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28 March 2002 @ 12:41 pm
Conversation with a coworker  
I enjoy my conversations with Whitney.

She WinPopUp'ed me (that's in-office instant messaging) to let me know my brother was on the phone. I responded with "How does he keep his balance?" She said "You are a ball of cheese."

I did a little research, and sent her this e-mail:

Subject: I knew I'd heard that before!


Away! you are a ball of cheese, you are a ball of cheese.

Dost thou not suspect my place? dost thou not
suspect my years? O that he were here to write me
down a ball of cheese! But, masters, remember that I am a
ball of cheese; though it be not written down, yet forget not
that I am a ball of cheese. No, thou villain, thou art full of
piety, as shall be proved upon thee by good witness.
I am a wise fellow, and, which is more, an officer,
and, which is more, a householder, and, which is
more, as pretty a piece of flesh as any is in
Messina, and one that knows the law, go to; and a
rich fellow enough, go to; and a fellow that hath
had losses, and one that hath two gowns and every
thing handsome about him. Bring him away. O that
I had been writ down a ball of cheese!

--Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene ii
Kurt Onstadspeedball on March 28th, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)
Okay. I'm impressed. Not only would that phrase not have sounded familiar to me, but I doubt I would have found the literary reference even if I had thought it sounded familiar...

Idtechnomonkey on March 28th, 2002 01:30 pm (UTC)
LOL (Can't tell if you're being serious or not, so I'll treat it as if you are)
It's understandable that you wouldn't have recognized the reference. I changed it. You think Shakespeare would have a character raving about being called a ball of cheese? *g*

It used to be "You are an ass." :-)
Kurt Onstadspeedball on March 28th, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
Well, it could have been an expression in Shakespeare's time...

They had cheese back then...