Leave it to my mother to make me laugh out loud at work. Luckily a) there's no one else in my office since new boss hasn't been hired yet and b) I'm at lunch anyway. BUT... We are IMing over birthday discussions and I request a travel backgammon set from her and possibly travel Othello since MP's board is slightly damaged. MP & I have been hanging out playing board games and what not in coffee shops - very Seattle of us. I don't volunteer that bit of information immediately. But eventually I do with the following explanation: matt is my friend from college no romantic possibilities we just hang out in coffee shops and play bored games. (and yes I misspelled board games I know) She replies with: my fortune teller said you already know someone who you don't think of romantically but he just might be the one. Now I am not sure I've previously mentioned this, but obviously my mother sees psychics or fortune tellers and what not. AND she actually kind of believes in that stuff. She has mirrors on the doors to the house to ward off evil spirits and bushes with thorns (like holly) outside the windows for the same reason. I nearly fell off my chair, I was laughing that hard at the statement. I didn't burst her little motherly bubble by telling her he's bi. (Happy MP?! Bi not GAY!) :)
Also... nice to know that she's gotten so desperate about my love life that she is consulting psychics on my behalf. Bring on the cats!!