D: Have you heard, A? A? What are you doing – stop eating and pay attention!
A: I’m allowed–
D: A! I mean it, put down the peanut butter.
A: Fine, fine – what has your . . . is that a kilt? You’re older than kilts, D–
D: Woman!! Have. You. Heard?
A: What? Oh, well, yes – I have but since you seem so emphatic about the whole thing, why don’t you help spread the word?
D: Cheers, A. For those who haven’t heard, the Queen, the Phoenix, the lovely Ionia Martin had surgery to eradicate the cancer that had decided to make her body its home. The . . . what is it called, A?
D: A, sometimes your world is truly remarkable. Charles gave us an update that the surgery with the cyberknife was a wonderful success – thank you, Charles.
A: And Dean, of Dean’s Doodlez, recast Marvel’s Phoenix with Ionia: The Phoenix has risen! It is fantastic! I’m certain there are more tributes, congratulations, and news (like this, from the Grand Dame herself) out there, but we just had to share.
D: We continue to keep Ionia in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as she recovers from giving cancer a beat-down–
A: A beat-down?
D: Isn’t that how you say it? What? You said kicking cancer’s ass, yesterday!
A: I did, and that’s about as close to slang as I get – unless it’s weird and/or old fashioned slang.
D: Are you calling me weird and/or old fashioned? Is that what you’re implying?
A: Well, if the kilt fits. . . !
D: Well, yes it does – thank you.
A: Oh boy – you’ve been listening to Ionia too much – lady, you’ve created a monster! Get better soon and keep him in line, will you, please?!?
PS: this is this blog’s 100th post – I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with this post. Sorry Charles, “a better person who cannot be named” will have to be named at a later date!