Shaun: Are you OK? Did they hurt you?
Barbara: [over the phone] No I'm fine. I'm fine.
Barbara: [over the phone] Well they were a bit... bitey.
Shaun: [concerned] Mum, have you been bitten?
Barbara: [over the phone] No... But Philip has.
Shaun: [calmly] Oh, OK.
Ed: Has she been bitten?
Shaun: [to Ed] No, Philip has.
Ed: [calmly] Oh, OK.
Shaun: Listen, Mum, what sort of state is he in?
Barbara: [over the phone] Oh, he's fine. Bit under the weather.
Shaun: I see.
Ed: What's the deal?
Shaun: [to Ed] We may have to kill my step-dad.
Shaun of the Dead. Perfs. Simon Pegg, Penelope Wilton, Nick Frost. Dir. Edgar Wright. 2004. Universal Pictures.
TIME: 11:54 PM
PLACE: My desk
SUBJECT: February Zombie
When I saw the Fold-Your-Own-Zombie 2011 Wall Calendar back in January, I knew that I had to buy it for my zombie girl, StellaDella. Tonight, I finally folded her first zombie – the February pin-up, “Nurse Nightmare”. I’ll have to catch up and fold January’s zombie, “All Business” and since March starts tomorrow, I’ll have to do the “Rabid Rottie” as well. ~ A funny story about SD and her zombie obsession…she had watched “Shaun of the Dead” on TV (a very heavily edited version) and thought it was the greatest thing she had ever seen. About a week later, as she was lying in bed next to me, she turned and said in a very serious voice, “Mom, you know, if we were ever attacked by zombies and one bit you, I’d have to kill you. I wouldn’t want to do it, ‘cause I love you, but you would turn into a zombie and try to kill me, so I’d have to do it to save everyone.” I told her, in that situation, it would be the right thing to do and that if there ever WAS a zombie apocalypse, I’d want her on my team. I am not, however, going to give her Power of Medical Attorney over me – that girl would pull the plug in a New York minute.