Nick: Do you need the computer anymore?
Me: No, I’m done. You can shut it down.
Nick: I’m checking the weather, it looks like rain all week.
Me: That is awesome.
— wander over and point to the screen, specifically, I point to a design ad I made for the magazine I edit for which focuses on civic and political action —
Me: (excited) Hey! Did you see my design? I worked on it for several hours today. I think it turned out well. What’d you think?
Nick: (nervous because she just closed the window of my design) Sure, babe! It looked great.
I am suspicious because he looks nervous.
Me: You didn’t see it. It’s fine.
Nick: No, I did see it…it looked good.
Me: What was it about?
looks at the screen regretfully at the blank screen
Nick: It was about potlucks.
Me: It had the word “potluck” but it’s not about potlucks. NICK!
Nick laughs hysterically at his failing efforts.
Me: What did YOU see in the design?
Nick: (turns to put his arms around me and draw me into a hug that means he’s trying to change the subject) I see ‘feminism in motion.’
[‘Feminism in Motion’ is the tagline for the magazine and strewn all over the ad.]
Me: (shake my head) You are ridiculous.
Nick: I saw it! I swear, I really liked it. I just had no idea what it was about.