What about the ripped brownish tux he wore when he showed up at the very tailend of Joan's 1995 red carpet review? Yes, I still remember that, sometimes I swear I have an immediate memory recall button. Ask and ye shall receive. Ch 123 Thoughts. 1 Chapter 123: Comings and Goings: Airports, Hotels and Bars. Nice. Reusing older chapter titles, but with a further titling making this seem like a sequel/follow-up of sorts. And the last Comings and Goings did take place at the Vegas airport, when Ms. Star landed to try and combat Scribbler's published penmanship. 2 "Your mother's in town? Did she come to see your show?" "She's seen my show," Chad said dismissively. "She came to see yours." Heh, this is such a RAunt Ru turnaround joke. 3 Yes, a measured snack of chocolate at times does make everything better. *Already had my supply for the day. 4 "She might be a diva but she was on excellent terms with her agent, her designer and her frog—regardless of what the tabloids said." Superb sentiment, glad to know she's got good standing with the important people in her life. 5 "Moi likes clothes and he likes to make them for me." "Sounds like a match made in heaven," said Chad, his eyes twinkling with mischief. "Almost," Piggy admitted. "When Kermie pays the bills, then it's a magic triangle!" Another Aunt Ru joke, and dern if it doesn't make us the readers laugh too. 6 Rory shows his sneakiness in going behind Piggy's back to get the other girls from the cast to take her back to the Grill. But it's for the diva's own good I guess. 7 "Not my date," Chad said primly. "She's married and I'm spoken for." "Spoken about, more like!" Kristen teased, and they all laughed. "As long as they're talking about you, it doesn't matter what they’re saying!" Chad sniffed. "Oh! But it does! It does!," Piggy thought More joking around, reminds me of the bit from Jason's SNL monologue... But I have to agree with Piggy's inner admonition, Chad really needs to be caught up on everything to know the grim severity of his "bad pub is good pub" statement. 8 Appreciate the subtly shaded tug between Tricia and Clifford. All he's doing is offering to help and get things done well and quickly. And all they're saying is they've got it, cause there's that feeling of perfectionist familiarity that gets off-set if someone else does it instead, even if they're just trying to help. 9 Yeah, let's just sit down over here out of the womenfolks' way. *Trying to imagine who was hired to keep bar. So long as he doesn't go clubbing, we shouldn't have any trouble. 10 Enjoyed Cliff's and Rowlf's banter back and forth. George: But does he have a license to drive?! Of course I do, I'm the one driving this sketch. George: That's not what I meant! Also, I should apologize for Junie biting Rowlf, Rhonda and Foo are bad influences on her. J/K. 11 Erm, another doubt, cause I don't understand the spaced exclamation in parentheses after the airport kissing moment. 12 Everybody seems to know a guy! I'd rather know a girl okay. 13 : Still with the dissing of Piggy's hair? Sheesh, I hate a running gag. Speak for yourself frog, so long as it helps Ru write/post more story. What does she write about anyway? The stuff that dreams are made of. Now go back to your shroom snap-bug pizza. 14 And we end on another fabulous Ru-like joke. Thank you for including me in this section of the story again. 15 Another thing I've come to expect from Ru's writing style... She gives us one angle like how Piggy's affected psychologically by another girls' night out, and then she gives a second contrasting angle with the physical effect following. 16 "He noticed his grip on his wine glass was too tight, and relaxed it with effort." Wow, just like Harry's aunt Marge at the beginning chapters of POA before he runs away and gets picked up by the Night Bus. 17 Another glass of wine, that puts me in mind of the song Hooked On A Feeling, but since it's Seymour we're talking about, that just adds a layer of unwanted creeperness. 18 She march home with him this instant? Forgotten she's married bucko? And not to you, cause she can do sooo much better. 19 Rhonda: D'you believe the delusions of grandeur this guy has? Me: Yeah... Getting better acquainted with her knocked out after attempting to choloroform her in the process of pignapping, right. BTW: How's Kris? Rhonda: Fine, getting around in that rental. 20 "Seymour might have been delusional, but he wasn't stupid." Rhonda: That's debatable. 21 And Seymour's creeperness continues, thinking Piggy's putting out signals when she's already spoken for. Excuse me, she "Moved" to New York to be available to you? You do know she's going back to Cali as soon as her Broadway engagement's finished—oh never mind, this maroon can't get his head outta the gutter what with his unhealthy fixation on Piggy. On another topic, we jokingly kidded master Muppet figure customizer Quinn Rollings of the same crime, but that was just jokingly because of all the Piggy variants he's made. Little would we know there'd be someone to actually make a Piggy obsession appear repugnant. 22 She called Kristen a "dear friend"? Oh, and there she proves she's earned Piggy's trust to banter that term around, picking up on the way harsh vibes. Knew there was a reason Piggy, and we in turn liked her costar. 23 "The warning in the woman's eyes froze him in his tracts and made him step back with an almost inaudible hiss, drawing out the "yesss"." Good. Something's letting him know not to mess with the frog's woman. Woman? Where woman? Nah, settle down, just munch on some chips. * sits down, breathing his signature rhythm. 24 Yes Piggy... Please add a mental sticky note in caps to look back on the icky feeling you got when surprised by Strathers when you and Kermit were castle dancing in Vegas and the feeling you've gotten now at the Grill and how they're so similar, so very very similar. 25 Sending the other couple of boys watching out for her champagne and a muffin basket, now that's being a little minx in the right way, not the way Seymour's thinking about. Rhonda: Wonder how we can get one of those baskets sent our way. Me: Make nice? Rhonda, putting hands on hips: Easy for you to say, you've already got someone to make nice and feed your pangs. 26 "The finest Musketel in Idaho." : Should be, for 95¢. 27 There cookies too? Huh wha? Oh brother, now you've done it. *Feeding frenzied furry things flash past to the table. Hey, don't forget about me! 28 Okay, I'm not familiar with either of the sayings Howard quoted. 29 Blotto? What that? 30 *Laughs at the observations on Minnie's hostess style, now that was clever. Though her basic outfit hasn't really changed, you see what the DDG (Disney Design Group) gets her to model for all those pins and other things they sell down at the parks. 31 Uncle D: I hate to say it, but it looks as if the noose is tightening around Piggy now that Mr. Strathers has found her apartment. Well, not the actual apartment itself, thank frog, but the building itself. 32 *Follows the breadcrumbs Ru leaves... As in answer to Seymour's plea, his luck was changing, for the worse. *Chuckles. 33 Confucius say... Man who grabbies at pig's Asian rolls soon find himself with sore dumplings. 34 *Is already under the spell of the song and Tricia's intro. 35 Aw, there there Gossimer. *Pats the orange monster's shoulder. She'll come back, but you gotta give her a reason—and a good one—to come back. *Is proud of Clifford's defensive stance, he might just make a good monster himself. 36 Heartwarming to find Fozzie stayed with Kermit while he slept. The short--? Somebody said 'short'? Nooooo! leaves, mift about no unexpected explosion. 37 "Hi Piggy. It's me." "Hi me." : Cute, cute joke. 38 Oh, still keeping secrets from each other? Sunday night after the awards can't come soon enough. 39 And there's that conversation on the phone between the power couple we were waiting all the way back in the previous chapter. 40 Just because you leave us wanting more. *Deposits next-to-last of the double chocolate muffins I apparently got yesterday to hand out.