Anyway, that should help explain why Brian came home late yesterday afternoon to put together an order for work, and discovered I was watching John Edwards on "Crossing Over." This show, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is sort of like a televised seance. He has a studio audience, and he spends the hour "reading" ghosts who want to connect with audience members. It could be family, or it could be friends, and he manages to come up with some spooky connections (i.e., nicknames, weird family secrets, occupations, how they died, etc.) to validate their identities.
I'm not a true believer, but sometimes this show is just enough to make me wonder. (Plus, have I mentioned that there's really not much to watch on TV?) Brian, however, scoffed out loud.
(To understand the following conversation, please keep in mind that we joke about the payoff on our life insurance policies, like, A LOT.)
Brian: You're watching THAT?
Jennie: What? Really, sometimes it's interesting.
Brian: You better not go to one of those shows if I die, because I will mess with him. (imitating John Edwards) "I don't know if this means anything to you, but I'm seeing rat poison."
Jennie: (laughing) Yeah, you'd be all, "Why you'd spend all the insurance money so fast?"
Brian: And you'd be sitting there in the audience, laughing. It wouldn't look so good on TV.
The thought of Brian reaching out from beyond the grave, just to mess with the life insurance proceeds - well, if you don't know him very well, it sounds EXACTLY like something he'd do.