When people ask me what my husband does, I usually just give his title. And when they ask me for details, I scramble and try in vain to throw out some meaningful-sounding terms like design and three phase and things like that. It's not like we don't communicate or anything. It's just that when we talk about his work, we don't usually talk about those kinds of things. Because he likes me. I really don't know what he does over there, but I know the funny stories from each day.
My guy is doing some cool things and has been asked to speak at conferences and write a few articles to share them. Recently, he was telling me about some article he was asked to co-author. He sent it to me via email and asked if I'd like to read it. Our bedtime conversation went something like this:
Me: How long is it?
Him: About a page and a half. Not long.
Me: Will I be able to understand it? (He knows how technologically-challenged I am.)
Him: I think it will only have a couple of terms you might not understand. (Then he then went on to say something about system integration and encoding and messaging and control four -- or was it control C? I don't know. You get the picture.)
Me: I love it when you speak a foreign language.
Him: Really? It gets to ya, huh?
Me: Yea. It's that southern-boy accent with the geek-speak language. It's heart melting.
How about you? Anyone in your life speaking Greek (or geek) to you?