Totally Quotable Clementine: February ’09 edition


This is something that Clementine said to me tonight, as we were going upstairs to brush our teeth. I love how every time she mentions her friend Mary, she reminds me of the fact that she eats dirt. And I liked the image of giant slice of cheese landing on Albert’s head.

The photo doesn’t really go with the story. It’s just one of about 50 that Clementine took a few days ago. I liked the composition.

And, Clementine had another quote in the running. A few Saturday mornings ago, in order to get a little more sleep, Linette and I told Clementine, who had been yelling at us from her room, that she could come and get into bed with us. After climbing up into bed and settling down between us, we thought that maybe she’d fall asleep, but, after a few minutes, she began thrashing about, landing her head on my stomach. When I asked her what was going on, she said, quite innocently, “I was looking for a fatty place on you.” Linette thought that was a riot.

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  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    From a business standpoint, I have to agree with Clementine. I would much prefer falling asleep on a fatty headless torso than something hornfrom your current line.

    Has anyone registered yet? There’s money to be made…

  2. R
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Maybe you could make posters/t-shirts of Clementine’s quotes, maybe superimposed on her photographs as in the post, or her artwork. Never too soon to start making her a unit of economic productivity.

  3. Chelsea
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    >>Linette thought that was a riot.<<

    I think so, too.

  4. Paw
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Could be worse, she could have said that she was having a difficult time finding a non-fatty place on you. And I hope the nickname “Mary Who Eats Dirt” stays with her for the rest of her life.

  5. Larry Seven Larry
    Posted February 24, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    I fell for it. I clicked your link for, Mr. Cross. Oh, how I wish that I hadn’t. The image of blubbery, oily, Mark Maynard torsos wallowing in a pile will be forever burned into my brain.

  6. Posted February 25, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Soda Club!

  7. Mike
    Posted February 25, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Jesus Mark, clean your cupbords.

  8. Robert
    Posted February 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    For years, when I mention your name to others in conversation, I always add “who shaves his balls” just so people know which Mark Maynards I’m talking about.

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