Me+: Query: what are you going to do this weekend? Wanna hang out with me?
Me: No, not really. I've already made plans and I don't feel comfortable telling you all the details. Why?
Me+: Because I'm lonely, Me. I'm all but abandoned down here.
Me: Maybe that's because you're more than slightly annoying.
Me+: (scowling) Maybe it's because you're--
Me: I thought this was going to be some sort of interview. If it's a pity party, then I'm out of here.
Me+: No! No! I'm sorry. It's, I, ah, yes. Sorry. (coughs) Query: How was the concert the other night? Who did you go see?
Me: It was awesome, dude. I went and saw John Mark McMillan down in Nashville. Pretty sweet show.
Me+: Query: When can I expect to read your review? The fans are just dying to know.
Me: Uh, it's in progress. Should be up either this evening or tomorrow. Tell 'em I'm sorry it's taking so long and that I'll have Alfonso hop to it at double time.
Me+: Will do, my good man. Say, Query: have you watched Cabin in the Woods yet?
Me: Did you just turn British? Did you just speak in italics?!
Me+: I'm doing the asking here, but to answer your queries, I've always been British (long live the Queen!) and yes, I did speak in italics.
Me: (whistles) That's high class there.
Me: And no, I've not watched the movie yet. I want to see it, just finding the time and a babysitter and a matinee, y'know. Those are important.
Me+: Yes. I'm currently AWOL from my babysitter, and I would appreciate your confidentiality in this matter. Uhm, let's see here... Query: What's going on with the MLC? Any new prospects or anything?
Me: (deep sigh) Nothing new, really. Still hoping and waiting to hear back from one potential group, and my inside source makes me think that I will any day now, but as of yet, nothing. It's a tiring process. As for the MLC Proper, well, that's a different story, one that I don't really want to go in here. Let's just say that I'm simultaneously busy and not busy.
Me+: Hmmm. Sorry to hear that. (pulls out a random index card) Query: Why come you no like--
Me: Y'know you don't have to start every question off with the word query, right?
Me+: (stares at Me blankly for an uncomfortable forty seconds)
Me: Oh... Maybe you do. My bad.
Me+: Yes, Me, I very much do. Please don't bring it up again. Query: What's your favorite coffee creamer?
Me: I prefer hazelnut, but I also like French vanilla, too.
Me+: Query: What's your favorite color?
Me: It has always been green, and it always will be green.
Me+: Queries: Are you as excited about that Zac Efron movie as I am? Do you have any plans for your anniversary that's coming up? What are you reading? Breakfast? What book of the bible are you currently reading?
Me: That's a lot of questions, Me+. No, not at all. They're in the works. Look at my sidebar and see for yourself. Not usually, but I fried some eggs and made biscuits this morning. I'm almost through Numbers and soon to be in Deuteronomy.
Me+: Well that's all the time we have for today. I'd like to thank Me for stopping by and taking some time out of his busy schedule. Any final comments?
Me: (grinning) You forgot to say query.