we all have multiple persona. i vacillate between accepting that bea arthur is dead and knowing in my heart that she's alive. of course, even if she's dead, it's temporary. so remember that scene in star trek: first contact where worf notes that the temperature controls on the enterprise have been acting all screwy resulting in a precisely warmer temperature shipwide and then picard recognizes the temperature and knows that there are borg on the ship because that's the temperature borg need? yeah i knew you remembered.
well seattle has been super hot last few days, almost 90 yesterday. and miami, home of the golden girls, is super hot as well. so it's clear to me that bea arthur is making seattle like miami to prepare the city for her rise from the dead. once she's back, i'll take her for some molly moon's ice cream. of course since i'm veering toward vegan, i'll get the vegan sorbet instead of one of those "worth coming back from the dead" ice cream flavors like salted licorice or balsamic strawberry. i hope, as she scarfs down her cone and blabs about her sex life, she understands. maybe i'll tell a st. olaf story to make her feel more at home.
p.s. this is not the only star trek bea arthur connection. there's that rumor that she was the slave girl with the massive beehive in the episode with the tri-color brains who were using the enterprise crew as part of some gambling games they were playing to amuse themselves. it's crazy for people to think bea was in that episode because she totally wasn't. boy, some people are nuts!
i'm still pulling myself together about bea's supposed death. i'm not yet convinced she's gone. but while i process it all, here are the bea arthur related youtube vids most nobody else is posting. but first, you also have to check out the five part bea arthur interview by the archive of american television from 2001. and then because my friend was curious about seeing pics of young bea this slide show with some bea glam. now here's ones with way less hits. now if you excuse me, i'm going to go watch the golden girls.