Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cell phone

My Dearest Kendrah,

I'm so pleased the impact study is working out in our favor! I can't wait to start importing!

It;s been a busy week or so here with pre-college and subscriptions. And I was gone memorial Day weekend at Wellspring, our big Druid festival and National Meeting. Which is when I decided Aragorn needs a cell phone.

Picture it...there I am, drinking, sitting around the fire and gossiping. People are drumming and dancing. I notice that suddenly people are dancing naked. No big deal right...not my thing but I'm not paying too much attention. Then I feel a tap on my shoulder. Image my horror at turning around and seeing Aragorn, glaring at the naked women with a look of profound disgust and saying "We need to talk." Since the people I was with aren't familiar with my alternate reality, I mumbled something about needing more wine and excused myself.

"What sort of obscene heathen display is this?" he demanded. So I began to explain exactly what sort of heathen display it was, when I realized I had no idea WHY he was there. "What are you doing here, anyway?" I ask. It seems he had a question about the cat's feeding schedule and wanted to check in about it. He says he wouldn't have bothered me, but he wasn't sure how else to contact me. He apologized for being gruff and said he understood that we do have different interests (he for example enjoys orc hunting, which I do not) and he should be more understanding when I'm off performing obscene heathen rites. Of course I forgave him, and we decided to invest in a cell phone family plan. This way, he can simply call if he's worried and not have to go through the trouble of bending space and time. We've decided to include Faramir in plan as well, making it easier for him to get in touch if need arises. Fortunately, Aragorn is all about using technology while he's in this reality so I don't have to deal with any superstitious nonsense or call the phone a "far-speaker" (or its Elvish equivalent).

Well, must get back to subscription orders.

Hope to talk with you tonight
Your Affectionate Friend,

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