A couple of weeks ago I post my Marital Madness Meme. After said post, Suldog made the following comment:
It's positively scary how much your answers to those questions match the very ones I would have given. Even though I definitely still want to have that drink with you next time you're in the area, it's probably best if we never meet. I think the universe might implode.
I responded with an email letting him know I'd be in town this past weekend and asking if he wanted to test the hypothesis. Yeah, I live dangerously. Apparently so does Suldog because he agreed to meet for the sake of the advancement of science. He brought his wife. I brought my cousin and her son. I'd like to say you can thank them for buffering the insanity (and thus averting disaster) that was the meeting of Suldog and Lime but I think that may give them undue credit for levels of sanity they have not achieved themselves. Mrs. Suldog has a hilariously dry wit and it's easy to see why she is so beloved by her husband. She was also sweet enough to wear a lime green shirt and beads in my honor. Now how cool is that? She's kind of shy about her picture being on the interwebs though so I can offer no evidence of such. Just extrapolate by elongating the forehead below into a full face and an attractive female form wearing a lime green shirt and beads. Please imagine her fully clothed as well. I don't think she'd want you imagining her wearing only a shirt and beads. I mean really, we were in public and she's a classy lady.
As for my cousin...well...you've already seen this picture but I'll post it again in case you forgot. Are those the faces of well balanced individuals or escaped mental patients?
With grownups like that around there's really very little hope for future generations. I'll pause while you weep. Pssst, Jacob, quick! While they are distracted you can wipe your fingers on the chair. Personally, I think it's darned impressive that he has not only one but both fingers in up to the first knuckle.
Ok, so we have established that this was a dangerous gathering of minds at the Pleasant Cafe. Even the waitress was a little dangerous. I asked for water with extra lemon and she more than delivered.
I have to say the food was as delicious as Suldog promised. We all had a great time together. Yummy food, good conversation, lots of laughs. As Suldog put it, it was the nicest lunch with relative strangers who seemed more like strange relatives. As a bonus, the universe did not implode, as evidenced by your ability to read this while you sit there in your bathrobe or as you avoid doing any real work.
In the name of scientific exploration we also determined the chemical effects of combining too much lemon with Lime.
In the area of rhetoric we also disproved the adage, "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose." If you wish to contribute to further scientific research Suldog and I will accept cash or paypal. Of course, mere expressions of gratitude for the suppression of universal implosion are also welcome.