Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Quickie: Lunching as Mario

I don't often go to lunch as Mario, but when I do....

Earlier today, I had to explain a joke based around an advertising campaign mashed up with a Star Trek TV story device, In the ad campaign, "The Most Interesting Man in the World" does totally impossible things, such as bowling overhand. In Star Trek, "Red Shirts" are considered expendable cameo characters whose sole purpose is to get killed on "away missions." Some Star Trek fan found a shot of Jonathan Goldsmith playing a "Red Shirt" in the Original Series, and posted the following:

And his character didn't die!

So, when I mentioned this to Lili, I had to explain everything before she got it, and then she chuckled.

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And this leads me to today's quick post....

Today, I would have liked to stay home in bed and relaxed.  However, knowing that my ex-boss and I had a lunch appointment AND that he will be very busy until the end of tax season, I got out of bed early, got dressed as Mario, and out the door in time for a 12:00 lunch.

Like the Walrus and the Carpenter, it was time to talk of many things. But it was not of shoes and ships and sealing wax. Instead, we talked a little about our former workplace, taxes, politics, and family.  He doesn't know that I am transgender, and will not be told until I decide to go 24x7 some time in the future.  It was a long talk, and we didn't get out of the place until 3:30 - a very long lunch for us.  But it was good.

Afterwards, I firmed up things with Lili for Lunch tomorrow. I'm not sure of where I'll be eating, but I do know that I'll likely get my ears pierced.  Keep your fingers crossed....

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