A few nights ago, like most Americans, we were stuck in the car driving 6 hours to our Thanksgiving destination. Because we have a toddler, the DVD player was on the entire time, taking away our opportunity for music, and thus forcing us to talk about random things. Like baby names.
Me: How about Dylan?
Josh: No. I don't like that name.
Me: I really like that name and I would be willing to use it for a boy or a girl.
Josh: There are three reasons I don't like it. 1. Bob Dylan. I hate him. 2. Dylan (which is actually Diller) and Fisher Realtors and I hate them too. 3. Dylan from 90210.
Me: Bursting into laughter. Did you really just mention 90210? Did you watch that show?
Josh: Dylan was the total bad boy. We can't use that name.
Me: In hysterics. Is this real life? Did you seriously just reference 90210?
Josh: I didn't actually watch the show. I just had friends who talked about it. Riiiight.
Me: Any other characters that stuck out in your mind?
Josh: Brenda. Can't use that name either.
Apparently, at least according to Google, this is Dylan from Beverly Hills 90210.
Unlike my husband, I never actually watched the show.
I shit you not. This was our conversation. I am pretty sure that the Shell attendant drugged his Red Bull because it didn't end there.
The conversation somehow shifted to Homeland, which is our favorite show. As a sidenote, if you are not watching that show, you are missing out. Seriously. Go buy / rent it now.
Back on point, here went conversation #2:
Me: Do you think that Claire Danes looks crazy in real life because she has those super animated facial expressions?
Josh: Without pause. Oh yeah, she totally made those faces on My So-Called Life.
Still not joking.
Does it even matter what my response was here? No, it doesn't because he referenced My So-Called Life within 30 minutes of discussing, with a straight face, the characters from 90210.
And this, my friends, is what riding in the car with a toddler does to you. Even though it wasn't a super long ride, the endless Elmo and Grinch apparently got to Josh's head. Either that or the ride and Red Bull actually brought his true feelings to the surface. You be the judge.