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Twenty-three years ago Loved One and I met at the Northlight Theatre, “Mississippi Delta.”  The only thing I remember about the play is it featured a woman who could pick up a cigarette with her ziggy and blow smoke rings.  I wonder if anyone can really do that.  Anyways, in “Mississippi Delta,” she was a hit at striptease because of this trick.

I was not looking for love in any place, let alone a play on Super Bowl Sunday, but there he was, confident in his blue jeans.  I was late.  He saw me slip in.

We bumped into each other at the concession stand.  Literally.  I turned left with a hot cider and he turned right with a cup of cocoa.  We started talking, and it was as if we knew each other all our lives.  He says I picked him up.  I know better.  He thought I was a safe bet when I gave him my business card identifying me as a “Sanitarian/Microbiogist.”  I thought he was worth considering, probably not into sports at all, since he was at the Northlight during the Super Bowl.  The truth:  although I hate to clean, I do love clean; he is a sports fanatic, but has little patience for a bad Super Bowl game; we still stumble over each other, go in opposite directions, and cannot fold a sheet together without some redirection.

We celebrate Super Bowl Sunday as our anniversary; often with dinner and a play on Saturday, so we can watch the Super Bowl, too, just in case it’s a good game.  This year is no exception.

I got this postcard in the mail:The Infernal Comedy

I scribble on the back of the card:

McDonalds (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

I’m not that big into rules.  Can’t we just all get along?  Doesn’t common sense prevail?  What about plain old common courtesy?  I guess not.

Here are some rules I saw posted above serve-yourself soda fountain at McDonald’s regarding refills:

  • Refills allowed during one visit;
  • No soda refills into specialty coffee cup;
  • No refills into cups other than McDonald’s cups;
  • No cold beverage refills into hot beverage cups;
  • No hot beverage refills into cold beverage cups;
  • No refills without purchase.

“Cider House Rules,” I say to Loved-One.