These are the kinds of conversations that ensue when I tell TRQ that I'm going hiking in the snow with my friend Kim.
TRQ: Wait. You're going hiking with Kim?
TRQ: The same Kim who lives in Park City?
TRQ: So that means you'll be hiking in Park City?
TRQ: Well. Okay then. Watch out for avalanches.
ME: I will. I'll watch out for avalanches.
TRQ: Call me when you get home. (darkly) If you get home.
Okay. I added the "if you get home" part for dramatic effect. But the thing about TRQ is that she can foresee the worst-case scenario better than anybody else I know. This is the reason why Ken Cannon always used to say he'd hate to have TRQ on a jury awarding damages in a personal injury case.
It's also the reason why TRQ has a much more interesting life than I do because she sees thrilling possibilities everywhere. Honestly, she's the best.