I should also mention that chatterbox had another classic moment during this particular strange evening. We made eye contact in the middle of a conversation I was having with someone else -- I don't remember which one specifically, but it would have been one of the many that night that made me wonder whether I was perhaps having a very, very strange dream. Anyway, I think I must have been wearing my overwhelmed squirmy face again, because he immediately smiled sympathetically and made a drinking gesture in my direction. I nodded enthusiastically, and he handed me a beer about a minute later. The story of this season is boys bringing me drinks, no?
"Dave and Margaretta are grandparents, and have been married 40 years. Margaretta says Dave is a little bossy but she doesn't take orders, so that sits well with me, and then Dave comments that Margaretta is 'an Amazing Lady,' so we know Dave is hip to Bruckheimer's theme. Hint: It has something to do with Amazingness. It's everywhere you look."
It was Aaron who brought Dave and Margaretta to me. I'd seen them walk by while I was talking to somebody else, and I'd of course done a large double-take, but I hadn't had a chance to catch them. Apparently, they'd been looking around for me, and Aaron was kind enough to direct them. Seriously, as nice and as sweet as you think they are? That's how nice and how sweet they are. Except possibly more so. Furthermore, Davey told me at Dinnercon that he had received my proposal ("Marry me, Davey") and that if he ever was forcibly separated from his wife, he would be taking me up on it. I'm not holding my breath.
"Kim and Leslie are single teachers, and they look like they probably posed for the 'Girls of the Big Ten' calendar in college."
Tragically, I missed the opportunity to meet Dark Hair and Light Hair. Well, I met Dark Hair just very, very briefly at Dinnercon, but I didn't meet Light Hair at all, so I have very little to report except how nice she was on the boards since the party, and the fact that everybody who did get a chance to meet her seems to have nice things to say. Hey, everybody who showed up gets points with me. ["I didn't spend much time talking to them, but both Hairs were very friendly." -- Sars]