I had dinner with my friend Hitoko a week or two ago. She is one of my favourite people because her laugh is so outrageously, bawdily contagious and she claims to be a "medium sized woman" even though she is tiny. She also indulged me the year we worked together where I only spoke in acronyms. Maybe because she was the only one who could understand them. (Don't worry, those days stopped when I was no longer being exposed to hat lacquer. That stuff is TOXIC.).