

"Do tell," I said, wishing I sounded like Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction."

Turns out she was reading a New York Times profile of Bernanke, and her opinion wasn't so much about his Fed policy -- interest rates, the supply of money and whatnot -- as his apparently over-accommodating tone with Congress. "Greenspan wouldn't waffle like that," she said.

All this while liveblogging "American Idol."

Tell me it's not a small universe of women who had all that going on last night. Nice looker too.

5 comments:

kateco said...

she's my American Idol

freda said...

that's my baby

freda said...

but yes, it is a small universe of women, just as it is a small universe of men who have the perception to apprciate them - sadly.

michelle said...

har!

mich said...

Freda, you just nailed the reason I love my brother.

And Michelle, rock on! Not just in a Guitar Hero sort of way.