Nerdiness aside: We had an occurrence of 3 in the last 24 hours.
Part of Ted's direction of Taming of the Shrew was to set it in Italian-American Brooklyn, mobster era. When two men cross each other on stage for the first time, they'd say in slight Joey Tribbiani style, "How you doin'?" (but as man to man, not man to hot girl). It works. It gets a laugh every time.
On Thursday, Angie and Noah gave Abe a fantastic onesie with a logo for "Pudgie Louie's Boxing Club, Brooklyn." We love it. It makes Abe look tough, despite his pudgy belly.
Today, Abe was wearing this hipster onesie in Trader Joe's in our neighborhood in Portland when we heard a voice behind us say, "Hey, how you doin'?" The guy was talking to Abe, had not seen the Brooklyn Boxing Club onesie. He'd just come over to say 'hi' to a cute baby. I asked him where he was from: Brooklyn. And he's Italian. He works with kids and told me that he teaches them all to say "How you doin'?" plus "Get outa heah!"
What are the chances? What would Lynch say? What am I supposed to be paying attention to? How many of you are going to stop reading this blog now that you know what a geek I am (and a Twin Peaks-geek at that--Ted even took me to the Snoqualmie Falls area on our honeymoon so that I could track down the Double R Diner, the Sheriff's Station, the Great Northern Hotel, The Roadhouse, and Big Ed's Gas Farm, a day that was one of the giddiest of my life...many photos were taken, one new husband never once ran screaming from the freak that is his wife).
And because I know you're all dying to see the pictures:Ted was excited to see the sheriff's station. He wore his most special t-shirt for the occasion.
Double points: Big Ed's Gas Farm right next to Ed and Nadine Hurley's house, with that infamous window with the silent drape runners.
Snoqualmie Falls (that paper in my hands: printed online research I'd done on finding all these places, essentially our treasure map)