Me: I signed up to attend the meet and greet on the cruise! This is going to be fantastic!
Brain: What is going to be fantastic? Standing around awkwardly? Hiding in the corner, embarrassed that you are not part of a conversation, while actively avoiding social interaction? Feeling that anxiety knot in your stomach?
Me: Please. This is going to be different. It’s at a place called The Crow’s Nest. The directions are Deck 10 – Forward. That means –
Brain: Don’t say it. Please don’t say it.
Me: I am attending a party at Ten Forward! TEN FORWARD!
Brain: You are expecting people to be cosplaying Star Trek: TNG aren’t you?
Me: Ten Forward! It is like a dream come true.
Brain: Look, I don’t know how to tell you this, but Whoopie Goldberg will not be mixing drinks and doling out sage advice.
Me: I wish it were after dark so we could watch the stars streak by us.
Brain: No one else is going to get the reference –
Me: I hope I can order a Samaritan Sunset.
Brain: I hope no one throws you overboard.