Ginger: It’s destiny, Ruby!
Ruby: I don’t know any Destiny’s, I think you have the wrong number.
Ginger: Very funny.
Ruby: I do my best.
Ginger: Seriously, it’sdestiny!
Ruby: You don’t believe in destiny.
Ginger: That’s entirely beside the point.This is destiny!
Ruby: You’re not going to give this one up until I ask, are you?
Ginger: Not really, no. Like a very determined Tasmanian devil, I am.
Ruby: We’re going to skip that tangent…
Ginger: Aw, but I was all prepared!
Ruby: And moving on. What is thisdestiny, Ginger?
Ginger: Joss Whedon!
Ruby: If I just stare blankly, will you continue?
Ginger: It’s worked in the past…
Ginger: I’m obviouslydestined to work with Joss Whedon!
Ruby: Is this like the time you thought you weredestined to pursue a career as a Ladies’ Traveling Companion?
Ginger: That plan would have worked if I hadn’t been born in the wrong century!
Ruby: Obviously a minor detail you could have easily overcome had you the resources you continually muttered about for that week…
Ginger: All I needed was 1.21 jigga-watts!
Ruby: We’re focusing now. Ready? And….Focus.
Ginger: Destiny! Joss Whedon!
Ruby: Explain! In full sentences!
Ginger: Okay, so I was in a play in grade school with a guy who has since performed in several movies…
Ruby: Dave, right. Continue.
Ginger: And he’s only two professional degrees away from Joss, but only one informal degree from Joss.
Ruby: “Professional degrees” and “informal degrees?”
Ginger: He’s worked with Jenna, who’s worked with Nathan –
Ruby: The Captain, right.
Ginger: And he’s worked with Joss. Twice. Informally, Jenna is friends with Joss.
Ruby: And Joss directed that one episode.
Ginger: True! So, really, he’s one degree either way from Joss! Destiny!
Ruby: I’m waiting for this to make sense.
Ginger: Well, the other night, I was watching “Bones” and I was in a play with one of the extras in college!
Ruby: Is this where it’s supposed to make sense?
Ginger: Someone I’ve worked with recently –
Ruby: Is 10 years really all that recent?
Ginger: Was on a show with David, who was in two of Joss’s shows. Someone I worked with several years before that has repeatedly shown up in a show that connects me to Joss in under five degrees of separation. I’m getting closer each time! And besides, the play was only 6 years ago, not 10.
Ruby: Ginger, you’re not moving closer to Joss. You’re standing at the same point. You to Dave to Jenna to Joss. That’s only three degrees away. You to Extra-Boy to David to Joss. That’s three degrees, as well.
Ginger: Yeah, but there’s two people I know who make me three degrees away from Joss. That evens it out.
Ruby: No…it really doesn’t.
Ginger: It does. I could go to a party and run into Joss any day now.
Ruby: You’d have to actually attend a party Joss is also attending.
Ginger: It could happen.
Ruby: You live in the Midwest. Joss lives in California.
Ginger: He could visit. The Midwest has lots to offer.
Ruby: Yeah. Found those 1.21 jigga-watts yet?
Ginger: Stupid lightning won’t send me a response to my email…
Ruby: Yeah, you’d fit in really nicely in 19th Century Europe.
Ginger: Ya think?