What To Do

Sometimes I get the greatest answering machine messages. Usually it’s in reaction to the oddball outgoing message our machine has recorded, and today’s message is no exception to that.

In honor of the Gilmore Girls, our outgoing message simply states, “This is the answering machine. You know what to do. (BEEP)” This is how my parents responded:

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If you ever wondered where I get it, now you know. The way my dad semi-echoes my mom (she’s in the background) just gives it the right surreal, bizarre quality.

Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, Stephanie’s birthday is exactly three weeks from today, and she does have a gift list online. Two, actually. They’re on her blog, on the right side.

3 thoughts on “What To Do

  1. Wow, and I thought the similarities were only in the looks. The end of that message is a bit scary… it’s you, but like you’re older or something. Creepy. 😉

  2. The first time Josh realized the similarity, much to his chagrin, was when he was in Junior High. He was messing around with an old Sound Edit 16 program on our old Performa 400, I believe. Anyway he recorded his voice and then used Sound Edit 16’s ability to simply shift the pitch of the speech without changing the speed. He lowered the pitch on the verbal message he’d put into the computer and…out came his dad’s voice!

    I don’t think he ate for a week. He just sat in the corner holding his blankey, rocking back and forth and quivering.

    Poor guy.

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