Lyla: Since this is a new year, I think we should start up our old advice column again.
Esteban: A New Year’s resolution? I didn’t realize you were so…traditional.
Lyla: No. I just think it would give you something to focus on that doesn’t involve female nephilim. You attract far too many of those troublemakers. If you want to call it a resolution, I suppose you could.
Esteban: New Year’s resolutions lack inventiveness. They are for plebeians.
Lyla: Jeez, you are grumpy today. Why do I always need a dictionary around you? Wait a minute! Are you implying that I’m unoriginal?
Esteban: I didn’t imply anything.
Lyla: (pause) Well, I still think the advice column is a good idea.
Esteban: I would never stand between you and a good idea.
Lyla: Why do I always feel like you are mocking me?
Esteban: Perhaps you are astute?
Lyla: I’ll astute you if you don’t stop using those dictionary words. I’ll check out our old email box and see if anyone has any problems they’ve sent us.
Esteban: Bueno. I’m in the mood for precipitating problems.
Lyla: What the hell does rain have to do with it?
Esteban: I’m surrounded by cretins.
Lyla: One of these days I’m going to look up your words and beat you with them.
Esteban: That would be refreshing.