Me: What is on the agenda tonight?
Dane: Going for a walk, several hours of television involving women named Gilmore, witty banter, and snuggling.
Me: That's nice. I like snuggling. I am pro-snuggling.
Dane: I heard that about you.
Me: In fact, it could be stated that I am a staunch supporter of snuggling.
Dane: Well, I was sort of lost for a moment. You used the word 'staunch' and I had an image of a phalanx of Spartans. And well, they didn't seem very snuggly.
Me: [attempting to sound like Peter Graves from the movie Airplane] Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
Dane: It's all the shields and the pointy bits. The shields and everything. So rigid.
Me: Shhh. I'm in a happy place.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.