You're 9. You're in bed. You hear your mom laughing downstairs. What is she laughing at?
Maybe the "ashtray" you made in art class and gave her for Mother's Day. She doesn't smoke. If she did, she wouldn't trust her ashes to this lumpy fuchsia monstrosity. What a fool you are. What a fool.
Or maybe she's laughing at one of these Top Ten lists from Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, from June 1987 through December 1989.