"Is there such a thing as 'Cosplay?' " I ask.
David raises an eyebrow. We're still lying in bed, the alarm has just gone off. He yawns. "Uhhhhh.... yeah. Costume Play. Like people who dress up from Star Trek or Anime or Marvel characters."
"I was having this dream last night and it was all about a 'Cosplay' club. It was this huge mansion in downtown Toronto. Except it wasn't people dressing up as super heroes it was people dressing up as fantasy creatures... fairies, elves, pixies..." I pause when it hits me... "Oh wait... it might have been a kinky kind of club... some of the costumes were topless."
Both of David's eyebrows are now raised.
"So I was at the club, and I got separated from my friends and I came upon this giant hamster run. So I was playing with the hamster..."
"Wait, was this a guy in a hamster costume... or....?"
"No, this was an actual hamster, they weren't those sort of costumes. But wouldn't it be kinda cool to have a giant hamster run for people?"
"Be kind of hot if you had to wear the hamster costume though..."
"So they warned me not to play with the hamster..."
"But you played with it anyway..."
"Well, yeah... And as I was snuggling with the hamster, it poohed all over me. But it was sick and it kind of had diarr...."
"Thank you. Got it."
"But the weirdest part..."
"We haven't gotten to the weird part yet?"
"No, the weirdest part was that I was even at this club."
"What do you mean?"
"The club opened at 2:00 a.m."
David doesn't even have to let that sink in. "Oh yeah, that'd never happen. You could never start your partying at 2:00 a.m."
"Well, not unless it was on a Saturday night and I had several naps during the day beforehand. Plus, I don't have a good topless Galadriel costume on hand."