Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Elephant of Surprise

Wanda has been really into the Hamilton soundtrack. For those who don't know, Hamilton is a hip-hop musical based on the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton. She's been listening to the soundtrack, and now I've started listening to the soundtrack.

There's one line that refers to the "element of surprise". One day that line was stuck in my head, but I kept mispronouncing it "elephant of surprise". Wanda thought that was hilarious.

When she came home the next day, I'd printed out a picture of a elephant with the word "surprise!" above her head.

The next day, Wanda left early for dance and talked about running a secret errand. She promised I'd find out about it the next day (Friday).

Friday came and went, and there was no surprise.

She then told me I'd find out what it was on Monday.

Again, nothing.

On Tuesday morning, I went to put my lunch in my bag and found a stuffed elephant. I laughed and laughed, and then put it under her pillow.

1 comment:

  1. Hee! In jokes like this are the best. Also: I heard a little doc on CBC radio about the Hamilton soundtrack, and all the intricacies of rhyme and rhythm as well as allusions to other famous hip hop and rap tracks, and WOW. Definitely want to see it now.