I was stretching out my back when my younger daughter started chatting with me.
"I'm trying not to get on Puzzle Pirates," she said.
We chatted then about pirating, and I suggested we might go look up a trivia point on the wiki called the yppedia.
"I know you, Kat," she said archly.
"Hmm?" I said, curving my back in a cat stretch.
"You're the sort of person who responds to her screen name in real life. I don't think I would respond if someone called me Ace."
"I knew someone named Ace in real life once," I asserted, "Her best friend was Suzy. Ace and Suzy. I always thought that sounded a little strange."
I waggled my rear a bit to loosen up the back.
"Not as strange as Authority and Tamar, however."
"Once your father and I saw a movie called My Dinner with Andre. It was a movie about a long philosophical discussion in a restaurant. After the movie, we went to coffee house and got into a long philosophical discussion."
I have sometimes wondered how many people had a recursive My Dinner with Andre experience like that -- recapitulating the movie in a restaurant. My Dinner with Andre was my second most recursive movie experience. The first was getting lost in the warehouse section of Honolulu right after seeing The Terminator.
"As we were sitting there deep in discussion, a man walked into the coffee house, said 'Have you seen my friend Conflict?' and walked out again."
My daughter laughed, and I was caught in that moment again. All conversation stopped, and the coffeehouse sat frozen in time for a moment as we considered the meaning of that question.