To celebrate the rapturous joy of paying our taxes, we're having a salad of delicate butter lettuce grown hydroponically on the space station, endangered turtle soup, Beluga caviar and hummingbird tongues on toast for supper tonight. Dessert? Nothing but the finest fresh mangosteens flown in from Indonesia. Why not? We can afford it.
Then there's the matter of the evening's entertainment. We could take the private jet, I suppose, but why bother when Captain Midnight is the master of tesseract travel? A few moments' concentration and we'll be in the West End for an evening of theater, or perhaps off to Tokyo for slightly more exotic fare such as kabuki or noh.
Yep, life is pretty amazing when you have some extravagant lies to spice it up.
(For those of you who are asking, "Girl, WHAT have you been DRINKING lately?", here is the answer:
Safeway store brand grapefruit sodie pop. Surprisingly good for a store brand soda, and it's something like 17 cents per can right now, so I can't complain. So, dear readers, does this or does this not look like Generic Movie Soda? I mean the type of soda can they fake up for filming when the director doesn't want to use a specific brand. The design just makes me grin.)