Banter Bites

Red’s Favorite Banter Bites – July

Design by Sawyer Pennington

Red's HeadRed

Looking back over the month of July, I'm having a hard time picking my favorite Banter Bites.

Black's HeadBlack

You were a straight-A student, maybe you should just grade them.

Every July my younger daughter, Sawyer, goes to sleep away camp. She always has a great time, which makes me happy (hey, it's a mom thing), but this year it reminded me of how things "used to be". So, looking back at our July Banter Bites, it seems only right that my favorites were about yearning for normality.
Curious about Black's favorites this month?

    No matter what holiday you may celebrate, Red can’t help but quote a line from one of her favorite Christmas songs, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on, your troubles will be out of sight.”

    And Black can’t help but point out that the song wasn’t introduced in a Christmas movie but in the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis."

    Wishing you a merry everything and a happy always!

    This is one of Red’s favorite Banter Bites in large part because of Black’s “corny” puns, but also because fresh corn is a summer staple – whether cooked on the grill or in the microwave, whether eaten on its own or as a primary ingredient in refreshing summer salads

    This may be one of the corniest things you’ll ever read.

    BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: It’s just a vegetable, so how can it possibly elicit such a strong reaction from Red, while, for Black, it’s more a source of amusement and even, it turns out, admiration?

    Keep Reading ...Show less

    Think you can avoid artificial intelligence? Think again …

    BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red already fights technology at every turn, preferring to keep her ostrich head in the sand, plus, she finds Artificial Intelligence (AI) scary; whereas Black knows ignoring reality merely postpones the inevitable, so she’s started playing with AI to understand it better …

    Keep Reading ...Show less