Tom: I chatted up a girl last week.
Me: How'd you meet her?
Tom: At a Stanford party. She seems really smart.
Me: Cool. Is she cute?
Tom: Her body is good. I can't remember about the face.
Me: How could you not remember? What were you doing?
Tom: Looking at the body.
Me: Tom Cruise's baby is really good-looking.
Tom: Oh really? [types at laptop, peers for a few seconds] ... Yeah, she is.
Tom: That's weird, because Kate Hudson isn't that good-looking.
Me: Good thing his wife is Katie Holmes.
Tom: [smiling for a few seconds] ... You never know.
Me: [startled] Yeah, I guess. [pause] So do you think Katie Holmes is pretty? I guess she has that girl-next-door look.
Tom: Girl-next-door isn't a good connotation for us. 'Cause in Silicon Valley, the girl next door isn't going to be that good.