THE HUSBAND strolls into Bluebird’s office. BLUEBIRD is on the phone with a friend.
The Husband: What are the din deets?
Bluebird: (On the phone with P.) Wait, this is for you, P. (Turns on speaker phone.)
The Husband: What are the din deets? That means ‘dinner details’— it’s for people who are too busy to say entire words.
P: (Laughs.) How are you?
The Husband: (Grabbing the speaker phone and walking away.) What have I been doing? I’ve been busy, busy. I’m busy growing out a mustache and that takes time. . . .
THE HUSBAND looks glum.
Bluebird: What’s wrong?
The Husband: I was just listening to a Gwen Stefani song and now I’m confused.
The Husband: (Frustrated.) What’s a hollowbacked girl?
Wait! Don’t tell me! Your talking about Eggy Strop. (Flustered.) I mean, Streggy Loop! I mean, Piggy Ope! I mean—
THE HUSBAND is driving south. BLUEBIRD is in the passenger seat talking a mile-a-minute.
Bluebird: . . .and that reminds me of—
The Husband: Wait! Don’t tell me! Your talking about Eggy Strop. (Flustered.) I mean, Streggy Loop! I mean, Piggy Ope! I mean—
Bluebird: (Wide-eyed.) —Iggy Pop?
The Husband: (A beat. Then, casual-like.) Well, naturally it’s. . . that guy.
THE HUSBAND IS SENDING TEXT MESSAGES to Bluebird from the ranch.
(Ping! A message arrives.)
The Husband: I’m changing my pen name to Verdana Fontt.
Bluebird: (Texting back.) Okay? What’s your middle name, then?
The Husband: Futura. (Ping!) But she’s thinking about changing it to her mother’s maiden name—
Bluebird: (Realizes what’s coming.) (Small voice.) Oh no.
The Husband: (Ping!) —San Serif.
(Bluebird covers her eyes with her hands.)
The Husband: (Ping!) Are you still there? (Ping!) Anyway, Verdana Fontt is also a superhero. (Ping!) She can give you an instant migraine at will if you stare at her too long.
THE HUSBAND is calling Bluebird from the ranch on Easter Sunday.
Bluebird: (Answering phone.) Hello?
The Husband: Happy Halloween!
Bluebird: ??? (Pause.) Are you having a stroke?
The Husband: (Ignoring question.) Did you know you can make an omelette with Cadbury Cream Eggs? (Talking faster.) I’ve had six cups of coffee! (And faster.) I think I may go for a run this morning!
Bluebird: I…(Stumped.) Hunh.
The Husband: (Talking at the speed of sound.) Thenewespressomaker fromthethriftstore worksgreat! (Even faster.) I’mgoingtohavemorecoffeenow! Iwillcallyouafter Ifinishstudying! HappyEaster!
(The Husband hangs up.)
The Bluebird looks at her phone in wonder.
Bluebird: (Out loud.) What just happened?
(Happy Easter, everyone!)