MEET KAREN (again) [UPDATED]
About a year ago, I asked all of you to go to a website devoted to the American cable television show Mad Men and vote for my dear friend, Karen, so that she could appear on that television program. This is Karen:
Please note the ankle tattoo. I will NOT entertain discussion of her “tramp stamp” so don’t even ask. I’m looking at you, Barnes and Bondi.
I was at our favorite sushi bar the other day with Karen, her husband Gerald and their daughter Laney. Gerald looks like this:
Gerald is possibly the most interesting person I know, and I know a lot of interesting people. He is the guy who wrote a program called Ethereal now known as Wireshark, a network protocol analyzer. If you don’t know what that is, then you can’t say you know what is really going on.
Gerald and Karen’s daughter, Laney, looks like this:
So we are sitting there chatting, catching up on stuff, when suddenly, and without warning of any kind, Laney gasps and says:
“I swallowed my tooth.”
Laney is very, very young, and is losing her baby teeth. Well, at the moment she was chewing on and swallowing a bit of California Roll, one of her lose teeth dislodged and went down with the food.
Laney was very unhappy, but soon was eating with gusto again.
But Karen was not satisfied.
“That is Laney’s first baby tooth. I am going to get that tooth,” she said to me, her words oozing with ruthless determination. “You know me,” she said. ” I am going to get that tooth.”
The visual image was, well, rather disgusting. Karen saw it on my face and attempted to reassure me.
“I am going to use gloves,” she said.
Using gloves was not really the point. The concept of Karen rooting through Laney’s – well, you know – was the image that was revolting me.
“Well, okay,” I said. “But I want pictures so I can post them on my blog.”
“Okay!” Karen said.
So, stay tuned! Pics on the way!
Karen succeeded . Here is the tooth:
Karen assures me that she “soaked it in bleach” but – from my perspective – that isn’t really an important point.
When all is said and done, that tooth has a heck of a story associated with it. And although the details may be a bit unsavory, it really is an amazing story. And isn’t that what all of this is about?
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